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Forum “Families Should Know…” opens in Penza

13:30 | 27.08.2015 | Society

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Penza, 27 August 2015. PenzaNews. The second state and civil forum “Families Should Know…” under the initiative of the social protection and security organization “Sura Family” opened at the Penza Lermontov regional library on Thursday, August 27.

Forum “Families Should Know…” opens in Penza

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During the opening ceremony, the acting deputy chairman of the Penza region government Evgeny Troshin read an address from the head of the region.

“The support of motherhood and childhood was always a priority mission. Children are strategic resource for the country’s development, and quality [of their upbringing] is the tipping point of all our activities. The Penza region offers all-round support to young families and those with many children. […] I believe the fruitful union of the authorities and the public towards improving the state of families will leave a long-lasting positive effect,” it said.

Evgeny Troshin also thanked the audience for taking part in the forum and awarded the ten socially active families in the region the governor’s letters of gratitude.

Alexander Yeremkin, deputy chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, who was next to speak, pointed out the importance of the forum that aims to improve the state of families and family values.

“Today, we have 2,000 divorces per 2,500 marriages. This is a serious issue. […] And those problems you are discussing today are important for resolving it. But there are many more. […] We must not forget about families in difficult life situations. The public must not remain indifferent here. The families are supported by the state, the regional authorities and the civil organizations,” he said.

Following that, Alexander Yeremkin awarded seven socially active parents the letters of gratitude from the Legislative Assembly.

The opening ceremony ended with awards for the members of the education system monitoring program in the Penza region held by “Sura Family.”

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, the 2nd forum “Families Should Know…” at the Penza Lermontov regional library will feature four discussion panels dedicated to rectifying the present social policy issues in the region.

Among the discussed topics are “Successful Student As Seen by Parents and Teachers,” “Penza and Other Experience in Parental Education,” “Social Rights Protection: A Partnership of Authority and Society,” and “Protection and Help for Families – Foundation of Region’s Stable Development.”

The forum will hold a live feed from the All-Russian Parents’ Meeting that will involve the Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov.

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