Grant List of 2010 Year


  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-29

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    17097

    Organization:

    Trust, Social Work and Sociological Research Center

    Contact:

    Hasmik Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    35000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise social awareness on gender issues, gender sensitivity and gender equality through gender studies, gender education, radio programs, publications and women’s leadership development. Within the project framework the organization will: 1) conduct study on the topic of Gender Stigmatization and Gender Behavior Patterns in Armenian context; 2) develop second edition of the publication based on gender studies; 3) promote trainings on gender education for students, teachers, kindergarten educators and schoolchildren using the data from gender studies; 4) air radio programs based on gender studies to promote gender awareness and develop gender sensitivity; promote Women’s Leadership development. The organization will cooperate with Partnership for Open Society Initiative in organizing public discussions, presentations of researches to the large public and interested parties, like universities’ students, ngos and state institutions, as well as conducting awareness activities outside of Yerevan





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-29

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    17086

    Organization:

    Antidrugs Civil Union, NGO

    Contact:

    Artur Potosyan

    Grant Amount:

    44680 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to enhance capacity of human rights defenders, health professionals and NGO representatives with the knowledge and skills in health and human rights, to ensure that the patients are informed about their health rights, the cases of violations documented and addressed, the changes in the field are revised and updated; existing laws protecting patients are revised, resources related to patients rights are developed, updated and available for vulnerable groups as well as for a large community of people in the country





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-14

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    17066

    Organization:

    Pain Control and Palliative Care Association

    Contact:

    Hrant Karapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    25657 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puproses: to establish a permanent working and training center for teaching a certified course (lectures, seminars and bed-side training) to practicing doctors on pain management and opioids prescription to be able provide service in all stages of palliative care. The Project mainly will be focused on providing quality training in pain management for medical doctors and development and execute/carrying out a certification course on prescription of opioids for different medical specialties. The Training center will be located within the Oncology hospital in Yerevan





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-03-04

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    16614

    Organization:

    FAR Fellowship Alumni's Association

    Contact:

    Bella Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to administrate Salzburg International Medical Seminars program in Armenia and ensure open and transparent competition by announcing a program, providing consultations to applicants, organizing English language tests according to developed by AAF criteria; to enhance a network between the faculty members of the medical schools of Armenia, especially Yerevan State Medical University and overseas and the former fellows of Salzburg Medical Seminars, as well as between the former fellows directly; to organize follow-up professional activities of the selected fellows after their return from the seminars, involving them in the organization of the local seminars for colleagues and CME project; cooperate with the Yerevan State Medical University postgraduate study department by organizing special seminars for residents





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16816

    Organization:

    School # 1

    Contact:

    Aregnaz Arakelyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness and introduce notions of higher grade students, their parents and other community members about European Integration. They will be teaching notions like democracy, civic activeness, critical thinking volunteerism, responsible citizenship and so on. They will do it via a number of mans, such as role plays, interactive seminars, involvement in local seniors meetings and decision making processes, implementation of two community projects, network and communicate with other schools, share experience, organize quizzes and competitions on above topics, publication of bulletins on the club activities and so forth. They will continue working with Aknalich and Mayisian villages and use mass media to inform local population about the program





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-20

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16812

    Organization:

    School # 145 after S. Kaputikyan

    Contact:

    Zhanna Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to illustrate European and universal human values, knowledge of protection of human rights and freedoms, legal and gender equality via implementation of such activities like classes, discussions, quizzes, competitions, community needs assessment, exhibition-sales, etc. They will have three different groups – schoolchildren, students and parents/community members and will devise the implementation plans for each group accordingly. They will as well establish tiers with more schools abroad as well as other schools in Armenia itself, including a school for children with special educational needs





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16811

    Organization:

    School # 1 after Kh. Abovyan

    Contact:

    Gohar Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to expand the European Club activities to schools in Kakavadzor, Meghradzor village schools and in School #1 of Sevan. The project aims at raising civic activeness and expanding knowledge of participants on human values, European culture, structures, etc. Another goal is bringing the Armenian educational system close to that of Europe via dialogues and cooperation





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-22

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16817

    Organization:

    Secondary School

    Contact:

    Valya Avetisyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to teach higher grade students, their parents and other community members about European Integration, values, gender equality and cooperation. They will touch upon ideas like democracy, civic activeness, volunteerism, responsible citizenship and human rights. They will do it via a number of means, such as summer camps, interactive seminars, presentations, implementation of a community project on gender equality, network and communicate with other schools, share experience, organize quizzes and competitions on above topics, publication of information in Boghboj newspaper on the club activities and so forth. They will continue working with Armash and Yeraskh villages and establish clubs in four other locations





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-21

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16807

    Organization:

    School # 198

    Contact:

    Artashes Torosyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to make the high school students, their parents and school teachers familiar with voluntary movements of Europe, stimulate development of volunteer activities in the community; create a center for volunteers in the community and legal basis for their work. After the club is created and participants are familiar with such movements in Europe, they will initiate various volunteering activities for the community. The project also aims at further assisting establishment of European clubs in schools ## 88,186 and 197. During the previous project the school established European clubs in Yerevan Schools ## 186, 197; established online communication with European schools, conducted assessment and organized a campaign on raising awareness of the community and students on children's rights, etc.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16815

    Organization:

    Educational Complex # 1

    Contact:

    Jemma Amirkhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    4956 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue to publish electronic newspaper “Europe at School – 2010”, conduct a three month activity with parents and children from various communities on civic education, employ the clubs of debates and club of scientists as well as the one called “Young Ecologist” where children learn about ecology, its problems and explore those existing in their community. They will as well publish a bulletin on European culture, tolerance and other issues; organize a festival titled “We are citizens of Europe” and so forth





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-06-30

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16842

    Organization:

    Education without Borders, NGO

    Contact:

    Ruzanna Muradyan

    Grant Amount:

    43700 USD

    Purpose:

    The problem to be addressed in this grant is lack of or inadequate practice of standard-based education and literacy in the secondary schools of Armenia. Based on the logical continuation of the previous initiative the team suggests assessing, piloting and redesigning the standards of social science in 11th grade and for 5-6th grades of natural sciences in 16 schools of Armenia. They will do this via creation of learning materials, sample lesson plans and training sessions for specialists of National Institute of Education, school vice-principals and teachers from partner schools. At the end of the project the working group will develop a package of recommendations based on their observations, monitoring and application of developed materials and submit that to the Ministry of Education and National Institute of Education to influence standard-based education policy via improvement and updating education quality and effectiveness





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-25

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16849

    Organization:

