Grant List of 2009 Year


  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-30

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    16465

    Organization:

    TRUST, Social Work and Sociological Research Center

    Contact:

    Hasmik Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    30990 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise social awareness on gender issues and gender sensitivity - through gender studies, gender education, publications and women’s leadership development. Objectives of the project: a) conduct research on the topic of Phenomenon of Gender Socialization; b) promote gender education for students, teachers and students using the data from gender study; c) provide telephone counseling for people in crisis; d) promote women’s leadership development





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-10-19

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    16250

    Organization:

    Women's Rights Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Susanna Vardanyan

    Grant Amount:

    30500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to strengthen strategic litigation component on domestic violence cases. Particularly, the organization will hire two full-time professional lawyers to work on strengthening strategic litigation component of the project; to arrange meetings and establish contacts for cooperation with police stations and relevant institutions; to conduct investigations in 8 courts and 8 police stations in Yerevan and in 4 regional centres of Armavir, Shirak, Lori and Tavush marzes; to conduct an analyses of the results of investigations and send the recommendations to the relevant structures, also include the recommendations in the justification of the Draft Law on Domestic Violence; with the help of regional counterparts and two lawyers to find domestic violence cases for the strategic litigation; to organize a big campaign by inviting journalists and other mass media representatives to raise the issues of domestic violence; to organize two press conferences - first to present the project and then to present the results of the investigations; to provide legal and psychological assistance to victims of domestic violence on regular bases; to finalize, publish and distribute the manual for Police Academy in 60 copies; to conduct trainings for at least 36 policemen based on the manual on domestic violence. Women’s Rights Center will also work to find new counterparts in the regions and will work to develop their capacity building. Particularly, close cooperate with Armavir Development Center (ADC) will be established; the organization on regular bases will carry out exchange of experience with ADC, will provide consultations on domestic violence, will organize meetings to discuss DV law, will involve ADC in the discussions on DV draft law on regular bases, will provide the necessary materials and expertise in the field of domestic violence and work with victims





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-28

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    16302

    Organization:

    Women Resource Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Lara Aharonyan

    Grant Amount:

    20360 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize human rights seminar-discussions and film screenings in 5 marzes of Armenia- Gegharqunik, Syunik, Shirak, Armavir and Kotayk marzes. In total, it is planned to have 10 trainings in each marz, with total number of 250 participants. The main topics of discussions will be; introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with specific attention to rights of ethnic and religious minorities, rights of disabled people, rights of women and children, rights of sexual minorities. The films will be selected according to the suggested topics, the discussions will be held during each film screening with relevant experts in the field. The organization will cooperate with OSIAFA new regional grantees implementing a project on Women’s rights. The organization will carry out certain activities to ensure publicity of the project. With this purpose, information about the grant shall be disseminated via regional and Yerevan mass media





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-04-01

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    16225

    Organization:

    Patients' Rights Protection Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Nazik Aslanyan

    Grant Amount:

    83660 USD

    Purpose:

    To organize Teaching Law and Health Training and Health Rights regional workshop for representаtive group of faculty from LAHI courses to possess more understanding and skills in use of interactive teaching methodology and in design of applicable course materials and exercises than when workshop began---a group that is capable of and will assist other faculty at their institutions in said use and preparation/design. This includes the integration of human rights in the health/patient care context; to organize Health Rights website workshop for the specialists involved in design of Health Rights regional website within Law and Health Initiative





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-29

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    16516

    Organization:

    Antidrugs Civil Society, NGO

    Contact:

    Petros Semerjyan

    Grant Amount:

    10468 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to prevent HIV/AIDS and other blood born infections by improving risky and/or criminal behavior and quality of life of injecting drug users by providing the beneficiaries with methadone substitution treatment (MST) accompanied with social and psychological counseling; to raise awareness of the population about the program by using mass media and other information means to increase the number of beneficiaries; to revise the selection and testing procedures to make the treatment more accessible and humane for patients; to evaluate the MST results based on the health performance of beneficiaries and professional approach of the project staff; to maintain MST project activities at the Narcological Clinic before the Global Fund RCC-1 Program startup and meantime participate in meetings with relevant authorities of the RA Ministry of Health and Global Fund CCM administration to ensure timely handover of the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-29

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    16277

    Organization:

    Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office

    Contact:

    Arthur Sakunts

    Grant Amount:

    35006 USD

    Purpose:

    The purpose of “International Standards of Patients’ Rights” proposal is to involve advocates and representatives of NGOs from Vanadzor, Gyumri and Tavush in the protection of patients' rights by raising the level of their awareness on patients' rights and the meaning of harm reduction using OSI Human Rights Resource Guide and OSI Practitioner Guide. The Organization plans to elaborate a training follow up plan with Law and Health International Consultant. The purpose of "Legal Aid to IDUs" proposal is to promote the effectiveness of protection of drug users’ rights by developing capacity of public attorneys in Lori, Shirak, Tavush and Yerevan in the field and through exchange of knowledge and experience; to support the protection of the right to fair trial of drug users in Lori, Shirak and Tavush regions; as well as to establish precedents of the protection of the rights of drug users





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-28

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    16300

    Organization:

    Scientific and Practical Centre of Protection of the Public Health and Social Rights, NGO

    Contact:

    Pertch Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    4920 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise the level of the protection of human rights in the sphere of medical help via organizing educational seminars based on OSI Human Rights Resource Guide and OSI Practitioner Guide for human rights defenders. The Organization plans to ellaborate a training follow up plan with Law and Health International Consultant





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-30

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    16357

    Organization:

    Antidrugs Civil Union, NGO

    Contact:

    Artur Potosyan

    Grant Amount:

    43840 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote human rights in patient care in the country by identifying a Project Fellow on Health and Law who will be involved in conducting a research based on the OSI supported Practitioner Guide. The law and health experts will be hired to review the gaps in Health Laws using the results of the research and additional information documented by other partner NGOs. The prepared recommendations will be used for further advocating relevant changes in the laws. The short version of the Practitioner Guide will be developed and published for further dissemination among three vulnerable groups – Injecting Drug Users (IDUs), People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), and People Living in Prisons (PLIP). The Law and health Coalition will be established and strengthened to participate in law and health advocacy initiatives. All updated and developed materials will be placed on OSI supported Website on Health and Law (www.healthrights.am) and regularly updated





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-04-28

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    16134

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Vahan Bournazian

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For promotion of the Practitioners’ Guide by means of presentations and trainings to produce both direct and indirect results that positively impact upon the current situation with regard to Patients’ Rights in Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-15

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    16244

    Organization:

    Khnamk, NGO

    Contact:

    Vahagn Majinyan

    Grant Amount:

