South Caucasus Youth Councils Initiative

The project was designed to empower youth of 13 schools from Yerevan, Gegharkunik, Ararat, Kotayk and Armavir regions through the formation of youth councils to make positive contributions to their schools and communities. Through participation in organized youth councils, youth aged 14 to 17, received training in leadership, communication and teambuilding skills, needs assessment and proposal writing, and the newly acquired knowledge was applied through designing their own projects to address a self-identified need in their own schools and communities. As a result of the Project several small and large Projects presented by the Youth Councils were funded. The project was implemented in partnership with the Catholic Relief Services, Armenia.