    Medical Psychological Pedagogical Assessment Center of Yerevan

    Contact:

    Varduhi Katinyan

    Grant Amount:

    29000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue and expand inclusion of students from the Medical Psychological Pedagogical Assessment Center of Yerevan into schools ## 114, 20 and 43; early assistance to children (pre-school age) with disabilities and assessment of their educational needs in Lori and Syunik regions, seminars for the group of specialists dealing with assessment and education of these children (speech therapist, special pedagogue, teacher, psychologist, social educator, coordinator and parents); creation and maintenance of a website of the Center to be used by interested parties and translation of the materials from foreign sources relevant to inclusion. Transportation costs for 30 children with disabilities to/from the Assessment Center and inclusive schools are requested from EF in the amount of $9,000. In-kind contribution of the Assessment Center to the project is $2,700





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16864

    Organization:

    Special School # 8 for Children with Speech Problems

    Contact:

    Varduhi Kheboyan

    Grant Amount:

    29800 USD

    Purpose:

    For the purpose of transformation and development of the school into a resource center for children with speech impairments, their parents, speech therapist and students. The special school plans to achieve this via training the specialists working in schools and pre-school establishments, business trips to regional special schools for providing the speech therapists of these schools with training and necessary materials, organizing excursions for children with speech impairments from various schools, exploration and early involvement of children with such problems into educational processes and computer training for schoolchildren and teachers. Transportation costs for 100 children are requested from EF in the amount of $9,800. In-kind contribution of the Special School # 8 to the project is $2,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-24

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    16854

    Organization:

    Yerevan Special Educational Complex for Children with Hearing Impairments

    Contact:

    Ahot Avetisyan

    Grant Amount:

    29000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide equal opportunities for children with hearing impairments to quality education and integration by training 20 teachers of inclusive schools in how to work with such children, training 20 parents in basic gesture language, 20 students and 15 polyclinicians as well as preparing activities for identification and inclusion of pre-school children into educational and correction process to prepare them for school life. The project seeks to update the technical means and obtain special software for educating children with disabilities. Transportation costs for 140-150 children are requested from EF to ensure attendance of children from vulnerable families and remote areas in the amount of $9,000. In-kind contribution of the Organization to the project is $2,250





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-21

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16940

    Organization:

    Dzagedzor TV Company, LLC, Sosi TV

    Contact:

    Vahagn Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    14990 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to prepare 40-45 min TV debates every Friday at 9:30 pm, repeated every Monday at noon, as well as a 10-minute addendum to the program called “Theme of the Week” to discuss the issues in the past week. The topics will range from digitalization process to gender equality, social issues, rights protection, civil liberties, environmental issues, problems of closed and semi-closed institutions, participation of rural communities in decision making processes, transparency of decisions by local authorities, etc. Surveys will be conducted to find out people’s opinion about the selected topics and the program in general. The radio version of the program will be broadcast the next day on Radio Hai at 8:30 pm





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-24

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    17064

    Organization:

    Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression

    Contact:

    Ashot Melikyan

    Grant Amount:

    50055 USD

    Purpose:

    The organization plans to carry out work in three directions: 1. monitoring of the situation in freedom of expression, reacting to facts of violations of journalists’ rights, preparation and publishing of quarterly reports and an annual report; 2. monitoring of hidden censorship among journalistic community through focus groups and interviews; 3. developing recommendations on improving media-related legislation and especially related to transition from analogue to digital broadcasting 1. monitoring of the situation in freedom of expression, reacting to facts of violations of journalists’ rights, preparation and publishing of quarterly reports and an annual report; 2. monitoring of hidden censorship among journalistic community through focus groups and interviews; 3. developing recommendations on improving media-related legislation and especially related to transition from analogue to digital broadcasting





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-15

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16935

    Organization:

    Loru Mig, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Samvel Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    15208 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to prepare and broadcast 28 TV programs, one TV program per week, with the duration of 40-60 minutes each. The format of the proposed TV program is discussion with one or two experts on a selected topic, related to political, social and economic processes in the country





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-19

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16843

    Organization:

    Umbrella, Journalists' International Network, NGO

    Contact:

    Marianna Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    14820 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: creating online media different from others in its dedication to prove that it is possible to have in Armenia balanced and analytical media vs. pro-opposition or pro-government media. It is part of a bigger project that will include a media laboratory offering practically on the job training programs for journalists, photographers. The emphasis is put on balanced coverage, quality media and impartiality. The website will have the following sections: news, photo stories, cartoons, analytical, feature and investigative articles and stories





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-02-13

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16577

    Organization:

    Goris Press Club

    Contact:

    Susanna Shahnazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    14500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise problematic issues in the community, and establish a dialogue between the community and local authorities in the pre-election period. The organization will do it through an opinion poll to identify the issues that concern the population the most, to prepare and broadcast 3 TV programs on election-related topics and 2 talk shows and 2 TV programs after election to discuss the conduct of the elections and the outcome.The organization will issue an insert for the Ban u Gorts newspaper, 2000 copies.The issues indentified during the opinion poll will be forwarded to mayoral candidates, who will have to address these issues not only during the TV programs but also during individual interviews





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-19

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16577

    Organization:

    Goris Press Club

    Contact:

    Susanna Shahnazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    14500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support www.lragir.am to have more analysis on issues related to good governance and economy, human rights, international relations and it envisages not only expert assessment but also practical recommendations to the government for them 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. At the same time, the organization will involve national and international experts to prepare analytical pieces. Related reports and analysis prepared by international organizations will be placed on the website as well. Within the project more work will be done on the archive; Google Analytics tools will be used; the video material will be placed on YouTube and/or Vimeo, and audiovisual materials will be produced; technology making possible to republish materials on social media will be added; the photo reportage page will be activated; the site will be integrated in social networks and mobile version of the site will be created





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-14

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16836

    Organization:

    EcoLur, Information NGO

    Contact:

    Inga Zarafyan

    Grant Amount:

    13580 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue 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. Within this project the website will be technically upgraded and will be possible to have video materials on it, also it will have search engine and RSS system. The webresource will be integrated to the social networks





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-09

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    16834

    Organization:

    Meltex, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Mesrop Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    28000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support broadcasting A1plus TV through Internet: 4-6 hours of daily broadcast. The foundation will support A1plus to produce and broadcast visa internet two on-line programs: "P.S." and "IReporter" social networking. Two parts of widjets will be created for photos and video materials. “P.S.” will be 25 minutes interactive talk-show with the opportunity to receive phone calls during on-line programs and asking questions in live. "IReporter" will provide space for everybody to upload photo and video materials by following simple steps, thus encouraging citizen participation in news making





