We are the Humanitarian development American non-profit organization,Global SourceNet
Azerbaijan Home office in Pennsylvania, USA.
Office in Baku is on Ashig Molla Juma St.
A\Y [P.O. Box] 136 , Baku Center 370000;
Global SourceNet Azerbaijan, (GSNA) coordinates development projects in agriculture,
medicine, education and business to provide assistance to Azerbaijani peoples that is
realized through self-sufficiency.
Agriculture: GSNA is demonstrating / training herdsmen in methods of
animal husbandry for increased productivity in sheep for meeting human need in the
Republic. GSNA is developing a hybrid goat that is a more productive animal type for
meeting human need in the Republic.
Business: GSNA has purchased the manufacturing and marketing rights
for newly developed solar technology with plans to manufacture and market the products
from Azerbaijan. This will put Azerbaijani to work, reduce waste from produce that could
not be sold at market and possibly evolve into an export market. The business and
technological development will be connected to the Ministry of Education for training and
certain institutes related to technological development and agribusiness.
Medicine: GSNA still serves on the advisory board for the Caspian
Project and is recruiting necessary personnel to insure better administration of the
humanitarian eye care clinics. GSNA coordinates short term medical projects
Education: GSNA has recruited personnel and resources to coordinate
ESL to be placed through the Ministry of Education to strengthen the development of
privatization of Institutes. The extra curricular availability of English convert
nationalists sponsored by GSNA and at no extra cost demonstrates greater value for the
tuition they are asked to pay.
GSNA is still partnered with the Consortium for Global Education for the Ministry of
Education and is now more ready to pursue professor exchanges through Fulbright
scholarships and teaching fellow type of exchanges.
Presently GSNA have added working in ESL coordinator and Global Education coordinator.
Sheep project Western region continues, New goat project in Southern region, and Solar
dryer\ cooker project and development projects
Under GSNA's sponsorship, two Azerbaijani dentists were sent to Uzbekistan for training
in the latest dental technology. The dentists both found the experience to be a valuable
learning experience and helpful for their dentistry practices in Azerbaijan. (app: 700$)
In March, GSNA also hosted a team of medical and educational professionals for a
development project in Mingechevir. The team accomplished work in three areas: animal
husbandry, English training, and a medical clinic.
The report of work in each of these areas follows.
The veterinarian led a seminar attended by 50 people, which helped them to be able to
diagnose/treat their own herds for better production. Vet also treated animals himself in
2 villages surrounding Yevlax. One national was trained in parasite control and will be
able to help his own people around the Yevlax area. Equipment/medicines amounting to
$1,200 was donated for use in parasite control, including a microscope for diagnosis.
The polyclinic held at one of the local medical facilities in Mingechevir was widely
attended. The dentist saw 87 patients, including refugees. Approximately $1,500 worth of
medicine/ equipment was donated by the dentist. The doctors and nurses treated 409 people,
including 245 refugees. A total of $13,150 of medicine was distributed/donated during the
English specialists with the team in Mingechevir hosted a training seminar to better
the English teaching in the city. It was attended by approximately 50-55 Azerbaijani
English teachers. In addition to training in various methods of teaching English and
conversation practice, 30 textbooks, 25 storybooks and curriculum materials amounting to
approximately $1,000 was distributed. The teachers benefited greatly from the training
seminar and have invited the specialists back.
GSNA has distributed small credit loans during the 1st quarter, totaling approx. $2860.
Also, funds for a development project were given, totaling $275. These funds are aimed at
enabling the poor, the refugees, and the needy. >From all the press or communication
about the Azerbaijan internal crisis, we have determined or been convinced that it is a
national concern for the total population of the Azerbaijani republic.
GSNA perspective is that the refugee / idp concerns must be focused on within the
context of infracture of Azerbaijan which is the other 87.5% of the population to address
the range of human need created by the crisis.
In April GSNA invited a second veterinarian to come and help in future Goat project.
His efforts was also to further training of an Azerbaijani in basic farm animal care. His
donation include about 900$ worth of tools, books, and medicines for future work.
In April GSNA and SC team coordinated a project to initiate the Solar fruit dryer at
cost of 1500$, At the Azerbaijan Foreign Lang. Institute a one day Business English
Practice \seminar. Reviewed needs at a local orphanage and other areas of Azerbaijan for
future projects to be coordinated.
We at GSNA would like just to add to our present program for June 1999, that we have an
English practice seminar which will be given at the Higher Diplomatic college outside
Baku. It will involve 80 plus students and a group from America coordinated by GSNA
Consultants, residing in Baku.
Mr. Allen Bratcher, GSNA Senior Consultant