Established in the early 2000s, the “Paros” public organization supports persons with disabilities – a long-neglected segment of the Armenian society. With seed funding from the Foundation and other sources, the NGO implemented a signature project called
“Physical and Educational Support to Persons with Disabilities.” The project’s goal was to enable beneficiaries to come out of isolation and depression, reintegrating them as fully-fledged members of society.
Among its activities, “Paros” organizes computer and English language classes, recreational activities, and informational sessions. It also offers beneficiaries various social services, including consultations with psychologists. In recent years, it has drawn attention to the rights of persons with disabilities as well.