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-12

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16885

    Organization:

    Advanced Social Technologies, NGO

    Contact:

    Anna Minasyan

    Grant Amount:

    10760 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to conduct baseline and endline household sociological survey on the topic «Public awareness on violence against children». The first faze of the survey will be conducted in 2010. Survey will be conducted among 800 randomly selected households in Yerevan, 15 cities and 1 village. The results will be analyzed and presented. The second faze will be implemented in 2012 using the same methodology, same questionnaire and the same number of households. The results will be analyzed and presented against the previous one





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-01

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16519

    Organization:

    Civil Society Institute

    Contact:

    Arman Danielyan

    Grant Amount:

    40000 USD

    Purpose:

    For support to the Public Monitoring Board over Penitentiary to monitor the human rights and health situation in criminal-executive institutions through planned and ac hoc visits. For preparation and publication of an annual, ad-hoc and current reports on the human rights and health situation in the institutions, translation and presentation of the reports to the public and relevant stakeholders. In implementing the project, the Board will collaborate with a medical organization to assess the correspondence of the medical care system in the penitentiary to local medical as well as international standards. Based on this assessment, a separate report with recommendations will be prepared and presented. The Public Monitoring Board will also make use of FOI law to gather data on such issues as budgeting for criminal executive institutions, number of hospitalized prisoners by each institution, etc. Within the project the Board will also continue the process of involvement of new members in the Board’s activities in the light of upcoming membership rotation





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-29

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16866

    Organization:

    ArniConsult, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Ashot Vareljyan

    Grant Amount:

    16254 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support 5 cases as a strategic litigation. The cases will be running in local level, including courts of first instance, Appeal, Cassation and Constitutional Court of RA and also European Court of Human Rights. These cases are being focused on following issues: 1. Establishment of positive obligations’ implementation mechanisms of Constitutional Court’s and European Court’s of Human Right decisions by the Republic of Armenia; 2. Initiation of process on moral damage’s compensation in Armenia; 3. To bring legal and practical implementation of Right to Assembly in accordance with Constitution of RA and European Convention of Human Rights in Armenia; 4. Implementation of decisions of Constitutional Court of RA and horizontal realization of decisions of European Court of Human Rights in RA; 5. To ensure representation of the case on self-recusal by judges in Constitutional Court and conducting the scientific-practical survey on this issue. The payments will be done based on report for each case





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-03-02

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16612

    Organization:

    Protection of Rights without Borders, NGO

    Contact:

    Siranush Sahakyan

    Grant Amount:

    110950 USD

    Purpose:

    For carrying out the court monitoring project with a focus on administrative courts and monitoring of military crimes. Within the project the following activities will be carried out: selection and training of monitors, development of monitoring methodology, monitoring and reporting on individual cases, regular update of the database on the monitored cases, development and update of the project’s website, liaising with relevant government officials to lobby the project’s recommendations, preparation of a report on the monitoring and report presentation





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-03-02

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16563

    Organization:

    Human Rights Yerevan Center

    Contact:

    Suren Iskandaryan

    Grant Amount:

    35600 USD

    Purpose:

    For improvement of human rights protection in pre-trial facilities; strengthening the civil society monitoring mechanism over the facilities. The following activities will be carried out: regular monitoring of human rights and health situation in the institutions, keeping a daily log on the number of detainees in each institution in the country, awareness raising among detainees on their rights with a special focus on health rights through distribution of flyers, conduct of anonymous surveys among detainees, immediate reaction to cases of violations, preparation of annual, current and ad-hoc reports and presentation of the reports through roundtable discussions and press conferences, conduct of a training for the group on the standards for pre-trial institutions





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-01

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17057

    Organization:

    Legislative Initiative, NGO

    Contact:

    Aram Karakhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    4200 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the case on disputing the Constitutional validity of the norm in the law concerning the process of arresting funds





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-23

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    17055

    Organization:

    Prime Consulting, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Georgi Kutoyan

    Grant Amount:

    5500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the litigation concerning the veteran's right, particularly concerning the vindication of the constitutional rights of Mr. Georgi Markarov, the violations in the calculations of the rate of pension and other benefits, made by the state bodies





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-09-14

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16855

    Organization:

    Children's Association of Armenia, NGO

    Contact:

    Varuzhan Sedrakyan

    Grant Amount:

    39630 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the activities of the Public Monitoring Group over Special Schools. Within the grant the following activities will be carried out: regular monitoring of the human rights, children's rights, health and education standards in special schools through regular and ad-hoc visits (at least two visits per school), regular reporting to the MoES and the public on the situation through ad-hoc, interim and annual reports which should also be published and accessible through www.edu.am and www.hra.am websites; development of monitoring methodology and tools for the group (experts will be selected in collaboration with OSIAF-Armenia); testing of the monitoring tools in schools; interim roundtable discussion on the tools with all relevant stakeholders; development and publication of a guidebook; two day training on the guidebook for the Board and monitors; publication and presentation to the public of the Group’s annual report





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-09-15

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    16788

    Organization:

    Ecological Safety Ensuring and Democracy Development, NGO

    Contact:

    Arthur Ghazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    4200 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the litigations on environment problems in Kapan concerning the problem of disposal of the sawage water. The cases shall be brought against the Ministry of nature Protection of RA and the "Hayjrmughcoyugh" CJSC





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-13

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    16814

    Organization:

    Bem, NGO

    Contact:

    Aleksey Chalabyan

    Grant Amount:

    7440 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support the activities of the Public Monitoring Group over Special Schools. Within the grant the following activities will be carried out: regular monitoring of the human rights, children's rights, health and education standards in special schools through regular and ad-hoc visits (at least two visits per school), regular reporting to the MoES and the public on the situation through ad-hoc, interim and annual reports which should also be published and accessible through www.edu.am and www.hra.am websites; development of monitoring methodology and tools for the group (experts will be selected in collaboration with OSIAF-Armenia); testing of the monitoring tools in schools; interim roundtable discussion on the tools with all relevant stakeholders; development and publication of a guidebook; two day training on the guidebook for the Board and monitors; publication and presentation to the public of the Group’s annual report





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-20

    Program:

    Information

    Grant Number:

    16797

    Organization:

    Republican Scientific Medical Library of Armenia

    Contact:

    Anna Shirinyan

    Grant Amount:

    22309 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop electronic online library with biomedical information from the databases mentioned in Appendix B; to provide document delivery services to the users, provide trainings for the potential users; at least 35 users trained during grant period





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-04-22

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    16535

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University

    Contact:

