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New business ideas to be realized in Artsakh

On May 13, presentations of 12 business plans of the 24th entrepreneurship training session took place in the Stepanakert office of the AUA-Turpanjian Rural Development Program. The beneficiaries of the program, who come from different regions and communities of Artsakh, prepared their business plans during the session with the help of experts and then enthusiastically presented those plans to a jury comprised of business and loan specialists. Continue reading

AUA-TRDP beneficiary featured on ShantTV

One of the leading TV channels in Armenia, ShantTV covered a story about American University of Armenia Turpanjian Rural Development Program's beneficiary Mr. Slavik Chapanyan who with the support of the program managed to establish cheese production business in his own remote community of Berdashen, Shirak region. Mr. Chapanyan's business created seven jobs in the community! Continue reading

Opening of Car Wash Business in Village of Nor Kyank, Shirak region

On December 22, the opening ceremony for the business of AUA-TRDP beneficiary Mr. Vahagn Torosyan took place with a red ribbon cutting ceremony. The opening of the car wash business was a real celebration in Nor Kyank. Many guests from the Village of Nor Kyank and surrounding communities, other TRDP beneficiaries and stakeholders attended the event. Continue reading

TRDP Supported Business in Berdashen, Small Village with Two Borders

On November 2, one more AUA-TRDP beneficiary, along with the TRDP team, hosted the grand opening of his newly established cheese production factory called, “Arevashogh,” which means, “sunshine,” with a red ribbon cutting ceremony in one of the remote villages of Armenia, Berdashen in the Shirak region. Berdashen is a small village in Armenia’s North-West that borders both Turkey & Georgia. It is a small village with only 62 households. Many guests from the community, the TRDP chair, Dr. Haroutune Armenian, the TRDP staff, and others participated in the opening ceremony. Mr. Chapanyan’s cheese factory adds a lot of value to the village. Arevashogh is of strategic importance for the small and isolated village of Berdashen. Mr. Chapanyan’s business created five (5) new jobs. Continue reading

Our Volunteers

vTRDP is a unique program in Armenia and Artsakh that enables Armenian youth from all over the world to participate in its everyday activities and be part of the team.  TRDP closely cooperates with Birthright Armenia and other organizations and welcomes volunteers with relevant backgrounds who are interested in taking part in the worthy cause of development of rural Armenia through improvement of entrepreneurship opportunities and business environment among the rural population.  TRDP offers a comprehensive program for… Continue reading

Tree Planting in Memory of Armenian Genocide

On April 12, one of successful TRDP beneficiaries Kamo Hambaryan (Fish breeding, Rest Zone), with the support of TRDP Shirak Program Leader Zorair Kirakosyan, organized a tree-planting ceremony next to his business premises in Bazum village to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. More than one hundred community members joined Mr. Hambaryan to plant five hundred trees in the memory of victims of the Armenian Genocide. The event and the socially driven behavior of Mr. Hambaryan served as… Continue reading

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