    20000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue integration in community life of people with long-term psychiatric problems and mental disabilities, as well as strengthen advocacy efforts to become sustainable by reapplying to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs for getting state funding; to develop detailed advocacy plan for ensuring funding from both Government and other donors; to submit monthly reports to the OSIAF Armenia on the results of their advocacy efforts





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16247

    Organization:

    School # 145 after S. Kaputikyan

    Contact:

    Zhanna Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    5760 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue and broaden the activities started within the previous project, namely, to introduce European values, democratic society development model through the following activities: establish cooperation and information exchange with Yerevan Schools ##63, 78, 122, 100, 192, 71, 198, and Special school # 14 by organizing seminars, practical sessions, lectures, round-tables, discussions, online forums, competitions on topics related to European integration and values, establish online communication with European schools, organize visits to European diplomatic representations in Armenia for members of the club. Implement one community service project and make final presentation of the results to the community and other schools; to participate in midterm and final conference/presentation of European clubs network in Armenia with presentations of the results and achievements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16248

    Organization:

    School # 198

    Contact:

    Artashes Torosyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of students, teachers and community on Europe, European history, geography, structures and human rights through continuation of work in created European club, as well as to enhance the activities through creation of European clubs in Schools # 186 and # 197, to establish online communication with European schools. To create educational materials on children’s rights protection to be used in interactive teaching setting, within European clubs organize campaign on raising awareness of the community and students on children's rights, conduct assessment of community knowledge on children’s rights after the campaign; to participate in midterm and final conference/presentation of European clubs network in Armenia with presentations of the results and achievements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16263

    Organization:

    Secondary School

    Contact:

    Valya Avetisyan

    Grant Amount:

    6460 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue European club and expand its activities to become a community center for Ararat region, to organize European clubs in Armash and Yeraskh villages, by July 2010 make at least 250 students from nearby communities informed about European structure and integration process, human rights, democratic values, and civic leadership through classes, seminars and excursions; to organize summer camp and complete a beneficial service learning project related to the environmental health issues of the region; to network and collaborate with at least 2 European schools and other European clubs within Armenia to promote intercultural exchanges and information sharing; to participate in midterm and final conference/presentation of European clubs network in Armenia with presentations of the results and achievements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16246

    Organization:

    School # 1 after Kh. Abovyan

    Contact:

    Gohar Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of students, teachers and community members on European values and cultural systems and enhance their civic activeness through establishment of European clubs in two neighboring villages of Kaskha and Lernanist, establish cooperation with schools in Poland and UK, using internet for club work organization, involve Embassies of mentioned countries in the project, use interactive methods of teaching and learning, organize presentation of results, to disseminate information through television, school newspaper, internet; to participate in midterm and final conference/presentation of European clubs network in Armenia with presentations of the results and achievements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16260

    Organization:

    School # 1

    Contact:

    Aregnaz Arakelyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue raising awareness of students, teachers and community on Europe through European club, to establish partnership with other schools in Armenia and in Europe, in particular, to organize four interschool competitions among members of European clubs, to organize 6 seminars for community of villages of Aytag, Aknalich, Maisyan, Mrgashat with total participation of 200-250 people, to organize exhibition on European topic, print booklets on different Europen topics; to establish cooperation with local authorities, namely Mayor of Metsamor and municipality to identify a community issue and address it; members of European club will participate in the meetings of municipality and make presentations; to publish and distribute in schools and community 6 issues of Europe at school newsletter, to organize meetings with representatives of European diplomatic missions/ international representations; to participate in midterm and final conference/presentation of European clubs network in Armenia with presentations of the results and achievements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16254

    Organization:

    School # 1 after S. Sargsyan

    Contact:

    Lousine Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise the awareness of schoolchildren of Idjevan school #1 as well as neighboring schools and community on European integration, structures and values through recruiting of at least 120 students from the mentioned schools in European club activities, conduct sessions, seminars and disputes twice a week, together with community members identify the community issues and offer solution to one of those; to cooperate with international organizations and European schools, local authorities, to disseminate information on club activities through local television, newspapers, and brochures; to participate in midterm and final conference/presentation of European clubs network in Armenia with presentations of the results and achievements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16253

    Organization:

    School # 20

    Contact:

    Karine Atoyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of students and community members on European democracy, civic activism and other relevant topics through creation of “Euroclubs” network in Lori Marz schools and establishing network cooperation by organization of various events, in particular, organization of round-table discussions, seminars, disputes and competitions among network members on European integration topics; to identify community issue and conduct community service project with final presentation of results to the community; cooperate with international representations through inviting presenters and excursions for club members to European Embassies or representations; to participate in midterm and final conference/presentation of European clubs network in Armenia with presentations of the results and achievements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16261

    Organization:

    Educational Complex # 1

    Contact:

    Jemma Amirkhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    5882 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue European club and expand its activities to become a community center for Shirak Marz, to raise awareness of schoolchildren of seven schools in Gyumri and five schools of Shirak Marz through creation of "European Territories" and development of hobby circles and European corners in three rural schools of Getek, Vahramaberd, and Marmashen; by July 2010 make at least 120 students from nearby communities informed about European structure and integration process, human rights, democratic values, and civic leadership through classes, seminars, competitions and excursions; to prepare one video program on European culture and tolerance and disseminate it in 30 schools, to prepare and publish four issues, 500 copies each of Europe at school reference book and distribute among community, to network and collaborate with at least one European school and other European clubs within Armenia to promote intercultural exchanges and information sharing; to organize interschool festival and exhibition on tolerance; to participate in midterm and final conference/presentation of European clubs network in Armenia with presentations of the results and achievements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-30

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16273

    Organization:

    Education without Borders, NGO

    Contact:

    Ruzanna Muradyan

    Grant Amount:

    30030 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop materials for teaching and monitoring Social subject and Civics standards for 10th grade of high schools; to conduct 5-day training of 30 social science teachers and 30 Vice-Principals based on the developed materials; to pilot the materials in 30 high schools and present a package of recommendations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-30

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16368

    Organization:

    Yerevan Special Educational Complex for Children with Hearing Impairments

    Contact:

    Ashot Avetisyan

    Grant Amount:

    19075 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to launch qualified educational opportunities for equal education based on needs of the children with hearing impairments of Armenia through establishment of methodological – educational center for the specialists who are working with children who have hearing impairment; to raise professional qualifications of 60 specialists of psycho-pedagogical staff from RA regional schools, prepare a handbook on “Professional work with the children who have hearing impairments” as well as organize school transportation for 40 SEN children through Emergency Fund support - $6,075. The organization will provide co-funding in the amount of $1,666





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-30

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16360

    Organization:

    Medical Psychological Pedagogical Assessment Center of Yerevan

    Contact:

    Varduhi Katinyan

    Grant Amount:

