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THE GOLDEN HONEY TRAILS OF MEGHRADZOR

we're not sure if name comes from honey or gold, but either way, we want it!

Meghradzor is in a hidden valley in the Kotayk Region, far away from the tourist blue diamond of Armenia, Lake Sevan.  The story goes that the founding inhabitants came to the region, thinking that they had found natural cotton, growing on trees, but they stayed because they found something even more valuable, wildflowers.  rivers, lowland fields, hills, and mountains, full of wildflowers, and the elevation changes, to extend the honey season.  Today, we want to develop the trails that go up into the countryside of this beautiful region, between the Marmarik River and the deciduous forest, and make it more accessible to all. In partnership with the Children Assistance Fund, our goal is to construct an accessible trail so people with disabilities can enjoy the beauty of the area. The trail will be approximately 600m in length and will be accessible for hiking and people in wheelchairs. The trail will go to the 13th century cultural monument Tejaruyq Monastery.   

the goals of the project

community involvement

to work with the local community, as stakeholders, and as invested partners in the regions touristic development

access to all

raising awareness about people with disabilities, and developing and engaging others to develop all access facilities and infrastructure throughout Armenia

regional development

to extend TFC's network of trails to include all 12 regions of Armenia, further expanding our goal of developing building trails for all

The project is co-funded by EU and will take place in cooperation with the Children Assistance Fund, as part of the Ecotourism Development Project and with the help of yours truly, Trails For Change NGO. The project includes training sessions with local school teachers, mapping of the area,  construction and marking of trails. The total budget for the project is $6,000, we need your support to successfully complete this project. Remember that donations in the U.S. are tax deductible, and ask your employer about "matching" opportunities

$2700

$6000

The mission of the project is not only to create the first accessible trail, but also to bring attention to the problem of handicap access and begin a movement of creating accessible trails in Armenia. 

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