Working With Children in Armenia

Children in Armenia face challenges in the areas of health care, education and child protection. To address maternal and child health, we developed video lessons to teach women about healthy pregnancy and newborn care. Moms receive information on pregnancy stages, nutrition, newborn care and pregnant women’s rights

World Vision Armenia partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to train more than 1,100 young mothers and caregivers on early child stimulation skills and how to support their children’s development. And, to address child protection issues, we facilitated conversations that got adults, youths and children working together with government officials on ways to keep children in Armenia safe.

Your impact in Armenia

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • To improve child protection at the community level, local leaders took part in a series of trainings that equipped them to handle cases of child abuse and child rights violations
  • 173 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 43 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 1,359 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • To address malnutrition we trained mothers on exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and the preparation of nutritious meals for toddlers using local ingredients
  • 46 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 1,230 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • We worked with social workers and local businesses to provide vulnerable youths with vocational education in hairdressing, catering, welding and cooking
  • 40 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children in Armenia
  • 1,230 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 11 clubs are in place for children and youths to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • We established economic empowerment clubs to help vulnerable youths obtain employment income and participate constructively in their communities
  • 90 youth were equipped to enter the job market through apprenticeships, vocational training or career counselling
  • 29 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families

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