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Happy Birthday ARMACAD!

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, MASS MEDIA on 20/06/2011 at 18:34

Dear ARMACAD,

Congratulations on four years of successful and beneficial activity. Thank you for keeping us up to date with the latest national and international academic news and events.
Cooperation for Development greatly appreciates our partnership during past projects and looks forward to future collaborations with You.
We wish that in the following years ARMACAD will continue to expand its network and develop its activities.

Sincerely,
Cooperation for Development Team

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, MASS MEDIA, NEWS on 28/12/2010 at 10:06

Dear members, supporters & friends,

On behalf of Cooperation for Development Team I would like to wish everyone to have wonderful Holidays and a great New Year filled with many new discoveries and great moments!

2010 has been an important year for our Team, with a lot of challenges. Cooperation for Development implemented two Pan-Armenian projects and more than 300 young people were involved in our different activities.

Reflecting a little on this year’s achievements, we can trust, that the upcoming Year will be more successful and productive.

We follow our mission and confident that we can change youth into a more active, involved and considerate part of our society!

Once again, Merry Christmas to all of you! We wish you a lot of health, happiness and success for you and your families and friends.

Sincerely,
Grigor Yeritsyan
Cooperation for Development Team

“CFD & Friends” Xmas Party

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, MASS MEDIA, NEWS on 26/12/2010 at 20:22
Dear Friends,

The Christmas is at the doorstep and the New Year on its way! So, what do you say we get together to have a fun yet productive “end of the 2010” and give a warm welcome to the year 2011! We have missed meeting you and sharing the inspiring and motivating atmosphere that spreads from your talented characters! 

So, on December 27, 19:00 we invite you to “CfD and Friends” New Years Eve Party at Bridge Club.

Let the New Year bring you great joy and success! 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Cooperation for Development NGO

Closing Ceremony: Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, MASS MEDIA, NEWS on 23/12/2010 at 13:33

Dear Friends,

The closing ceremony of “Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” project will be held at the Picasso hole of the Congress hotel on the 27th of December, from 16:00-18:00 p.m, during which the participants will be awarded with Certificates. The executive director of US Alumni Association of Armenia, Representatives of US Embassy, as well as partner organizations are also invited.

 

“Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” project was organized by World Independent Youth Union NGO and Cooperation for Development NGO, under the support of US Alumni Association of Armenia (USAAA) and the US Embassy in Armenia.

10 December – Human Rights Day

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, ARTICLES, MASS MEDIA on 10/12/2010 at 11:44

10 December 2010 — On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Every year on 10 December, Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration. It is celebrated around the globe that “All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms”.

This year’s commemoration highlights and promotes the achievements of human rights defenders who fight to end discrimination. Human rights defenders protest abuses of human rights, advocate for justice and seek to protect the victims of human rights violations. They demand accountability for perpetrators and transparency in government action. In so doing, they are often putting at risk their own safety, and that of their families.


Some human rights defenders are famous, but most are not. They are active in every part of the world, working alone and in groups, in local communities, in national politics and internationally.

Human Rights Day 2010 emphasises the primary responsibility governments have in enabling and protecting human rights defenders. The Day’s theme “Speak up, Stop Discrimination” is also intended to inspire a new generation of defenders to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all of its forms whenever and wherever it is manifested.

INVITATION

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, ARTICLES, MASS MEDIA, NEWS on 02/12/2010 at 20:13

International Day of Disabled People

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On December 3rd, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. within the framework of “Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” project World Independent Youth Union and Cooperation for Development with the support of the Embassy of the United States in Armenia and the US Armenian Alumni Association are holding an event to celebrate International Day of Disabled People at the Republican Pediatric Rehabilitation Center.

See press release here: Press Release_eng

Celebrities Silva Hakobyan, “Arevik” children’s choir as well as clowns and cartoon heroes will perform and greet the children. Guests from the US Embassy in Yerevan and the Head of the USAAA, Khachik Gevorgyan will also take part in the event.

Place of Event: REPUBLICAN PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION CENTER

Echmiadzni Hin Highway, 109 Building

For more information please contact Siranush Yarmaloyan, coordinator of the “Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” project։ (055) 24 44 78

December 2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, ARTICLES, MASS MEDIA, NEWS on 01/12/2010 at 20:42

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others.

 

“The abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 19th century did not eradicate the practice globally. Instead, it took on other forms, which persist to this day: serfdom, debt bondage and forced and bonded labor; trafficking in women and children, domestic slavery and forced prostitution, including of children; sexual slavery, forced marriage and the sale of wives; child labour and child servitude, among others.”

 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day
for the Abolition of Slavery
2 December 2010

 

AEGEE-Yerevan was officially opened!!

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, ARTICLES, MASS MEDIA, NEWS on 28/11/2010 at 15:44

Dear friends,

We would like to inform you that the office of AEGEE-Yerevan youth public organization was officially opened in Yerevan.  The opening ceremomy took place at the Best Western Congress Hotel and attended by representatives from Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Education, international organizations and embassies.

AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum) is a student organisation that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young professionals from all faculties and disciplines – today it counts 15.000 members, active in more than 240 university cities in 43 European countries, making it the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe.

