The community of Talin is graduating

Talin's community is making strong progress toward caring for all its children, not just those who are sponsored. They are now transitioning to self-sufficiency. Together with other Canadians, you’ve played an important part in helping Talin get there. Thank you!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Talin has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, they have graduated to self-sufficiency and World Vision has left the community to help another one. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The Talin community is located in a rural area on the southwest slope of Mount Aragats, the highest point in Armenia. The outskirts of the community are about 80 km from Yerevan, the capital city. The area is very rocky and hilly, and for transportation, residents rely on dirt roads that are often in poor condition. A typical home is a simple two-room structure made of concrete, sometimes elevated to house the family barn underneath.

While most people in the Talin community rely on agriculture as their main source of income, the extreme cold conditions and mountainous landscape limit what and how much can be grown. Since 1991, Armenia has been moving from a centralized economy under Soviet rule to an open market economy. This has not brought prosperity, however, especially to poor areas like Talin.
People in Talin are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:

Child Protection
  • 1 spiritual leader partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 15 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 36 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 5 children with disabilities were supported with medical care, accessibility upgrades and equipment
  • 681 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 295 young people are participating in clubs focused on developing practical life skills to prepare them for the future
  • 30 young people are participating in peace clubs, coming together with peers to build a safer community
  • 36 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 54 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 64 young people were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication

  • 35 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 376 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • Dads are being involved in pre and post-natal care to break down stereotypes and make sure moms are well supported.

  • 10 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 56 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018

Explore Talin

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.


Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Talin is in Phase 3

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!