Baku (Azerbaijan). The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the Slovak Province of St. John Bosco (SLK) have opened the Club for children in Baku.
At the beginning of spring, as when everything begins to sprout, the first School for children began in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Salesian Sisters arrived in Baku as missionaries four years ago. Sister Martina is the teacher of the nursery school and explains the purpose of the school: “I see that it is important to reach parents through children and so educate them to human and Christian values”.
The School for children is not only a dream, it is already a reality thanks to the Magnetto Foundation, who are the benefactors of the Salesian work, who encouraged the FMA to build a space to attract children to beauty and joy. Thus the environment is ready to welcome children three years old. “It’s nice to see the clear eyes of children when they are together in a room and can play together and learn new things. It is also nice to see happy parents, because they experience care and attention for their children,” says Sister Andrea.
This work is the mission of the community that carries it out in the Salesian style, in the family style according to the Preventive System of Don Bosco.
The school attended by children of the Russian, Azerbaijan, and English language, is an opportunity for a cultural and religious opening.
The presence of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Azerbaijan began in 2015, the year of Consecrated Life. In community in Baku there are four sisters from the Slovak FMA Province.