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Baku's Inclusive Art School 'gives a new stimulus and motivation in life'

Ramin Binnetov is one of the many talented and committed students attending the woodcarving course organised by the Inclusive Art School in Baku.  

Crafting new opportunities at Baku’s Inclusive Art School – ‘a joyful, optimistic place to learn’

Since she started learning how to knit, Gulbeniz has created dozens of beautiful woollen dolls and is planning to exhibit and sell them.  

A tailor from Balakan shows how running your own business doesn’t have to mean ‘going it alone’

Today, Mirvari employs twenty women who work from their homes and in her shops as part of an informal women’s cooperative.  

When work experience means saving lives: Over 50k masks a day produced by Vocational Education grads to suppress Covid-19 in Azerbaijan

Beginning with 15,000 masks per day, production at the facility has quickly expanded to the capacity to produce 400,000 masks per week.  

Inclusive art classes prove a major confidence-booster for a young Azerbaijani girl with speaking and hearing impairments

Like many young people with disabilities, 17-year-old Shams from Baku has spent most of her formal education with other children with similar hearing and speaking impairments.  

Azerbaijan’s Women’s Resource Centers are helping survivors of domestic violence to make their way in the world

Busy at the sewing machine in a small tailor’s shop, Leyla (not her real name) glances up now and again to answer a question from her two sons.  

Art and part of something – how an inclusive school in Baku is helping people with disabilities experience a greater sense of belonging

"Going to art school opened a whole new world to me – not just drawing but new friendships."  

A rural family in north-west Azerbaijan turn their fortunes around with a new cheese on the block

With the specialised equipment they purchased with the grant from the EU-UNDP-ABAD project, the Miralamovs are now making high-quality Dutch Edam cheese.  

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