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Carpet Weaver to University Founder

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 February 2013

Afghan Masoud Juya was weaving carpets in the family workshop by the age of five. By the time he was 14, he had started his own school. Now 28, he has just inaugurated a private university in his home city, Herat.

Also, la Locanda dei Girasoli, the Sunflower Inn, a restaurant created to provide work opportunities for people with Downs Syndrome.

And US Marine Sebastian Gallegos demonstrates the cutting edge bionic arm which he controls with signals from his brain.

Picture: Masoud Juya speaking at the inauguration of his private university

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    La Locanda dei Girasoli is a pizzeria in Rome founded by the families of young people with Down's syndrome. They're trained to work in the restaurant, and the business thrived until the current economic crisis in Italy.


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