    Aleksandr Grigoryan

    Grant Amount:

    29982 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puproses: to develop and implement procedures for program design, approval, monitoring and review that will assure quality of study programs and to develop consistent methodology and procedures for direct assessment of student learning. The project involves the development, monitoring and review of the programs based on the learning outcomes and will be piloted in 2 master’s programs at YSU. The major outcome of the first stage project will be the development of methodological guidelines underpinning the design of programs. The second stage of the project will result in the creation of new regulations and guiding manual for the student learning assessment methods based on the results of the pilot programs by the subsequent use by other academic units of the university. The project will be piloted in the two master programs of the YSU. It is expected that the reporting for each of the project stages should also include the comparison of how the changes made during the project have gotten different from the existent situation, as well as to what extent the responsibilities of the participants extend beyond the regular ones





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-03-10

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    16550

    Organization:

    State Engineering University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Ruben Aghgashyan

    Grant Amount:

    30120 USD

    Purpose:

    Development of procedures and methodology for the quality assurance of SEUA programs and student assessment. The goal of the project is to develop a package of procedures and methods for the quality assurance at the planning, design and implementation of study programs and their piloting for the 2 SEUA programs, namely, at the departments of Electrical engineering and Mechanics. The supplementary project will include the development of the quality assurance mechanisms for the student assessment. The project envisions the development of norms and procedures for the revision, monitoring and approval of study programs. It is expected that the reporting for each of the project stages should also include the comparison of how the changes made during the project have gotten different from the existent situation, as well as to what extent the responsibilities of the participants extend beyond the regular ones





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-04-22

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    16532

    Organization:

    Vanadzor State Pedagogical Institute

    Contact:

    Gurgen Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    29100 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to design and integrate the formal procedures of approval, monitoring and review of study programs in compliance with the European standards and QA Guidebook recommendations, and to develop a system of assessment based on the learning outcomes. The major objectives of the project include the development of the manageable mechanisms for the design, development, approval, monitoring and revision of the study programs, including procedures for each of the stages above; development of the methodological recommendations for the outcome-based assessment of student learning; design and revision of the methods of assessment and trainings for the faculty and staff on the innovative methods of assessment and program design. The timeframe of the project is 18 months. It is expected that the reporting for each of the project stages should ialso nclude the comparison of how the changes made during the project have gotten different from the existent situation, as well as to what extent the responsibilities of the participants extend beyond the regualar ones





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-29

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    17119

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University, Department of Biology

    Contact:

    Emil Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to upgrade the current YSU Bachelor’s degree programme in Biology based on the competences (learning outcomes) required for professional careers/work in industry and bioscience-based enterprises, and to harmonize it with the newly developed appropriate Master’s programme in Biology. Specifically, the project will work towards identifying competences required by the labor market based on the consultation with stakeholders and analysis of subject benchmarks, defining a clear-cut degree profile, upgrading the current programme content and its specific courses, developing effective teaching, learning and assessment methods, embedding QA mechanisms into the program, piloting the upgraded programme and disseminating the project outcomes whitin YSU. The restructuring of the programme will be based on the Tuning methodology described in the Methodological Guide





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-29

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16829

    Organization:

    Women's Union of St. Virgin Sandukht, NGO

    Contact:

    Artemis Lepejyan

    Grant Amount:

    10922 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to purchase a minibus for Mrgashen community kindergarten for organizing regular transportation of children from Artamet and other neighboring communities to the kindergarten and back their places, and thereby providing them an opportunity to attend the kindergarten and receive pre-school education. The grantee shall regularly report on the use of the minibus





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-30

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16933

    Organization:

    Astghatsolk, NGO

    Contact:

    Irina Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    13166 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to recommence provision of comprehensive social services to 30 disabled children in Chambarak Day Care Center for disabled children. The project envisages activities in three directions: 1) provision of social and psychological assistance to the children and their families (counseling, feeding, and transportation to/from the Center); 2) tutoring and vocational trainings; and 3) foster care service and trainings for the parents of disabled children attending the Center. Funding from Chambarak Municipality is $1,728 and In-Kind contribution of the Organization to the project is $3,228





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-27

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16914

    Organization:

    Orran, Child Center

    Contact:

    Armine Hovannisian

    Grant Amount:

    67647 USD

    Purpose:

    For: to assist the Child Center in Vanadzor. The NGO will serve 55 vagrant and needy school-aged children after school 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. Organization's contribution to this project is $20,194





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-09

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16844

    Organization:

    Children's Support Center Foundation

    Contact:

    Mira Antonyan

    Grant Amount:

    38700 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support children from socially vulnerable families in Kotayk marz. The project addressing the problem of child poverty envisions targeted and professional assistance to children in difficulties and at risk as well as their families. In collaboration with the local government and child protection network it particularly envisages to provide an outreach child protection approach (helping children in families). It will help to identify the 50 most critical cases (families and children at risk and in difficulties), assess their situation, elaborate assistance packages and provide direct service. Organization's In-kind contribution for this project is $37,440





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-05-18

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16635

    Organization:

    Special School # 1

    Contact:

    Lilia Asatryan

    Grant Amount:

    20000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: 1) to create a workshop for pottery for schoolchildren with special educational needs; 2) to make education accessible to over 100 schoolchildren of the 29 communities of Armavir marz through obtaining a minibus; 3) to reach out to additional 30-40 children currently not attending the school; 4) contribute to integration of SEN children into the society, assist the families to address the issues of right to educaion. Organization's In-kind contribution for this project is $2,850





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-04-29

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16639

    Organization:

    Medical Psychological Pedagogical Assessment Center of Yerevan

    Contact:

    Varduhi Katinyan

    Grant Amount:

    21472 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize summer rest activities in Stepanavan for 40 children affected with autism and mental problems aged 6-13 years. The children of four special schools will be recruited. Organization's In-kind contribution for this project is $11,299





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-06-23

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16735

    Organization:

    Our Lady of Armenia Convent, Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

    Contact:

    Sister Arousiag Sajonian

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize summer camp for 850 very disadvantaged children, aged 8-14, from different parts of Armenia; to strengthen the children's spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being and to lessen the immediate and long-term impact of poverty and abandonment in their lives. The OSIAFA covers food expenses for 172 children of 1 summer camp session. Organization's contribution to this project is $110,281





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-03-18

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16619

    Organization:

    UNDP Armenia

    Contact:

    Dafina Gercheva

    Grant Amount:

    13108 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create equal opportunities for the needy youth to access vocational education and acquire middle level professional education. The project objective is granting fellowships to the most vulnerable 50 VET students in Tavush marz with high academic achievements. UNDP VET Project will invest $7,705.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-04-22

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16662

    Organization:

    Yerevan Special Educational Complex for Children with Hearing Impairments

    Contact:

    Nadia Yeghiazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the purpose of: to organize 20-day summer holidays for 120 children, aged 7-13, with special educational needs, from Yerevan special schools in inclusive environment of “Lusabats” summer camp in Hankavan resort; to organize children’s leisure 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 for this project is $10,716.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-04-22

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16666

    Organization:

    IntraHealth International Inc.

