The project implemented within HDP Geoteam project, with the rationale to further the goals of land conservation and best management practices through skills learning, capacity building, institutional development at local level and use of human and natural resources.
Support to Income Generation for Refugee families in Armenia, 2012-2013
HDP, through cooperation with Save the Children (SC), submitted a proposal to the Julia Tuft Fund (through US Embassy, Yerevan) and as a result received a grant that enabled HDP to obtain two food dryers and two vacuum packaging equipment.
The LIFE Program for People With Disabilities
To overcome the barriers facing PWDs in Armenia, LIFE program works to promote equal employment opportunities and access to employment as a basic human right for people with disabilities.
Rural Income Generation Project 2012-2013 (RIG)
Since December 2012 HDP implemented “Rural Income Generation” project funded by the European Union and Save the Children International Armenia in Sis, Khachpar, Hayanist and Nizami communities in Armenia.
Improved Livelihoods through New Gardening Technology 2012-2013
This project is funded by Geoteam and is implemented in Syunik marz: Gorayk village. Fifty project participants are involved in a 2 year project. The project goal is to improve community livelihoods and economic well-being through innovative agricultural practices in gardening. This project applies innovative technology of land use and generated sustainable income for rural households and communities employing at least 1 person per household. It also raised the communities' capacities, knowledge and skills as local assets and resources in replicating this innovation in other communities.
People with disabilities in Armenia, the promising workforce 2010-2012
A model of Supported Employment has been applied in Armenia, the main principles of which are: testing work abilities and skills of people with disabilities (PWD), matching to the jobs as per their skills, assessment of the workplace, as well as adjustment of the workplace to fit the PWD’s needs.
The program is aimed not only at direct job-placement of persons with disabilities but also identifying their work abilities, coaching for job skills and raising their competitiveness in labour market.
Rural Income Generation Project 2012-2013
In the Ararat marz Khachpar, Hayanist, Sis and Nisami communities in December 2011 was commenced EU funded “Rural Income Generation Project”, with a 22 month duration.
Project aimed at poverty alleviation through more effective implementation of agricultural technologies.
Scope of the Project provides use of Mittleider`s method, which involves different hydroponic, greenhouse and gardening technologies, adapted for small family backyard landplots and aims to harvest as much as possible from each square meter of land.
Home Food Production for WellFare and Income 2011 Year 3
«Human Dignity and Peace» (HDP) Foundation in 2011 implemented “Home Food Production for Well Fare and Income Generation” project in Lori marz Arevatsag and Haghpat communities. For the 2011 agricultural year 15 new beneficiaries were selected. They were acquainted with the new vegetables cultivation technology: Mittleider method, which is well known in the world and is now used in Armenia.
People with Disabilities in Armenia, the Promising Workforce
From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 the HDP Charitable Foundation (Human Dignity and Peace) continued “People with Disabilities in Armenia, the Promising Workforce” project financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MATRA PP). The project is aimed at labor market integration of PWD’s through raising their employability.
“Art For Inclusion” Project 2011
In the period January 1, 2011 – July 31, 2011 (7 months) HDP implemented the project “Art for Integration for Children with Disabilities” funded by Jonas Foundation. This is the fourth phase of this project. During project implementation period HDP continued its cooperation with local Yerevan, Alaverdi (Lori region), Dilijan (Tavush region) regional partners, and NGO’s: “Unsion”, “Perkutyun”, “Astghatsolk”, “Norastgh” and “Bridge of Hope”
“Building DPO Outreach for Greater Disability Inclusiveness” Project 2010
On February 15th, 2010 HDP Foundation started implementation of the second part of the project “Building DPO Outreach for Greater Disability Inclusiveness” in Alaverdi. The project is funded by the World Vision Armenia. Five kindergartens and 7 schools were involved in the 2nd phase of the project. The project implementation area was Alaverdi, Arevacag, Aqori, Mets Ayrum, and Haghpat rural communities. ....
“Building DPO Outreach for Greater Disability Inclusiveness” Project 2009
2008 October- 2009 December “Human Dignity and Peace” Foundation (HDP Foundation) implemented the “Building DPO Outreach for Greater Disability Inclusiveness” Project in Alaverdi with the “World Vision Armenia” International Charity Organization, based on “Memorandum of Understanding” between two organizations. ....
Home Food Production for Wellfare and Income Generation Year 2
In 2010 HDP Foundation continued the implementation of the second phase of the project “Home Food Production for Wellfare and Income Generation in Stepanavan and Alaverdi Communities.” All beneficiaries and communities from Year 1 were included in Year 2 as well, plus 20 additional families ....
Home Food Production for Wellfare and Income Generation Year 1
HDP is currently implementing a 3-year High Yielding Gardening activity (2009-2011) in partnership with and through support from the Armenian branch of the World Vision. As agreed, 50 beneficiaries from six communities in Lori Region were engaged in the Year 1. ....
