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Caring for a vulnerable child

Sponsorship Program is not only an effective means of support but also an opportunity to establish a friendly relationship with the child. Through contact with the child you will also become aware of the activities carried out with the family, thus getting a clear idea of what kind of changes the financial means provided by you bring in both the child’s and his/her family’s life.

   Sponsorship Program is not only an effective means of support but also an opportunity to establish a friendly relationship with the child.

Through contact with the child you will also become aware of the activities carried out with the family, thus getting a clear idea of what kind of changes the financial means provided by you bring in both the child’s and his/her family’s life.

The goal of the Program is to support families in most difficult conditions so that they are able to cross the poverty line and get out of the difficult situation. Families are selected by the criteria of vulnerability and are monitored throughout the Program for assessment of progress.

Sponsorship Program launched in Armenia in 2000. During these years thanks to sponsorship around 35,000 girls and boys were able to benefit from various projects but many more children still need your support.

Join the Sponsorship Program by donating AMD 8,000 monthly

 

By becoming a sponsor you:

  Will get a “Welcome package” within 5 business days,

  Will get an annual report about the progress in the child’s life and the changes in his/her community,

Can send letters, greeting cards, presents to the child you sponsor or even visit him/her, if you wish.

 

Sponsored child

Of course it is difficult to give priority to one (or more) children. Realizing the difficulty of making a choice we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the children registered in World Vision Armenia’s projects and make your decision by:

region,

child’s age (probably you would like to choose the child whose day of birth corresponds to that of you or your child…),

child’s sex.

DESCRIPTION OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS

The child sponsored by you participates in various projects organized by ADPs of World Vision Armenia aimed at development of life skills of children, raising awareness of their rights and formation of an active citizen. World Vision’s projects are targeted at development of children of 0-5, 6-14, and 14+ age groups. Development models have been elaborated for each age group brief description whereof is presented below.

SUPPORT TO MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN

One of the peculiarities of this approach is that by helping the child we help the family and the community. And this is done by donating minimum funds.

The Program encompasses comprehensive support including provision of furniture, development of skills, improvement of sanitary-hygienic conditions, and guarantees of social protection. World Vision Armenia highlights the importance of accessibility of education and ensuring healthy childhood for all children. Therefore, thanks to your sponsorship most vulnerable children and their families will be provided with school supplies, an opportunity to attend an educational summer camp, subsistence means, etc. The child sponsored by you participates in various projects organized by ADPs of World Vision Armenia aimed at development of life skills of children, raising awareness of their rights and formation of an active citizen. Extremely poor families targeted as a result of overcoming extreme poverty acquire confidence, ability to generate income independently and maintain a sustainable lifestyle.

Caring for the child and the community

The Program enables to have a long-term contribution in children’s development. Sponsors can be individuals or organizations. Sponsorship Program is not only an effective means of support but also an opportunity to establish a friendly relationship with the child. Through contact with the child you will also become aware of the activities carried out for the child, thus getting a clear idea of what kind of changes the financial means provided by you bring in both the child’s and his/her community’s life.

The Program enables to have a long-term contribution in children’s development. Sponsors can be individuals or organizations. Sponsorship Program is not only an effective means of support but also an opportunity to establish a friendly relationship with the child. Through contact with the child you will also become aware of the activities carried out for the child, thus getting a clear idea of what kind of changes the financial means provided by you bring in both the child’s and his/her community’s life.

Children sponsored by you will go through stages of development as a result of which each child will receive measurable knowledge and skills corresponding to his/her age. Child development models are elaborated and tested by prestigious international institutions and are adapted to the Armenian reality.

Sponsorship Program launched in Armenia in 2000. During these years thanks to sponsorship around 35,000 girls and boys benefitted from various projects but many more children still need your support.

Join the Sponsorship Program by donating AMD 8,000 monthly

By joining this Program and becoming a long-term sponsor you will become a witness of noticeable changes in the child’s life. Together with the child’s life the life of the family will also change, and by changing lives of individual families we will change life in the entire community.

By becoming a sponsor you:

  Will get a “Welcome package” within 5 business days,

 Will get an annual report about the progress in the child’s life and the changes in his/her community,

  Can send letters, greeting cards, presents to the child you sponsor or even visit him/her, if you wish..

 

Sponsored child

Of course it is difficult to give priority to one (or more) children. Realizing the difficulty of making a choice we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the children registered in World Vision Armenia’s projects and make your decision by:

region

child’s age (probably you would like to choose the child whose day of birth corresponds to that of you or your child…),

child’s sex.

DESCRIPTION OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS

The child sponsored by you participates in various projects organized by ADPs of World Vision Armenia aimed at development of life skills of children, raising awareness of their rights and formation of an active citizen. World Vision’s projects are targeted at development of children of 0-5, 6-14, and 14+ age groups. Development models have been elaborated for each age group brief description whereof is presented below.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM 1 – EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (0-5 AGE GROUP)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM 1 –  Early Childhood Development (0-5 AGE GROUP)

Go, baby, go! /2 months/ - 20 parents-

World Vision organizes a series of “Go, baby, go!” parenting training for parents of children under 3 years of age residing in its program communities which addresses important issues such as proper nutrition, care and basics of positive parenting excluding corporal or psychological punishment of children.