    Contact:

    Inna Sacci

    Grant Amount:

    14400 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to improve maternal and child health in rural and far-to-reach areas of Armenia. Objectives of the grant are: purchase and distribution of 4,000 Evidence-based Obstetrical kits to rural women at project-supported secondary and tertiary level health care facilities. The 4,000 ob kits will support 4,000 births over a period of six months through selected 11 health care facilities. Co-funding of the project is $45,000 ($40,000 – USAID and $5,000 – Burns Supper Committee).





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-03-26

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16542

    Organization:

    Mission Armenia

    Contact:

    Hripsime Kirakosyan

    Grant Amount:

    199000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide hot meal to 3,000 beneficiaries (5 days per week) through the 25 Mission Armenia service provision infrastructures in 20 cities/towns in 8 provinces, as described in the proposal; to provide social and healthcare services to the 6,000 targeted beneficiaries as per proposal; to provide capacity building trainings for the beneficiaries empowering them with relevant skills for self-help and self-advocacy initiatives and for maintaining healthy lifestyle; to promote social partnership initiatives with local authorities to promote sustainable provision of social service provision in the target Communities. Expected results are: improved nutritional status of the target group in the target provinces; improved social-health status of the target groups; increased knowledge and skills of the target group on self-help and self-assurance. The grant will help to: maintain operation of 21 soup kitchens that are at risk of shutting down, as described in proposal; prevent further suspension of hot meal provision, social and health services to thousands of beneficiaries. Funding from other sources for this project is $432,960





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-03-22

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16525

    Organization:

    Our Lady of Armenia Convent, Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

    Contact:

    Sister Arousiag Sajonian

    Grant Amount:

    66824 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide the children better opportunities for rest during the summer camp season and allow utilizing the camp facilities all year round, through installment of a local heating system at the camp premises. The project objectives are: 1) to improve the space and water heating systems of the summer camp by installing a local heating system at the camp premises, 2) to install a gas pressure regulating control point and mount a low pressure gas supply pipeline from the nearest middle pressure gas line to the boiler house and 3) to construct new internal heating and hot water supply networks and to enable the Sisters operate the camp all year round. USAID will invest $66,824





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-15

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16881

    Organization:

    Voske Tsghi, NGO

    Contact:

    Melsida Veranyan

    Grant Amount:

    2040 USD

    Purpose:

    For providing food for 30 children aged 2-6 from needy families attending the kindergarten in Dovegh village during five moths. In-kind contribution of the NGO to this project is $700.





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-10

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16795

    Organization:

    Prelacy of Diocese of Armavir, Armenian Apostolic Holy Church

    Contact:

    Sion Bishop Adamian

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of a summer camp from July 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010 for the following purposes: to arrange proper summer rest of 130 orphans from needy families from Armavir marz; to support their families by lightening the every day care of the children; to sustain and develop the mental, spiritutal and physical capacities of the children via special educational trainings to be conducted in the camp. In-kind contribution of the Prelacy of Diocese of Armavir is $8,550





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-03-11

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16613

    Organization:

    Jinishian Memorial Foundation

    Contact:

    Eliza Minasyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to improve the overall economic state of farmers by supporting activities of agricultural cooperatives in Armavir, Ararat, Aragatsotn, Vayots Dzor, and Lori marzes to alleviate negative consequences of financial crisis. Overall, 10 cooperatives' projects will be selected and approved. Grant size per cooperative will be up to $5,000. JMF will invest $25,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-06-30

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16862

    Organization:

    Mansur, NGO

    Contact:

    Gnel Mkhitaryan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following puroses: to help the member farmers from "Ashtarak" Farmers' Group to save this years' crop and escape losses that could get them at the verge of bankruptsy as well as set up conditions to further the development of innovative and non-traditional agriculture. The requested amount will be used for organizing all necessary farm jobs during the season and purchasing of fertilizers





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-14

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16824

    Organization:

    Fund for Armenian Relief, Armenian Branch

    Contact:

    Margarit Piliposyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purpose: to support physical rehabilitation and vocational training for 90+ physically and mentally disabled children attending Gavar Special School N1 through renovating the sewing/knitting/embroidery, shoe making and wood carving workshops, and providing necessary supplies to ensure uninterrupted vocational training. The project also envisions establishment of a rehabilitation center (renovation, equipment, and training of therapists) so that the physical training is accessible to the children. FAR's In-Kind contribution to this project is $45,000





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-12

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16847

    Organization:

    Khnamk, NGO

    Contact:

    Vahagn Majinyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue providing psychological and social services to about 60 people with mental disability in the Day Center of the Mental Health Foundation as well as providing supported accommodation for people with long term psychiatric problems and mental disabilities in the house of Khnamk, NGO in Mugni village of Aragatsotn marz





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-01-15

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16528

    Organization:

    Children of Armenia Fund

    Contact:

    Serob Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    24500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the immediate assistance to 104 socially vulnerable families (566 individuals) in terms of nourishment and basic medication to prevent potential increase in morbidity and mortality in winter. Objectives of the project are: a) to provide basic nutrition to 566 villagers (non-perishable food supplies, milk for 298 children under the age of 18); b) to provide basic medication (including vitamins for the most vulnerable individuals) to treat a host of medical problems that these people face especially in wintertime. Organization's contribution to this project is $12,022.80





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-05-31

    Program:

    Emergency Fund

    Grant Number:

    16822

    Organization:

    Huysi Kamar, NGO

    Contact:

    Arsen Ovanesov

    Grant Amount:

    24670 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to equip 100 young boys and girls, aged 12-18, from socially vulnerable families, with vocational skills in three different vocational fields-sewing, cooking and bookbinding; to establish collaboration between the community organizations, the Resource Center and local businesses to identify needs of job market and prepare specialists accordingly. Organization's In-kind contribution for the project is $8,760





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    17065

    Organization:

    Center for International Union of Puppeteers - UNIMA Armenia

    Contact:

    Armen Safaryan

    Grant Amount:

    1300 USD

    Purpose:

