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15 July, 2015

With the financial assitance of Yalkezian Foundation a 17 km (at 40 litre per second capacity) main irrigation pipline of Shaghat community, Syunik Marz, is renovated. Thus 21 ha of potato and 8 ha perennial grass plots became irrigated. Today the local farmers aleady cultivate potato and perennial grasses on 14.5 ha and 4 ha areas respectively. The essential part of the project has been carried out with active participation of the community in the overhaul works.



Open air playground in the yard of kindergarten in Sevkar.  A small hydro power station constructed thanks to Aniv loan  During the last three years the number of children of Aragats kindergarten grew from 20 to 84  Dental problems are solved in Areguni, Gegharkunik region  This irrigation canal remained ruined for many years. Now it is ready for the next irrigation season.  The new community center of Daranak  Volunteers plant oak seeds for the future nursery  Speech of the US Ambassador Mrs. Yovanovich to the opening ceremony of the events hall of Aygedzor village.  The computer training is a priority for 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.


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