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Different but equal

The twins Ruzanna and Syuzanna have not had an easy life, but they are now attending university. Parents, friends, their own spirit and the Armenian partner of Mission East have helped them get this far. Photo: Bridge of Hope

A pair of Armenian twins have overcome many of the limitations that their disability imposed upon them. They are now university students and are grateful to Mission East’s partner organisation, Bridge of Hope, for helping them get this far.

By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer

Anderledes, men ligeværdige

Tvillingerne Ruzanna og Syuzanna har haft et svært livsforløb, men de går nu på universitetet. Forældre, kammerater, deres eget gå-på-mod og Mission Østs armenske partner har hjulpet dem med at nå så langt. Foto: Bridge of Hope

Et par armenske tvillinger har overvundet mange af de begrænsninger, som deres handicap pålagde dem. De går nu på universitetet og er taknemmelige for, at Mission Østs samarbejdspartner, Bridge of Hope, har hjulpet dem med at komme så langt.

Af Kim Wiesener, kommunikationsmedarbejder

Armenia 1998: “The teachers were like prison guards”

Nubarashen, Armenia, 1998. A child eats some of the food that was given to the orphanage by Mission East during the harsh winters. Even children with minor disabilities – such as being cross-eyed – were declared defective and placed in orphanages without any hope of schooling or future work. Photo: Rachel Nicolas

During the 1990s, Mission East distributed food and warm clothes to Armenian orphanages, including Nubarashen 11. But the Soviet attitude towards disability made lives at the orphanages miserable. Jane and Dennis Loze decided to change that.

By Line Højland, Communications Officer


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