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13 April, 2016

From April 2 to 7, 2016, in Brno, Czech Republic, took place annual international agricultural trade fair Techagro 2016. Techagro 2016 is considered N1 in Central and Eastern Europe where more than 400 exhibitors, agricultural machinery/tools manufacturers as well as producer companies of fertilisers and pesticides from Czech Republic, EU countries, USA, Russia and Belarus, presented latest trends in the field. Usually annually 100,000 farmers and general public visit that prominent event. Shen's specialists took part in the exhibition for the first time. Participation goal was to learn about the innovations and try to establish contacts with agricultural machinery manufacturers. In particular, the experts paid attention to the new techniques and modern methods of cultivation of small gardens.





24 March, 2016

On March 5, 2016, Shen NGO held its annual meeting which assessed as satisfactory the performance of the organization during the previous two years and approved the projects of 2016. The meeting elected a new board and instructed to apply the approved criteria for selection of beneficiary communities.



School's gym in Noyemberyan fully furnished with the financial help of Orange-Armenia.  Tomatoes ready to be dried  The official opening ceremony of the event hall of Aygedzor village.  Thanks to the irrigation, the villagers of Ayrum can cultivate vineyards  The library of Avazan needs restoration and new books  By 2012 about 60.000 young trees of different varieties (oak, junipers, acacia, wild apple and pear) will be ready to be planted in the forest  Solar energy generated on the roof is a way of savings to heat water.  High-speed internet in Lehvaz village of Syunik region.  Solar heaters in kindergarten in Sevkar provided by UNDP.

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.

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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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