People with Disability in Armenia, the Promising Workforce
From January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012, the HDP Charitable Foundation (Human Dignity and Peace) will “People with Disability in Armenia, the Promising Workforce” project financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MATRA PP). The project aims to promote young people with disabilities to get involved in work through employment possibilities and establishment of a replicable model. ....
Art For Inclusion 2010
In our effort to achieve our goal, there were various activities implemented with the “Art for Integration for Children with Disabilities” project; which officially was put into action by HDP on October 30, 2010. During the initial implementation period, HDP continued its cooperation with local Yerevan and regional partners: Alaverdi (Lori region), Dilijan (Tavush region) and Armavir (Armavir region). HDP then selected N 135 inclusive school ....
Art For Inclusion 2009
On January 2009 HDP started implementation of the project Art for Inclusion funded by Jonas Foundation. The goal of this activity was to promote greater integration, tolerance, acceptance and social inclusion for children/youth with disabilities through art, education and promotion of their rights. Gegharkunik and Armavir regions were included in the project benefiting additional 173 people.
Equitable Job Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
On January 1, 2009 HDP started implementation of the project Equitable Job Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, funded by KAP Matra Small Grants Program (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) in three communities in Yerevan (Shengavit, Malatia-Sebastia and Erebuni). The target group of the project was about 90-100 people with disabilities (PWD). The main partners of the project were State Employment Service Agency (SESA) and its territorial centers in targeted communities and non governmental organizations (NGO) dealing with PWD issues as well.
Let us help communities together
HDP Foundation implemented a four-month project (November 1, 2008 February 28, 2009) funded by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The overall goal of this 4-month project was to promote integration of children and youth with disabilities through education, training and other events. The project was implemented in the inclusive school N135 in Yerevan.
Alternative methods of irrigation
HDP foundation, with financing from the Armenian branch of the International charitable organization World Vision, held a number of seminars from September 16 to October 30, 2008. The seminars were about the application of alternative methods of irrigation in Talin region for 20 communities with a total of 600 farmers.
Helping Rural Women Help Themselves
Human Dignity and Peace Foundation implemented a ten-month project (March 1 December 30, 2008) in Nalbandyan village of Armavir marz, working closely with 16 women beneficiaries and providing them the necessary tools to generate income through technology transfer and technical know-how.
Human Dignity and Peace Foundation (HDP Foundation) implemented a seven-month Mittleider High Yield Gardening project (May1-November 30, 2007) funded by World Vision, Armenia. The project activities were was carried out in Azatamut village Tavush marz.
Increased Economic Opportunities for Rural Poor
Human Dignity and Peace Foundation (HDP Foundation) implemented its Business Development and Poverty Reduction project in summer 2006 funded by the Micro Enterprise Development Initiative (MEDI).
April 2007 "Development of Home Based Education Strategies for Youth with Disabilities"
Human Dignity and Peace (HDP) Foundation in cooperation with Open Society Institute (OSI) successfully completed an 8-month grant (September 1, 2005-May 1, 2006) for the Development of Home-Based Education Strategies for Youth with Disabilities
May 2008 Protection of Labor Rights of Youth with Special Needs
Educate the youth with disabilities and their families on their labor rights. During the period August 1, 2007 - March 2008, HDP implemented Protection of Labor Rights of Youth with Special Needs project, funded by KAP Matra Small Grants Program (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands) in three communities in Yerevan and Echmiadzin, Armenia More...
May 2008 Civic Participation to Alleviate Rural Poverty
From November 1, 2005 to December, 2005 HDP
conducted an evaluation of the Rural Development Program in
Karakert and completed a Participatory Rural Appraisal in
Armavir marz of Armenia. These evaluations served as basis for
HDP to start is project aimed at alleviation of rural poverty
through community mobilization More...
May 2008 Art for integration of Youth with special needs
On May 1, 2007 HDP started implementation of
Art for Integration of Youth with Special Needs project,
funded by Jonas Foundation. Integration and involvement of
youth with disabilities is a challenge in Armenia especially in the regions: isolated
Business Development and Poverty Reduction With High Yield Gardening-2006
Commercial gardening has good potential in the Armenian agricultural sector for small and medium enterprises. Vegetables that receive proper nutrition from micro- and macro-fertilizer elements ensure healthy food for people. More...
June 2005 "Secrets of Gardening"
HDPs experience from 2003 to 2005 showed that
distributing seeds to vulnerable families is a useful program. Our
beneficiaries planted the seeds and were rather satisfied with the
results. However, we learned something else during this process:
there were many new varieties of seeds in the family package and
many farmers had no idea how to use, harvest or treat them. More...
May 2005 Armenian Touch Typing Turor Software
Why "Armenian Typist 1600"?
Armenian Touch Typing tutorial software has been named Armenian
Typist 1600 because this year we are celebrating the 1600th anniversary
of Armenian letters. The success/progress of this software is very
important for HDP especially its usefulness. More...
