Association of Parents of Disabled Children (APDC), Tajikistan

Association of Parents of Disabled Children (APDC), Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, disability is stigmatised and children are sent to state institutions or hidden away at home. Indeed, social attitudes and stigma play a significant role in limiting opportunities for children with special educational needs in this country.

RYTHM Foundation and QNET have partnered with the Association of Parents of Disabled Children (APDC) in Dushanbe to support a day care centre that was founded by APDC in 2006. QNET is the first corporate to offer the centre a helping hand; with RYTHM Foundation and QNET’s support, the school now runs more smoothly and can hire qualified and trained specialists who can give these children the attention and education they so deserve.