Oct 30, 2017

More skills on the way to empowerment

 

   Computer skills are important for everyone. Sometimes, it takes a lot of time to search the necessary information and even you don’t know how reliable the source is, but due to my computer skills and the knowledge of how to navigate through the internet, I can easily find the necessary information about anything for me and my family. At the same time, I save my time for my studies.Violeta Minasyan, a mentee.

 

 

During these months, mentees used their skills to write course works, research papers, individual papers, make PPTs for the school work and college. They also could use their skills and volunteer in the organization. They made a database of meetings, typed evaluation information, check-in lists, and assisted in preparing group meeting materials for the new mentoring group conducting research to find the necessary information for the meeting.

The resource center was used not only by the mentees, but also by mentors and other volunteers.

Mentors used the resource center to make their meetings more effective and helped them to find information that interested mentees.

3 mentees helped the Group Meeting Coordinator to organize group meeting for other beneficiaries of the organization. They organized meeting about Time Management, Leadership and How to navigate through the Internet which they presented to the participants. Mentees learned leadership skills, time management skills, etc.

 

One of the mentees mentioned: ''It was really cool to learn to manage the time because I had some difficulties of managing my time. I wasn't able to finish all the things that my teachers gave me. But now I feel that I can do everything in deadlines. Thank you, Nor Luyce, for providing the opportunity and training.''

 

In total during these several months, Nor Luyce provided 100

 hours of computer classes and usage to 58 mentees22 mentors, and 6 volunteers.

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Aug 2, 2017

End of the program year

At the computer class
At the computer class

“The opportunity that Nor Luyce offers us: adolescent girls, is amazing. We learn various fascinating things. We practice our skills. We talk about the topics that we are interested in. The staff is very open-minded and kind. They not only help each mentee to acquire the necessary skills but they also make sure we feel happy and comfortable. I truly appreciate their work, since Nor Luyce has helped me to become a person like I am now”: mentee Drmoyan Lusine.

Nor Luyce provided 183 hours of computer classes and skill practice to 42 mentees17 mentors, and 6 volunteers during the last three months. As it is seen, the resource center was available to be used not only by the mentees but also by the mentors and other volunteers of the organization.

 From May to July mentees used resource center to write individual and research papers, search safely the necessary information on the internet, input dates into a computer, and make power point presentations for their classes and peers in the organization, thus practicing not only their skills but also learning something new and realizing a volunteer work. 

The 65 hours of volunteer work includes creating a database of meetings, check-in lists, assisting the project coordinator in preparing group meetings for the new mentoring group members.

7 mentees helped the Project Coordinator to organize group meetings for other beneficiaries of the organization. Those meetings include and are not limited to: CV writing skills, Interview skills, Secretary work skills, Ethics at job-sites, Sportlandia: where mentees searched the information, sports activities on the Internet, edited it, created an interesting meeting, which they presented to the other group members.

This summer, Nor Luyce has piloted a program, where the Mentoring Phase mentees took part in a 5- day-intensive-computer classes. During that week, we could realize 87 hours of computer classes.  The mentees gained a basic knowledge of MS Word and MS PowerPoint Presentation programs. This short-term training aimed to prepare the mentees for the Skill Building Phase of the next year and they will be able to start practicing their skills as soon as they start Skill Building Phase.

As one of the girls mentioned: “It is very important for me to know MS Word and MS PowerPoint as I can do a lot of things for my classes and for my brothers.  I am really happy that we not only learned the skills, but we could also practice it during the meetings. As a result, I made a postcard for my mum to show what I learned in Nor Luyce.

A mentee
A mentee
Computer meeting
Computer meeting
One of our mentees
One of our mentees
Mentees presenting their topics to each other
Mentees presenting their topics to each other

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May 8, 2017

Changes continue

During the past 3 months, mentees continued taking part in computer classes and utilize the learned skills. 6 meetings out of scheduled 6 were held for the mentees. 3 more meetings were carried out for the mentees to practice their knowledge and make their power-point presentations.

One of the mentees expressed her gratitude: “Nor Luyce is a real light in my life. It is so powerful to see how both my mentor and everyone in the organization believes in me and my ability to become a good professional. This is so heartwarming’’.

 

The resource center was used not only by the mentees, but also by the mentors and other volunteers of the organization.

 From February to April mentees used resource center to work on their career plans, write course papers, research papers, and individual papers, search the necessary information on the internet and make posters and power point presentation for their classes.

6 mentees helped the Group Meeting Coordinator to organize group meeting for other beneficiaries of the organization. They organized meeting about Indian Culture, Hygiene, Discussion literacy etc., which they presented to the participants.

In total during these several months, Nor Luyce provided 98 hours of computer classes and usage to 42 mentees17 mentors, and 6 volunteers.

While the mentees were working on their career plans, they were exposed to various prominent professionals in the city, who helped them to answer their questions and bring clarity to their future goals.

Several mentees reported: "It is amazing to have a chance to meet people who have succeeded in their careers. We could learn the secrets of their success and clarify the details of the chosen profession. It makes things easy for us to understand which profession is close to our hearts”.

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