Zartonk-89

Zartonk-89 strives to support community development, help single parent, parentless and needy children, teenagers and youth to solve their educational, social, health, juridical problems, provide them with mental, physical development and life improvement.
Dec 15, 2014

Our progress in Vanadzor

During work time
During work time

The aim of the project was to promote youth involvement in community development process as well as to develop identification of problems, promote youth to find solutions to those problems, promote IT and media sector development, volunteer working activities in the communities.

The project "Communities Young Voice" has progress.  Young people were trained and improved their knowledge level. As a result in 10 regions we have active youth working group and in their communities they carry out research, community needs assessment and  make comments  in their blogs and social Web sites.

Thus, youth employment was increased in communities.  The level of self-confidence and self-consciousness of youth was increased, which was seen in their active work in the communities. Besides the mentioned expected results, our beneficiaries formed and developed cooperation between the beneficiaries from Yerevan.

That is what says Hasmik about project

Hello. I am Hasmik from Vanadzor.  It is already a year that I am a Manager of working group in Young Journalists Online Center in Lory Region. Within the framework of “Community’s young voice” program I have participated in “The usage of Social media in civil journalism” workshop organized by Samvel Martirosyan who is an expert of IT. Karen and Margarita, from our group also took part in the workshop. 

During the workshop the first thought that came up to my mind is that the young people want to activate their community, raise various issues of their communities and find solution to solve them. Then we got acquainted to everyone.  Some of them knew each other already, others became our close friends and advisers later.

The workshop was held in free atmosphere. It was interesting to hear the opinions of our peers living in 11 various communities of our country.

Together we decided to raise the important issues that were in our communities. With the group we tried to solve those issues in the scope of our possibilities.

“Community’s young voice” project gave us opportunity to know clearly how to deal with the injustice going on around us. We had responsibility towards our citizens, our country and our nature.

After the workshop we contacted with the members of YJOC center, who are the founders of Young Journalists Online Center (YJOC). They supported us, helped to organize community groups. Except that some of them became our good friends and advisers.

            «Zartonk 89» had a huge impact in the development and activation of YJOC team in Lory region with this project. The tools provided to us helped our voices to be heard.     One of the outcomes of the project is the blog of our team where we post the work done by our group.

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Oct 7, 2014

Progress report

During his free, Hayk loves to draw.
During his free, Hayk loves to draw.

The process of “Providing Education for 150 children in Armenia” project is more effective. 14 children at the age of 10-15 from Khor-Virap community in Ararat region are participating in this program.  By means of trainings the children acquired basic education. 

The classes lasted 2 hours and half instead of one hour as the children wanted to spend more hours for their classes. After the classes the children didn’t go home, we organized different types of games, they revised course by means of conversation. It was interesting when we challenged the children to write an essay on the topic of “my dream”. In their essays all the boys expressed their wishes to became soldiers and defend their homeland. And the girls wishes were to live in a peaceful country and wished all the soldiers to come back home healthy and safely. 

At the beginning and at the end of the classes the children were distributed questionnaires for checking the effectiveness of the program.    

In the result of the questionnaires it was find out that the children were satisfied with their trainers, as well as trainings, games and food provided for them. The children want to continue their trainings and get qualified education.

Here is Hayk’s speech. I am Hayk from Khor Virap community in Ararat region. I have my dream like other children. I know that I have to study to reach my goals and dream. My dream is to become a soldier in order to defend my country. I wish the world to be in peace.

I am participating on “Providing Education for 150 children in Armenia” project. Realizing the importance of education I improved the lack of my knowledge. I give importance for the implementation of similar programs as it gives an opportunity the children to acquire basic education.

I hope that in the frame of this program my gained knowledge will be a guide throughout my life.

I would like to express my gratitude to all those people who supported and are going to support for this program.

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Sep 22, 2014

Progress report

Slava learns shooting.
Slava learns shooting.

The aim of the project was to assist in engagement of community youth in community development process, also to develop skills for revealing community problems and for their solutions, to assist in development of IT and media spheres in the community as well as activation of community volunteering work.

          We have already implemented «Communities' Young Voices» program in four provinces of the Republic of Armenia (Khor Virap in Ararat province, Jermuk in Vayots Dzor province, Hrazdan in Kotayk province, Byurakan in Areagatzotni province).  At present it is being implemented in two provinces of Armenia: in Shirak, village Arapi and in Lori, town Vanadzor. Two working groups are formed and they coordinate the community activities.

          In the result of the above mentioned, 30 beneficiaries took part in the program, among which 14-30 year old 13 boys and 17 girls. In the frame of the program they took part in the organized seminars, meeting-trainings, gained knowledge, skills in the IT sphere.

          As active beneficiaries they have been doing research in their communities, taking interviews and after that organizing discussions, experience/idea exchange in their blogs, social sites; thus revealing the problems, suggestions and all the historical cases that are connected with the community.

          Another project outcome is that in the mentioned communities we raised the employment level among 30 young boys and girls. They are busy with organizing discussions, revealing community problems, participating in community meetings, organizing online discussions with the other youth from the four communities. Other non beneficiary youth also take part in the organized gatherings. Thus all these assist in revealing community needs and finding solutions for them.

          Our active beneficiaries also take part in community meetings, express their opinion, wishes; all these activities help in finding solutions, for example beneficiaries from Arapi village shot a short film about river “Axuryan” and presented the polluted level of the river, they studied the problems of the river, disseminated it in their blogs, organized discussions and suggested solutions for the problem. You can follow the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQiP-ujkeMw

          16 year old Slava is one of our beneficiaries from village Arapi. He was chosen as the working group manager. He is very much satisfied of the work that he does and expresses his thoughts so:

          “Hi, I am Slava from village Arapi. The “Communities' Young Voices” program gave me possibilities to organize very interesting meetings, discussions for the community youth. In the result of this they raised the level of their self-consciousness, self-esteem; this proves their active and free participation in community life, meetings and discussions. This is a unique possibility to make our voice heard on important community problems. I could mobilize youth on this serious tasks”.  Thanks: Thank your supporters that we are given an opportunity to realize this project.

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