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20 May, 2016

On May 16-20 the delegation of Yalkezian Foundation (Canada) led by the director Simon Yalkezian paid a visit to Shen NGO. The guests inspected the Shen's ongoing projects in Akunq (Kotayk Marz) and Shaghat (Syunik Marz) communities sponsored by their organization. The further cooperation areas were discussed as well.





12 May, 2016

On May 12, a workshop/consultation took place at Shen office with participation of the staff of Agriculture and Livestock Service Centres (ALSC) established by CARD Foundation in different regions of Armenia. Shen officers proposed to the seminar participants a new model of operation of ALSCs based on Markets for Poor methodology. The presented model includes efficient cooperation between ALSCs and input/agricultural machinery/tools supplier companies as well as agricultural cooperatives and individual farmers.



Opening of St. Sargis chapel in faraway village of Yeghnajur  High-speed internet in Lehvaz village of Syunik region.  N2 School's repaired sport hall in Noyemberyan.  During the last three years the number of children of Aragats kindergarten grew from 20 to 84  Good harvest of high quality potatoes.  Shelves of Swiss cheese produced thanks to Aniv loan  The ecological education always comes with practical activities  Friendly football match between Orange and Shen/Marmachene teams  USDA representative visits the first organic fair organized by Shen.

A Major Rural Development Agency in Armenia



Vision
To become a reliable partner for vulnerable rural communities in their endeavour to create better life.

Mission Statement
Shen promotes social-economic development and empowerment of remote, vulnerable communities with active involvement of community members. Through transferring new knowledge and skills, promotion of employment, improvement of community infrastructures, strengthening CBOs, we strive to make those communities attractive for life and work.

Shen's mission is very appealing to Diaspora Armenians who aim to support their compatriots in Armenia to become well off and empowered to create their prosperity with their own hands. If you share this idea, join us - following in the footsteps of Yalkezian Foundation (www.yalkezian.com).

About us
The word "shen" means a well-to-do, a prosperous village in Armenian. It is our goal that all the villages of Armenia will become "shens" in the foreseen future.

Shen NGO was created in 1988, by a group of professors and students of Yerevan Polytechnic Institute to address some of the urgent humanitarian problems that faced people of Armenia. As time changed we made a shift from outreach projects to Integrated Community Development. Yet considering the potential vital role of Market Forces in income generation for rural popualtion we engage facilitative ladership dealing with market players alongside the value chain aiming at sustainable outcomes for our economic development projects (M4P projects).

The cornerstone of all Shen development projects is long-term sustainability which is our vision since the establishment for all the implemented activities in over 350 rural communities of Armenia. This has been accomplished with significant support of our sister NGO Shen France and the Armenian Diaspora. We would also like to acknowledge hereby our partner donors - World Council of Churches, Christian Aid (UK), IFAD, EED (Germany), ICCO (the Netherlands), Oxfam Novib (the Netherlands), EPER (Switzerland), KASA Foundation (Switzerland), UNDP, UNFPA, USDA, FAO, DFID, USAID, SDC (Switzerland).

In 2010, right after entering Armenian market, Orange Armenia, a subsidiary of France Telecom, started cooperation with Shen within the framework of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Thus, long-lasting successful cooperation with the transparent and socially responsible multinational corporation is bringing tangible and sustainable outcomes in about 10 vulnerable communities of Armenia annually.

Join Us

If your own well-being has not blunted your innate largess and you care about those in need, join us

If you want to restore the missing ties with your ancestral land, join us

If you've always wished the dream of grand parents - who had once lost their shens come true, join us

If you want to capture the fading precious remembrances and materialize them, join us

If our mission seems appealing to you, join us


Tel: +(37410)567031, +(37460)499010,
Fax: +(37410)565619
E-mail: info@shen.am
Address: 110 Nalbandyan Str., Yerevan 0001, Armenia


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