Providing education for 150 children in Armenia

by Zartonk-89
Meeting with stakeholders
Meeting with stakeholders

Zartonk-89 NGO implements “Providing education for 150 children in Armenia” project the aim of which is to provide basic education for those children from 10 regions in Armenia who could not get education because of social bad condition, to help them to continue their education at school, get professional skills in order they can find appropriate work in future and improve their families’ social conditions.    

In the frame of this project in 10 communities of 10 regions in Armenia working groups are formed and retrained.

As long as the project is not funded, we have started trainings in 4 communities: (Khor Virap, Arapi, Byurakan and Shenik) by means of individual donations.  Materials are made and printed.

Target group was divided into 2 age groups and checked their knowledge level.  In each group are conducted trainings weekly for 4 hours to complete basic education and teach new skills. 

Hi, I am Astghik. I live in Khor Virap community of Ararat region. I have been a beneficiary in one of the previous projects implemented by Zartonk-89 NGO and I am very happy to participate in those projects.  Participating in these projects, I have had an opportunity to acquire basic education and communicate freely in future.  In the result I achieved such knowledge, skills, human behavior that will be benefit for my community, environment and the others as well.

Now in communities we are planning to implement such a project that will help socially needy children and teenagers to get education, as instead of having education they had various hard works to help their families to overcome the difficulties their parents have had before.

Our goal is to assist those children to get knowledge for improving their living conditions in future.    


Vika in rural community.
Vika in rural community.

Zartonk-89 NGO has increased Providing education for 150 children in Armenia’’ project in 10 regions of Armenia, as today many children in the regions dropping off their education have to do hard works to earn their living and improve their social conditions. The organization has created Young Journalists Online Center (YJOC) that has its branches in 10 communities of Armenian regions (Vanadzor, Hrazdan, Martuni and Jermuk towns, Gandzakar, Arapi, Shenik, Shaki and Byurakan villages). Our young people from regional branches has explored and found children who don’t get basic education because of work and social bad conditions, they assist the children with private and groups trainings. All groups were given netbooks, stationeries and necessary books for trainings due to implemented projects of the organization.

Our young people of YJOC have conducted computer trainings, seminars and share their knowledge to teenagers of their communities who have hard works and are in social bad conditions.

We think that this new idea of the project “Equal To Equal Education” is more effective as it is obvious from the children’s active attendance to the trainings. 

I am Vika. I am one of the beneficiaries of Zartonk-89 NGO and as well as one of the founders of Young Journalists Online Center. I participated in implemented projects of the organization and have learned and acquired knowledge and skills in basic education as well as participated in seminars, meetings, trainings to improve important skills related to human behavior, team building, and imagination on civil journalism. I give importance to this project implementation in the regions. In the frame of the project I shared my gained knowledge and skills to young people in different rural communities. Now I share my knowledge with young people from the regions as well. I consider the case useful, fun and instructive.

I would like to take an opportunity and express my gratitude to all who helped and supported us to implement Providing education for 150 children in Armenia’’ project in rural communities of the regions in Armenia. 


Our beneficiaries in Ararat region of Armenia
Our beneficiaries in Ararat region of Armenia

Zartonk-89 NGO had been implementing “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project since 2006, the aim of which was to provide basic education for those children in Yerevan who could not get education because of job to earn their living; to help them get basic education and professional skills in order they can find job and improve their social conditions of their families in future. During the project implementation we have had great success. During these years 58 beneficiaries from 100 came back to school, they have got basic education, professions and now they work with their specializations. 42 beneficiaries continuing their work have received basic knowledge with distance learning method. Today they use their gained knowledge to find best job. Recent years our organization has been actively involved in implementation process of educational reform in the Republic of Armenia. First, there were positive results recorded in educational reform, the rate of children’s classes attendance was high. But recent years the global economic crises had its negative impact on the world, as well as social-economic situation of our country, migration and the quantity of people who leave the country to work in abroad is increased and again it is obvious the children’s involvement in hard works.

