Program for discovering the professional potential of war participants
About the program
One of the most serious consequences of the “Forty-four-day” war is the problem of reintegrating the participants of the war back into society. Neglecting this problem can have profound and irretrievable consequences for the quality of an individual’s future life, their health, ability to work, as well as for the welfare of society as a whole.
The Foundation is well aware that it must have its own contribution for improving the quality of life of the defenders of our homeland. Therefore, the aim of this pilot program is to foster the socio-economic reintegration of wounded soldiers living in the regions of the Republic of Armenia by increasing their motivation to work. International experience shows that economic integration is the most useful way to ensure the inclusion of an individual in society, as it contributes to the latter’s financial stability, self-sufficiency, and social welfare.
The soldiers who were disabled as a result of the “Forty-four-day” war were selected as the target for the launch of the pilot program. The basis for this is that their vulnerability is estimated to be higher.
Because of the large number of wounded soldiers and the highest unemployment rate in Armenia, the program is accomplished in Shirak region. If the pilot program achieves success, it will be launched in other regions of Armenia as well.
This initiative is based on discovering the abilities and skills of soldiers with disabilities and accordingly creating opportunities to actualize their full potential.
By the end of the program, it is expected that soldiers with disabilities will be able to reintegrate into society as full members with a healthy inner world and social connections.
After the rehabilitation period, they will be able to return to the labour exchange. This will give them an opportunity to take care of their family needs on their own.