Amasia 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.

Activities

1.In order to give youth the chance to explore further career opportunities, the ADP organized professional orientation meetings for 60 students at State Polytechnic and Pedagogic Universities. 2.The ADP organized numerous educational sessions for 60 farmers on modern technologies in agriculture. Farmers were trained on the modern technologies in cattle breeding and cultivation of potatoes with the involvement of SMEDNC (National Centre of Development of Small and Medium Enterprises).3.As a part of a Community Action Plan to improve school children’s skills in biology and budgeting, the ADP has supported the installation of a demostration greenhouse in Mets Sepasar community. Here students are responsible for maintaining the green house, growing crops like lettuce, tomatoes, and cucmber, and managing the sale and profits of those crops.4.In order to ensure that children and youth have access to quality public services, the ADP worked with the National Institute of Education to train 150 parents on the rights responsibilites of community members to demand education services from the government as well as child rights for healthcare.5.In order to educate children and youth on their rights in different sectors of child well-being, the ADP conducted educational events on disaster risk reduction and preparedness for 166 participants, healthy lifestyle and healthy practices for 107 participants, and educational process and participation in school governance for 70 participants. 6.To enhance to their skills in presentation, public speaking and advocacy, the ADP supported organization of a training on “Media and communication” for youth, facilitated by youth program coordinator from Counterpart Int. Armenia. As a result of learning initiatives, 34 youth organizedan anti-smoking campaign and June 1 celebrations in four communities where ADP worked during the reporting period. 7.To enhance the spiritual nurture of children, the ADP organized Christmas and Easter celebrations for all registered children, Christian summer camp for 217 children aged 9-12, and supported the establishment of a Sunday School in collaboration with the local Church. At the end of the fiscal year, twenty five children attend the Sunday School at the St. Gevorg prayer House.8.In order to enhance youth activism and involve youth in decisions that affect their lives, the ADP helped establish a Youth Network. The 17 network members have participated in many capacity building events and have organized different campaigns focused on health and child protection.

Cross-cutting issues

Gender, Environment, Protection, Peace, Disability, Advocacy

Locations

  • Armenia>Shirak

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Protection

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