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Serob webinar serobfinal
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Serob webinar serobfinal
Serob webinar serobfinal
Serob webinar serobfinal
Serob webinar serobfinal
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  • One of the key points is promoting healthy schools concept for having a healthy physical, psychological and social environment, promoting health screenings (annual physical check-ups, vision screening, dental care etc) and also promoting health education. Currently due to psycho-social cluster-wide project we have psychologists and social workers conducting outreach services, and working together with the health staff as a team..
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    • 1. SEROB KHACHATRYAN,EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHILDREN OF ARMENIA FUNDSchools as Agents ofSocial Change
    • 2. WHO WE ARE• Children of Armenia Fund was founded in Armenia in 2003by Dr. Garo Armen, a Diasporan Armenian from the US.• COAF operates in 11 neighboring villages located inArmenia.COAF funds are raised through:• Annual fundraising gala events in the US and Armenia• Grants from international organizations• Support from corporations and businesses.
    • 3. OUR VISION AND BELIEF• COAF’s vision is to create an exemplary holisticmodel for rural development, which can bereplicated in other regions and communitiesof Armenia• COAF believes in holistic development ratherthan fragmented development• COAF considers human/social development asthe key for making a difference in ruralcommunities
    • 4. OUR PROGRAMS• Infrastructure renovation• Health• Education• Child and Family Services• Economic Development
    • 5. WHY HEALTH AND EDUCATIONARE IMPORTANT FOR COAFIn retrospect, the 20th century will beremembered as an era when the globalcommunity dared to see the well being of thehuman race as an achievable goal, rather thanone marked by its political conflicts ortechnological inventions.Arnold Toynbee,British Historian
    • 6. OUR APPROACH1. Schools as transmitters of innovative knowledge.2. Children as resources for change.3. Moving people. ED-MED as the most growingindustry in 21st century. ( Dan Pink, 2012).“… to move people a large distance and for the longterm, we have to create the conditions wherethey can move themselves.” Larry Ferlazzo, SocialStudies Teacher, Sacramento, USA
    • 7. CHALLENGES• Lack of water and poor sanitary-hygienicconditions.• Unhealthy lifestyles.• Absence of doctors at schools.• Academic focus of National school curriculum.• Lack of school-family cooperation.
    • 8. OUR STEPS•Creating healthyenvironment.•Local capacitybuilding. Training oflocal Healtheducators.•Encouraging localinitiatives. Smallgrants forimplementingHealth promotingprojects in theschools.
    • 9. OUR STEPS• Breathing.Implementing GoldieHawn’s “Mind Up”project.• After school healthclubs conducted bylocal teachers.• Students participatingin research of healthissues.
    • 10. OUR STEPS• Summer schools onhealth promotion.• Sport activities. Afterschool clubs, inter-village tournaments.• Implementing nutritionprograms
    • 11. OUR STEPS• Trainings onadolescenthealth, nutrition, dental hygiene, etc• Peer-to-peereducation.• Supportingawarenessprograms onhealth.
    • 12. OUR STEPS• Implementing social-emotional learningprograms.• Children’s annual check-up’s• Joining the EuropeanNetwork of HealthPromoting Schools in2012, adopting whole-school approach.
    • 13. Thank you.www.coafkids.org

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