Education is Mer Doon’s top priority! We provide a college or vocational education to each of our residents.  This support includes tuition, books, school supplies, and transportation. We also teach trade skills like traditional handcrafts. We plan many extracurricular activities, special events, and educational field trips.

EDUCATION

EMPOWERMENT

We know that at-risk,  young women in Armenia are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse. They need to be taught strength, self-awareness, and confidence. We teach our girls to raise their voices against oppression, abuse, and gender inequality. Mer Doon provides a safe, trusted place to grow.

LIFE SKILS

At Mer Doon, there is always an opportunity for learning. We teach our girls many important life skills, including religious education, computer literacy, Russian, English, and foreign language lessons, cooking, housekeeping, gardening, social behavior and etiquette, personal hygiene, Armenian history and culture, dance, music, and so much more!

INDEPENDENCE

Our goal is to instill a strong sense of independence in the girls who come to Mer Doon.  We accomplish this through our Job & Internship Program, giving each resident the opportunity to obtain meaningful experience in her chosen field of interest.  We also teach the important skills needed to live both independently and within a family unit.

Mer Doon in Armenia:

Tigranuhi Karapetyan, Executive Director

Zoravar Andraniki Str. 13

Echmiadzin, Republic of Armenia

tigranoohi@yahoo.com

Tel: + (374) 231 5 20 09

www.mer-doon.com

Mer Doon in the U.S.:

Our Home-Mer Doon, Inc.

Stephen Ashekian
17 Gloucester St. #4
Boston, MA 02115

doonmer@gmail.com

www.mer-doon.com

 

 

Mer Doon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization reigstered in the State of Connecticut and a nongovernmental organization registered in the Republic of Armenia.