    The aim of the grant is to support UNIMA - Armenia, the organizer of International Tumanyan Fairy Tale Day, to acquire some equipment - Fax machine and a laptop which are highly necessary for the ongoing activities of the organization especially for the preparation of the annual Puppet Theatre Festival





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-05-14

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16620

    Organization:

    Foundation for the Preseravation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets

    Contact:

    Ruben Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    5010 USD

    Purpose:

    The project aims to produce a 30 minute film- a “reality show” about the environmental issues in Armenia. The film will be created with an educational purpose with participation of young children and youth. The organization has a trained team and a studio to work on a film. The organization has a confirmation from Ararat TV channel to broadcast the film





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16879

    Organization:

    UN Department of Public Information Yerevan Office (Armenia)

    Contact:

    Maria Dotsenko

    Grant Amount:

    1500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to cover part of the ccommodation expenses of a five days “Engineering Tolerance” multi-ethnic Youth Summer Camp in Lusakert for 32 junior representatives of both ethnic minorities and ethnic Armenians living in Armenia. The event is organized jointly by the UN Department of Public Information, Yerevan Office, the Armenian UN Association (AUNA) and is supported by the Government Staff Department on National Minority and Religious Affairs of Armenia, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and the OSCE Office in Yerevan





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-12

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16848

    Organization:

    Civil Society Institute

    Contact:

    Tamara Hovnanyan

    Grant Amount:

    51900 USD

    Purpose:

    For 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; for conceptual re-designing the website into thematic areas and selection and hiring new staff for the website, i.e. editor, journalists, coordinator as well as for solicitation of analytical materials from experts. Within the timeframe of the project the following activities will be carried out: project Board will be established representing leading human rights NGOs and media community; procedures and guarantees for editorial independence will be developed and ensured, rigorous outreach to the human rights community will be conducted, CSI will assign staff members to work on selected human rights cases along with the journalists and website editor. The modality of work of the www.hra.am team should be guided by the recommendations as outlined in the portal’s latest evaluation report





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-26

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16687

    Organization:

    Journalists for the Future, NGO

    Contact:

    Suren Deheryan

    Grant Amount:

    19445 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to support freedom of expression in Armenia, use JNews.am as a defender of press and restore public confidence towards journalists. Among key activities the project will actively cover issues related to the field of media, such as legislative initiatives, monitoring media activity, implementing series of journalistic investigations on unrevealed cases of violence against journalists, covering urgent issues faced by TV, radio, print and online media through special issues, developing pages featuring analytical, investigative articles and video stories. The web site will function in three languages Armenian, English and Russian. Within the project it is planned also to circulate alerts and appeals on cases of violence against media, raising urgent issues on media via online forums and raising professional qualification of young journalists and students. The second goal of the project is to create a new and sustainable bridge of communication between the community of deaf and dumb and other representatives of the society through the Web Site. During the six-month classes the hearing impaired will obtain skills in Reporting and Writing, Photojournalism, as well as in New Media tools and use them in active production and dissemination of information. The blog exploited by the deaf people, will enable them to make their issues heard thus supporting for provision of equal terms for the deaf among the wide circles of the society





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-25

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16748

    Organization:

    Goris Press Club

    Contact:

    Susanna Shahnazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    9992 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize 4 trainings for 12 young journalists from journalist clubs from the regions on a topic ‘’Human rights protection as a mean to overcome conflicts". After the training the journalists will practice their gained skills by preparing 6 TV programs with 15 minutes duration to be broadcast by a local “Last” TV channel. The journalists will also write 2 annexes of articles to be published in local “Kamq+” and ”Ban u Gorts’’ newspapers. Articles will be also posted on the web-sites of the mentioned TV channels and newspapers. The journalists will also cooperate with Investigative Journalists, NGO and will publish their articles in the inserts of Hetq newspaper. Based on the quality of the articles, they may be also posted on A1plus and Lragir.am online journals





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-05-29

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16634

    Organization:

    The A.D.Sakharov Armenian Human Rights Protection Center

    Contact:

    Levon Nersisyan

    Grant Amount:

    49245 USD

    Purpose:

    For strengthening the joint activities of the structural units of the Sakharov Center and local NGOs in the sphere of protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms in the regions of the Republic of Armenia. The goal of the project is to raise the level of civil activity among the population, which in turn will guarantee protection of their own rights and freedoms through increasing the effectiveness of the activities of the Sakharov Center and local NGOs collaborating with it. Project Objectives: through trainings, seminars and joint public actions, raise the level of knowledge of Center’s co-workers, and local NGOs collaborating with the Center; provide free legal consultations and advocacy services to vulnerable groups of population and monitor the situation of HR protection and basic freedoms in the Republic of Armenia to ensure protection of civil and social rights; propose recommendations to improve laws, styles and methods of work of state bodies and self-governing bodies, in connection to the fact that some procedural acts, actions of certain representatives of law enforcement and judicial bodies and structures in practice contribute to mass violations of civil and social rights of people; through mass media bring to the notice of the relevant governmental bodies and that of the wider layers of the society the state of the human rights and the reasons leading to HR violation in Armenia; Improve the level of legal awareness and knowledge of the most vulnerable groups of the population





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    17074

    Organization:

    Collaboration for Democracy

    Contact:

    Stepan Danielyan

    Grant Amount:

    38720 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote legislative reforms in the country in regard to the freedom of belief; to encounter the facts of spreading religious hatred and forming of a tolerant public attitude via religions.am website, research and publication of journal, larger integration with major social networks, monitoring of media on the matter of religious intolerance, round-tables and conferences on minority issues, more intensive cooperation with online news agencies to provide information on religious minorities’ issues, providing free legal consultations to representatives of religious minorities and representing their interests at courts. Also the project envisages protection of religious minorities rights via advocacy tools such as publication of letters to government officials, developing complaints to HR protection state agencies and cooperation with Media ethics monitoring body





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-15

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    17098

    Organization:

    Lore Eco Club, NGO

    Contact:

    Manya Melikjanyan

    Grant Amount:

    885 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out at least two public discussions and 3 TV programs with participation of relevant NGOs and local self-government bodies. The main issue that the NGO is going to raise ecological issues and dangers related to Armanis gold poly-metallic mine exploitation. The NGO is also recommended to work with online journals, such as www.lragir.am, www.hetq.am and www.ecolur.org by sending articles and relevant materials to raise awareness about ecological issues





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    17010

    Organization:

    Shirak Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Vahan Tumasyan

    Grant Amount:

