Micro-Grants for Community Development


General objective: To support small Civil Society Organisations operating in the remote regions of the Republic of Armenia Specific objective: To initiate a micro-grant project focusing on the priorities set by the communities. Activities: The Micro-grant Commission elected 5 community development projects out of 25 applications sent by Civil Society Organisations operating in Armenia. Beneficiaries: People living in the remote [...]

Civil Society Reinforcement in Armenia


The project contributed to the community development through enhancement of institutional and methodological capacities of community based NGOs and fostered their cooperation with local governmental bodies on the basis of a participative democracy. Activities The institutional and methodological capacities of local NGOs enhanced by organizing training sessions and seminars on fund raising, strategic planning, grant [...]

Legal Recognition of Armenian Sign Language


Implementing organization: French Armenian Development Foundation Duration: 3 (three) months Location: Yerevan, RA Project Description: Armenia has a comprehensive disability law among 19 Governments in the world. Also we have national action plan on disability that have been adopted in 2009 together with 29 Governments of the world. However, a thorough examination is required as to the exact [...]

RACOB-Return Assistance in Armenia-Cooperation OFII-BAMF


Within the framework of the cooperation between Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration (OFII) and  Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge-BAMF), co-funded by the European Return Fund, since November 01, 2012 AAAS in partnership with the French Armenian Development Foundation (FADF) have been implementing  the  RACOB pilot project which was aimed [...]

Promoting non-formal education for DHHP


General Objective: To contribute to the social inclusion and personal development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth in Armenia Specific objective: To create a base of new, flexible, non-formal methods and train specialists on the implementation of the new program Activities: Trainings on non-formal education methods. Beneficiaries: 16 participants - teachers and translators of sign language, [...]

Improvement of Care Condtions of Mentally ill Patients in Dzorak Residential Institution


General Objective: To improve care conditions of mentally ill patients  Specific Objective: To provide laundry facilities and other necessary equipments to the "Dzorak" residential insitution Activities: To purchase a professional laundry machine. To replace the rain water pipes to protect the building from rains. Beneficiaries: Over 200 mentally ill patients receiving care in “Dzorak” residential institution. Start date: 2015 Duration: 1 month

Legal Camp in Stepanavan


General Objective: To raise awareness on Human Rights and especially on the rights of persons with disabilities among youth with special needs. Activities: Trainings on disability rights, advocacy best practices and civic actions led by Peace Corps Volunteer and disability right protection specialist Donald Krutsinger. Role games and experience sharing meetings. Beneficiaries: 33 young people with disabilities from Armavir, Tavoush, [...]

Democracy Summer School


General Objective: To promote civic activism among teenagers and high school students Specific Objective: To raise their awareness on fundamental rights, political participation, electoral law and the basic principles of democracy  Activities: 25 participants took part in creative and practical workshops for 8 weeks (film making, charity events, preparation of press releases). Participants met with community [...]

My Community In My Eyes


General Objective: To raise awareness on community life among schoolchildren, youth and pedagogical staff of three schools of Vardenik village Specific Objective: To involve target groups in community life as active citizens. Activities: ·       Implementation of trainings and informative sessions focused on capacity building for active citizenship. ·       Monitoring of different aspects of community life by 45 [...]

Active Rest


Overall Objective: To promote inclusive environment for children with special needs. Specific Objective: To develop accessible rehabilitation services. Activities: ·       Rehabilitation and inclusive-therapeutic services four times a week for children with special needs and development problems. ·       Purchase of necessary equipment for art therapy and rehabilitation work. ·       Meeting with parents and teachers twice a week to [...]