HIKEArmenia strives to develop a wide range of economic, tourism and cultural sectors in Armenia as a way of promoting rural development across the country. Priorities include designing a state-of-the-art hiking resource center in downtown Yerevan, creating a one-stop- shop website for hiking and ecotourism, building upon the pilot release of the mobile app, further development and investment in quality trail design and necessary hiking infrastructure, and worldwide promotion of Armenia as a hiking destination.
SOURCE FOUNDATION SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES
The mission of SOURCE Foundation is to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities and their families, to promote their involvement in social life and to create a prosperous environment. In addition, their vision is to promote children’s inclusion in society and the workplace, create needed services, as well as create a new quality of life in line with international experience and in accordance with these standards. The mission of SOURCE is to raise awareness and extend support to as many children and families as possible. Among multiple projects, in 2017 the Foundation established a day-care center for children with disabilities in Yerevan focused on development and rehabilitation programs with the help of art, speech, physical and other therapies.
KASA SWISS HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION
Since 2008, KASA has been striving to meet the new needs of Armenian society. Their main focus is on education and training programs, face-to-face or distance, promotion of civil society and contribution to the sustainable and harmonious development of the country. KASA is also involved in developing local tourism, discovering the cultural and human riches of Armenia.
The mission of Blooming Armenia Project is to identify, value and promote the natural and cultural assets in Armenian villages and turn them into tangible opportunities
PAWSITIVE RESCUE ARMENIA
PAWSitive is a NON-KILL animal rescue group that provides medical assistance, rehomes homeless, unwanted and owner-surrendered animals. Pawsitive is aimed to: 1. Reduce the number of homeless and abandoned animals 2. Provide medical assistance 3. Increase the effectiveness of pet adoption across Armenia 4. Develop spay/neuter programs 5. Give pet-care educational materials.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITIES / ISSD NGO
The mission of ISSD NGO is to ensure sustainable development in Armenia through implementation of innovative projects in waste management, agriculture, education, business and promotion of circular economy and women empowerment. More than 20 clean-up events are organized every year by ISSD. It typically focuses clean-up efforts in the territories adjacent to water bodies. They pick up all the recyclables, sort them, and take it to recycling stations.
IDEA FOUNDATION (INITIATIVES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ARMENIA)
IDeA focuses on programs which achieve tangible socioeconomic development and assist Armenia in transition from the survival model to the prosperity model. IDeA is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship in Armenia through investments in long-term, non-profit projects, as well as ensuring their sustainability. They implement large-scale charitable initiatives in Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian diaspora which strive to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of the Armenian people and revitalize the nation in an ever-changing world.
COAF works to secure a future for children in Armenia‚ impoverished rural villages through improved education, health care, community life and economic conditions. COAF’s programs create and sustain opportunities for growth and progress. The programs are based on community-led approaches to reduce rural poverty, with a particular focus on children. Since the inception of its programs in 2004, COAF has funded and implemented education, health, social, and economic development programs serving more than 25,000 people in rural villages of Armenia.
ARMENIA TREE PROJECT (ATP)
ATP was founded in 1993 to further Armenia’s economic and social development by mobilizing resources outside the country to fund reforestation. These vital new trees provide food, fuel, wood, environmental benefits, and opportunities for economic growth. Their goal is to assist the Armenian people in using trees to improve their standard of living and protect the global environment. In so doing, they are guided by the need to promote self-sufficiency, aid those with fewest resources first, and conserve the indigenous ecosystem.