ArmenТel to help set up inclusive children theater group

ArmenТel to help set up inclusive children theater group

YEREVAN, June 4. / ARKA /. ArmenTel telecom operator and the Children Development Fund will set up jointly an inclusive children's theater group, ArmenTel CEO, Igor Klimko, revealed today when speaking at a news conference at Novosti international press center. He said the group will comprise children with special needs and students of secondary schools, who will stage performances for their peers under the guidance of skilled teachers and children psychologists.
"Everyone knows that children overcome their problems by integrating into society -  by attending mainstream nurseries, kindergartens and art circles. We need simply to help these kids get integrated into society,’  he said.

"ArmenTel will continue promoting projects aimed at creating equal opportunities for all children in Armenia", he said.

Director of the Children Development Fund, Lusine Simonyan, said through this initiative children with special needs will enjoy theater art that will have a positive impact on their health and harmonious development.
"It is also an opportunity to remind the public at large that every child has the right to equal opportunities," she said.

Simonyan said the theater group will include 20 children, 12 of them will be children with special needs, who will stage a play called “I Want to Believe’ in inclusive and secondary schools in Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor.

‘The premiere will take place early in September this year. The group will play 8-10 performances and some 5,000 children will see the play," she said.
She said officially there are eight thousand children with disabilities in the country, but there are many children with special needs who have no disability.

"There is no statistics on the number of such children. We have 70 children in our Center with special needs, " she added.

The Children  Development Fund was initially a World Vision-Armenia project, but later developed into a separate independent fund. -0-

19:25 04.06.2012





 

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