The Children’s Unit at the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre organized handmade work exhibition in Stepanakert.



The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre

Thanks to help from the Juniper Trust, the Children’s Unit at the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh, Armenia, will open as planned on 1st June 2007. The Unit will be the only one in the country and will provide day & residential care for disabled children from all over Nagorno Karabakh. Up to 20 disabled children will receive physiotherapy (including hydrotherapy), occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychological support at the Centre, before being integrated into mainstream education. Work started on the children’s unit early in 2006 and was completed 12 months later. Construction costs rocketed and whilst the building was completed, it stood empty as there were no funds to complete the project. The Juniper Trust was asked to provide the necessary furniture, which was made in Stepanakert, thus supporting local business. The Director of the Centre, Vardan Tadevosyan points out that the new unit be of huge value to the children and their families and will help to change perception of disability within the country.
Source: http://www.junipertrust.co.uk/?a=index&page=87

Festive event at the Rehabilitation Centre. Photo by K. Ohanyan

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