BUILD TRAILS MAKE HISTORY

we've developed

totaling over

53 trails

652 km

with the help of

220 volunteers

WHAT WE DO

we can't do it without your support

we educate

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.

we build

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.

we change

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.

SUPPORT US NOW AND BECOME A TFC BLAZER

be a part of the change

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HOW TRAILS MAKE CHANGE

we believe that trails make life better

health

Trails provide a space for physical activity for people living in rural, urban and suburban areas, which means physically, mentally, and spiritually healthier citizens.

economy

The enhanced recreational opportunities are considered lifestyle enhancements, and increase property values, as well as bring new and diversified revenue streams to local communities.

social

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.

transportation

Trails can function as corridors for non-motorized transportation between villages and/or to desirable destinations.

recreation

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 

WHATS NEW

project

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.

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projects

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.

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projects

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.

Mariam Miqayelyan

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.