Armenia and Bulgaria partner in child care system reform
YEREVAN, 8 December 2017 – UNICEF and the Government of Bulgaria signed a cooperation agreement today whereby partners will implement an 18-month project in support of the child care system reforms currently underway in Armenia.
The agreement was signed by UNICEF Representative in Armenia Tanja Radocaj and the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Armenia Maria Pavlova Tzotzorkova. The project will enable a closer look at Bulgaria’s experience in child care reform. In the past decade, Bulgaria has moved to close down or transform all child care institutions, including those for children with disabilities.
Armenian counterparts, policy makers and civil society representatives, will have the opportunity to closely study this experience and lessons learned. Partners will also work to pilot a small group home type of service in Lori marz.
The project will be implemented with close collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in Armenia.
UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
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