    25075 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to use pedagogical resource of special education in inclusive schools for raising quality of education for SEN children as well as to assisst integration process in general education through providing methodological support to teachers of inclusive Schools ## 20, 114 as well as Lori and Syunik regional special schools; to completely integrate one class of students from the Center in Schools # # 20, 114; to enrich the game library with new materials and create similar library in Kapan and Stepanavan Assessment Centers; to organize school transportation for 30 SEN children through Emergency Fund support - $6,075





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-30

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16361

    Organization:

    Special School # 8 for Children with Speech Problems

    Contact:

    Varduhi Kheboyan

    Grant Amount:

    14120 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create a resource centre on the basis of Special school # 8 to provide methodological and specialist support to all inclusive schools of Armenia through organizing trainings for at least 60 speech therapists from inclusive schools of RA and students of pedagogical institute; to create and disseminate methodological materials for speech therapists of inclusive schools as well as organize school transportation for 20 children through Emergency Fund support - $720. The organization’s contribution to the project is equal to $1,100





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-10-23

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16389

    Organization:

    Lori TV, LLC.

    Contact:

    Armen Gasparyan

    Grant Amount:

    23495 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise the level of public awareness in Lori region. Three TV companies: Lori TV from Vanadzor, Ankyun+3 TV from Alaverdi and Fotuna TV from Stepanavan will produce weekly news edition "EREVAK", 15-20 minutes, in total 24 programs, which will be broadcast at 20.30 each Sunday and repeated on Mondays at 12.00. These news will cover stories from all three regions regarding decision making processes in local government, protection of rights of vulnerable people, gender issues, health and education, ethnic minorities, freedom of speech, army and other urgent issues specifically for the region. The grant receipient is Lori TV





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-10-21

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16383

    Organization:

    Kyavar, TV Company

    Contact:

    Ashot Khandanyan

    Grant Amount:

    14850 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of the population in Gegharkunik marz on issues related to the development and trends of Armenia; to promote debate among public and decision makers; to ensure dialogue among various layers of the society and the state. Within the project Kyavar TV station will prepare and broadcast 40 TV debates in live at 20.30 every Friday. The duration of each program is planned to be 40 minutes. Each TV debate will have 3-5 minutes investigative stories related to the topic of discussion. TV viewers will have chance for direct phone call during TV debates





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-10-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16393

    Organization:

    Tsayg, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Margarita Minasyan

    Grant Amount:

    14538 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of society and promote participation in decision making process. Within the project 25 TV programs in talk-show format will be prepared and broadcast each in 50-55 minutes in prime-time and in live. Two social advertisements will be prepared and broadcast each 40-60 seconds. Sociological survey will be conducted in the beginning of the project to find out the level of awareness of population and the issues which need to be discussed. The TV programs will be re-broadcast by radio. Interactive voting will be possible during TV programs by phone





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-10-19

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16382

    Organization:

    ALT, TV Media, LLC.

    Contact:

    Khachik Danielyan

    Grant Amount:

    13694 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the public in solving the current problems of the region through raising awareness on problems related to the regional developments; creating dialogue among different layers of population as well as between regional governments; giving opportunity to public expressing their opinion. Within the project framework 24 public discussions, 24 video-materials will be prepared and broadcast in live. Each public discussion will last 35-40 minutes. Phone calls also will be received during TV discussions





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-11-22

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16391

    Organization:

    Dzagedzor TV Company, LLC., Sosi TV

    Contact:

    Vahagn Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    14780 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to prepare and broadcast 12 TV programs in discussion format on urgent issues for the region and Armenia. Each program will be about 30-35 minutes and will be broadcast live at 21.30 every Monday and rebroadcast at 12.30 on Tuesdays. The topic of each program will be advertised before and people will have chance to send questions to the program before and during the broadcasting





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16524

    Organization:

    Yerevan Press Club

    Contact:

    Boris Navasardyan

    Grant Amount:

    80000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out monitoring and monitoring result-based advocacy; to produce and air two TV programs at prime time on Yerkir Media, one focusing on Armenia’s participation in regional and international processes and the second program focusing on actual problems raised and discussed in social networks and blogs; and distribute professional information production, which will include distribution of the weekly YPC bulletin in two languages, update of the YPC website, new rubrics on the website, such as self-regulation, Civil Society Forum (Eastern Partnership), a new three-language forum on the website, as well as automatic transmission of information from the website into new main social networks





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-30

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16536

    Organization:

    Formula, LLC.

    Contact:

    Artak Aleksanyan

    Grant Amount:

    20700 USD

    Purpose:

    The proposal aims at bringing IT closer to the consumer in a dynamic program featuring news in the sector, the most popular websites and news sites, social networks, IT policy and obstacles in IT development in Armenia, i.e. a wide range of IT related topics. The proposal envisages preparation and broadcast of twenty 20 -25 minute TV programs. The content of the programs will be discussed and decided on with the Steering Committee, members of which will be known and respected specialists in the field and will be appointed by the Foundation. The programs will be terminated if recommended so by the Steering Committee





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-26

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16252

    Organization:

    ATHK Hamakarg, LLC

    Contact:

    Haykazn Ghahriyan

    Grant Amount:

    14420 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support www.lragir.am to have analysis on issues related to good governance and economy. The analysis will include also practical recommendations to the decision makers to address the issues identified/brought up in the analysis. Journalist will identify the most actual topics and will prepare analytical pieces on topics related to economic developments and good governance, as well as interviews. The organization will involve 7 (seven) national experts to prepare analytical pieces. 16-18 monthly articles will be places on the website. Topic related reports and analysis prepared by international organizations will be placed on the website as well





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-23

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16231

    Organization:

    CHAP, Ltd., GALA TV Company

    Contact:

    Karine Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    23640 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support civic participation through raising awareness of population on urgent issues. The news part will receive information from Yerevan and other cities of Armenia twice a week. The news programs will have additional part "Dialogue" which will live broadcasted 4 times a week. The web site of GALA TV will provide regularly updated news information in on-line regime in two languages: Armenian and English





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-04-29

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16210

    Organization:

    Housaber, CJSC, Yerkir Media TV Company

    Contact:

    Arthur Azaryan

    Grant Amount:

    15500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the purpose of: to develop and broadcast a series of TV programs on actual issues related to political and socio-economic developments in the country through “Social Cancer” program series within the existing program, called Hraparak. Programs will be broadcast once a week every Saturday in prime-time and repeated twice during the week (at 3 a.m. on Sundays and 1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays). The Steering Committee will be composed by OSIAF-Armenia with representatives from civil society, OSIAF-Armenia as well as of the Yerkir Media TV Company. The Steering Committee will advise the topics and control the quality of the programs and will make sure that they do not support any certain political figure or party and guarantee the pluralism. The funding will be given for the first 4 programs, and only having seen the quality of the work and the necessary cooperation with the Steering Committee, to give the rest of the funding for the entire duration of the program. The programs will be terminated at any point if the Steering Committee comes to the conclusion that the programs do not satisfy the requirements





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-23

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16255

    Organization:

    Tevanyan Ltd.

