The community of Talin is graduating

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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:

  • 2 developed advocacy plans for areas of common interest
  • 15 youth engaged in advocacy activities
  • 41 people engaged in the raising of public awareness on social rights and responsibilities
  • 1 advocacy event was aimed at promoting the quality of child protection services
Child Protection
  • 21 producers received training to sustainably increase productivity, produce higher quality goods and respond to market requirements
  • 15 households with vulnerable children were involved in resilience interventions
  • 4 households with vulnerable children were reached by church services and outreach programs
  • 12 social workers, schools, police or churches were trained on child protection
  • 14 teachers were trained on positive discipline skills
  • 88 caregivers were trained on positive parenting skills
  • 1671 children participated in spiritually nurturing activities
  • 134 children trained on child rights including reporting and referring concerns
  • 15 community service learning project, focused on topics such as child protection, the environment and social entrepreneurship
  • 48 youth participated in debate clubs
Health and Nutrition
  • 49 early childhood development providers were trained
  • 203 caregivers of children and pregnant women were trained on positive parenting skills
  • 21 farmers participated in technical training for local development products
  • 5 youth participated in networking events
  • 57 youth participated in information technology educational opportunities
  • 159 youth were engaged in life skills and economic empowerment clubs
  • 103 youth participated in professional orientation trainings
  • 10 youth were trained in social entrepreneurship
  • 18 children participated in community-based life skills programs
  • 1200 children engaged in opportunities to develop life skills

*Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Talin

current conditions

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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!