Pensioners take their desks

Belarus’ first Institute for Mature Students opens

By Andrey Gromyko

The institute, located at a territorial centre on social services for population in a Brest district, is attended by over 70 pensioner students. Their courses cover education, editorial skills and local history, as well as moral, spiritual and cultural matters, leisure, physical training and creative workshops. The most popular courses teach IT skills and encourage physical activity (such as recuperative yoga).

“The idea appeared after visiting a similar institution in Lublin,” notes Tatiana Matuk, who heads the territorial centre’s department for social adaptation and rehabilitation. “Jointly with Brest’s State University, we’ve brought to life this wonderful idea, to the delight of our local pensioners.”

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