    Contact:

    Andranik Tevanyan

    Grant Amount:

    14260 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of a new section on the www.7or.am site called Debate, which will enable presenting opposing viewpoints on processes in the country. The topics and the names of the participants in the debate will be made public beforehand so that site visitors can ask their questions. The site also envisages a blog, where all the topics can be freely discussed. Within the project the Russian version of the website will be improved





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-23

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16249

    Organization:

    EcoLur, Information NGO

    Contact:

    Inga Zarafyan

    Grant Amount:

    14180 USD

    Purpose:

    For supporting the only existing online resource specialized in covering ecological developments in the country and increasing the awareness of the government structure, civil society, businesses and population in general on ecological and social risks of some of the ecological projects planned or underway in the country for all the stakeholders to fully realize the danger of these projects, their impact on their health and the nature. The following activities are envisaged in the project: press digest of all materials related to ecological developments; visibility of ecological problems in respective ecological hot spots; collection of materials related to the position of the local population regarding these projects and placing them on the site; collection of materials on existing ecological hotspot places and their placement on internet; online informational campaigns SOS-ecological alert; analysis of activities in ecological hot spots and their correspondence to national legislation and international conventions; expert assessment on ecological problems and projects; informational exchange on the Ecolur network





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-04-15

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16233

    Organization:

    Yerevan Press Club

    Contact:

    Boris Navasardyan

    Grant Amount:

    26720 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to administer media monitoring and produce TV shows before and during the official election campaign periods of the Yerevan Municipal Election. The media monitoring will cover 3 national TV companies – the First Channel of the Public Television of Armenia, the Second Armenian TV Channel, “ALM” and 4 TV companies, covering Yerevan: “Yerkir Media,” “Kentron,” “Shant” and Armnews. Three press conferences will be held to cover the results of the findings. The final findings of the monitoring will be published after the elections. The grantee will also produce a series of seven TV programs with the participation of political forces taking part in the elections, representatives of the non-governmental sector and experts and journalists to discuss the important issues the capital city is facing and the solutions that these forces are proposing and to increase the awareness of the importance of the elections to the general public. The TV programs will be broadcast on Saturdays at 5:45p.m. on Yerkir Media. Both media monitoring and the production and broadcasting of the TV programs will cover the pre-election, election and post-election periods, i.e. April-June, 2009





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-05-29

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16223

    Organization:

    Populex, LLC.

    Contact:

    Karen Toumanyan

    Grant Amount:

    4100 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to protect property rights of the group of people in Vanadzor. These people have lost their properties in a result of 1988 earthquake and had right to get new houses according to the agreement with city administration. In the context of the grant the protection of the rights according the terms of the agreement shall be provided





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-04-28

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16028

    Organization:

    Achilles, NGO

    Contact:

    Eduard Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    1750 USD

    Purpose:

    For protection of the drivers rights against an illegal actions of the Police inspections concerning the legitime proocedure on alcohol testing and the legitimacy of the penalty tickets through the support on the litigation and information coverage of the problem





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-04-14

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16202

    Organization:

    G.A. Davtyans, LLC

    Contact:

    Gevorg Davtyan

    Grant Amount:

    1800 USD

    Purpose:

    For protection of veterans rights that are being violated in consiquance of non-execution of international agreement and its contravention to the local legislation. The litigation shall be started at the Administrative Court and shall be continued at the Court of Cassation and Constitutional Court in case of need





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-30

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16245

    Organization:

    Law and Legal Protection, NGO

    Contact:

    Suren Iskandaryan

    Grant Amount:

    20270 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: support the Police Monitoring Group to sustain its activities, carry out regular and ad-hoc visits. The work of the Group will be divided into the following steps: visits to detention centers, preparation of the report, review of the report by a group of human rights experts, presentation of the report to large public. Within the project the Group should collaborate with the Public Monitoring Group over Penitentiary in order to create a strong mechanism for human rights protection both in penitentiary and detention centers. The Group should prepare its 2009 report by the end of January and present it for review of a group of human rights experts. The report should include sections on situation description and recommendations for improvement and present it to the Head of RA Police. The report should also be presented to the large public. The Group will use Freedom of Information Law as a tool to increase transparency of the pre-trial institutions. Through this law the Group will gather information on the number of people being kept in pre-trial detention. Within the project’s timeframe the Group will hold pres conferences on issues of violations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-30

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16264

    Organization:

    Protection of Rights without Borders, NGO

    Contact:

    Siranush Sahakyan

    Grant Amount:

    30000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to conduct court monitoring, which will include the following components: development of methodology, code of ethics, development of questionnaires and forms for the monitoring, training of a group of monitors to conduct the monitoring in the court of 1st instance of “Kentron” district, preparation of a summary of existing legislation regulating the field. The monitoring will be conducted on either court deliberations of the motions on imposition of detention as a measure of restraint or administrative court. Prior to starting the monitoring of detention cases a memorandum should be signed to ensure access to closed hearings. If the organization does not receive this permit to attend closed hearings, monitoring will be conducted of the administrative court in Yerevan. Monitoring report will be published both in Armenian and English and distributed to all stakeholders and interested parties. A public discussion of the report will also be held





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-19

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    16251

    Organization:

    Armenian Research Educational Networking Association-(ARENA) Foundation

    Contact:

    Mourad Muradyan

    Grant Amount:

    38360 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of of following IT and networking related services for ARENA users: WEB Hosting/Co-Location, DNS service; bandwidth management and monitoring for a internet traffic receiving through Black Sea Initiative (BSI) project and connecting to GEANT-2; Tele-education and Tele-conferencing service and trainings; Trainings provision for ARENA network members, at least 30 technical staff people should be trained during project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-24

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    16498

    Organization:

    Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute

    Contact:

    Arman Kuchukyan

    Grant Amount:

    24974 USD

    Purpose:

    For the development and deployment of Arev System for blind people and their integration into Information Society. For training of 120 people in 11 training centers in 5 marzes of Armenia with people with visual impairments to use Arev system





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-29

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    16518

    Organization:

    Fundamental Scientific Library of the NASA

    Contact:

    Tigran Zargaryan

    Grant Amount:

    22765 USD

    Purpose:

    For upgrade of bibliographic database server for installation of new version of Aleph software, installation of new server in National Library of Armenia, test setup of open source software integrated library systems based on Evergreen system. Library automation system training of 5 specialists from other major libraries of Yerevan





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-07-24

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    16272

    Organization:

