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.


        "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.


• 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.

The development of beneficiaries’ creative thinking:

Dear donors,
Thanks to your donations, we continue to support school-aged children living in rural communities. In remote areas of Armenia, people live in extreme poverty. Parents work hard all day long just to feed their children. It is very difficult for parents to raise the educational level of their children and control it.
All of this, of course, has a negative impact on our target group, because they have to help their parents, perform various physical activities, and miss school. To prevent all this and motivate them towards education, we provide psychosocial support to beneficiaries.
Our team regularly organizes courses on non-formal education methodology, which empowers, educates, and supports participants. The children have the opportunity to interact with each other, get involved in teamwork, as well as restore school curriculum and knowledge.
Dear Donors,
We would like to inform you that the names of all project participants were changed in order to protect their privacy.
This time the meeting consisted of individual and team sessions. During the individual work, participants were instructed to write ten things that they do very well individually, in daily life, and ten things that they do well or will do professionally in their work. This provides an excellent opportunity for participants to understand their personal and professional skills and abilities. At the end of the task, everyone presented their work. During the teamwork, the participants were assigned a creative task. They had to portray on the shield the dream community where they would like to live.
This work encourages our beneficiaries to understand the type of prosperous and strong community, and how it can be achieved. 
This is how our children are filled with enthusiasm and diligence. Remember that each of your gestures is very important to them. They keep smiling because of your support.

Grigor's support to refugee children

Dear donors, supporters,
Millions of people had to leave their homeland and look for a shelter in various countries because of the armed conflict in Syria.Those who survived the war are mostly children from Armenian families living in Syria.Our goal is to support those school-aged children and give them an opportunity to get integrated into Armenian society.It is not an easy process as we are dealing with children from a vulnerable group and we take on each step with huge responsibility.
This wonderful program of providing psychological and social support to Syrian-Armenian children continues.

Dear Donors,
We would like to inform you that the names of all project participants were changed in order to protect their privacy.

We present you Grigor, who is the second beneficiary of this project; his story and speech are addressed to all the donors:

Hello. I'm Grigor. I'm 10 and I'm studying in 4th grade. I showed great interest in participating in this program, as I think it is a great honor to provide support to Syrian refugee children. My participation in this program was great news as a friendship and brotherhood with refugee children were created.

In my free time, I love reading books, doing sports, singing. My dream is to become a famous singer and footballer so that the whole world will know me and be proud of me. I love my elder brother, who serves in the Armenian Army.

This is Grigor's story who is our second beneficiary and who is willing to voluntarily support refugee children.

Once again, thank you, dear donors, and remember that your every gesture is important for our team and our beneficiaries. We are confident that this program will be expanded day by day thanks to you.