BUILD TRAILS MAKE HISTORY
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WHAT WE DO
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We involve local community members throughout Armenia and Artsakh to get involved in trail building, learning the trade, and becoming future stewards of the environment.
With expert staff, internationally trained, and a roster of local heroes, our team along with the help of volunteers are committed to developing trails throughout the country.
A network of trails and campsites are not only great places to visit, relax and be inspired, but they also bring social and economic change to the areas within Armenia which need it most.
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HOW TRAILS MAKE CHANGE
we believe that trails make life better
Trails provide a space for physical activity for people living in rural, urban and suburban areas, which means physically, mentally, and spiritually healthier citizens.
The enhanced recreational opportunities are considered lifestyle enhancements, and increase property values, as well as bring new and diversified revenue streams to local communities.
The recreation, health, transportation and environmental benefits collectively can contribute to an overall enhanced quality of life in communities, making them more safe and liveable.
Trails can function as corridors for non-motorized transportation between villages and/or to desirable destinations.
Trails provide affordable exercise and recreation opportunities to a diverse population, within a local community and beyond.
The goal of our program is to equip participants with life skills and work experience by employing them in a variety of projects. These include constructing, maintaining and or repairing hiking trails, restoration of natural areas, park construction or repair, trash removal and general clean up of natural areas. All while receiving environmental education on the latest issues and best practices
YOUTH FOR CHANGE
we believe in the power of youth
We had over 140 applicants with tourism-related and community development backgrounds. After many online interviews with applicants, we selected 45 participants - 21 males and 24 females.
Bridge to Trchkan waterfall
The Trails for Change NGO team has recently completed a suspension bridge on the Sarapat to Trchkan Waterfall Trail. The project was initiated and funded by Country Water Partnership scientific, ecological NGO.
Let's do something
We have completed the research and field assessments to restore 10 trails one in each region of Armenia. After completing the planning for the project, the fieldwork will begin.
Trail-building was not only an opportunity to have a great time and make new friends, but also to make an important contribution to my hometown. Although nature is a big part of the Tavush residents lifestyle, not everyone knows how to use and preserve it, so I think that the new trails will promote awareness of nature, as well as develop the hiking culture in Tavush and beyond.
Thank you very much for this opportunity and I look forward to other opportunities in the future.