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Oct 7, 2019

Opening of new informal center in Arapi

Opening of a new group of Arapi
Opening of a new group of Arapi

Dear Donors,

Thanks to you, we are able to continue to support young journalists. Young people have a special influence in their communities, and our goal is to empower them with training in media skills, modern technologies. and civic journalism.

These beneficiaries often call themselves "new generation young experts" and regularly seek out up-to-date solutions for their community problems. This is why they attend our informal classes, to supplement their existing knowledge.

Thanks to your generosity, we have organized an interactive meeting in one of our Arapi communities. We are pleased to announce that a new informal union has come together in this community with the aim of using the strengths and talents of young people to promote sustainable community development. The Arapi beneficiaries are enthusiastic; they spare no effort in addressing community issues that have gone unaddressed for years. Our team will organize trainings for them, and teach them how to measure social impact.

Your donations continue to make it possible for us to support these active and proactive young people. Thanks to your generosity, we are confident that this new community outreach will grow into an important new branch of this work.

We would like to inform you that the names of all project participants were changed in order to protect their privacy.

We would like to introduce you to Ani, one of our new beneficiaries.

Hi, I'm Ani. This is my first time participating in this program. I feel great about this team because I am learning interesting and important things. Now I am ready to use my abilities for the benefit of the community I live in. I am glad that this branch of the Online Center for Young Journalists has opened in my community. I consider myself an active person who can change the world. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped make this happen.

Our new beneficiary, Ani
Our new beneficiary, Ani

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Sep 16, 2019

The progress of the program in Yerevan

The beneficiaries present Armenia
The beneficiaries present Armenia

Dear Donors,

Thanks to your donations. We are continuing to support school-aged children living in rural communities of Armenia.

In remote communities of Armenia, people live in extreme poverty. Expending great effort, families try to make a living and earn their daily bread. All of this has a negative impact on children living in these families, as they often have to help their parents with their tasks and usually end up skipping school in the process. In order to prevent this and motivate these children to continue their education, we provide them with psychosocial support.

Our team and the pre-selected pedagogical staff regularly organize informal meetings with students, during which the beneficiaries are provided with the necessary school-based knowledge and life skills.

Here are the results of our meeting with them, the participants' impressions, and the progress of the program.

This meeting was focused on Armenia itself. During the individual work portion, participants were given a map of Armenia and asked to mark their favorite city or region. This gives us the opportunity to listen to the beneficiaries and understand why each person designates a specific place as their favorite in the country. The children excitedly presented their work and gained knowledge.

During the teamwork portion, participants were instructed to describe Armenian schools. They were asked to draw on a poster everything that reminded them of their community schools.

Dear Donors,

We would like to inform you that the names of all project participants were changed in order to protect their privacy.

We would like to present to you the story of one of our beneficiaries, Lia.

"Hello, I'm Lia. I dream of becoming a designer. I love my school and my friends and I often meet with them, where we sing, dance, and recite poetry. I like to study foreign languages, especially English and Russian. In my free time, I read books and I help my mom. I also love participating in sports. I believe our youth are enthusiastic and diligent. Remember that each of your gestures is very important to us because we live with a great hope for a bright future. We will build new communities. They are waiting for you. Thank you for your generosity."

the beneficiary of this program
the beneficiary of this program

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Jul 15, 2019

New ideas for community development

New beneficiary Grigor
New beneficiary Grigor

Dear donor,

Thanks to your donations, training courses for young journalists of a new generation are continuing. Armenian communities are full of different problems. However, periodically it is necessary to analyze and find solutions to problems. During meetings, seminars, our participants have the opportunity to present the situation in their community, the existing challenges and, of course, find realistic solutions to problems.

We present to you about the meeting that took place in our organization with the beneficiaries of the program. It was composed of two parts - private lessons and thematic work phases.

   The participants were asked to divide into groups and draw a Tree in the poster. On the basis of the tree, on the roots, they had to draw and represent the main problems, and on the branches - their solutions. This provided an excellent opportunity for the beneficiaries to explain how to work together to cope with environmental problems. It also develops creative thinking of young people.

   During the individual work, the participants were divided into one job, in which they were supposed to present their skills, social environment, interiors, etc. This also makes it possible to understand the everyday life and needs of our beneficiaries.

      Dear donor,

We present you one of our young heroes, the story of Grigor and his speech to donors.

     Hi, I am Grigor, I am 13-years-old. I am interested in Information Technologies, I like to participate in the seminars, meeting, organized by “Zartonk-89” NGO, during which I acquire many skills, meet new friends. In my free time, I help my grandmother, grandfather. I love to walk on the bike, meet with friends, communicate with them. I also love ceramics and do pottery. 

In the future, I dream of becoming an architect, to build beautiful buildings. I also love Greek dances.

These are our young men. Thanks to your donations, we will continue to help them overcome difficulties and move forward. This program makes more visual all that is hidden in our societies. Our goal is to use the inner strength of young men and strengthen Armenia by the media and journalism tools. Your every gesture is very important for our beneficiaries.

Best,

Vigen

Project Leader+Zartonk-89

They represent the main problems of the community
They represent the main problems of the community
The beneficiaries represent the work "Tree"
The beneficiaries represent the work "Tree"

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