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YES – We Are Youth Empowerment and Sustainability2021-10-03T15:11:56+02:00

WHO WE ARE

Youth Empowerment and Sustainability (YES) is a non-governmental organization whose main goal is to empower the youth across several countries, primarily focusing on the youth in Armenia. YES was established in Yerevan, Armenia in August 2015 and has been providing the public with opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as education and knowledge to become well-rounded citizens of the world.

At YES, we are dedicated to inspiring the youth to build their future with intent and care about the environment and communities they live in. During its six years, YES has been a part of seven international projects implemented in the U.S., UK, Slovakia, Israel and Germany, as well as implemented 14 projects on a national level across Armenia. Over 1200 children have participated in trainings, self-development courses, community projects , and benefited from fundraising initiatives. Our fundraising initiatives aim to eliminate poverty and provide equal opportunities to all regardless of social status and place of living. Along with the number of development projects YES is very quick to react to the emergency situations and provide relief and humanitarian assistance to the individuals in need, especially those who suffered during the global pandemic of COVID-19 and Artsakh war.

We at YES see the youth as the moving force for any positive global change to come and, therefore, strongly support any initiatives that can help children bring these changes. Such programs range from developmental projects aimed to bring social change to small relief projects that are fully organized and performed by the children themselves. Often, YES volunteers organize such projects to address numerous issues, such as aiding socially vulnerable and underprivileged families in Armenia and elsewhere.

YES team, volunteers, project participants, and alumni have prioritized 7 of the 17 Global Goals (No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action and Partnerships for the Goal). Together–we in Armenia, our collaborators in different countries, and everyone else in the world who values the Global Goals – we are moving towards achieving the desired changes by 2030.

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Our values contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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NO POVERTY

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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ZERO HUNGER

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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QUALITY EDUCATION

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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GENDER EQUALITY

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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WATER and SANITATION

Take immediate actions to combat climate change and its impacts.

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CLIMATE ACTIONS

Take immediate actions to combat climate change and its impacts.

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PARTNERSHIPS TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS

Strengthen global partnerships to support and achieve the ambitious targets of our 2030 Agenda.

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Together we make all the difference

Protect ARTsakh

Protect ARTsakh In this unbearably hard times art gives us hope for the light and a brighter future. We are delighted and proud to join Protect ARTsakh: an online art auction

Christmas Hug 2018

‘Tis the season to give a Christmas Hug! Every New Year, YES brings the Christmas spirit to Armenia’s villages! Thanks to our close connections in border villages of Tavush, we are in touch with every child and family in Aygepar, Aygedzor, Movses, and Chinari.

ZeRoRo 2019

August at YES was SUPER hot again! We were all very busy with ZeRoRo 2019! This time 27 students and volunteers learned how to code satellites to clean up space debris and rescue damaged satellites from space. How cool is that?!

Pomegranate

During September 2-10, 2018, three representatives of YES Armenia - Mariam (22), Mane (21) and Victoria (22) - have participated in Pomegranate Project, implemented by YPIDA (Youth Participation and Intercultural Dialogue Association) Berlin in cooperation with Kleiner Fratz GmbH. under the Erasmus + Program.

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As long as poverty, injustice, and inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. Get in touch today and start making a difference!

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