Supportive Supervision /6 months/

Temporary deployment of the best national experts in healthcare and pre-school facilities of the communities aimed at transfer of best practice. As a result of monitoring experts present to the facility a package of recommendations on improving services based on national standards. Six months later a follow-up visit is paid to assess performance of recommendations. This model helps to improve the quality of community services which has a direct impact on community children’s well-being and development.  

Parenting Schools /6 months/ - 20 parents -.

Parents’ education comprises the significant part of World Vision’s projects. To this end about 80 mothers’ and parents’ schools have been established within healthcare facilities. Through training pregnant women and mothers learn:

-   prenatal and postnatal care,

-   child care,

-   cooking healthy and age-specific food,

-   proper child development and leisure time with children through games..

Caring for Equality /12 months/ - 20 parents

In the framework of this model World Vision Armenia supports implementation of the policy against gender-based violence and sex-selective abortions at the national level. At the community level we promote fathers’ participation in the upbringing and development of children and contribute to creation of such an environment where girls and boys are born and valued equally. Both parents and caregivers, as well as community youth participate in the trainings.

Preschool Standards /3 months/ - 20 adults –

This series of trainings for preschool staff and parents raises their awareness of selected standards of preschool education. The standards are selected as a result of evaluation jointly with experts and supervising bodies of delegated service providing institutions, which refer to variety and quality of food for children, furnishing and lighting of rooms as well as materials and entertainment items.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM 2– CHILD PROTECTION (6-14 AGE GROUP)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM 2– CHILD PROTECTION /6-14 AGE GROUP/

Online security of children /4 months/ -20 children –

Internet - accessible almost to everybody - together with its positive aspects can also pose a great threat to children because it is full of aggressive, sexually explicit information as well as materials having a negative impact on the formation of children’s value system. Risks are numerous and in order to minimize them World Vision Armenia, jointly with the National Center of Educational Technologies, has developed a program aimed at raising children’s, parents’ and teachers’ awareness of online security.

Debate Clubs /4 months/ -15 children –

Debate clubs enable children and young people to freely express their thoughts, build a good speech, be able to debate by managing their emotions and make the debate more constructive. These skills are extremely important for children regardless of their future profession. With the purpose of learning the art of debate and developing their critical thinking children acquire theoretical knowledge and participate in inter-school and national debate games.

Peace Road /6 months/ -20 children –

Through these trainings children learn to make decisions without causing harm to others and without manifestations of discrimination, and to overcome conflicts peacefully. In the framework of the model importance of preventing violent behavior among peers is particularly highlighted.

End Violence /1 month/ - 20 children/parents –

The child must understand when his/her or their friend’s rights are violated. The same refers also to the parent. Thanks to this training both children and their parents understand what violation of child rights means, what to do in such cases, and what kind of response mechanisms are in place. The training is conducted in schools.

Disaster and Risk Reduction Training in Schools – 1 school –

In the framework of the model children must have a clear understanding of how to act during various disasters. Introduction to evacuation plan is part of the training; relevant drills are practiced as well.

Summer Camp – 9-13 age group /7 days/

During the camp children acquire life skills, they learn to be independent and their communication skills improve. Besides games and entertainment, summer camps include an educational component with three directions:

- Information technologies,
- Child rights and education,
- Disaster and risk reduction and life skills: 

TECHNICAL PROGRAM 3 – YOUTH EMPOWERMENT (14-29 AGE GROUP)

TECHNICAL PROGRAM 3  – YOUTH EMPOWERMENT (14-29 AGE GROUP)

Engineering Labs and Robotics Clubs /3-6 months/ - 20 children -

This model promotes young people’s interest in exact sciences and gives them an opportunity to enroll in enginnering/robotics clubs. By attending the club young people master basic knowledge of robotics and programming, and acquire skills which are relevant in both universities and labor market.

Career Guidance for Youth – 20 youth -

This training is designed for the youth with the purpose of supporting them with career guidance taking into consideration pecualiarities of the labor market. In the framework of the training study tours are organized to local enterprises, state and non-governmental organizations. This issue is relevant since schools fail to support children in matters of career guidance.

IMPACT /14+/ and SKYE /18+/ Clubs /18 months /  - 15 children –

By giving the youth knowledge about civic activism, social entrepreneurship, leadership as well as job hunt, they are given the opportunity to implement projects to the benefit of their communities and target groups. The model of SKYE and IMPACT clubs is an integrated approach to assist disadvantaged youth to develop those skills, behavior and attitude thanks to which they will become active and constructive members of the community, and will maintain a sustainable lifestyle as well..

TECHNICAL PROGRAM 4 – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

TECHNICAL PROGRAM 4 – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Local Value Chain Development Model /12 months/ - 1 value chain -

In the framework of the model World Vision Armenia identifies those economic directions that have traditionally been typical of certain communities. Experts of World Vision identify weak points of the community economy after which with constant presence of business facilitators in the communities we ensure contact between relevant specialists and farmers. By means of specialist engagement and targeted training for farmers support is provided to the development of economy of the specific community.

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