PH International

Armenia Leadership, Education, Action, Development Project

Country: Armenia
Category: Educational Development Programs


The purpose of the Armenia LEAD project, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Public Diplomacy Section, is to equip 180 Armenian regional youth with essential soft and hard skills helping them to mature into successful professionals and engaged citizens of Armenia and of the world. Additionally, the project works with their schools and educators to create an enabling environment for youth development and civic activism.


The project will deliver the following activities:


Administration of 250 hours of English instruction (targeting intermediate level) and 70 hours of personal enhancement/development activities for 180 beneficiary youth aged 13-16, from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, living in 9 regional communities of Armenia.

For 50 youth aged 13-16 from socially disadvantaged backgrounds living in 9 regional communities of Armenia creation of opportunities to learn methods of community needs assessment and project design for implementing community action activities.

Facilitation of training for 18 in-service English teachers from selected regions in lesson observation skills for better identification of their own strengths, areas for improvement and for more informed decision-making about their students.

Towards the end of the 2-year cycle of the Access program administration of a Mini Grants component: using the skills that the beneficiaries have learned, the 180 alumni of the program will lead an opportunity to form teams with peers from their communities to design and apply for 9 Access Small Grants aimed at identifying and solving community issues by engaging other youth, their teachers, parents and key community members.


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