Dec 26, 2018

On behalf of the staff at Nor Luyce

Giving a gift during the holiday festive season is a kind gesture to remember, yet having a big sis mentor for guiding every step our youth takes, well this feeling of care, words themselves do not fully comprehend thereafter.

With Nor Luyce all of the listed does in fact come true for our youth, particularly with your help and yes your support.

When you spread our cause/organization, sharing our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Website, and Fundraising’s you, yes I said you make the dreams of every orphan and low income youth here in Gyumri, Armenia wishes to come true!!!

So here is a great BIG thank you to you!

On behalf of the staff here at Nor Luyce, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, New Years, & Happy Holidays!!!

We wish you all the best life could bring for the year 2019 and forward.

Peace to all!

With Love & Sincerity,

Yours truly,

Talar Lori

Project Leader & Organizer 

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Dec 12, 2018

The seeds of the program

Mentoring training
Mentoring training

"Before coming to this program I didn't have any close friends with whom I could have shared whatever bothered me. When I got acquainted with my mentor, a lot of things have changed. Whenever I have questions or issues, I am calling my mentor. She is always there to support me and advise me. My mentor always brings happiness and smile to my face. Also, through our mentoring group meetings, I met a lot of girls of my age. They are also so supportive, that I don't feel scared to express myself in front of them and they always listen to me.", one of the mentees: Emma, said.

During these 3 months Nor Luyce has recruited 20-25 volunteers, screened the volunteers and provided them with mentoring training. Altogether the volunteers took part in 7 pre-mentoring training. The training aimed to provide the mentors with the knowledge that will ease their work with adolescents. During the training the volunteers first revealed their character, personalities, then they gained skill and methods to work with adolescent girls. The mentors reported liking the training, the atmosphere, and topics.

Along with mentors, Nor Luyce team could recruit also 20 adolescent girls from orphanages and families with low socioeconomic status.

During the mentoring group meetings the mentors and mentees learned about each other, and they could form pairs. As a result of the meetings, we had 20 mentor-mentees matches. The mentors were so excited about starting the meetings that they scheduled meetings twice in a week instead of once. As a result, we could realize 60 individual mentoring meetings.

One of the mentors said: "I love this program. When I heard about this program for the first time, I got very interested in it. I realized that adolescence is the hardest period of our life and our adolescents need our help. In the beginning I was scared that I would not have enough knowledge to do the work, however, with the help of training I learned a lot and gained confidence. When I met my mentee: Emma, I liked her from the first sight. She is a very kind, positive and honest girl. It is very easy to work with her. Whenever she has any problems, we always discuss it together and try to solve the problem together. We meet once in a week, also, during the week we keep in touch via phone. In the beginning, Emma was very closed and was afraid of expressing her idea, but now she easily talks to me and other members of the organization."

Mentors are learning about their work
Mentors are learning about their work
Mentor-mentee pair work
Mentor-mentee pair work
Mentoring Group Meeting
Mentoring Group Meeting
Mentees get to know each other
Mentees get to know each other
A mentor-mentee pair
A mentor-mentee pair

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Oct 15, 2018

The end of year event

Through August to October Nor Luyce has summed up the program year. The program year was closed with a big event. During the event, all the computers of the resource center have been used.

One of the mentor-mentee matches initiated a power-point presentation about the activities of Nor Luyce and what they gained during the one year they were in the program.

 

Overall the resource center was used for 102 hours.

 

One of the mentees reported: “Nor Luyce has become a place where I feel comfortable enough to express my ideas and feel relaxed, a place where I have gained a lot of knowledge. Now I can say that I stand out in the classroom and among my friends with my computer skills knowledge. Now Luyce gave me a number of important life skills that I will be able to use all my life.”

 

Mentees of the organization have realized volunteer work for 97 hours and helped the staff in organizing and realizing year-end event.

 

One of our previous mentees, who is serving as a mentor in the organization, had reported being recognized by her supervisor as a good practicum student who has a number of skills. She reported the importance of being a part of Nor Luyce has played a big role in her internship.

 

Along with the computer skills, the mentees have also learned about the following topics: “Communication skills”, “Team work” and “Time management”. During all these meetings, the mentees not only gained new knowledge but also navigated through the internet to find information about different topics and skills, thus using their computer skills.  

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