    Scientific and Educational Centre for National Development, NGO

    Contact:

    Gayane Ghukasyan

    Grant Amount:

    29945 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize two-week winter school "Promoting European Dimention in Higher Education" to raise awareness and knowledge of HEIs administrators and faculty in the field of methodology, planning, developing, teaching, and evaluating competence-based study programs compatible with the requirements of European Higher Education Area





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-10-12

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16441

    Organization:

    Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support socially vulnerable families in the regions who have infants. The support package will include the first necessary emergency kits for infants up to one year. In total 120 packages will be distributed in the Tavush region of Armenia. The Organization has its own contribution in amount of $7,500. Within this project the social advertisement about this initiative will be prepared and broadcasted by the National TVs





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-14

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16400

    Organization:

    Tufenkian Charitable Foundation

    Contact:

    Margarit Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    90478 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to foster the development of communities by strengthening the family unit, especially addressing the needs of children, by providing comprehensive rehabilitative services to families that are impoverished, marginalized, or otherwise vulnerable. Project Objectives: Currently Zangakatun’s Yerevan center provides services to 35 families, the Vanadzor center to 57 families. Consequently, Zangakatun’s social workers (one in Yerevan, two in Vanadzor) serve more than 25 families each, clearly exceeding the maximum number one can serve effectively. The proposed grant would enable each center to expand staff, thereby serving as many as 75 families each – a substantial increase. Organization's contribution to this project is $98,650.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-07-22

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16358

    Organization:

    Yerevan Special Educational Complex for Children with Hearing Impairments

    Contact:

    Nadia Yeghiazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    24445 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize 20-day summer holidays for seven to thirteen aged 120 children with special educational needs from Yerevan special schools in inclusive environment of "Lusabats" summer rest house in Hankavan; to organize children's leasure time through games and competitions and other activities; to provide professional support to promote social integration of SEN children with peers from regular schools. Organization's In Kind contribution to this project is $4,375





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-11-20

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16397

    Organization:

    Armenian Caritas, Benevolent NGO

    Contact:

    Anahit Mkhoyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to decrease the mortality rate of the elderly (560 elderly living alone) caused by different diseases during wintertime. The objectives are: 1) to improve the warmth conditions of 560 lonely and disabled elderly from Gyumri, Vanadzor, Gavar and Tashir during three winter months’ period by covering their heating expenses; 2) to reduce the risk for frequent diseases (as a result of cold weather) among 560 beneficiary elderly by providing source for heating their houses. The project will cover the heating expenses of 560 disabled and lonely elderly living in Gyumri, Gavar, Vanadzor and Tashir cities by paying their electricity bills, gas bills and in rare cases buying wood. As a result to this project 560 lonely and disabled elderly will be able to heat their houses thus decreasing the risk of different diseases caused by cold and will survive the winter in more or less human conditions. The co-funding for this project is $57,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-08-27

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16371

    Organization:

    Orran, Child Center

    Contact:

    Armine Hovannisian

    Grant Amount:

    74000 USD

    Purpose:

    The purpose of the project is to set up a Child Center in the city of Vanadzor and design after school program to serve 50 vagrant and needy school-aged children by providing them a daily hot meal, tutorial assistance with homework, medical, dental, psychological services and extracurricular activities which will include a rich cultural program as well as vocational training. Orran, Child Center will ensure sustainability of the initiative upon completion of the project funded by the OSI. Organization’s contribution to this project is $26,060





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-04-24

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    16016

    Organization:

    Bridge of Hope, NGO

    Contact:

    Shushan Matevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    15420 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of an international conference on “Rethinking of goals, Values of Special Education” that will take place in Yerevan, Armenia on June 15 and 16, 2009. The conference will bring together local and international civil society and government officials to discuss the issue. The conference will be the first step of an initiative which aims to review the experience of Central and Eastern European countries on special education and prepare recommendations for improvement of special education in Armenia and lobby the MoES for adoption of these recommendations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-25

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16517

    Organization:

    Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    40800 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purpose: to strengthen the potential of women leadership, to better affect the civil society development. Objectives of the project are: a) further development of the association network and recruitment of new members, creation of new and strengthening of existing branches; b) strengthening of the capacity of regional Civic Initiative Centers; c) further development of the civic activism in regions and information support to the activities of NGOs; d) enhancing the legal, political, economical knowledge and civic activism skills of women activists through women’s leadership school; e) "From theory to action”: Joint projects of women graduating from women’s leadership school for development of civic initiatives; f) collaboration with women’s NGOs in Yerevan and in the regions to lobby for inclusion of the concept of state gender politics and implementation strategy into the state program for 2008-2012; g) discussions in Yerevan and marzes with women’s and Partnership for Open Society NGOs for formulation of public opinion on the law “State Guarantees for provision of Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Women and Men in RA” and for initiating the Parliamentary Hearing in the NA of RA





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-22

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16495

    Organization:

    Victims of State Needs, NGO

    Contact:

    Sedrak Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    40690 USD

    Purpose:

    For follow up on the existing cases, legal assistance to citizens at the risk of having property alienated (with a focus on regions), indetifying potential cases for strategic litigation, development and support of a website and digitial mapping of the information collected by the NGO





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-19

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16468

    Organization:

    Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office

    Contact:

    Arthur Sakunts

    Grant Amount:

    44296 USD

    Purpose:

    For further strengthening of the organization through capacity development of the staff and monitors via tailored trainings and upgrade of the monitoring methodology; for institutional strengthening of the regional branches/focal points of the NGO, their registration and capacity development; monitoring of the extraordinary majoritarian elections for the Parliament in polling station 34 of 10th district in Yerevan. Trainings will be organized on legislative analysis, rights as per European Convention on Human Rights, proposal writing and management, and financial management. In this period, the organization will also work on development of a five year strategy for HCAV. This project is funded in the framework of the Human Rights Strengthening through Institutional and Advocacy Capacity Development of Selected NGOs project supported by the State of the Netherlands





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-01

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16459

    Organization:

    Fund Against Violation of Law

    Contact:

    Zhora Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    39000 USD

    Purpose:

    For effective protection of economic rights of population, with a special focus on vulnerable layers of the society of the regions through development of the organization and empowerment of the civil society. Objectives of the project are: a) capacity building of the organization; b) capacity building of other NGOs, mass media; c) empowering and protection of target groups, especially from vulnerable layers of the society. Main Activities of the project are: a) monitoring of violations of property and labor rights and wider discussions of revealed violations; b) legal protection, free legal consultations; c) educational activities and publications aimed at training regional youth, namely job seekers and employees on their employment rights and how to protect them; d) protection of property rights in the courts; e) identification of strategic litigation cases. This project is funded in the framework of the Human Rights Strengthening through Institutional and Advocacy Capacity Development of Selected NGOs project supported by the State of the Netherlands





