Emmaus, Gwangju

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At Emmaus in Gwangju, Father Noel O'Neill aims to allow the intellectually disabled to come out of the isolation of their family homes and to participate more fully in their local communities through work, living and social opportunities.

The basic premise is to allow the disabled themselves to change entrenched attitudes by demonstrating their capabilites at work, at home, at church and in other highly visible situations.

In 2011 BASS paid for the refurbishment and furnishing of an apartment which will be home to 5 intellectually disabled young adults. In the photos they are seen on moving in day.