Every young man or woman, with and without disabilities, ought to have the opportunities and supports needed to pursue significant work.
Karen, age 35, and Edgar, age 25, were among 282 young people with disabilities who participated in the market-oriented short-term inclusive vocational classes in 14 specialties (computer literacy, cooking, hairdressing, sewing, wood items processing, beekeeping, furniture making, etc.). The classes were organized within the framework of “The Social Innovations for Vocational Education and Employability (SIVEE) of Young People with Disabilities” project which is implemented by the Save the Children with the financial support of the European Union and in partnership with the Professional Education Reforms NGO.
Hripsime is 35 and she lives with her mum who was trying to take care of her throughout her life, and sometimes this care was too much for a young girl.
From her young ages Hripseme’s dream was to become a modeler, design extraordinary dresses and accessories and inspire people. Because of her poor eyesight her mother thought that sewing and dressmaking could harm her health. “Every time I wanted to sew a new dress or a tie, my mum was trying to prevent it and added that I should take care of myself”.