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-01

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16453

    Organization:

    Unison, NGO

    Contact:

    Armen Alaverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    35500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to contribute to the implementation of the nationwide policies securing full protection of disabled people’s rights in Yerevan and in the marzes of Armenia. The objectives of the project are: advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities and increase their self-advocacy skills; increase the level of disabled people’s rights protection in marzes; spread and strengthen the disability-friendly policies among large and middle-size employers. The certain activities planned to be implemented during the project are as follows; provide free of charge legal services in 10 marzes of Armenia as well as in Yerevan. Each trip to marzes will include 2 components: 1) legal advice to local residents with disabilities and their families; 2) training for local lawyers on the specifics of disability-related rights and methods of their protection. The works with the Job Training and Placement Center services will be continued; the services of the Center will include: a) self-esteem training for young disabled job seekers; b) training on effective preparation of CVs, successful job interviews, computer literacy, etc.; c) submitting disabled job seekers’ CVs to the potential employers; d) other relevant services for disabled job seekers. The organization will continue the meetings with employers. The project team will actively negotiate with the leadership and HR departments of large and middle-size companies, explaining them the legal and practical benefits of hiring persons with disabilities. Also, the organization will place ads on city buses, about the services provided by the organization, will regularly update IRTEK system, will publicize FAQ with the answers to most urgent issues in the quarterly periodical “We Are Equal”, will organize at least 2 TV shows on the most important issues. The hotline service will be continued during the whole project implementation. The organization will strengthen the strategic litigation component of the project. This project is funded in the framework of the Human Rights Strenghthening through Institutional and Advocacy Capacity Development of Selected NGOs project supported by the State of Netherlands





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-01

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16455

    Organization:

    Collaboration for Democracy Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Stepan Danielyan

    Grant Amount:

    37430 USD

    Purpose:

    For the purpose to contribute to forming an atmosphere of religious tolerance in Armenia. Objectives of the project are: a) to record and react to specific cases of religious intolerance; b) to take part in elaborating adequate policy in the religious sphere and to contribute to forming corresponding public opinion by organizing public discussions on legal initiatives concerning religious issue; c) to research the problems of this sphere at an expert level paying special attention to legal, historical, social, cultural aspects and to organize corresponding discussions among the expert community. Major activities of the project are: a) preparation of annual report analyzing the situation of religious freedoms in Armenia; b) further development of the website www.religions.am; c) identification of suitable litigation cases to link those up with SL projects; d) public discussions, statements, articles to air the concerns registered by the organization.This project is funded in the framework of the Human Rights Strengthening through Institutional and Advocacy Capacity Development of Selected NGOs project supported by the State of the Netherlands





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-01

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16454

    Organization:

    Committee to Protect Feedom of Expression, NGO

    Contact:

    Ashot Melikyan

    Grant Amount:

    39297 USD

    Purpose:

    For: a) monitoring the situation with freedom of expression and media, preparing quarterly and annual reports; b) carrying out advocacy activities to fight hidden censorship and protect rights of journalists. This project is funded in the framework of the Human Rights Strengthening through Institutional and Advocacy Capacity Development of Selected NGOs project supported by the State of the Netherlands





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-11-27

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16450

    Organization:

    Asparez, Journalists' Club, NGO

    Contact:

    Levon Barseghyan

    Grant Amount:

    59678 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: a) raising awareness and knowledge of FOI among public authorities and general public; b) acquiring and disclosing important public information, providing expert analysis of the acquired information; c) developing recommendations to state institutions and public authorities





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-11-27

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16508

    Organization:

    Shirak Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Vahan Tumasyan

    Grant Amount:

    14025 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out a public monitoring of apartment allocation processes for the people suffered the earthquake in Shirak marz. The project consists of 4 components: awareness raising campaign, legal protection and public monitoring. The awareness raising activities will be carried out for the people without permanent shelter in order to provide them in depth information about the whole process of apartment allocations. The second component comprises of legal protection. The lawyer of the organiation will provide free of charge legal assistance to the beneficiaries. The lawyer will also carry out legal representations on behalf of the beneficiaries in the “Apartment Allocation Committee”. The third component is public monitoring - the organization will monitor the whole process of apartment allocation, will monitor the database and the waiting lists, will monitor the transparency of the decisions made by the Committee. At the end of the project, the organization will come up with a set of suggestions developed on the bases of the gaps and violations revealed during the monitoring. The organization will pay special attention to the PR component of the project. At least two press conferences will be organized during the project to introduce the public with the project and its results. Also, the organization will periodically organize TV shows, round-tables, will publish booklets and will disseminate statements about the project and the revealed violations. The organization will also collaborate with investigative journalists and publish articles about special cases





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-11-27

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16460

    Organization:

    Modus Vivendi, NGO

    Contact:

    Lusine Vasilyan

    Grant Amount:

    36100 USD

    Purpose:

    For monitoring of the 2009 fall and 2010 spring sessions of the National Assembly, preparation, publication and presentation of the monitoring report; for design and setup of a standalone website for the parliament monitoring initiative. The website will be a tool to give consistent and timely information to the public on the results of the monitoring including but not limited to information on the draft laws passing NA hearings, voting record of the Members of Parliament and the draft laws proposed by them as well as expert opinions on the draft laws. For reaching out to wider audience through distribution of leaflets and publication of newspaper articles on key findings of the monitoring





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-29

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16299

    Organization:

    Kaghni, NGO

    Contact:

    Artak Chilingaryan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide pre-military and military age young men in Berd town proper information about their rights and the laws governing military service. Particularly, the organization plans to implement the following; to collect data about young men of pre-military and military ages from 17 communities of Tavush marz and create an electronic database; to organize a forum during the first month of the project implementation with participation of Zinvori Mayr, NGO, Helsinki Citizens Assembly Vanadzor Office, military registration and enlistment office workers, military instructors of 1 college and 21 schools in communities, young representatives of military and pre-military ages from all communities; to hold two meetings with the participation of draftees, demobilized soldiers and military registration and enlistment office workers; to print and disseminate 5500 booklets throughout the communities; to give 10 classes to 44 military age young men; to give open classes for the pre-military age boys from upper classes in 20 community schools and 1 town college; to print an article entitled in “Berd” local newspaper; to hold a meeting and round-table discussion in the presence of 35 participants; to provide legal consultations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-28

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16321

    Organization:

    Armavir Development Center

    Contact:

