30 years in Armenia: for children, for change, for life
This October World Vision celebrated its 30th anniversary in Armenia. See how World Vision Armenia invited stakeholders and partners to celebrate with a promise for continued operations for the well being of Armenia's children.
Professional services available for every child
At first parents were suspicious when they were told their children need extra support. Over time, they have grown to appreciate Nelly's knowledge.
No magic; helping vulnerable families secure a economic independence takes time.
In Armenia, every third person is poor, and 2% of the country’s population is extremely poor; unable to earn enough for meeting their basic needs.
World Vision started operations in Armenia in 1988, providing emergency aid to people affected by the devastating earthquake on December 7. Within the first months of the response, nearly US$3 million of medical supplies and relief was delivered to affected families. Following its initial relief response, World Vision began Child Sponsorship in Gyumri in October 2000 to address longer-term development issues and today supports more than 35 000 children through sponsorship in 14 Area Programmes.
World Vision works alongside individuals and families to promote the physical and transformation of 206 communities in 6 regions (marzes) of Armenia by empowering them to build a sustainable future for all people, especially children. Area Programmes operate in Alaverdi, Aparan, Gavar, Gyumri, Kapan, Ijevan, Noyemberyan, Tchambarak, Amasia, Sisian, Stepanavan, Talin, Vardenis and Yerevan.
Back to School
13% of children from extremely poor families in Armenia do not have school supplies. And, 45% of them have no shoes. Join our campaign; help these children have essential school supplies, clothes, shoes.
In 2015, the world leaders made a decision to establish “End violence against children” global partnership and to eliminate all forms of violence against children by 2030. World Vision Armenia, together with 10 major child-focused organizations in Armenia, initiated “Share Love, not Violence” campaign aiming to promote prevention and elimination of violence against children within “It takes a world” global campaign.
See the ways that we are getting involved in Armenia to make a positive change.
These smiley children are from a big seven-member family that was provided with a new house, while the father and the elder children received training to find employment in future.
Providing better preschool services
These 5-year-old kids are happily playing at preschool of one of the communities of Stepanavan Area, Lori Marz, Armenia. Thanks to World Vision, the preschool room now has a centralised heating system, which makes it possible to work in winter time. World Vision also provided methodical and learning materials and organised training courses for the teacher.
Breaking the poverty cycle
This cheerful boy lives in one of the communities of Talin, Aragatsotn Marz, Armenia. With the help from World Vision, his father became a beekeeper, which allowed him to fulfill the basic needs of his family. “Now I can afford to buy clothes and shoes for my children. I also changed the windows so that it won’t be very cold in this winter,’ says Stepan, father of two children.