Community Development

JMF has supported community development projects and activities since its establishment, having applied different approaches to community development and supported communities and community based organizations through grants and direct initiatives.

In 2005, JMF developed a unique Community Mobilization Initiative (CMI) Model designed to empower Armenian communities to find solutions to socio-economic problems within their communities through the mobilization of internal and external human and financial resources.  The CMI model continues to outline JMF’s strategies and mechanisms for Community Based Development Programs.

Within the CMI Model, JMF has set the following strategic objectives to meet the demand of program beneficiaries:

  • Communities are mobilized and empowered to find solutions to local community based problems.
  • Community Active Groups (CAG) are empowered to operate sustainable.
  • Links and collaboration between CAG and government bodies at all levels are strengthened.
  • Communities are empowered to define and solve their problems using internal and external resources.
  • A network of synergy between communities at the regional and national level is facilitated.

Meanwhile, JMF will keep up to date with international and national best practices on community development, and continue to collaborate with International and Local organizations acting in the Community Development sector.

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries are 600 children of “Hayordats Tun” institution

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries of the project are all 720 housholders of Aralez community and around 1,000 community members of Jrashen community

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries of the project are about 40 elderly people ages 65 and above from Odzun village, Armenia and approximately 30 kids from Aragva preschool educational center. 

Beneficiaries Description: 343 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: 30 rural communities of Vardenis region (approximately 18,000 community inhabitants)

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries are 366 children and their parents from Poqr Vedy and 60 kindergarten children and their parents from Aratashen 

Beneficiaries Description: 384 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: The inhabitants of Arpunq community /approximately 300 people/

Beneficiaries Description: 140 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries are 120 children and 22 employees of kindergarten from Poqr Vedi, 60 children from Lukashin and Khanjyan communities and 10 employees from Lukashin. Indirect beneficiaries are all inhabitants of 3 communities.

Beneficiaries Description: 15 rural communities of Vardenis region (approximately 7,000 community inhabitants)

Beneficiaries Description: 6,200 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: Hamazgayin Theater audience

Beneficiaries Description: 111 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: 6,000 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: 20 rural communities of Vardenis region (approximately 14,000 community inhabitants)

Beneficiaries Description: 92 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: 5,000 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: 95 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: Direct beneficiaries of the project are about 1,122 residents of Lorut community of Lori marz.

Beneficiaries Description: 5,000 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries description: 36 pupil of special school #2 in Yerevan 

Beneficiaries description: About 150 pupil and Lorut village inhabitants (around 1100 people )

Beneficiaries description: 5,000 children and teenagers

Beneficiaries Description: 25-30% of the population of the selected 10 communities. Final beneficiaries are social vulnerable people living in the regions of Armenia

 Beneficiaries Description: Primary beneficiaries of the project  are about  320 youths – contained of  70  Youth Bank members and around 250 young people involved in implementing small community initiatives. Secondary  beneficiaries - affected  by all  50 projects implementation will be around 2500 people. Totally, the project implying to have  around 2820 beneficiaries

Beneficiaries description: About 250 pre-school and school age children of Verishen and Akner communities (70 are attending the kindergarten)

Beneficiaries description: Over 239 families of the community, around 777 people

Beneficiaries Description: Population of 14 rural communities of Lori marz

Beneficiaries Description: 15 rural communities of Lori region (approximately 15,000 people)

Beneficiaries Description: 15 rural communities of Goris region