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Apr 28, 2017

Our progress due to you

Children show quotes about education N1
Children show quotes about education N1

Dear donors,

 We are glad to inform you that your donations help to conduct non-formal educational courses in the rural marzes of the Republic of Armenia and encourage our beneficiaries to get general knowledge and skills for the sake of their happy future. We highly appreciate your investment in our project and we are ready to share with you those achievements which happened due to you.

 In rural marzes, our children being in a vulnerable condition do various hard work in their communities and villages, and as a result, they miss the opportunity of getting basic education. By communicating with their peers they feel constrained, non-self-reliant and unequal. Children need to be in non-formal environment where they will cover the missed knowledge easily and in an interesting way, through interactive games, discussions, practical activities.

The children of our communities show great interest in getting involved in the open classes where they can compose upon the view of the beautiful scene and of course participate in the main educational activities.  Due to your support, they played an activating game and each of them had an opportunity to share their small ideas which they would try to implement after getting motivated with education. They share their stories with great enthusiasm. By having stationery and art supplies the beneficiaries portrayed the ways which will help them to reach their aims. Then the trainer introduced topics which included general knowledge on natural sciences and humanities. Besides the theoretical knowledge, we also signify the importance of developing the practical skills and abilities. Children have described the essence of the teamwork, the main advantages, and the method. They were listening with great attention and wanted to get involved in such work frequently. In order to make the meeting more interactive and interesting, our trainers taught them more known expressions dealing with education. This is one of the best options of motivating them towards education and help to reveal the necessity and the importance of educated society.

 Dear donors, your donations were directed to the implementation of a very important process:  provision of children's basic education in our target group. Your each step inspires them to be courageous, competent and responsible. We are grateful to you, that you support us. And your donations got directed to their bright future and to the educated society in Armenia.

 Qnarik, one of our beneficiaries told her impressions and wanted to share with the donors.

 Hello, I am Qnarik. I live in a community where I am surrounded by good friends, as they told me about this project.

At first, I was confused and couldn't believe that it is possible to cover my missed knowledge through another way. I participated in this interactive courses and started to believe in my strength and abilities. I compare this with a magic stick. Now I am moving forward in more confident way, I wish to become a photographer in order to show the world how much my community has changed. My friend and I are very grateful to those people who helped not to despair. Today I answer confidently:

Yes, the education is a great gift and opportunity!

The children in free environment of nature
The children in free environment of nature
Children show quotes about education N2
Children show quotes about education N2

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Mar 10, 2017

The role of ICT in our successes

During the seminar
During the seminar

Dear donors, our colleagues want to share with you with their successes and progress, the greatest factor in which is your invest.  “ICT as a Tool for Young Voices” project continues to arrange retraining programs for young journalists of the new generation, which aim at contributing through modern, innovative technologies to our target group to voice up the challenges and issues, which they confront with.

The primary aim of the program is to contribute to RA youth engagement in the development process of their communities, to develop their skills of highlighting their community issues and searching for solutions for them taking modern technologies and their journalistic skills as a tool and platform.

The young people want to elucidate their community news, to tell the world about their community competently with the help of modern technologies, to arrange events and training, to activate the community, however the lack of communication skills, the lack of the ability of voicing up community issues on social platforms make them to keep their thoughts and ideas to themselves, not to express them and, moreover, to disguise the problem instead of voicing it up.

Dear donors, your donations were directed to the implementation of the second phase of the retraining courses for the young journalists of the new generation.  In this phase, our young experts were given the opportunity to present through non-formal education methodology the obstacles, which they are ready to overcome and, certainly, to present the strong aspects of their communities, which they are going to develop.  The target group of the course again were 14-20 young people, who are active, motivated, initiative and want to be engaged in the process of strengthening their community.

In the second part of the meeting our beneficiaries were given the opportunity to get information on significance and modernity of social Medias in civic journalism and, the most important, to create audience on similar platforms, where they can share their perspective steps and make the big mass of the population hear the issues and offers concerning them.  Our beneficiaries expressed their keen interest towards photojournalism, during which they revealed how to attract readers attention though expressive photo.

After analyzing and researching the future actions of our young people and existing situations in remote regions we came to the conclusion that in the future phases of the project implementation visible changes will occur in the work style of our target group, the best evidence of which is their motivation and diligence.

We are grateful to you for being with us.  Your donations again were directed to the implementation of these important steps.

Here is Slava's impressions on his story, and his message to all our donors.

Hello, I am Slava.  I live in Arapi community.  I think that the connection between me and this project is special because I have been interested in and inspired by technologies since school years.  I have always thought that those are the best relatives of human beings.  Today and every day I am ready to use my all skills and abilities for the sake of strengthening our communities. 

Dear donors, I am sure that with your help and through the support of my team friends we will shape a society under the rule of freedom of speech and tolerance. 

young journalists of the new generation
young journalists of the new generation
Vigen conducts the seminar
Vigen conducts the seminar
Slava's message addressed to donors
Slava's message addressed to donors

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Feb 21, 2017

Your contribution to our achievements

Children show their badges
Children show their badges

Dear donors, our partners, it's our pleasure to inform you that Zartonk-89 NGO has been awarded as TOP-RANKED and VETTED organization of 2016 by GlobalGiving as a sign of gratitude and our hard work. Our team highly appreciates this special gesture and wishes to share the success, achievements, and results that we recorded in this project. 

The main purpose of the project is to support the vulnerable and working children of the remote marzes of the Republic of Armenia to acquire basic education by using our specially designed course plan, also create free and unconstrained environment where children can communicate with their peers, acquire new friends and fully integrate into the society.

In the distant marzes of the Republic of Armenia being in vulnerable condition, children do manual hard work in their communities and villages, and as a result, they miss the opportunity of acquiring basic education which is a very important factor in the process of exploration and development of children's intellectual abilities. They become unconfident, self-contained, depressed, they don't get motivated to acquire knowledge which is essential for the rest of their lives.     

Dear donors, your donations were directed in the implementation of providing basic knowledge to our target group of children.

Our regional representatives conducted courses in their communities using non-formal educational methodology through interactive games.

Children were participating in the educational section with great enthusiasm and were asking questions about topics which greatly interested them.

In order to make the course more interactive, our specialists used presentations which gave more descriptive explanation to each topic.

This time the beneficiaries had opportunities to get basic knowledge about technological and digital means and to explore the modern information technologies, and by selecting as a tool the required information about different spheres, such as mathematics, physics, geography, history, etc. As a result, our target group reached to the conviction that one can get knowledge also from the internet. They were promised to learn foreign languages in the nearest future, so they can get knowledge also from various foreign literature.

By analyzing and examining our beneficiaries upcoming steps, their disposition of this program, their enthusiasm and expectations, we came to conclusion that in the future stages of the implementation of the project positive trends would be registered in distant communities, the number of participants will increase in our target group and in the nearest future we hope that the project will spread in all the villages and communities of all the distant marzes of the Republic of Armenia. We appreciate your support and your donations which got directed to the process of implementation of these essential steps.

Please find presented Zempira's story and her message to our donors.

Hello, I am Zempira. I love in Arapi community. From this course, I acquired knowledge which gives me power and motivation. I liked when our trainers taught us the basic computer and internet skills, how to search for books and information about the spheres we are interested. During my free time, I like drawing and sewing. I hope that the acquired knowledge will help me to become the best specialist in the field which I'll choose. 

Our participants during the course
Our participants during the course
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Children show their badges 2
Zempira's story
Zempira's story

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