By sitting all around the same table we can improve our communities - LDA Armenia in action
Since 2016, LDA Armenia has implemented monitoring activities in the kindergartens in the community. As LDA's host partner, Gyumri municipality is open to all initiatives that can bring a touchable result and added value to the local institutions.
The monitoring showed that almost all kindergartens have numerous problems; a working group including the municipality Educational department and directors of all kindergartens decided though a participatory approach two kindergartens to be presented to the donor. LDA Armenia initiatied the process with "Paros" foundation for the floors renovation of "Bell” kindergarten, which took place in June-October 2017.
The opening of the renovated kindergarten was held on 8 December 2017, with the participation of the director Mr. Peter Abajyan and other representatives of "Paros" foundation, head of educational department Mr. Sultanyan of Gyumri municipality, and director of LDA Armenia Mrs. Lusine Aleksandryan. Representatives of Paros were pleased with the results and emphasized the fact that the project was unique - for the first time, local foundations, the municipality, and "Paros” foundation worked hand-in-hand. “Not only did the project solve the problem of the damaged floors, but it also improved the security of the children" stated Mr. Sultanyan.
For LDA Armenia this cooperation was key, as the cooperation between civil society and local authorities proved to be the way to solve community issues. The results of the project are also extremely promising in terms of further cooperation with "Paros" foundation.