About the project:
The “Equal rights, equal opportunities” (EREO) NGO was founded on March 28, 2014, which aims at protecting and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities in the Lori region of Armenia. The NGO implemented various educational and employment-related projects for the well-being of young people with disabilities. It is not a secret that project writing is an integral part of civil society organisations; however, not all young people have the opportunity to master it. There are many young people with disabilities who approach EREO with their bright ideas and suggestions on improving the daily life of young people in the Lori region, however due to the lack of basic project writing skills, their ideas do not materialise. Moreover, there is a growing number of young people with disabilities who are highly interested in learning about writing projects. At the same time, the NGO itself lacks appropriate expertise in this field and also needs to be trained in successfully writing and managing various projects. Although there were some trainings held in Vanadzor on general project writing skills, they were not detailed and did not touch upon some important nuances that are taken into consideration by international donor institutions.Key objective of this project:
to improve the situation of young people with disabilities in the Lori region through equipping them with project writing skills.
The expected results of this project include:
- Improved project writing skills of people with disabilities,
- Increased involvement of young people with disabilities in the solution of local problems through the development and implementation of targeted projects.
Because the majority of young people with disabilities in Vanadzor lack basic skills of project writing it is expected that the mentors of this project will initially provide youth with theoretical knowledge, which will follow-up with practical tasks or quality control of the developed projects, including their implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation for more donor accountability and transparency. It is envisaged that the developed projects will contribute to the solution of pending social issues of young people with disabilities, ranging from business development, leisure to inclusion and awareness raising.