In the result of the project implementation we found out that these issues are more serious in the regions, there is uneven development between regions and capital, Yerevan. That is the problem that our organization addressed the project for school-age children’s education and vocational training in the regions of Armenia.              

That period the school children from the regions must spare their time for learning, instead of it they have to do hard works for earning money to help their families.   

As our organization has positive results and an experience to work with such children, we wish to continue the project implementation for other beneficiaries involving 10 regions of Armenia in the project too.

In the frame of previous implemented projects Zartonk-89 NGO has created “Young journalists online centre” that has its branches in 10 regions of Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk. The aim of online clubs is to assist in community young people involvement in their community development process, as well as to reveal some issues of the community and try to solve them. By means of “Young journalists online centre” the teenagers and young people can use information technologies more effectively for increasing their journalist research abilities. Our working groups of 10 regions in Armenia help young people get non formal education and computer skills. Our working groups from 10 regions have recruited working children who are in social bad conditions and don’t get basic education in their regions, we will begin to work with them. The aim of this project is to assist social needy children from the regions to receive basic education and involve them in the works and activities of online club.  


Lia during the activity
Lia during the activity

“Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” is an ongoing project the aim of which is to provide basic education for our beneficiaries and help them with the issue of professional orientation. During the project implementation we had great success. 58 of beneficiaries finished their school and got basic education, gained profession and now are working with their specialization. 10 of the beneficiaries are involved in our program as volunteers and in staff.

Lia who is one of the beneficiaries getting basic education and studying Information Technologies specialization disseminates information on “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project in our community. She sends her greetings to all donors, Global Giving that support for our important program.   

Hello I am Lia, I am participating in “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project. In the frame of this project I have conducted basic education, on Information Technologies sphere and gained skills. I give importance to these similar projects that allow my peers to acquire not only basic education but also profession. Education gave me a chance, I took part in various workshops, seminars, competitions, and now it is school holydays and during it I am involved in “Zartonk-89” NGO’s staff and assist in information dissemination on “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project in our community through Information Technologies.     

I am confident that in the frame of this project the knowledge gained from this project will guide me throughout life. Taking advantage of the given opportunity I pass my gratitude to all the people thanks to them this project was implemented, and particularly I thank to Global Giving staff for the supporting of this important project. 


Mariam is pleased with her done work
Mariam is pleased with her done work

For implementing the project we had 10 beneficiaries, then the number of the beneficiaries increased and 58 beneficiaries participated in our project who got qualified education, learnt their preferred specialization and now they work in different spheres.

Now 32 pupils are participating in our project, who have opportunity to complete their missed knowledge, continue their education with the pupils of the same age. 11 beneficiaries of them without leaving their job get distance learning, and 21 beneficiaries study at school. The project was effective not only for our beneficiaries, but also the organization.  

The implementation of “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” had great progress and opportunities for our organization to participate in ongoing educational reforms of our country. The organization is also participated in the 2012-2025 strategic plan development and discussion of the Government on education and social sphere.        

Participation in these mentioned events is very important for our country to be the result of access to qualified education for all children. Providing free textbooks is also important for junior school children.

The major achievements of the project were the involvement of 58 beneficiaries as volunteers in educational, social programs organized by “Zartonk-89” NGO. They introduce their knowledge, voluntary works to involve new beneficiaries for the project and attract them in the works. We give importance for their participation in further activities of the project as they receiving support from the organization; they become supporters for the new beneficiaries who are in need. 

It is already 2 years that one of the participants of the project Mariam Tevanyan has been involving in our project as a volunteer and directs her speech to the organizers, donors and supporters of “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project: I am Mariam Tevanyan and I was participated in “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project that gave me an opportunity to get qualified education and specialization as well.  For my knowledge/skills and preferred job I thank to all supporters that ought to them I have had great success and achievements. You also gave me chance to involve in voluntary works for assisting teenagers who are in need. Thanks again to all donors, who gave financial assistance for this important and useful project.   



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Location: Yerevan, N/A - Armenia
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Project Leader:
Silva Vardanyan
Responsible for Foreign Affairs
Yerevan, N/A Armenia

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