    Naira Arakelyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise the awareness of women and girls of Armavir region about their rights. In the framework of the project, it is planned to carry out a study of domestic violence cases in 10 villages and one town of the region - Armavir and Aygeshat, Arazap, Armavir, Arevik, Eraskhahun, Ferik, Jrashen, Pshatavan, Tandzut and Tsaghkunk villages. The organization will select 10 interviewers who will be trained by an experienced organization to conduct a study of domestic violence cases in Armavir town and 10 villages, a 20-25 pages brochures about women's rights will be published in 3000 copies and disseminated among the beneficiaries, a regional round-table meeting/discussion will be organized with participation of representatives from the Government, international and local organizations, municipality of Armavir, police, advocates, mass media and representatives from other relevant fields to discuss domestic violence issues in Armavir marz. In the framework of the project, two articles about domestic violence situation in the region will be published in local newspaper "Vagharshapat" with 3500 copies. The organization will carry out 10 community meetings in each villages and the town to discuss the problem and to raise awareness about women's rights, relevant domestic and international laws, domestic violence, etc. During these meetings and in the course of all project implementation the lawyer will provide free of charge legal assistance to women and girls. It is anticipated to screen relevant films and other visual materials during the meetings. The organization will organize two press conferences; the first one will be organized to tell about the project and the second one will be organized at the end of the project to present the results





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-25

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16310

    Organization:

    Agate, NGO

    Contact:

    Karine Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness of young girls and women with disabilities about their rights stipulated by national laws and envisaged by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to provide legal and psychological assistance to 40 beneficiaries during 5 months of project implementation and also to promote their civil and public activeness and social-psychological integration. The organization will create a database of people with disabilities from 17-35, will publish 500 copies of Armenian version UN CRPD, will carry out career trainings for 40 beneficiaries in order to assist in their employment. The topics of the trainings will be: basic English language and computer classes, table and pastry design, sign language lessons for beneficiaries with deaf and hearing impairments, information about HIV/AIDS and family planning in general, women leadership training, self defense lessons, and alike. During the project implementation, the organization will carry out 2 round-table discussions in each regional center, in total 10 round-table discussions will be organized with participation of representatives of village halls, people with disabilities, representatives of International organizations, NGOs and mass media. The recommendations developed during these round-table discussions will then be presented to RA National Committee dealing with disability issues. Special cultural events will be designed and developed for the beneficiaries. The project will be carried out in Gyumri, Ani, Akhuryan, Artik, Ashotsk and Amasia. Two press conferences will be organized; one in the beginning of the project, to announce about the launch of the project and second one after the project implementation





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-25

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16296

    Organization:

    Third Nature, NGO

    Contact:

    Rafayel Mkhitaryan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize a big campaign to highlight the situation of 6035 homeless families in Shirak Marz who suffered from earthquake and other natural disasters. The applicant will hire a professional photographer who will make at least 100 photos in autumn, in winter and in spring, about the homeless people living in Shirak marz, two 7-day photo exhibitions will be organized in Gyumri and in Yerevan, a catalogue with photos will be published in 300 copies and distributed among the interested parties, also a presentation of the catalogue will be organized in the framework of POS events, a blog will be created about the project and the photos will be shared in online public spaces. The organization will provide the photos and the stories of the people to online web portals such as a1plus.am, hetq.am, hra.am, lragir.am and will closely cooperate with NGOs dealing with property rights, e.g. Victims of State Needs, NGO. Two press conferences will be organized; one in the beginning of the project, to announce about the launch of the project and the second one after the project implementation to present the results of the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-29

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16327

    Organization:

    Tsolineh, NGO

    Contact:

    Anna Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out a study/research on violations of labour rights in Gyumri, Artik, Maralik, Amasya and Ashotsk and 4 big villages. The organization will visit all these communities and will find out whether the employees in shops, kindergartens, music schools and similar instituions have labour contracts and whether they are in compliance with the RA Labour Code. With the help of the lawyer, the organization will provide free of charge legal assistance to those employees who will have problems with their labour contracts. The organization will also implement awareness raising campaigns about RA Labour Code and most general incompliance used to be present in labour contracts via two radio programs, two social advertisements, booklets dissemination, trainings and seminars. Most vivid cases of labour rights violations will be provided to investigative journalists in Gyumri- Asparez Journalists' Club and Hetq.am. The organization will closely cooperate with Fund Against Violation of Law and will receive a proper training in order to implement a project in labour rights field





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-18

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16266

    Organization:

    Investigative Journalists, NGO

    Contact:

    Edik Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    21890 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out journalistic investigations in the rural places of Armenia in order to assess the impact of the financial-economic crisis on people. The project targets most vulnerable population, including but not limited to children, women and old people. The investigative stories will cover the issues of transparency, accountability and effectiveness of the organizations funded in the framework of the recently adopted State Anti-Crisis Action Plan to carry out anti-crisis projects in the regions of Armenia. During the project implementation, 7 investigative articles and 35 news stories covering the above mentioned issues will be published in two languages in www.hetq.am online journal and in “Hetq” weekly newspaper with 5000 free copies to be disseminated in Yerevan and in the regions of Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-22

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16458

    Organization:

    Zinvory Mayr, NGO

    Contact:

    Greta Mirzoyan

    Grant Amount:

    15100 USD

    Purpose:

    For preparation, publication and distribution of the book "Have a Safe Military Service". 30,000 copies of the book will be prepared and distributed to recruits





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16526

    Organization:

    Civil Society Institute,NGO

    Contact:

    Tamara Hovnanyan

    Grant Amount:

    18445 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: support and regular update of the Human Rights in Armenia (www.hra.am) portal, regular publication of analytical, investigative and news stories on the website; technical upgrade and re-design of the website into thematic areas and selecting and hiring new staff for the website, i.e. journalists, additional coordinator as well as solicitation of material for the website from independent experts. Within the timeframe of the project a Board will be established for the website and regular meetings will be held to discuss progress and potential areas for thematic development of the website. In addition, the implementers will make rigorous outreach with the human rights NGO community, international organizations and all relevant stakeholders as well as promote the website and its content through social networks. Upon completion of the grant an external evaluation will be conducted





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-10-20

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16429

    Organization:

    City Research Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Ashot Mirzoyan

    Grant Amount:

    16855 USD

    Purpose:

    The project will be implemented in two main phases; phase one will consist of a Research component; the International group will carry out a research within three regions –Kars, Gyumri and Kutaisi. The fields of research are vernacular households, oral histories (fairy tales, rural and urban stories, legends), cultural islands (culture of minorities). The research group will include theatre/performance artist, musicians, sculptors. Some type of artistic/cultural dialogue will be established: screenings, lectures, performances (see below). The research will last no less than 6 days each country; Armenia, Turkey and Georgia. As a result, it is anticipated to have information about cultural pattern of the places, information on and generation of the art/culture events to be organized on the next stage and a web site about the project. Phase two- Development of the Network . The program processes: research, hands-on projects will bring together people who are interested on the same topics related to culture in Turkey, Armenia, Georgia. In the framework of the project, it is expected that project participants (2 from each country) will carry out visits to Gyumri, Kutaisi and Kars. The web site will be also updated





