history

Today Bridge of Hope is recognized not only in Armenia, but also abroad. Bridge of Hope was rewarded with the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah International Prize in 2014 for promoting inclusive education and won the Zero Project international award in 2016 for being an international exemplary project for inclusive education.

Education, employment, dignified life

“Due to my experience in a disability program, I was aware of the issues faced by children with disabilities and their parents. During discussions with them, the idea of creating an organization to defend their substantive human rights and freedoms arose. That is how the organization was established, and we called it “Bridge of Hope”.

We started our work with small steps, learning from each other, making mistakes and learning from them, and we became more confident of our capabilities and sure of the mission we had chosen. The symbolic name of “Bridge of Hope” turned into a genuine bridge of hope for thousands of children and their families.

Many of them stood up for their rights and now keep fighting for those rights and a dignified life, not only for themselves but also for their peers.

“Bridge of Hope” broke through numerous barriers in people’s minds and convictions, and opened the doors to high-quality inclusive education, employment and a dignified life.

“Bridge of Hope” became the vanguard for the spread of inclusion ideas and inclusive education. Today, inclusive education is already state policy in our country. “Bridge of Hope” carries on its path towards a universal system of inclusive education and an inclusive society in the Republic of Armenia, led by hundreds of children and youth with disabilities, their parents, as well as its numerous partners.

Today Bridge of Hope is recognized not only in Armenia, but also abroad. Bridge of Hope was rewarded with the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah International Prize in 2014 for promoting inclusive education and won the Zero Project international award in 2016 for being an international exemplary project for inclusive education.

However, the greatest prize for us is the trust and faith that the children, youth, and society have in us, which we have gained due to the devotion and absolute faith we have in our mission. This is both encouraging and obligating. We are grateful to all those who believe and trust in us and are building bridges towards an inclusive society.  Together towards Education, employment and a dignified life for all.”

Susanna Tadevosyan
Founder and President of NGO “Bridge of Hope”

“Due to my experience in a disability program, I was aware of the issues faced by children with disabilities and their parents. During discussions with them, the idea of creating an organization to defend their substantive human rights and freedoms arose. That is how the organization was established, and we called it “Bridge of Hope”.

We started our work with small steps, learning from each other, making mistakes and learning from them, and we became more confident of our capabilities and sure of the mission we had chosen. The symbolic name of “Bridge of Hope” turned into a genuine bridge of hope for thousands of children and their families.

Many of them stood up for their rights and now keep fighting for those rights and a dignified life, not only for themselves but also for their peers.

“Bridge of Hope” broke through numerous barriers in people’s minds and convictions, and opened the doors to high-quality inclusive education, employment and a dignified life.

“Bridge of Hope” became the vanguard for the spread of inclusion ideas and inclusive education. Today, inclusive education is already state policy in our country. “Bridge of Hope” carries on its path towards a universal system of inclusive education and an inclusive society in the Republic of Armenia, led by hundreds of children and youth with disabilities, their parents, as well as its numerous partners.

Today Bridge of Hope is recognized not only in Armenia, but also abroad. Bridge of Hope was rewarded with the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah International Prize in 2014 for promoting inclusive education and won the Zero Project international award in 2016 for being an international exemplary project for inclusive education.

However, the greatest prize for us is the trust and faith that the children, youth, and society have in us, which we have gained due to the devotion and absolute faith we have in our mission. This is both encouraging and obligating. We are grateful to all those who believe and trust in us and are building bridges towards an inclusive society.  Together towards Education, employment and a dignified life for all.”