Child Protection Programs
Save the Children's child protection programs contribute to creating more favorable environment for children in the country with a focus on:
- Ensuring equal opportunities
- Combating stigma and prejudice
- Raising public awareness on child rights
- Cacilitating to children's access to basic services.
The Acculturation through Learning program aims to promote education, acculturation and livelihoods development for Iraqi refugee children, youth and their parents living in Armenia. The program is funded by the US State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.
The Children's Tolerance Education Program funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is a regional initiative designed to promote values of tolerance, cooperation and compassion among children from five to eleven years old in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia - thereby helping to build and sustain peace and stability in the region. The program reached over 2 million children and their caregivers through TV puppet shows. In 2009, tolerance building was incorporated into primary school curricula.
Save the Children is working country-wide to improve access, quality and sustainability of pre- and basic school services for children. Save the Children is committed to creating decent preparation opportunities for pre-school age children entering school.
The Unicef-funded From Childhood to School project developed and piloted a concept of community-based pre-school classes predicated on high levels of community involvement.
The Early Childhood Development project funded by The Lincy Foundation is an integrated project aimed at improving building conditions and quality of education for pre-school institutions.
Despite the government's efforts to make health care more accessible to the population, the quality of health services remains low in the country. In the rural areas conditions of health infrastructures and the qualification of health service providers leave much to desire. Using a specific approach called Partnership-Defined Quality, Save the Children educates and mobilizes communities to promote provision of quality health services
Our Reproductive Health Project (Project NOVA) contributes to improvement of reproductive, maternal and child health services in the rural regions by increasing consumer demand for quality services. The project stresses building solid partnership between healthcare providers, community leaders and local authorities. Project NOVA is funded by USAID and implemented jointly by Emerging Markets Groups, IntraHealth International and Save the Children.