Participants in Aragatsavan: 40
First aid kits distributed in Aragatsavan: 35
Aragatsavan is located in the western part of the Aragatsotn Province with an approximate population of 5,531.
This village training was coordinated through the Talin Women's Resource Center Development Foundation (TWRC) founded by Gayane Khachatryan. The TWRC is part of the Homeland Handicrafts initiative started by Tim Straight, helping to create jobs in rural communities of Armenia. Valya, one of the women from the village, was kind enough to host our training class inside her home. With the apricot trees in bloom, many of the women in this village were busy working in the fields and said that they would not have time to come in the middle of the day. Gayane and Valya were able to schedule the training during the women's lunch hour and even provided them with food afterwards so that they would not have to return to the apricot fields hungry. The class was a great success with a total of 40 participants.
A special thank you to Jeanette Kolar for sponsoring this village.