Zartonk-89

Zartonk-89 strives to support community development, help single parent, parentless and needy children, teenagers and youth to solve their educational, social, health, juridical problems, provide them with mental, physical development and life improvement.
Oct 7, 2014

Progress report

During his free, Hayk loves to draw.
During his free, Hayk loves to draw.

The process of “Providing Education for 150 children in Armenia” project is more effective. 14 children at the age of 10-15 from Khor-Virap community in Ararat region are participating in this program.  By means of trainings the children acquired basic education. 

The classes lasted 2 hours and half instead of one hour as the children wanted to spend more hours for their classes. After the classes the children didn’t go home, we organized different types of games, they revised course by means of conversation. It was interesting when we challenged the children to write an essay on the topic of “my dream”. In their essays all the boys expressed their wishes to became soldiers and defend their homeland. And the girls wishes were to live in a peaceful country and wished all the soldiers to come back home healthy and safely. 

At the beginning and at the end of the classes the children were distributed questionnaires for checking the effectiveness of the program.    

In the result of the questionnaires it was find out that the children were satisfied with their trainers, as well as trainings, games and food provided for them. The children want to continue their trainings and get qualified education.

Here is Hayk’s speech. I am Hayk from Khor Virap community in Ararat region. I have my dream like other children. I know that I have to study to reach my goals and dream. My dream is to become a soldier in order to defend my country. I wish the world to be in peace.

I am participating on “Providing Education for 150 children in Armenia” project. Realizing the importance of education I improved the lack of my knowledge. I give importance for the implementation of similar programs as it gives an opportunity the children to acquire basic education.

I hope that in the frame of this program my gained knowledge will be a guide throughout my life.

I would like to express my gratitude to all those people who supported and are going to support for this program.

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Sep 22, 2014

Progress report

Slava learns shooting.
Slava learns shooting.

The aim of the project was to assist in engagement of community youth in community development process, also to develop skills for revealing community problems and for their solutions, to assist in development of IT and media spheres in the community as well as activation of community volunteering work.

          We have already implemented «Communities' Young Voices» program in four provinces of the Republic of Armenia (Khor Virap in Ararat province, Jermuk in Vayots Dzor province, Hrazdan in Kotayk province, Byurakan in Areagatzotni province).  At present it is being implemented in two provinces of Armenia: in Shirak, village Arapi and in Lori, town Vanadzor. Two working groups are formed and they coordinate the community activities.

          In the result of the above mentioned, 30 beneficiaries took part in the program, among which 14-30 year old 13 boys and 17 girls. In the frame of the program they took part in the organized seminars, meeting-trainings, gained knowledge, skills in the IT sphere.

          As active beneficiaries they have been doing research in their communities, taking interviews and after that organizing discussions, experience/idea exchange in their blogs, social sites; thus revealing the problems, suggestions and all the historical cases that are connected with the community.

          Another project outcome is that in the mentioned communities we raised the employment level among 30 young boys and girls. They are busy with organizing discussions, revealing community problems, participating in community meetings, organizing online discussions with the other youth from the four communities. Other non beneficiary youth also take part in the organized gatherings. Thus all these assist in revealing community needs and finding solutions for them.

          Our active beneficiaries also take part in community meetings, express their opinion, wishes; all these activities help in finding solutions, for example beneficiaries from Arapi village shot a short film about river “Axuryan” and presented the polluted level of the river, they studied the problems of the river, disseminated it in their blogs, organized discussions and suggested solutions for the problem. You can follow the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQiP-ujkeMw

          16 year old Slava is one of our beneficiaries from village Arapi. He was chosen as the working group manager. He is very much satisfied of the work that he does and expresses his thoughts so:

          “Hi, I am Slava from village Arapi. The “Communities' Young Voices” program gave me possibilities to organize very interesting meetings, discussions for the community youth. In the result of this they raised the level of their self-consciousness, self-esteem; this proves their active and free participation in community life, meetings and discussions. This is a unique possibility to make our voice heard on important community problems. I could mobilize youth on this serious tasks”.  Thanks: Thank your supporters that we are given an opportunity to realize this project.

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Jul 9, 2014

Progress Report

Working hard
Working hard

I am Veronica. I am 13 years old. I love my family. The family is where we are surrounded with love and respect from people. My family consists of four people: me, my father, my mother, my brother. I prefer to start with my fatherwho is central to our family.His name is Karlen. He is 37 years old. My dad spends a lot of time to earn money.When he isat home, it is a joy for me, as he always has something interesting to tell us.My father is a good man and an excellent father. Me mother, Alla is a housewife.She's 34 years old but looks much younger.She is my angel and I dream to be like her. My brother, John, is a good guy.He is 9 years old. My brother helps us in all matters.For me he is a good brother and a great friend. I like to dance,  sing, read, and spend a good time with my friends and family because life is too short and I want to enjoy the good things.  I inherited singing from my grandmother. She taught me almost all the folk songs and dancesof the blood of the nation. Fromour authors, I loveHovhannes Tumanyan the most. I have read almost all his tales and stories. I like to be the first everywhere.  In regards to my future profession, I'm not in a hurry to choose one.It is a complicated process and it your future depends on it.You have to think long and hard about it and appreciate your abilities, your talents, and your interests and be serious about this decision. I dream of my own candy factory for all children to have free candy and snacks.

Now back to reality. I take part in «Providing education for 150 children in Armenia» program aimed at providing basic education for children who have been held back for various reasons. During this program, the selected children from 6 regional groups participate in Young Journalists Online Club (YJOC) and go back to school to carry out the rest of the training program.Their communities will be selected by taking into account the "Community Youth Voice" how activethe students kept their blogs, websites, and social media.The program helps students update their knowledge learned from school and this helps actively progress basic education. I am very glad that I participated in this program during the summer holidays. 

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