AEGEE, which was founded in 1985 in Paris, puts the idea of a unified Europe into practice. A widely spread student network provides the ideal platform where youth workers and young volunteers from 43 European countries can work together on crossborder activities such as conferences, seminars, exchanges, training courses, Summer Universities, Case Study trips and Working Group meetings.

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AEGEE has participatory status in the activities of the Council of Europe, consultative status at the United Nations, operational status at UNESCO and is at the same time a member of the European Youth Forum. The organisation has also a number of illustrious personalities amongst its general partners: Mikhael Gorbatchev, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic; Eric Froment, former President of the European University Association, Wolfgang Thierse, former President of the Bundestag and Romano Prodi, former Primeminister of Italy and President of the European Commission.

During the 50th assembly of AEGEE in October 2010, an agreement was signed between AEGEE-Europe and AEGEE-Yerevan, under which the organization has obtained the right to officially operate in Yerevan.

Cooperation for Development NGO & AEGEE-Yerevan have already collaborated in the framework Training Course “Career Orientation Youth” which held in Yerevan on September. During this event the president of AEGEE-Yerevan Shushan Khachatryan presented AEGEE, its goals and activities to students from all over Armenia.

Our Team congratulates AEGEE-Yerevan Board and members. We wish you good luck and looking forward to our future cooperation! Let your energy and optimism help you in achieving new heights.

Cooperation for Development NGO Team

Application deadline has passed: 46 luckiest volunteers were accepted!!

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, MASS MEDIA, PROJECTS on 02/11/2010 at 10:15

On Sunday, October 31st, the “Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” project team had a meeting at the US Armenian Alumni Association office. During the five-hour meeting more than sixty applications for the Volunteer project were considered, from which 46 were accepted. The coordinating team was pleasantly surprised by the level of interest and enthusiasm expressed through the applicants’ essays. In the next few days the project team will provide young volunteers with theoretical and practical knowledge needed for the successful realization of the project goals. This will be done through two day group trainings conducted by qualified trainers and specialists.

As it has previously been announced the “Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” project is a month academic and social project which aims to promote social responsibility and involvement among youth in our society. During the one month project young people, mostly students of different professions, will attend out partner hospitals to contribute to these children’s academic and mental development, to help them adapt to hospital conditions more easily, to organize their free time, to encourage self development and assist them with future career choice by sharing with their own experiences. In this way we hope to easy up the discomforts of the children’s condition. On the other hand it will promote volunteerism and encourage young people to be more active as community members and to gain practical experience of their academic knowledge.

Siranush Yarmaloyan and “Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” project team

Volunteer/Internship Opportunity: Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education

In ANNOUNCEMENTS, MASS MEDIA, PROJECTS on 18/10/2010 at 12:18

We welcome you to take part in the “Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” project, organized by an initiative group of 6 people and financed by the US Alumni Association of Armenia (USAAA) and the US Embassy in Armenia. The project is also supported by WIYU (World Independent Youth Union) NGO and Cooperation for Development NGO.

“Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” aims to help school and preschool… children, who have serious health problems and are therefore required to spend several months under the direct supervision of doctors at the hospital. Around fifty young volunteers of different professions will attend partner hospitals to contribute to these children’s academic and mental development. The program will give young people the opportunity to be more active as community members and to gain practical experience of their academic knowledge. Successful volunteers will be granted a certificate by USAAA, the US Embassy and “World Independent Youth Union” NGO.

You can download an application form from http://www.hr.am. Please note that the application deadline is October 29th, 2010. For more details feel free to contact Siranush Yarmaloyan (055)24 44 78 or Mher Hakobyan (077)37 26 47.

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: “Promotion of Volunteerism and Peer Education” is a one-month academic and social project which is organized by an initiative group of 6 people. It is financed by USAAA (US Alumni Association of Armenia) and the US Embassy in Armenia and is supported by WIYU (World Independent Youth Union) NGO and Cooperation for Development NGO. The aim of the project is to help school and preschool age children who have serious health problems and have to stay at the hospital for several months. These children don’t have an opportunity to attend school, to be involved in different social activities and are not integrated in community life. Around fifty young volunteers of different professions will attend partner hospitals to contribute to these children’s academic and mental development, to help them adapt to hospital conditions more easily, to organize their free time, to encourage self development and assist them with future career choice by sharing their own experiences. In this way we hope to easy up the discomforts of the children’s condition. On the other hand it will promote volunteerism and encourage young people to be more active as community members and to gain practical experience of their academic knowledge.

PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  • To promote tolerance in society
  • To provide youth volunteers with an opportunity to gain practical experience
  • To help children adapt to hospital conditions
  • To contribute to  their social integration
  • To provide psychological assistance (with the help of volunteer psychologists)
    • To assist their academic achievements
    • To help with their further career choice
    • To provide them with new skills, thus developing their creativity

Inner city transportation cost of the volunteers will be partially reimbursed. Volunteers will also be provided with necessary supplies (stationary, books, games, DVD player, CDs/DVDs for English classes, etc.).

REQUIRMENTS:

  • Young people/students (preferable future teachers, doctors, psychologists, artists, etc)
  • Ready to work with children with special needs
  • To work individually, as well as a team member
  • To attend preparation trainings
  • To be ready to sign an agreement on rights and responsibilities
  • To be able to fulfill all the requirements related to the project implementation.