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  • “Essential Life-Saving Skills” program by Ayb Educational Foundation, UNICEF and Embassy of Japan in Armenia
  • “Essential Life-Saving Skills” program by Ayb Educational Foundation, UNICEF and Embassy of Japan in Armenia
  • “Essential Life-Saving Skills” program by Ayb Educational Foundation, UNICEF and Embassy of Japan in Armenia
  • “Essential Life-Saving Skills” program by Ayb Educational Foundation, UNICEF and Embassy of Japan in Armenia
  • “Essential Life-Saving Skills” program by Ayb Educational Foundation, UNICEF and Embassy of Japan in Armenia

“Essential Life-Saving Skills” program by Ayb Educational Foundation, UNICEF and Embassy of Japan in Armenia

21 October / 2021

A brand-new series of trainings on Provision of Essential life-saving skills for adolescents in Armenia have been launched by UNICEF Armenia together with the Ayb Educational foundation. The project is funded by the Embassy of Japan in Armenia which is aimed at leveling up and equipping not only young people but also professionals working with them with basic life-saving skills. It was launched as a support to adolescents and people affected by the armed conflict in Artsakh and basically, the project itself is a psychological contribution to the endangered community.

 

The objective of the project is empowering adolescent boys and girls through social and emotional learning to support the processes of strengthening social cohesion, reconciliation, and prepare communities for eventual post conflict or reconstruction and social development. The duration of the project is 6 months and the target regions for thе second phase are Syunik, Vayots Dzor, Ararat, Armavir and Kotayk. The first phase of the project involved Tavush, Gegharkunik, Aragatsotn and Yerevan and was implemented in January-June 2021․

 

The focus population for this project are adolescents affected by armed conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan from September to November 2020 (including host communities, internally displaced, returnee) also young people who face some psychological problems in the community or the ones living in severe family conditions. The age group for this project are teenagers from 13-17 years old. The main concentration is on adolescents from Artsakh who lost their homeland, families and relatives and moved to settle down in Armenia. The aim of the project is to deliver the program to 500 adolescent girls and boys reached through community parallel educational and socializing activities. Alongside with the teenagers, the project will try to also prepare 75 youth workers and volunteers (male, female) to accompany young people through the process of SEL (Social Emotional Learning) by means of providing individual and group support.

 

Ayb was founded in 2006 by visionaries who believe education has played a paramount role in their professional and life achievements and who wanted to help improve the educational environment in Armenia through joint efforts. Willing to contribute to the development of the country and having numerous other options of investing their time, efforts, and funds, Ayb’s founders have chosen the most gratifying and guaranteed way of reforming the country: to create a new culture of learning and to educate a new generation. Ayb’s founders are Armenians working in different professional fields and living in different corners of the world. Ayb Educational Foundation’s executive director Sona Koshetsian underlines that Ayb is very glad to be involved in such a project which will give a chance to do our best for the adolescents. Moreover, the most inspiring fact according to Mrs. Koshetsian is that three organizations have been united, all of which aim to help teenagers, who, thanks to the program, will be able to enter life ready to overcome any big or small difficulty. 

 

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.  UNICEF supports the Government of Armenia in the design and implementation of reforms to address gaps in the fulfillment of the rights of all children in Armenia, with focus on the vulnerable and excluded. 

 

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and Japan were established in 1992 on September 7. The Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Japan has been operating since June 2010․ The Embassy is actively being involved in different cultural and educational projects realized in the Republic of Armenia.

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