    23287 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise accountability and public participation in the implementation processes of the apartment allocation/distribution in Gyumri which is going to take place in 2011.The project also aims to continue providing free of charge legal assistance to beneficiaries and inform them about the laws and government decision regarding apartment distribution in Gyumri. The proposal includes the following main activities – continue legal aid to beneficiaries, continue wide media outreach (including: organizing TV programs about the process of apartment allocation, sending regular emails about the project updates and main violations through mailing lists). The project director will attend the meetings of the commission in charge of apartment allocation under Ministry of Urban Development. It is also planned to train 9 volunteers who will assist in the implementation of the project. The organization will continue paying special attention to the PR component of the project. At least two press conferences will be organized during the project to introduce 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 closely collaborate with Communities Finance Officers Association and online web sites, such as www.hetq.am and www.lragir.am. Also, the web site of the NGO - www.shirakcentre.org - will be periodically updated





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    17044

    Organization:

    Unison, NGO

    Contact:

    Armen Alaverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    38545 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: a) enhancement of HR protection mechanisms for PWD; b) pushing accessibility legislation implementation among decision makers; c) increase of the number of inclusive employers; d) raising awareness of latest legislative developments (CRPD ratification). These will be accomplished via: a) creation of a regional Network of PWD Defenders which will be coordinated by the UNISON and preceded by a nation-wide conference of stakeholders and government, setting up of new branch in Spitak town; b) publication of accessibility guidelines for decision makers and relevant companies; accessibility monitoring and PR campaign; creation of accessibility E-guide for stakeholders for Yerevan and regional based entities, companies, services, etc; c) more aggressive campaign with potential employers (500 entities to be approached this time, ads, trainings for PWF on job seeking skills); d) enhancing the hotline service for PWD; updating legal info databases – IRTEK; free legal advice; publication of leaflets on legislative amendments and useful info; PR campaign and collaboration with other HR central and regional NGOs is envisaged





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-24

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16755

    Organization:

    Armavir Development Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Naira Arakelyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to raise awareness among women and girls of Armavir region about gender discrimination issues based on the conducted monitoring on gender discrimination in the sphere of employment in the region. The specific project activities will be: conducting a survey on gender discrimination in the sphere of employment in Armavir based on the experience with the previous survey on domestic violence; to reveal the main problems with gender discrimination in the sphere of employment in Armavir marz, to conduct an awareness raising campaign about the rights of women and employees; to discuss the problem during the round table discussions and community meetings; to publish articles; to provide free of charge legal assistance to women. At the end of the project, to organize a presentation of the survey results with participation of experts and relevant NGOs in Yerevan and in Armavir marz. The survey results will be widely disseminated among relevant institutions and interested parties. The NGO will also closely cooperate with Women’s Rights Center, Women’s Resource Center and Investigative Journalists, NGO. The prepared articles will be also published in the inserts of “Hetq” newspaper





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-24

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16746

    Organization:

    Patients' Rights Protection Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Nazik Aslanyan

    Grant Amount:

    9950 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide information on right to health specifically focusing on children. It is planned to raise awareness about the rights of child patients’ and the existing mechanisms of rights protection. In the framework of the project it is planned to organize three-months trainings for three NGOs working with children “Armenian Association of Hemophilia” (6 participants), “Autism and Recovery Way” NGO (6 participants) and “Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Parents” (6 participants) and the parents of these children. In total there will be 24 participants from NGO sector trained during the project. Before the training, project experts will carry out focused interviews with parents of those children to reveal real cases of main violations of child patients. The results of the interviews shall be analyzed and the main legislation procedural gaps shall be revealed and presented to strategic litigation lawyers during a special session of the planned training. The analyzed case studies shall be presented to OSIAF Armenia as well. The developed handouts for the training will be widely disseminated among relevant organizations, institutions, hospitals and special schools in Yerevan and in the regions of Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16676

    Organization:

    Journalists for Human Rights, NGO

    Contact:

    Zhanna Alexanyan

    Grant Amount:

    9955 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize a professional training for selected journalists, who will work in three regions of Armenia – Lori, Aragatsotn and Ararat. Trained journalists will write professional articles focusing on the rights of the soldiers in the army. The articles will be widely disseminated among mass media and will include relevant suggestions to the problem





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-24

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16719

    Organization:

    Arevamanuk, Family and Child Care Fund

    Contact:

    Armine Gmyur-Karapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    10000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out a public campaign and advocacy about children’s rights and child-victims. Specifically, the capacity of existing Community Justice Center will be strengthened through special trainings about children’s rights protection in juvenile police departments. Staff members of the Centers will be trained to provide legal support for juvenile delinquents; finally to expose the cases of sexual abuse, advocacy and case management of child-victims and to provide the community with help-line telephone for registration and support of the cases of child abuse. A special awareness raising campaign about Child abuse will be carried out through TV, Radio and booklets. During the project the organization will: provide legal counseling and advocacy to the delinquent children at least 4 cases for advocacy during the project; organize 2 trainings for 10 policemen about violence and delinquency; prepare and broadcast social adds and advertisements on local TV and radio stations about child protection help-line; prepare 2 talk-shows and 4 programs to be broadcast on local TV channels (GALA and SHIRAK) on CAN (child abuse and neglect), CSA (child sexual abuse) and juvenile delinquency topics; provide the following services to child victims and their parents: psychological counseling and therapy (individual and family); social work (social interviewing, preparing social story, home visits, assessment of needs); medical counseling if necessary; case management and follow-up; advocacy of child- victims. The organization will closely cooperate with Children’s Rights Monitoring Board and other NGOs working in the area





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-20

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    16771

    Organization:

    Eco-Era, NGO

    Contact:

    Hrayr Savzyan

    Grant Amount:

    9999 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize a big advocacy campaign on ecological dangerous uranium mining. Among the main activities, the NGO will invite a professional expert from famous ecological foundations and organization such as “Green-Peace”, “Friends of the Earth” and “Earth First”. The expert will carry out a three-day workshop for the group of young activists involved and concerned with the problem. The workshop will give an insight on how to organize effective advocacy campaign on ecological problems. A web site as an electronic news database about the danger and risks of the uranium mining will be also created. Two short animation social adds raising the problem will be created and disseminated via regional and local TVs, blogs, social web sites, public screenings in Yerevan and in the regions





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-26

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    16766

    Organization:

    Socioscope, Social Research and Consultancy Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Sona Manusyan

    Grant Amount:

    9267 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out a professional training for experts in latest international trends in monitoring methods, including mass media monitoring, data processing, reporting, and digital advocacy, in order to reinforce civic control and make the results of mass media monitoring more visible to the public at large





