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Expanding the workshops at Yerevan’s social therapy day care center

The population of Armenia has fallen to just a little over three million inhabitants. Those who can manage somehow leave the land-locked country in the Caucasus Mountains, because the prospects to make a sufficient income are not good. For people with special needs, the situation is far more difficult. Lacking support mechanisms, disadvantages and discrimination against them dominate their everyday life. Since 2010, the day care center “Mayri” has been trying to change this situation. With the help of the Friends of Waldorf Education, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the center has recently been able to build new workshops: The carpenter’s workshop is finished, and the young adults will have the opportunity to work as pioneers in the country’s first organic bakery. By selling their products, they aim not only to generate income, but also to better integrate the center into the residential area in the city center. At least the 50 people supported at “Mayri” have experienced an improvement in their living conditions.

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