"Shen" Charitable Public Organization
Shen NGO was created in 1988 by a group of professors and students of Yerevan Polytechnic Institute to address some of the urgent humanitarian problems of Armenia. Since then Shen as an NGO involved in development endeavours in over 350 rural communities of Armenia passed through almost all the stages of Rural Development area, such as: humanitarian aid, integrated approach to rural development, physical and social infrastructures rehabilitation in rural communities, asset based community development, value chain development using markets for poor (M4P) approach, agricultural cooperative development. The vision of Shen is to become a reliable partner for vulnerable rural communities in their endeavour to create better life. Shen promotes socio-economic development and empowerment of remote, vulnerable rural communities through active involvement of community members. The Company strives to make those communities attractive for life and work through transferring new knowledge and skills, promoting new jobs, improving community infrastructures, and strengthening community based organizations.