Arpeni’s leisure center has been equipped with sport goods

18.03.2020 Back in 2019 the community youth leisure center was renovated and partially furnished, a local heating system was installed, providing comfortable conditions for the center to function fully. In a short time, the center became a favorite place not only for the youth but also for other members of the community to discuss community […]

“Model International Criminal Court – MICC” training

15․03․2020 “Women for Development” NGO, in collaboration with the German organization Kreisau-Initiative e.V. and through financial support of EU program “Erazmus+”, recently participated in the project “Model International Criminal Court – MICC Caucasus”. 8 students from Gyumri (7 from Shirak State University and 1 from Yerevan State University) together with WFD NGO staff members Susanna […]

Working Meeting at WFD NGO Office

03.03.2020 On March 3rd, WFD NGO office hosted a working meeting with Nora Alanakyan, the deputy director of the Austrian Development Agency’s office in Yerevan, Tatevik Baghdasaryan, director of KASA Foundation and Karl Reiner, consultant from Austrian ÖAR GmbH  company. During the meeting, goals and objectives of the “Development of Rural Areas (DORA) in Shirak, […]

Anushavan Arts School Celebrated its 1st Anniversary

One year ago, on this very day, Anushavan Arts School opened its doors for community youth and schoolchildren. After a 28 years’ break, the school restarted its operations and began hosting children for national song and dance clubs, and the previously gloomy walls were decorated with children’s bright colored paintings. Arts School renovation works started […]

Consultancy Meeting at WFD NGO

On January 20, 2020 WFD NGO team had a meeting with organization’s consultancy board member, SDA Shirak Region branch manager and business expert Artashes Nikolyan. The meeting was organized with Mr. Nikolyan’s initiation, who has done an analysis of microfinance activities, implemented by WFD in rural communities and has expressed his willingness to support our […]

“Community development, rural youth and social entrepreneurship” Forum, 2019

The Forum “Community development, rural youth and social entrepreneurship” organized by the NGO “Women for Development” took place on 19 December in “KAZA Gyumri” center. This is the 3rd Forum held by the NGO in the sphere of rural community development. The goal of the Forum was to summarize the work carried out by the […]

Success stories of WFD funded small businesses, 2018-2019

“Greenhouse in Arpeni village” project, implemented by Gohar Gevorgyan During the period from April to November Gohar harvested three times. The first harvest – cucumbers – was received just 40 days after sowing. During 7 months Gohar managed to harvest more than 220 kg of cucumber,, tomatoes and 2 types of pepper. The whole of […]

“Theatre for Changes” was hosted in Lanjik village

theatre for changes

On November 8th, in frames of the joint project being implemented with the UNFPA, and upon “Women for Development” NGO’s invitation, Lanjik Secondary School has hosted the representatives from the “Theatre for Changes” cultural NGO. “Theatre for Changes” has over 12 years’ rich experience and is the leading interactive theater in Armenia. As it was […]

Consultancy meetings for business training participants

06.11.19 Recently, 3 consultancy meetings were organized with the participants of “How to Establish Your Own Business in Armenia: Development of Business Plan” trainings. 9 out of 11 participants developed their initial business ideas, which were discussed with WFD NGO business specialist Anahit Hakobyan and, after incorporating her recommendations, were presented to the invited expert […]

New Entertainment Hall in Lernakert

21.10.2019 From now on the youth and the elderly of Shirak region Lermakert community will have a comfortable place to spend their free time more interestingly and productively. For many years the renovation of the Culture house had been one of the urgent problems of the community, as its absence had a negative impact on […]