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Oct 3, 2017

Giving Week and the impact of the project

Troubleshooting mechanism for the basic problems
Troubleshooting mechanism for the basic problems

Dear donors, partners,

We are glad to inform that due to you we carry on to support the young journalist of our new generation and with their help, strong communities are going to be established.

“ICT as a Tool for Young Voices” project continues to encourage the new generation of the journalists to explore their community problems, develop their communication and representation skills as well as get acquainted with the modern achievements of the technology. They always need to participate in non-formal training courses including interactive games. 

The main goal of the project is to support the youth, teenagers, and young people as well as support their active participation in their community development process, input knowledge related to technology and capability related to research to strengthen the community. 

Due to your support, the beneficiaries of this project continue to participate in interactive training courses both in Yerevan and in other rural regions of Armenia.

Before organizing meetings with them we listen to their interests, ideas and suggestions, the studies they have done and those challenges they faced. And in order to be able to implement this all they need regular coaching, training courses in media and journalism.

We implement training courses in Yerevan with the purpose to train our regional young experts and guide them in their work. During this period we organize active discussions, teamwork, interactive practices. This is the best way to listen to them face to face. Then these young people share the knowledge they obtained and the news to other journalists after going to their regions and help to increase the impact of this project.

Dear donors, your donations continue to be addressed to the improvement of abilities, media skills and other important activities of the new generation’s young experts. The participants keep on proving that their steps become more visible and measurable day by day. Some of them also state that in this world which is highly developed with technology the youth has been given a great opportunity to put all their efforts into the work.

Vigen, who leads this project, presented the Giving Week and the Bonus Day during the meeting with participants in Yerevan. This is one of the best opportunities to invite the donors’ attention to this project and address the received donations to the increase of the communities to the project. The following presented to you is Artyom's short story and the speech.

Hello, I'm Artyom. I think this project may help me to live in a stronger and more developed community. Now I study how I can find solutions to those basic problems with which I come across. Being a part of this all, I'm sure that my expectations will be justified very soon. As I learned about Giving Week and Bonus Day I address my small speech to all the donors of the project so they will support in the performance of these important initiatives.

Vigen is representing the Giving Week
Vigen is representing the Giving Week
Artyom during the meeting
Artyom during the meeting

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Jul 25, 2017

Project achievements

Our beneficiaries and their works N1
Our beneficiaries and their works N1

Dear donors,

Due to your important role in this project and your donations we carry on conducting non-formal training courses which are supposed to provide basic education to the beneficiaries of the rural marzes’ communities of the Republic of Armenia. It’s essential for us and we’re responsible for sharing with you the achievements we recorded during this period.

Children from the rural communities of our country feel the necessity of participating in such educational courses where they could have an opportunity to complete the missing knowledge and skills. Though being vulnerable and constrained they keep on showing up with suggestions, how they can get out of that situation and appear in the society more confidently. And the key solution to these problems is only the education, for sure. This time also the beneficiaries wanted to pass the interactive section of the basic educational training course in the open air. First of all, they got familiar with those topics which our trainers had prepared.

The main destination was to improve their general educational status both in subjects in humanities and natural sciences and also give them an opportunity to show up in a team, as by listening to their peers they simply get encouraged. Our trainers presented the beneficiaries the role and the importance of education, as well as helped them to know their rights and responsibilities in the nearest future so they wouldn’t get exploited in the labor market. This is one of the main purposes of this project.  The other section of the meeting was dedicated to Armenia. The children were telling about Armenian history and culture. During this section, they had an opportunity to image those cultural and historical values which exist in their countries. Then present their works to their friends and the project coordinating team. This is the best way for them to develop their own opinions, thoughts, and ideas.

Dear donors, partners, we highly value your commitment to this project. There are a noticeable growth and progress amongst our target group members, which can confirm our periodic surveys and quizzes for checking their knowledge. At the end of each meeting, our team conducts surveys which are directly related to the provided material. This, in its turn, gives us an opportunity to increase the effectiveness of the project also in other communities.

We appreciate that you support the formation of an educated society in Armenia.

We present you Anahit’s short story and speech addressed to donors which she presented during the meeting.

Hello, I’m Anahit. I’m very happy to be involved in this project. I like to be in this environment where I can complete the knowledge that I have missed. Today I gained new valuable knowledge. Particularly I’d like to separate the section of the course related to Armenia. I have painted the symbols, the historical and picturesque sights of my country. I appreciate all the donors and people who try to accomplish our dreams.

Children during teamwork
Children during teamwork
Our beneficiaries and their works N2
Our beneficiaries and their works N2
Anahit during of the project
Anahit during of the project

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Jul 7, 2017

Bonus Day and our progress

Representatives of young experts
Representatives of young experts

Dear donors, our partners,

We’re glad to inform you that due to you we could support the young journalists of our new generation.

“ICT as a Tool for Young Voices” project carries on the non-formal, interactive training courses which are aimed to use the opportunities of the achievements of modern technologies, civic journalism for the improvement of the communities. The main purpose of the project is to support the active involvement of the youth, teenagers in their communities’ involvement process, help them conduct journalistic research and cover what happens in their communities. The beneficiaries of the project show great interest in how to solve the main problems in their communities when they are face to face with the challenges.  They learn how to run their resources and time correctly and effectively during training courses, seminaries from time to time. Being familiar with the principals of modern media and journalism they can conduct an estimation of the situation and do analysis freely. In each region of the Republic of Armenia, we have chosen one young expert who is willing to support their team. Such as by creating blogs, social platforms, and groups, which makes easier and faster to build an open audience. These experts improve their knowledge and skills through online and non-formal meetings and share with regional groups’ representatives.

Dear donors, your donations have been directed to the meeting with the young regional representatives of the new generation during which we discussed those solutions which are realistic to conduct in the nearest future.  The participants insisted that the role of technologies must be increased in modern society. Vigen, who coordinated these meetings with the target group presented how one can overcome the existing obstacles and share about it with large audiences.  In order to increase the effect of the participants in the project, they were given supplementary educational resources and topics, which they can use during their community researches.

During the meeting, we informed the beneficiaries about the Bonus Day which is going to be held on the 12th of July. They were excited to hear about that day, which has an essential importance to bring donors’ attention on this project and increase the effect of the project in all regions of the Republic of Armenia.  One of our young experts, Samvel wanted to share his short story and direct his speech to donors. 

Hi, I’m Samvel. I live in a community which has multiple problems for sure. Though they become more visible and solvable day by day. Due to this project, I am more confident when doing my journalistic researches. I think each young person can reach their aim if they learn through failures. As a young journalist I would like to highly appreciate the donors for such an opportunity and by learning about the Bonus Day I would like to address to all the donors of our project to do donations and involve more beneficiaries in this project. Thank you for supporting us.

Bonus Day and Young Experts
Bonus Day and Young Experts
Samvel as a young expert
Samvel as a young expert

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