There’s something special about handmade crafts at Christmastime. So we asked some of the children and families we help around the world to share their favorite Christmas crafts with you! Learn how to make DIY Christmas crafts from Armenia, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, and the Philippines.
Why World Vision is in Armenia
In 2019, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, a major step toward national healing. Today, Armenia boasts a high literacy rate and an increasingly free society led by a government that vows to clean up corruption. In 2019, it hosted the World Congress on Information Technology, a highly-respected international technology forum. Unfortunately, Armenia is still plagued by deep gender inequality and domestic violence. While 2019 was a year of peace, sporadic fighting along the border with Azerbaijan has claimed many lives and forced people to flee their homes from the 1980s to as recently as 2016. Thanks to the support of donors, World Vision trained social workers to provide assistance to tens of thousands of vulnerable people in dozens of communities. Families living in extreme poverty are being equipped with resources they need to raise their standard of living. Armenian children who need specialized care are included in their community schools instead of being placed in institutional care. And World Vision’s Peace Road Club addresses gender inequality at its roots by promoting healthy discussion among children and their parents.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Progress in Armenia
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Child Protection and Care
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
- Trainings and vocational support programs in Armenia are improving the home life of many children. Social workers were given resources to promote positive parenting techniques within their community and provide more support to vulnerable children.
- Children in Armenia are empowered to be actively involved in bettering their communities . World Vision led camps and community activities to empower kids to see their role in keeping the community safe for everyone.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Programs in Armenia are working to educate mothers on development milestones and how to best care for their babies and toddlers. Mothers learned critical nutrition and health practices to help their babies and toddlers grow.
- To improve access to quality healthcare for children, World Vision provided professional training to community nurses and healthcare providers.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- In Armenia, World Vision established clubs to provide students with resources and spaces to practice their new social, interpersonal, and communication skills. These skills help improve the community because children are equipped to lead, resolve conflict, and thrive inter-personally.
Prayer Requests from Armenia
World Vision's staff in Armenia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For safety and peace along the border with Azerbaijan, especially for the most vulnerable.
For more donors, both private and corporate, local and international.
News from Armenia
A safe and supportive place for breastfeeding moms is a life-saving gift for the youngest and most vulnerable survivors of conflict or disaster. World Vision’s women and young children spaces help moms provide nutrition and nurture for children under age 5.
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