Preventing child poverty in the Tavush province, Armenia

Photography credits: Silviu Ghetie

The Armenian Child Protection Network has initiated a child-poverty prevention project to be implemented in the province of Tavush, Armenia.

The main goal of this long-term project is to identify and address the causes of poverty in order to significantly reduce the level of poverty among the young generation in the region in order to make the province to be self-sustainable. During the first five years of the project, the focal point of implementation will be the most vulnerable community of the region – Shamshadin – which includes 16 rural communities. The project has four main components:  the stabilisation of families; to improve the health of the population; to train and support the development of a qualified work force; to help develop a sustainable industry (with focus on agriculture, traditional crafts, rug making, etc.).