Ivory Coast

Foundation date: 1974

L’Arche is not well known in the Ivory Coast. However, those who have discovered it know of the important role L’Arche plays in the fight against the marginalization of people living with a disability.

L’Arche Bouaké is the only establishment that welcomes people living with an intellectual disability on a permanent basis, and for life.  L’Arche responds to a real need of the population, despite its limited resources.  There is a long waiting list to be welcomed as a live-in core member. In response to this situation, members of L’Arche have developed a support program for families to offer them respite.

It’s true we will always be Bragory’s biological family, but his real family was L’Arche.

Maurice Bragory, brother of a core member who died after having been with L’Arche for 47 years

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