Zartonok-89 NGO

About Us:

"Zartonk-89” is a non-governmental organization, which operates throughout the Republic of Armenia founded in 1989 and registered as an NGO with the Ministry of Justice in 1996. In 1988 after the earthquake, when the north part of Armenia was ruined and also Kharabagh war about 2400 children were parentless and the organization began to assist those children solving all the problems. Since 1989, Zartonk-89 has been actively engaged in the promotion of health, education, environment and social assistance for needy segments of the rural and urban children and teenagers in Armenia.  The active support and creativity of our partners and local volunteers have made it possible to extend its presence to other regions of Armenia; to date there are branches of our NGO all over the country.

Mission:

        "Zartonk -89" is a charitable organization that seeks  educational, social, health, environmental and charitable projects to support vulnerable children, adolescents and young adults with the mental, physical and spiritual development and life improvement. Our mission is to improve the lives and protect the rights of parentless and needy children, teenagers and youth in Armenia.  In order to achieve our mission, we implement various educational, social, and health projects focused on improving the mental, physical and social skills of children and teenagers and on building their self-esteem. The organization also assists rural and urban communities of the country. In addition, we have implemented several development projects that benefit entire communities. The age group of people that our organization wants to reach out to mainly consists of youth between the ages of 14-20 years old.

Objectives:

• To help the most vulnerable groups of children, adolescents and youth in regards to education, health and social aspects of accumulated problems.
• Implement educational, social, health, environmental protection, community development, as well as contributing to the strengthening of programs.
• To promote intercultural learning and dialogue, as well as the development of the culture of peace, tolerance and the spread of the world.
• Develop cooperation and networks between international and local organizations.
• To contribute to finding a solution to the problems faced by youth as well as legal awareness.
• To contribute to the establishment of democracy throughout the country and improve the people's living conditions.

• To develop and strengthen the capacity of the volunteer sector in Armenia.

ICT and your eminent investment: Report:

Dear donors, our partners,
We are glad to inform that due to you we continue to support the new generation of young journalists to speak out their community issues.

 The “ICT as a Tool for Young Voices” project continues the non-formal, interactive training course for the young journalists aiming to support the target group via modern, innovative technologies, also by using all their efforts in favor of the community.
The main purpose of the project is to promote the involvement of the youth of the Republic of Armenia in the process of their communities' development and also take up steps using journalistic, creative skills and abilities which would help them to cover those challenges they come across.
Our beneficiaries witness various issues in the rural marzes of the Republic of Armenia. They try to use those resources which would help to get out of that difficult situation. Though having not enough skills and abilities they cannot look for solutions. As a result, our beneficiaries need to show up in teams, build teamwork, and increase their knowledge and the level of awareness.
Dear donors, your donations got addressed to the implementation of the non-formal training's following stage.
This time our beneficiaries have had an opportunity to get acquainted with those social and media platforms, with the help of which their can build an enormous audience, which in its turn will give an opportunity to increase the level of awareness about what is going on in the community. 
In this section, each participant told about their perceptions related to the influence and opportunities of such platforms. In most of the participants' opinion, the modern tools always have a tendency of rapid progress and development.
 And the use of this potential makes the 14-18-years-old active and initiative young experts explore the strengths and weaknesses of their communities and also estimate the current situation there.

In order to make the meeting more interactive they were separated to groups and through teamwork, they started to image their ideas and perceptions about how ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and its tools can support to find solutions to the key issues on the posters. The participants decided creative and interesting names for their teams and each of them showed up with their individual stories.

Dear donor, we appreciate that you are next to us and you support us during the implementation of these very important steps. All your donations are directed to support the development of the communities of the Republic of Armenia.
 The following is Yana's small story and the message addressed to all our donors.
Hello, I'm Yana. I live in Khor Virap community. I'm very happy for getting involved in this project. It helps me to find out my abilities, become more confident and patient. I think that we, the youth is the guarantee of our community. I feel very responsible for participating in this training as I have a mission to support my community. Today and every day I am obliged to support and encourage my friends. As we are a team which has a huge aim. I thank you for this opportunity.