Tavush/North East Development Program
This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.
1.The ADP continued supporting pre-schools through providing equipment, educational materials and furniture, and organizing discussions and experience exchanges with participation of kindergarten specialists from all 20 ADP communities. 2.The ADP organized a forum with 64 members of student councils from 22 schools and supported children to initiate mini-projects to foster ownership and participation in community development.3.The ADP trained student councils in planning and implementation of working plans to encourage their participation in decision making in regards to school management. 4.The ADP disseminated 1,400 pieces of health education materials on nutrition, early child development, and reproductive health among mothers, health posts, and children. A competition on timely immunization with participation of active mothers and medical workers was also organized to boost interest towards the topics on health issues and serve as an alternative way of promoting full and timely immunization.5.The ADP supported student councils from 20 partner communities to organize different events and activities to raise awareness of community members including children and youth on the hazards of smoking. 6.In order to improve awareness and access to age/user friendly information on basic reproductive health, healthy lifestyle, family planning and safe sex among the adolescents, the ADP organized a number of public events such as celebration of international days, film screenings, and contests with participation of inhabitants from 20 target communities. 7.In order to promote civil society, the ADP trained Civil Society Organizations to mobilize their own resources for community development through introducing the existing funding opportunities and organizing meetings with international donor community in Armenia. 8.The ADP supported 12 mini-projects implemented in close collaboration with the local authorities and community members. These projects included the renovation of one Sunday school and provision of supplies and materials for operation of another Sunday school in a nearby community.
- Economic Recovery and Development
- Human Rights Democracy and Governance