Due to the Corona Virus pandemic and the war between Artsakh and Azerbaijan we were unable to run the Youth For Change program in 2020. None of the donated funds have been used at this point. We are happy to report that we were awarded a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service and are in the planning stages to continue and expand the program beggining in spring.
In the spring of 2020 just before the pandemic started one of our team members Armen Manukyan was able to attend the conservation corps conferance in Washington D.C. and learned so much from this conferance about how conservation corps are working in the U.S. This opportunity was made possible by the U.S. Forest Service.
Vayots Dzor Region Youth For Change Program Report
By Hans Keifer | Director
This past summer Trails For Change was pleased to succesfully start our Youth For Change Program. Thanks to all the donors who made this possible! We had 10 local participants from various regions of Armenia as well as a few international volunteers.
We mainly focused on trail restoration/construction as part of our efforts to increase tourism to the region. The tourism industry will provide the local villagers a means of income providing tourists with needed services.
In 2020 we plan to expand the program. We are planning projects in the Vayots Dzor region near Noravank Monastery as well as in the Lori Region. We still have funds remaining from our 2019 fundraiser and fundraising continues for 2020.
This past summer we were excited to successfully launch our Youth For Change Program. We had ten local youth happily join the program as well as international volunteers. Next year we plan to expand the program to include various topics including Armenian history, geology as well as flora and fauna of the region. The program took place in the Syunik region of Armenia in the beautiful Voratan Canyon near the famous Tatev Monastery. This is a popular tourist destination so the restoration work completed during this project of trails, bridges and retaining walls will have a very positive impact on the local economy as well!
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