March 2005 Seed Distribution
It is already the third year that HDP, in cooperation
with UMCOR, is distributing vegetable and flower seeds to vulnerable
families of Armenia. The goal of this program is to help Armenias
rural population to develop their agricultural skills, knowledge,
and finally, to get healthier food. More...
December 2004 . Distribution of computers
Due to joint efforts of Armenia Support Program (ASP),
headed by Dale Redding and HDP Foundation, a container of over 140
computers and medical equipment arrived in Armenia from Indiana,
November 2004. School kits distribution in Sis village
HDP distributed School kits to 25 childfren of kindergarten,
as well as 41 first and second grade schoolchildren in Sis village
of Ararat Marz. The supplies were provided by UMCOR. more
October 2004: Prkutyun
In October we visited "Prkutyun" Center of Disabled
Children to learn about their needs. The building was under repair.
Their needs were more than we could imagine, more
June-July 2004: Support for ASP Donated computers
In June, HDP started contacting schools and organizations who have
received computers through the Armenian Support Project (ASP). Many
of those receiving computers do not have the resources to provide
all the needed maintenance for their computers.
June, VOCA volunteer
Jim Kennard, President of the "Food For Everyone" Foundation
(FFE) in the US, volunteered to come to Armenia, with helping VOCA,
to help Armenian families with small plots of land achieve food security
by increasing their capacity to produce adequate healthy food to
eat, and to ultimately provide a source of income from sales of excess
garden produce. He also volunteered training a family in seedling
production at an existing seedling greenhouse in the Shirak region,
and provide seedlings for beneficiary families, and training 64 beneficiary
families in 8 villages on how to most effectively grow high yields
of vegetables using the world-renowned Mittleider Method of gardening.
Seed distribution for Families April-June 2004
To date, over 2144 families in all parts of Armenia have received
sufficient seeds for their home gardens. Our goal is to help the
needy in Armenia provide healthy food for themselves.
Sorting Vegetable Seeds for Needy Families, February-March, 2004
The needy families of Armenia need vegetable seeds. About 18 tons
arrived as a donation, but they were all mixed together. HDP organized
over 30 volunteers to help UMCOR sort the seeds in a cold warehouse
in February and March. As soon as the weather warms, seeds need to
be planted in order for the needy families to get as much benefit
as possible from the seeds.
October 2003: Hygiene Kits and Blankets to Special Institutions and Kindergartens
Following the May distribution to several special institutions,
Dignity, in collaboration with UMCOR and in response to continuing
needs, provided second round of hygiene kits and blankets to different
partner organizations, such as Prkuyiun, several kindergartens in
Gumri and Artik area, Gavar Boarding School, etc. Those items will
ensure a warmer and more comfortable winter for these elderly and
September 2003: Computers for Education
Dignity values education of children of Armenia and
supports those entities that work with children. Teamed up with the
Armenian Support Project Dignity distributed four sets of computers
for Gumri Anania Shirakatsi school. The computers will be used for
the continuing Pen-Pal program and starting computer literacy and
English training for the students.
September 2003: School Uniforms for Street Children
Gumri Street Children Program is dedicated to support
extremely poor children, who fight for daily bread, dig in garbage
for food and other items. The organization started small hoping one
day to reach out to all who need help. Dignity provided school uniforms,
school supplies, shoes and other items of clothing necessary for
school. Without that support 35 impoverished children would not be
able to make it to school. In addition, in cooperation with UMCOR,
Dignity provided two sets of computers to help the organization start
computer literacy among children.
April-September 2003 Garden Vegetable Seed Distribution
A ton of vegetable seeds were donated to Dignity to
be distributed to needy families in Armenia. The seeds gave some
comfort and food security to over 1,600 families and several special
institutions, orphanages, nursing homes and indigenous NGOs.
August - September 2003: Food Supply to Local Organizations
In partnership with ARDA, Dignity supported several local organizations
receive approximately one ton of raisins, dry fruit and beans that
would last about a year. Among the recipients were Gumri Nursing
home, Prkutiun local NGO, Gumri Street Children Program, Yerevan
Special Boarding School, etc.
May 2003: Tuition for Medical School
One reader of this web site offered $200 to help with
the tuition of Hayastani's granddaughter. Today President David
Watt was visiting Gyumri to deliver vegetable seeds, blankets, hygiene
kits to the nursing house and kindergardens. As he was leaving the
Charity Kindergarten he saw Hayastani. He had not been able to find
her earlier, so this was good. So we were able to deliver the $200
so her granddaughter can go one more year to Medical School.
May 2003 Natalya Lenko funded for first year
Executive Director Paul Dorsey heard about Natalya's need for
school support and took action to ensure she would be able to continue
November 2002 Gloves for Oldsters and Youngsters
Mihran Mahmouzian is concerned about the needs of the people of Armenia.
He had about 500 pairs of gloves in his garage and wondered if there
would be a way they could be donated and given to people in need
in Armenia. more...
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