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Aiming to help children and youth with disabilities

The Vamlas Foundation is the one of the oldest disability organizations in Finland, founded in 1889 by a teacher, Vera Hjelt. She and her colleagues wanted to promote learning and working opportunities of children and youth with disabilities and the Foundation first consisted of a school and a work shop.

Today Vamlas promotes equal opportunities and inclusion of children and youth with disabilities, especially in the fields of education and employment. Vamlas provides expert services, runs development projects, participates in research and acts actively in various networks promoting rehabilitation, education and employment.

Vamlas also provides housing services for students with disability, total of 22 apartments. We also help families with disabled children by providing legal help and consultation in getting the right services. In addition, Vamlas promotes inclusion in social life and hobbies by organizing summer camps and various events to support children and youth with disabilities to take part in social activities.

We are about 26 in staff , located in two different units in Helsinki. Should you be interested in finding out more about us, please do not hesitate to contact us!

More information:

Project planner Sari Pohjola, sari.pohjola(at), tel. +358 44 3144019

Short presentation of Vamlas (pdf)