The crime of Armenia’s so-called “special needs” boarding schools exposed…
A mother waits patiently to enrol her son at an auxiliary boarding school for children with learning disabilities in the heart of the Armenian capital, Yerevan.
It doesn’t seem to matter to the staff that the 12-year old child isn’t disabled. All the school requires, the Director says, is a medical certificate.
With almost non-existent salaries in the country’s medical sector, many doctors readily provide fake diagnoses to parents wishing to enrol their children into residential institutions.