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-19

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    16859

    Organization:

    Investigative Journalists, NGO

    Contact:

    Edik Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    33460 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out journalistic investigations in the rural places of Armenia in order to further investigate the impact of the financial-economic crisis, specifically loan-taking processes effecting on rural people. The project will more focus on those families who lost their houses and lands because of agricultural bank loans. The project will also investigate transparency of state budget spending and the effectiveness and transparency of its anti-economic projects. The investigative stories will also cover the issues of transparency, accountability and effectiveness of the organizations funded in the framework of the adopted State Anti-Crisis Action Plan to carry out anti-crisis projects in the regions of Armenia. The project targets most vulnerable population, including but not limited to children, women and old people. During the project implementation, 33 investigative articles and 220 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 4000 copies. 1100 copies will be distributed with “Hetq” newspaper and 2900 inserts will be disseminated free of charge in Yerevan and in the regions of Armenia. The project also plans to organize 6 round-table discussions to highlight the cases and issues revealed during the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-09-14

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    16882

    Organization:

    Mandate, NGO

    Contact:

    Lusine Vasilyan

    Grant Amount:

    70850 USD

    Purpose:

    For monitoring of the fall 2010 and spring 2011 sessions of the National Assembly, preparation, publication and presentation of the monitoring report; regular and timely update of the www.parliamentmonitoring.am website. Within the scope of the project the NGO, in cooperation with experts from Partnership for Open Society Initiative will analyze the activity of individual MPs as well as fractions, prepare analytical materials on the platform priorities of the political parties and monitor the consistency of their actions with the platforms. The www.parliamentmonitoring.am website will serve as a space to provide the general public with information on the draft laws passing National Assembly hearings, voting records of the Members of Parliament, draft laws proposed by them as well as will feature expert opinions on the laws; the website will be upgraded with a search engine enabling easy access to the MPs voting records through various keywords





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-12-24

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    17062

    Organization:

    Fund Against Violation of Law

    Contact:

    Zhora Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    39000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following objectives: monitoring of violation practices in the field of labor rights protection via free legal aid provision, litigation of strategic cases in the sphere of labor rights, establishing of a “feed back” with workforce at enterprises and conducting of awareness raising and PR campaigns, roundtables, seminars for potential workers and youth on basic labor rights and entrepreneurship, publication of educational brochures and articles in press, cooperation with relevant state agencies. The grant envisaged for preparation of systematic information bulletins and videos on the work of the State Labor Agency (SLA) and their dissemination via mass-media; referral and follow up of complaints received from citizens to the SLA, requesting information and giving feedback on SLA’s work, formulation of suggestions on improvement of it work; holding public debates around SLA’s work; working out legislative initiatives on the Law on SLA; systemic examination of reports elaborated by SLA





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-22

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    16801

    Organization:

    Communities Finance Officers Association

    Contact:

    Vahan Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    20183 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: through the monitoring of the budgeting process assess transparency of budgeting process, accountability of local authorities, public participation to the decision making and effectiveness of municipal service provision, find ways to increase those and improve the qulity of governance. Activities of the project include: monitoring the budget process of Yerevan to assess the transparency, accountability and level of public participation at all stages; evaluate the budget structure aimed at effective municipal service delivery; discuss the revealed obstacles for transparency, accountability, public participation; prepare a policy brief for the government and the local authorities; prepare a document which will be guiding the future initiatives of CSO's in area of local budget monitoring





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-11-09

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    16892

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Narine Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    5001 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to implement a mass media information campaign to raise the public awareness about the current policy, inform public opinion about the health impact of exposure to tobacco smoke and facilitate further strengthening of smoke-free legislation in Armenia; to organize policy workshop to discuss results of the monitoring camopaign and make recommendations to the decision making community on drafting a new bill and improving the enforcement mechanisms





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-08-25

    Program:

    Civil Soceity

    Grant Number:

    16681

    Organization:

    Astghatsolk, NGO

    Contact:

    Irina Hovhannisyan

    Grant Amount:

    7835 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out advocacy trainings for 5 NGOs working in the sphere of children rights from Vardenis, Chambarak, Stepanavan, Vanadzor and Ijevan in order to strengthen their advocacy skills before local self-government bodies; to carry out a comparative analysis of the state budget of 2010-2011 allocated for children’s rights for above mentioned cities; to publish 250 examples of the analysis and disseminate it in the respective cities; to organize 5 community meetings with NGO to discuss the results of the analysis and its correspondence to the Development Program of these cities; to address letters from the names of the coalition members to the mayors of those cities urging to include special budget line for the children with special needs in the budget of 2011; to organize 5 meetings with the Council of Aldermen, mass media representatives, NGOs, parents to discuss the possible actions to ensure better protection for children with special needs; to organize a big conference with participation of all interested parties and government representatives





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-05-25

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16825

    Organization:

    Naregatsi Art Institute

    Contact:

    Levon Eskenian

    Grant Amount:

    20000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to encourage the development of art and culture by supporting and empowering the professional and young emerging artists, handicapped and children. Its aim is to free the artists of organizational, financial and physical restrictions, revitalize traditional and ethnic art and create an endlessly growing network of support which would nurture cultural progress. In the scope of this project NAI envisages complementing its mission via providing the artists community(s) of Armenia with the following services: concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, master classes and audio and video recording of the events and dissemination through production of CDs, DVDs and Internet





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-07-22

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16637

    Organization:

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

    Contact:

    Nune Manukyan

    Grant Amount:

    15530 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out the 6th International Festival for Children and Youth from October 12-16, 2010 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 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, workshops, meetings and discussions with famous filmmakers in Yerevan and 2 in Gyumri will be carried out. In the framework of this project, guests and film directors from Italy, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Turkey will participate at the festival this year





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2010-06-28

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    16874

    Organization:

    Center for International Union of Puppeteers - UNIMA Armenia

    Contact:

    Armen Safaryan

    Grant Amount:

    24990 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out an International Festival of Puppet Theaters “Toumanian Fairy Tale Day”, which will take place from September 4 - 10 with participation of theatrical troops from Turkey, Denmark, Slovenia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, USA, Belgium, Japan, Czech Republic, Russia, Iran, Belarus and other countries. During the Festival days a great number of entertaining and educating activities are being organized – scenic events and fireworks, master classes in puppet art, a puppet exhibition, daily evening clubs, excursions, video demonstrations and alike. This year, there will be a new type of activity - an open-air joint puppet performance “A Drop of Honey” dedicated to tolerance and peace issue, with participation of all participating theaters. The official web site of the organization will be updated and will provide in deep information about the festival