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-12-21

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16523

    Organization:

    Armenian Open University, Department of Fine Arts

    Contact:

    Ruben Arevshatyan

    Grant Amount:

    9990 USD

    Purpose:

    The main goal of the following project "Changes through Exchanges 3” experimental educational project (2009-2010) is to invite artists, curators, theoreticians and cultural workers from Turkey, Russia/Germany, Georgia and Kazakhstan to lead workshops, lectures and seminars for students from the Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts, Gyumri Academy of Fine Arts, “Mkhitar Sebastatsi” educational complex, ACCEA, Utopiana, etc. and three invited young curators from France. The porgram of the project will be based on two years experience of the organization in the development of the relevant porgram for students





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-11-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16509

    Organization:

    Liza, Legal Gender Cultural Foundation

    Contact:

    Mariam Ohanyan

    Grant Amount:

    9995 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to discuss the problems of Women-Creativity-Gender Equality through films, problems of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women’s rights and gender problems. The 4th KIN International Film Festival will be held on December 1-5, 2009 in Yerevan. The program will consist of: 1) Competition “Feature film”, 2) Competition “Documentary film”, 3) Competition “Animation/Experimental Film”, 4) Best film on Gender Issue, 5) Guests’ program, 6) Retrospective screening of films of Polish women film directors. Special prizes will be given for the “Best Film”, “Special Prize” and Diplomas. During the days of the Festival master-classes will be organized with the guests of Festival. Master-classes will be held in the State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography. A catalogue will be published in two languages Armenian and English to provide comprehensive information about the works presented at the festival. The films “Winners of KIN-2009” will be screened in Gyumri





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-08-28

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16280

    Organization:

    Center for International Union of Puppeteers-UNIMA Armenia

    Contact:

    Armen Safaryan

    Grant Amount:

    24800 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purpose: to carry out International Festival of Puppet Theaters “Toumanian Fairy Tale Day”, which will take place from September 5-11, 2009 with participation of theatrical troops from Turkey, Denmark, Slovenia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Italy and other countries. During the Festival days a great number of entertaining and educating activities will be organized – scenic events and fireworks, master classes in puppet art, a puppet exhibition, daily evening clubs, excursions, video demonstrations and the like. The official web site of the organization will be updated and will provide in deep information about the festival





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-09-18

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16384

    Organization:

    Utopiana.am, NGO

    Contact:

    Anna Barseghian

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop a cultural space for research, dialogue and creative-production initiatives in various fields of artistic expressions. The funding is given for one year and is directed to institutional development of the organization during which the organization will develop its research, artistic, image, sound and graphic labs. During project implementation, 6 workshops and lectures with 4 weeks duration each will be conducted by the experts coming from various countries, two photo, video, editing and sound trainings will be carried out for young artists, three exhibitions presenting the results of the workshops and trainings will be carried out. Throughout the entire project, booklets and posters will be published to present the current activities of the project. At the end of the project a catalogue and a DVD will be prepared presenting all the artistic products of the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-08-31

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16270

    Organization:

    Armenian Foundation for Promotion of Cinema and TV for Children and Youth Rolan Bykov Foundation

    Contact:

    Nune Manukyan

    Grant Amount:

    11642 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out the 5th International Festival for Children and Youth from October 10-19, 2009 in Yerevan and Gyumri and later in 5 regions of Armenia. Participation at the Festival is a good opportunity for Armenian children and youth to watch and become aware of the good quality films produced for their age. It is expected to have more than 130 thousand people of different age groups attending the festival. At the end of the festival, the jury, comprised of children and adults, will nominate the best films. This International Festival promotes cooperation between creative film organizations worldwide and gives an opportunity for the exchange of professional experience and for further international projects. During the festival, 6 master classes, meetings and discussions in Yerevan and 2 in Gyumri with guest film directors will be carried out. In the framework of this project, guests and film directors from Greece, Turkey, Poland, Russia, India and Georgia will participate at the festival





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-24

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16226

    Organization:

    Armenian Actors Union, NGO

    Contact:

    Arthur Ghukasyan

    Grant Amount:

    24800 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize 10-day workshops, seminars, round tables, working groups and master classes with a topic “Theatre Design Development in Southern Caucasus and Central Asia” from 1- 10 October 2009 at the Yerevan State Puppet Theatre with participation of theatre troupes and experts from Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The main goal of the project is: to organize a master class for theatre designers, light designers, dress designers, directors coming from Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and for other High Fest participants from 30 foreign countries; to strengthen cultural links and stimulate cross border cooperation in diverse spheres of culture among Caucasian, Central Asian and European countries; to assist them to create valuable and professional contacts for future cooperation; to stimulate the participants’ close cooperation with other international theatre workers in the field of Theatre Design; to organize an exhibition with the works done during the seminars and workshops in order to promote new theatre design with partner countries; to organize international joint projects (performances, conferences, seminars, master classes, etc.; through seminars, master classes, and workshops to increase the awareness of arts practitioners on innovative approaches and strategies in the sphere of Theatre Design; to increase professional diversity in the sphere of theatre design through providing a favorable atmosphere for sharing and exchanging ideas, competencies and knowledge and to create comprehensive database and provide up-to-date information on cultural events and organizations in the sphere of Theatre Design





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-11

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16096

    Organization:

    Theatre for Changes, NGO

    Contact:

    Tigran Sekoyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize the 1st Interactive Art Festival in Armenia with participation of artists, theatrical troupes, and cultural organizations from Armenia, Georgia and Turkey. During the 5 day festival (22.09.2009 - 26.09.2009), the artists and theatrical troupes from different countries will be invited to Armenia to perform interactive forum theatre plays as well as art works of different genres containing interactive elements; 4-day training for all participants will be organized by highly qualified expert from the UK. The Interactive Art Festival will not only constitute unique cultural event but a new form of social platform promoting cultural dialogues and collaboration between artists from different countries who use the techniques and elements of interactive aer in their creatice endeavors





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2009-06-12

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16242

    Organization:

    Golden Apricot, Cinema Development, NGO

    Contact:

    Susanna Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    8324 USD

    Purpose:

    The 2nd Mini Margaret Mead Traveling Festival will be organized in Yerevan on 12 – 19 July, 2009 and will be attached to Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival as an established film festival in order to achieve greater visibility, to enlarge the audience and to get maximum responses. The program will be presented in the frameworks of the 6th GAIFF programs. The main goals of current initiative are: to promote this annual documentary film festival in Armenia among local filmmakers; to present Armenian documentaries along with the Mead Festival selection and to push local filmmakers to send their films/submissions to the Margaret Mead Festival; to promote exchange, and to use documentaries as means of generating dialogue