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Aug 3, 2018

Project Success Summary

Works by Roman and Grigor
Works by Roman and Grigor

Dear Donor,

Owing to your help we continue to support school-aged children in the remote regions of Armenia. We are happy to share with you the success and progress that we have recorded among our beneficiaries.    

The aim of this Project is to help children fill the knowledge gap they have, so that they can have the opportunity to choose their future professions, to express themselves freely in teamwork, to get in touch with their peers.

Summer Holidays caused children to be partially isolated from the educational environment, so in order they can be more engaged in it, we organized a meeting in Yerevan for our beneficiaries, entitled “My Future Profession”. 

On July 19, at the “Zartonk-89” NGO, the Project Task Force hosted the participants from different Armenian Regions.  

The topic “My Future Profession” was chosen prior to the meeting. It was welcomed by everyone and we had quite interesting and meaningful discussion together. As mentioned above, the beneficiaries were from different Armenian regions and did not know each other. First they got acquainted with each other; thereafter they began to communicate freely.  

At first they were given and interesting task to do – presenting themselves, their skills, interests and their future dreams. This helps children know each other better and work in a collaborative atmosphere.

Then the main topic “My Future Profession” also accompanying questions were presented to our beneficiaries. Each of them was able to present and describe their future goal – their profession and to give complete answers to the questions presented below:

 

  • What you see as your future profession?
  • What do you need to succeed in your future goal?
  • How can we help you within the framework of “Providing education for 150 children in Armenia” to succeed in your professional choice?
  • What are the specifics of your professional choice (Why)?

 

 

Dear Donor,

Once again, we are pleased to mention your assistance and support to this project. You have laid a solid background, developed warm relations and connections between our beneficiaries. This time ten beneficiaries had the opportunity to share their boundless joy and their stories about their future professional choice.  

We hope that we’ll have more opportunities to share our expected, succeeded outcomes with you.

Below we present Meline’s story and message to our donors:  

 

Hello everyone!

My name is Meline. I am fourteen years old. I study at secondary school, 9-th grade. I want to tell you a bit more about me and my engagement in this project owing to which I can freely express myself and my future goals. I dream of becoming a dancer. In my free time I like to dance and to draw. I dream of becoming a professional dancer to present the charms of Armenian National dances to the world. This project gave me skills, knowledge to be more communicative, courageous and free.

We are grateful to our donors who help us in making our dreams come true.

A Business Meeting
A Business Meeting
Objectives presented by the participants
Objectives presented by the participants
Meline and her future profession
Meline and her future profession

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Jun 14, 2018

Expanding the Young Experts Team

Artyom during work
Artyom during work

Dear donor,

Due to your high impact on this program, we continue to support the young journalists of the new generation. They are regularly being trained and updated on contemporary technologies as well as the rules of civic journalism. As young people are the main part of the community, we aim to help them gain the necessary knowledge and skills during interactive meetings.

Beneficiaries of this program are continuously informed about the situation in their community and, of course, look for relevant mechanisms to raise and spread the challenges and issues that exist. Therefore, during non-formal methodologies, participants have the opportunity to express their opinions and ideas freely. The next important point we would like to mention is that beneficiaries receive appropriate educational resources and tools.

This time we organized a meeting with young experts entitled "Community Problems and Social Impact". The tutor presented them on how to collect data and use them for their research. Sometimes difficulties arise to get the necessary information, but you have to be able to effectively use the available resources.

The next part of the meeting was dedicated to the social impact. They got acquainted with this term and understood why it is important to measure the social impact. It was also presented that the Impact Stories format can be used to assess the social impact and answer the following questions: Where? What? Who? How? Results? This is very important because we have the opportunity to listen to our audience, engage with community leaders and of course see our progress and achievements. They also got acquainted with the idea of  "learn from failure", that is, one should not be ashamed to admit the failures that arise during their activities but they need to show them and understand how to use them to measure the progress they have made.

The last part of the meeting was dedicated to teamwork. In this section,  beneficiaries used a Toolkit. Each presented their point of view on the work being presented. During the meeting, they also discussed the advantages of team performance and what are the conditions of Team Building.

Dear donors,                                                                                                                          

Your commitment to this program is very important to us and we are glad to inform you about the achievements that are becoming more and more visible from time to time. Armenian communities are full of problems, but the key to their solution is in the hands of young people.

Our new beneficiary of this project, Alina, wanted to send her small message to donors.

Hi, I'm Alina. I participate in this program for the first time. In this team,  I feel very good because I learn interesting and important things. Now, I'm ready to use my abilities in favor of the community where I live. I thank all donors and would like to see the continuation of this program. Thank you.

During working with Toolkit
During working with Toolkit
Our new beneficiary, Alina
Our new beneficiary, Alina

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May 15, 2018

Project progress in the Arapi community

The participants present their work
The participants present their work

Dear donors,

We continue to support school-aged children in remote communities in Armenia and are ready to share with you the progress that is seen from time to time.

Beneficiaries of this project come to the conviction that education is not really a problem, and their knowledge and skills will be invested in the construction of strong and sustainable communities in the near future, as they are the driving force of the community.

A part of our target group, living in a socially sophisticated environment, performs a variety of hard work, sometimes even isolating themselves from their peers and friends, and this leads them to constraints and underestimation of their own strengths.

The aim of this project is to help the children to fill the missed knowledge, to be free in the team and to learn and work in a friendly environment.

This time the project working group met in the village of Arapi in Shirak province, where the beneficiaries welcomed the project trainer and the whole team with great enthusiasm and smile.

At first, the participants were given an interesting task where they should tell about themselves, what skills, abilities and interests they have and what their dreams are. This helps children to know each other better and work in a free atmosphere.

In order to develop the beneficiaries creative abilities, we assigned them a creative task related to drawing entitled "school". They imaged their school on the paper and what changes they would like to see.

The third part of the meeting was related to the teambuilding. The beneficiaries divided into 3 groups. Each group made up a name for their team. The participants were given a task to image their community problems and how they were going to solve those problems after acquiring appropriate knowledge and skills.

"Let's ensure tomorrow's prosperity" team-members imaged a hand on the poster and called it "Hand of friendship" which is to get the community council's support in order to solve two main problems of their community, which are to build churches and repair the roads.

The other team presented their motto " We are the powerful eagles, invincible, super-powerful". They presented the main problems of their village and also spoke up on their wish, which is to see laboratories of chemistry and informatics at their school. In the end, they added that the school has a great role in their lives and gives them an opportunity to make their knowledge more skillful.

Dear donors,

We are again happy to mention that due to your great impact on this project you build solid basis and strong connection with our beneficiaries. This time 15 beneficiaries had a chance to smile and share their smile with you.

We hope that we will have a chance to share happy and important moments with you.

The following is Maria's story and message addressed to the donors.

Hello. My name is Maria. I'm ten years old. I study in the 5th grade. I'd like to tell a little about myself. At my free time, I enjoy drawing and dancing. I dream to become a doctor and have my own hospital. To the question, who are in my surrounding I answered that I have many friends and I like to communicate with them. I liked everything in this project. Thanks.

The children of the Arapi community
The children of the Arapi community
The children during the teamwork
The children during the teamwork
Maria, who shared her impressions
Maria, who shared her impressions

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