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Living Together, Learning Together: A Child’s Right To Quality Inclusive Education

Project Code: 
ARM-CISU-008
Engelsk
Project Status: 
Running
Project Background: 

Background:

This project is an extension of the former implemented project: ”Living Together, Learning Together: A Child’s Right To Community-Based IE, in Tavush” from 2009 to 2011. That project has laid the ground for a replicable model of comprehensive approach to inclusive education on a province level to the national level in the future.  But in order to consolidate the achievements reached at one marz level and advocate for its replication in other areas of Armenia, there remained a clear need:

  1. to further strengthen the practical skills and competencies of teachers and psycho-pedagogical staff of Tavush schools in many aspects of inclusive teaching and learning strategies and methods, needs assessment, curriculum adaptation, modification and individual education plan development; 
  2. to foster the capacities of local partner Bridge of Hope centres to be able to function as the 2nd level (regional) of specialized pedagogical-psychological services to inclusive schools and children with a disability and special educational needs; 
  3. to enhance watchdogging role of earlier established Parent Support Groups and sound voice of civil society in advancement of the rights ofchildren with a disability and special educational needs to inclusive education and replication of Tavush best practices all over Armenia.

The proposed concept for this consolidation phase was developed in consideration of these key lessons learnt.

Project Aims: 

Aim:

Development objective:The right of children with disabilities and special educational needs to quality inclusive education is secured in Armenia.
The immediate objectives of this project are:

  1. By the end of the project, the right of  children with a disability and special educational needs to inclusive quality education is enhanced in Tavush marz both in schools and by strengthened support from psycho- pedagogical support services.
  2. By the end of the project, the network of 77 Tavush Parents’ Support Groups becomes a strong civil society actor in advancement of the basic human rights of children with a disability and special educational needs at school and community levels.
  3. By the end of the project, the consolidated model of Universal Inclusive System of Education is promoted by civil society for replication in other marzes of Armenia.

Action:

Activities include capacity building of staff and psycho-pedagogical support services in all 77 mainstream Tavush schools. Existing parent support groups in the schools will be strengthened and a network of parent support groups will become a driving force, advocating for their children’s rights at school and community level. After consultation with civil society and the government the Tavush model will be finalised into a Universal System of Inclusive Education, replicable throughout Armenia.

Donor:

Civil Society in Development (CISU)

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Support to the National Program on the Response to HIV Epidemic in the Republic of Armenia

Project Code: 
ARM-GF-003
Engelsk
Project Status: 
Running
Project Background: 

Background:

In a Global Fund supported program Mission East supervises the activities of 11 local organizations and government bodies supporting people living with HIV/AIDS and helps the most at risk people in order to prevent the spread of the epidemic.

Project Aims: 

Aim:

The goal for Mission East is to accelerate the reduction of the HIV epidemic in Armenia.

Our three main objectives are:

  • To accelerate the reduction of HIV spread among most-at-risk populations
  • To provide care, support and treatment to people living with HIV
  • To enhance the supportive environment for a sustained multi-sectoral response to HIV

Action:

This Global Fund grant for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care contributes directly to the acceleration of the reduction of the HIV epidemic in Armenia.  Through the programme's particular focus on those populations most-at-risk for HIV/AIDS, and young people aged 15-24, this programme is critical to the effort to reduce prevalence to below 5% among most-at-risk populations, effectively reversing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Armenia.

Donor:

Global Fund to fight ATM

Project code:

ARM-GF-003

Location:

Country wide

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Shelter and Employment to Syrian Armenian Refugees

Project Code: 
ARM-ARP-001
Engelsk
Project Status: 
Running
Project Background: 

Background

The devastating conflict in Syria has had a number of consequences, among which has been the creation of a massive influx of refugees in the region, including to Armenia. Initially, Syrian families who came to Armenia perceived the situation as temporary and expected to return back to their homes. However, the continuation of the conflict has created need for crucial decisions and public policy options for the Armenian government in order to address the physical, social and legal problems of vulnerable families. Although the Government of Armenia and a number of International Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations are implementing assistance programs, the situation of those seeking help remains critical. The violence experienced in Syria, in addition to the difficulty of displaced living conditions, has caused psycho-social distress to many refugees.

According to the Armenian Government, since the start of the conflict, 18,000 Syrian citizens, primarily of ethnic Armenian background, have arrived in Armenia. As of July 2015, about 13,000 displaced persons remained and found protection in Armenia. The government is offering several protection options including simplified naturalization (more than 10,000 persons have acquired Armenian citizenship), accelerated asylum-procedures and facilitated short, mid and long-term residence permits.
 
Mission East in Armenia, jointly with its partners: Armenian Redwood Project, Oxfam and UNHCR, contributes to the efforts of the Government to address the urgent humanitarian needs of the displaced population.

Project Aims: 

Aim:

Overall, this project aims to contribute to mitigating the humanitarian situation of the most vulnerable  refugees in Armenia, displaced as a result of the Syria crisis 

The specific project aims to address the immediate housing and psycho-social needs of at least 255 vulnerable refugee households in Armenia displaced from Syria, and contribute to the development of long term housing and employment solutions for refugee populations.

Action:

Project activities will include: Provision of rental subsidies /winterisation support; Provision of psychosocial support services by Mission East; A Core Group of qualified social workers is established and trained to support refugees displaced from Syria; Humanitarian advocacy contributes to the development of long term housing and employment solutions for refugee populations (focused on displaced people from Syria)

Donor:

Armenia Redwood Foundation

Project code:

ARM-ARP-001

Location:

Armenia

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