Girls having received school bags from Carrefour

Carrefour Armenia provides 150 students with new school bags and supplies

Carrefour Armenia joins World Vision Armenia’s ‘Back To School’ donation campaign and provides 150 student with new school bags and primary school supplies for the children from families living in poverty.

150 schoolbags are already on their way to the rural communities of Aragatsotn, Tavush and Gegharkunik so that 150 children can start the school year with new bags and items.

Carrefour Armenia also supports the dissemination of the information about the ‘Back To School’ campaign by placing campaign’s information visuals in its supermarkets’ venues.

“Children need our care and protection every day of the year, and we are responsible for their carefree and safe childhood, as well as their educated and bright future. Their lack of stationery and other accessories should not be an obstacle on their way. ''Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets AM '' LLC Carrefour Armenia considers it as its duty to make a significant contribution to the work that World Vision Armenia International Relief and Development Organization is doing. Together we will continue to create great moments for everyone, every day”, says General Director Vache Arsen.

“We thank Carrefour Armenia for supporting our ‘Back to School’ campaign. World Vision Armenia encourages organizations and companies operating in Armenia to make donations and thus create opportunity for the children in Armenia living in extreme poverty to enjoy life in all its fullness”, - says Zhirayr Edilyan, World Vision Armenia Country Director.

You can make donation through; 

1. donate.am website (1 gift = 5000 AMD),
2. Texting 77 to 7733 short number (1 SMS = 500 AMD),
3. Through 77 777 7733 Idram ID.

Statistics

The number of children living in Armenia is 728,294, and 2,5% of the children (18,200 children), live in extreme poverty, as of Armenia poverty snapshot 2008-2015.  https://www.armstat.am/file/article/poverty_2016_eng_2.pdf

The needs of the children living in extreme poverty are numerous – improper living conditions, lack of extra-curricular opportunities, lack of healthy and diversified food, as well as the lack proper clothing, shoes, books and school items. Very often because of the lack of school items, shoes and clothes children do not attend school, and are left out of education.