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  • Barekamavan VillageDevelopment ProjectStrengthening our first lines of Defense against Azerbaijan
  • •About Barekamavan(Location/village Information)•Project Purpose•Project Team•Project Success points•Project Partners•Project Details•Financials
  • LOCATION MAPLocation of Barekamavan Village
  • Azeri Territory Armenian TerritoryThe Azeri military sniper positions are shown in redThe white line represents the official Armenian – Azeri Border(Armenian Army positions are hidden for obvious reasons)
  • Barekamavan Village Information•Located in Tavush Marz – very close to the Azeri border•App. 110 km north of Dilijan•Total population 400•Total number of students 33(in 1976, there were 330 students)•Weather is hot in summer and cool in winter whichis ideal for agriculture• Land is fertile and using a greenhouse can result in low cost crop.•The villagers have no access to their agricultural lands as they are under the Azerisniper fire•Old people live on pensions while the youth have no stable income•Many have already emigrated
  • Project Purpose- Sustain the presence of the Barekamavan villagers whose villagehas a high strategic importance for the Armenian Nation - Raise the morals of our Armed Forces on the border by ensuringthe presence of a strong village protecting their back.- Execute a project which is initially funded by a donation but thenrefunds itself to target most of the population and even encouragethose who have emigrated to return back.- Provide the villagers with “the net to fish rather then providingthem the fish”- Involve the Diaspora and the Armenian citizens in supporting thisstrategic village.
  • Project TeamGayane Gevorkyan: Project ManagerGarik Abazyan: Head of Village and local operations’ coordinatorHrunik Mankyan: Agro consultantAnna Aghajanyan: Project CoordinatorGeorge Tabakyan: Project Coordinator
  • Project Success points- A young and dedicated head of village who wants to workfor his village and fully supporting the project.- Dedicated villagers who believe in their land and realizetheir strategic location- A dedicated expert who will fully get involve at a very lowcost- Dedicated project team (manager/coordinators) who arecommitted to turn this into a successful project on avolunteer basis
  • Project Partners AGBU Logistics and local support Armenian Tree Project: Providing Trees to all households MACADAMIAN IT knowledge training for youngsters
  • Project DetailsSince access to the agricultural lands is dangerous due to azeri sniper fire, the projectfocuses on the individual lands next to the houses of the villagers.The project aims to:Provide fruitful trees to all villagers (2 for each family) to be planted in their gardens: these are expected to give fruits in 2 yearsProvide 100 m2 green houses to the biggest 4 families which are expected togenerate an income in 3 months. Some percentage of the income will be used to buymore greenhouses to other families.Provide professional training to villagers on greenhouse building, farming, cropcalculation and sales. Provide IT related training to youngsters (to be delivered by Macadamian a leadingIT Company)
  • Project Details: GreenhousesThe greenhouses will be planted with tomato and cucumberThe professional training will include: Tomato and Cucumber biological education Greenhouse land preparation Fertilization methods and selection of chemicalsSeedlingIrrigation methods (drip system to save water)Crop protection against known diseasesCrop harvestGreenhouse financials (income/expense)
  • Project Details: Trees- On average, 2 trees will be provided to each household in the village-The villagers will be in charge of taking care of the tree (protection andirrigation)- One tree will be fruitful and the other olive (as olive can provide highincome in the future)- The villagers will be trained on the plantation and taking care of the tree- This work will be monitored by the project team during the duration of theproject.-Some of the trees will be provided for free by ATP (Armenian Tree Project) –one of the leading organizations in Armenia which implements large scaleenvironmental projects. www.armeniatreeproject.org
  • Project Details: IT Training-During the course of the project, IT related training will be provided to theyoungsters of the village (PC/Internet awareness, GISawareness, blogging, village website, etc..)- The location of the training will be the school where PCs and Internetconnection is available- The trainees will receive corresponding certificates- Young kids from nearby villages will be invited to attend.- The approximate number of those benefiting: 30- The training will be delivered by IT managers from Macadamian – one of theleading IT companies in Armenia with headquarters in Canada.- The training sessions and training material will be delivered on volunteerbasis courtesy of Macadamian - Armenia. www.macadamian.com
  • Financials: Initial Investment (Donation) Expected Cost: 6,998 USD
  • Financials: Initial donation re-invested- Each household receiving a greenhouse will sign an agreement to pay back 25% of theincome of the greenhouse each season to the project team over 2 years.Expected Income from each greenhouse: 360,000 Drams (for 2 seasons)-The paid amounts will be collected to finance more greenhouses to the rest of thefamilies.- Once all families own their greenhouse, the project can be optionally extended tooffer the same conditions (greenhouse + 2 trees) to those migrants if they decided tocome back permenantly.- During the same period, the owners will be trained on how to save money (25-30% oftheir income) on building their own 2nd greenhouse to diversify the crop and increasetheir income.- At the end of the project, all greenhouses will be owned by the villagers thus creatinga motivation for them to work hard.
  • Project Start Date:As Soon As the funds are collectedPreferable date is the 1st week of February 2012.Project updates will be posted on Barekamavan’s FBpublic Page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barekamavan-Development-Project/325151650845353
  • Be Part of developing Barekamavan Create a sustainable environment for ourArmenian brothers and sisters to stay in their village Strengthen our FIRST LINES Of DEFENSE