A Place for Peace and Ideas for Young Armenians

by Peace Dialogue NGO
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Summary

This project will provide young people with a safe welcoming place to explore, discuss and discover the language, art and actions that make for a vibrant, diverse and democratic society. Many live in a world of tradition except here at Peace Dialogue NGO where they can come with their friends to create a new dynamic community of ideas, growth and change . Here they can be free of the limits that bind the rest of Armenian society and dream of a world that they want to live in and build a family.
$20,000.00
total goal
$19,300.00
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months active

Challenge

Armenia is a country with a rich but troubled history. This history has taken its toll on the faith of many in Armenia to make the changes necessary to create a wealthier, more diverse and democratic society. This is particularly true among young people. A recent report clearly demonstrates their lack of trust in the institutions of the society except for the church and the army and in NGO's. They also feel very little confidence in the ability of the society to improve itself.

Solution

By providing a safe and welcoming place individuals can come together to support each other, share ideas and create projects to advance the goals of peace and social entrepreneurship. Together they will change and refine their own attitudes and create projects and actions that support the development of more diverse and democratic society. A society that creates jobs and opportunities for young people so that they can believe that they have a future here in Armenia and do not need to emigrate.

Long-Term Impact

Change will only come to Armenia when there is a critical mass of people who believe that change is not only desirable but also possible. The young people who will use Peace Dialogue and its assets as a drop in center and technology resource will be a substantial part of that group.The work created by these young people has already made it into the mainstream of Armenian culture, with new computers and new video equipment more of them will be able to do even more!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.peacedialogue.am/​
Peace Dialogue Website
Safe Soldiers Project website
You Tube Peace Dialogue Channel

Organization Information

Peace Dialogue NGO

Location: Vanadzor, Lori - Armenia
Website: http:/​/​www.peacedialogue.am/​
Project Leader:
Armine Zakaryan
Vanadzor, Lori Armenia
$700 raised of $20,000 goal
 
2 donations
$19,300 to go
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