On 7th December 1988 a massive earthquake struck the northern part of Armenia causing severe devastation. 20 years on, the country is still struggling to overcome the damage caused to the land, people and economy.
APPEAL No. 10 Christmas Start Date: 25 December 2008 Closing Date: 25 December 2008
Christmas time...It's a time for magic and hopes, it's a time when children indulge in dreams and fantasies. In order to help them achieve this, Aid Armenia International in conjunction with the Red Cross will be taking the orphans and socially insecure children to the theatrical performance to Paronyan theatre in Yerevan. They will be able to meet with the Santa and be taken to the world of fairy tales, where magic, joyfulness and love abound.
APPEAL No. 12 Hippotherapy Start Date: 01 February 2009 Closing Date: 01 July 2009
The medical use of the horse which addresses people with neuromotor dysfunction is called Hippotherapy and was developed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the 1960s.In Hippotherapy horse is a means to a treatment goal.
There is a dire need for neonatal intensive care cots in Nagorno-Karabagh as they are non-existant. This equipment can help save the lives of premature and sick newborn babies, thus reducing the mortality rate in the region.
This appeal is for a series of five day trips for disabled children in Armenia aged 4-15yrs. We will be organising a day excursion for different groups of children undergoing treatment at the Children's Republican Rehabilitation Centre in Yerevan. These children come from various regions of Armenia, such as Kotayk, Gegharkunik, Armavir, Ararat.
This project is designed to sponsor an English teacher's trip to Armenia. Ms Maja Brand visited and taught English in Armenia in 2007, at the "Fridtjof Nansen" (former "Houys") children's home in Gyumri. English lessons over the summer period are organised for individuals as well as for classes, and include the provision of arts & crafts, singing, and theatre studies.
The internet provides access to a wealth of information and communication with the worldwide online community. The provision of internet connectivity, especially to the disadvantaged, is therefore a low-cost way of addressing many basic needs.
Watch a video about the life of children at the Nansen orphanage.
The "Arev" audio program allows blind people to 'read' books and browse the internet in Armenian, Russian or English. The aim of this appeal is to purchase several of the programmes (including computers) and install them in the homes of blind students.
The Armenian countryside is beautiful - from snow capped mountains to lush valleys - and is rightly regarded as "The Garden of Eden." The hills around Khor Virup Monastery are however a little too green to be true...