With the frame of “Online Olympiad” project in the region we have promoted to raise journalism, research and creative skills among young people with the usage of information technologies, created a learning environment where the possibilities of new media are used for the benefit of young people, we helped young people in discovery of the possibilities of new media usage, we identified and encouraged the best materials, articles and essays of the young journalists.
In “Online Olympiad” program it was foreseen to organize creative competitions, which are kept young people to be active in villages and regions, gave opportunity to communicate with their peers, to use new media in research creative activities.
In the frame of the program Zartonk-89 NGO organized competition on the theme of “I have read and....” which was aimed to expose these young people, who love to read books and to compose at the same time. Here is our Tatul who was one of the participants of the competition. Recently our volunteers have met to Tatul who is now serving in the army. We would like to present his speech about the program:
I am Tatul, I am 19 years old. I was born and grew up in Vanadzor. I attained in secondary school N 19 in Vanadzor and after that I studied in the faculty of Law in State Pedagogical University of Vanadzor. I attended various clubs.
The art with all its aspects especially music and painting play a great role in my life. 3 years I had been a member of “Vardanants Descendants” brass band and participated in various festivals.
I am currently serving in the Armed Forces, and I am the musician of military orchestra there. I am very fond of reading books. I have read a lot of Armenian and foreign literature books. I had a big impression on the world-famous detective stories. Under that impression I prepared a model of Sherlock Holmes museum and made fragments with plaster from the stories. In 2013, when I was going to enter the university, I was informed about the essay competition on the theme of “I have read and....” in the frame of “Online Olympiad” program.
I was in the first place, but I did not expect my winning. I just wanted to have new friends and communication with them and learn many new things from them. After the competition I made friends and had communication even with the volunteers. When I come back from the army I will continue to communicate, to work with them and take part in various programs and activities.
I would like to thank all those people, organizations that supported our program implementation that gave a lot of happy moments to young people who live in the villages. If you are interested in my work, please visit:
In the frame of “Online Olympiad” project Young Journalists Online Centers (YJOC) have been founded in different regions of Armenia. Visits were organized to YJOC, seminars and trainings conducted for regional groups. Each of the group coordinates its regional works, discuss existing issues and achievements in the region, have connection and communication with other young people in the communities who are also interested in Media and journalism. During the visits project goals, objectives and activities were represented. Interactive games were organized by means of which communities issues came up and tried to find solutions.
The project assists in youth involvement in the development process of their communities. During the meeting-trainings the obtained netbook was given to the elder participant of the meeting, who was responsible for the technical provision at the spot and communication with the Center. In the result our beneficiaries organize community issues assessment, public discussions sharing their obtained knowledge and experience to the other members of the community, have active communication with youth groups in Yerevan and other communities as well.
We would like to present one of the works of our regional groups: the beneficiaries of Arapi community have made a video about issues of their communities, and the river pollution of Akhuryan in Armenia. They investigate the composition water of the river, which is contaminated, suggested solutions and how to clean the river. The schoolchildren of the community participated in the process of the river cleaning. The polluted river had a negative impact on people and wildlife around the world.
Hi, I am Elena, I live in Arapi community of Shirak region in Armenia. I am one of the participants of “Online Olympiad” Program. In our community the young people had not idea about the importance of new media, usage of digital equipment, have not enough knowledge on this sphere. Participating in “Online Olympiad” program organized by Zartonk-89 NGO they obtained correspondent knowledge about new media, took part in community activities raising community issues by means of organized trainings and seminars. Behalf of our working group we thank to all those people who donate and support in to implement such important project. Thank to Global Giving and Zartonk-89 NGO
In the frame of “Online Olympiad” project Zartonk-89 NGO organized visits to 10 regions of Armenia for the meeting with the beneficiaries of the project. We provided them netbooks for each region, but in Jermuk community we provided photo camera as well to realize the works more effectively. We also organized trainings, seminars, discussions with the aim of raising their knowledge level on media sphere.
The aim of the project was to assist in media research skills development among teenagers and youth with the effective usage of Information Technologies in the Republic of Armenia.
We have had progress during the implementation of “Online Olympiad” project
Our beneficiaries were 16-18 years old young people from regions of Armenia who were interested in media and journalism.
For future we have planned to carry out projects with our beneficiaries, discuss their proposals, to involve them in the whole process of proposal writing, research and its implementation.
The beneficiaries’ response to the project is very important for us. We present one of the our beneficiaries Marianna Arshakyan’s respond from Jermuk town of Vayots Dzor region about conducted seminars and meetings in the frame of Online Olympiad project.
Hello I am Marianna Arshakyan from Jermuk town of Vayots Dzor. I am very glad for the participation in Online Olympiad project. Young Journalist Online Center was established in our community and I am a member of that center. In the frame of mentioned project I got knowledge about media, research and journalism, made new and clever friends is very important for me.
I thank the supporters of the project for this project implementation.
In the frame of “Online Olympiad” project we have organized meetings and 2 workshops on “The usage of social media in civil journalism” theme in 11 regions of Armenia.
The goals of the meetings and workshops were to develop and enhance the online club of youth journalists, to raise the knowledge level of our beneficiaries in the spheres of media and Information Communication Technologies.
We have activated the youth participation in the developing process of their community; assisted youth to raise their journalistical, research and creative abilities with the usage of Information Technologies in the region; created a learning environment where the possibilities of new media are used for the benefit of young people; encouraged young journalists for the best materials and articles.
The volunteers of ‘’Zartonk-89’’ NGO visited to 10 regions of Armenia and had meeting with our beneficiaries, they were given netbooks in order they could easily communicate with us, to use the netbook as a tool in order to overcome the problems of their community, get in touch with other young people and participate in the process of problem soultion in their community.
One of the active participants of our project is Slava Nazaryan. He is from the working group of Shirak region, he participated in our workshop and made a video on the actual problem in his community. The video is about the pollution of ‘’Akhuryan’’ river. Please visit the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQiP-ujkeMw
He has done a great work with his group.
I am Slava Nazaryan, I am interested in journalism and Information Technologies. I was participated in ‘’The usage of social media in civil journalism’’ workshop organized by Zartonk-89 NGO. The workshop gave me an opportunity and knowledge on the sphere of media and journalism. I would like to become a journalist and hope I will achieve it. I go in for sport, dance and learn foreign languages. I live in Arapy community of Shirak region. Arapy community is situated in the left and right bank of the Akhuryan river. Naturally we cannot be indifferent for the pollution problem of Akhuryan river. So we decided to solve that important problem.
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