YES works primarily with the youth in Armenia’s rural areas with the focus on children from underprivileged families in border villages. While we acknowledge the importance of supporting all youth, it is often the case that some get more opportunities than others. Educational programs and institutions, as a rule of thumb, are first initiated in cities. Additionally, poverty rates are higher in villages, especially in border villages, where people also suffer from shootings and bombings from some of Armenia’s neighboring countries. Thus, we feel that providing opportunities to the youth in rural areas is a pressing issue.
YES creates educational and empowering programs to provide equal opportunities to the Armenian youth – all girls and boys!