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.


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.


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!


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

Mer Doon NGO

Tel: + (374) 231 5 20 09