In partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), Aid to Armenia conducted first aid and basic CPR training in the village of Urtsadzor. Urtsadzor is located on the southern border of the Khosrov State Reserve in the Ararat Province. FPWC is working in villages surrounding the reserve to help
boost eco-tourism. One of their goals is to introduce new income opportunities in remote villages near the Khsorov State Reserve by helping villagers develop Bed and Breakfast accommodations in their homes. Many of the women, such as some that are seen training in these photos, are widows struggling to find a sustainable source of income to help provide for their families.
This first aid and CPR class taught by AtA was part of a broad range of trainings that FPWC is providing as part of their eco-tourism course in this village. The women were excited to participate in the hands on training, many of them stating how important and necessary these trainings are for people living in remote villages. At the end of the class, each participant was given a sterile first aid kit to keep in their homes.