Nov 20, 2018

The stories of young heroes

Marine and Victoria
Marine and Victoria

Dear donor,

Due to your donations, we continue to support the young experts of the new generation. Armenian communities are full of problems and young journalists want to address these issues and live in a powerful and stable community. We call them "little heroes" because they have a great influence on community empowerment. This time we want you to get acquainted with the beneficiaries closer and present you their stories.

In the pictures are Marine and Tamara. They live in Ararat province.

Marine is a purposeful, communicative girl, and which is most important, she is interested in her environment. She likes to participate in informal classes, gain new knowledge and skills. Participating in non-formal training, she is now able to voice community issues and think about innovative solutions.

Tamara also lives in a community that has many problems. Although facing a variety of challenges, she continues to overcome difficulties and move forward. She enjoys painting and composing in her free time.

The main goal of the project is to help the active youth of Armenia to make their voices louder and solve the problems of the community. All this can be achieved when beneficiaries have the opportunity to participate in non-formal trainings, interactive meetings, where they will have the opportunity to express their ideas freely and not constrained.

Due to you the problems and challenges of the community become more visible day by day and the perceptions of the young people on the community idea change.

Dear donor,

We want to introduce you Mary's creative image of our beneficiaries. She has created a hero who is always interested in community problems. Here is Lui and his story.

Hi, I'm Lui. I live in Vanadzor. I have been created to make all the communities in Armenia more interesting and colorful. I have many friends, but I always welcome new ones with pleasure and smile. I like to participate in discussions, interesting topics. The community is my priority and I am always with the community. I hope in the near future everyone will know me and together we will be able to build a stable and strong society.

Once again thank you. We want to share with you an important day and see you and your love. Here it is.

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that kicks off the biggest giving season of the year with charity and gratitude. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.

Zartonk-89 has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. We would like to celebrate this important and special day with you. Join this movement, make a donation and help the beneficiaries. Thank you for being with us.

Best,

Vigen Mkrtchyan

Project Leader+ Zartonk-89

Our creative hero Lui
Our creative hero Lui

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Nov 19, 2018

The children, #GivingTuesday and You

Abraham and Victoria
Abraham and Victoria

Dear friends and supporters,

Thanks to you, we continue to implement this program in remote communities of Armenia. Our year-end holidays are approaching and our beneficiaries are eagerly waiting for your response. Your every gesture is important for the children. Armenian children are waitingfor you.

 Dear donor,

We would love to tell you about the two beneficiaries in the picture and especially share the successes the author of which are you. Their lives have already changed due to you.

Abraham and Victoria live in Khor Virap village of Ararat region. They are friends and they study at the secondary school after Margar Hovhannisyan in Khor Virap. Living in hard and difficult situations, the children performed a variety of physical work instead of going to school. As a result, they missed the education-related courses, they were ashamed to communicate freely with their classmates and, of course, they have difficulty overcoming the challenges.

The psychological picture of Abraham and Victoria was also painful. They felt constrained, indifferent, and non-communicative. They changed their daily lives after this program. Participating in non-formal methodology, they completed their missed knowledge and, which is the most important they became an important part of their community. This is one of the best examples of high impact on this program. Now they are confident that they have changed.

The goal of the program is to help the children left without education to give them the opportunity to complete the missed knowledge.

All this is going on. Our team met with new beneficiaries who joined the program. Through the posters, participants demonstrated the importance of education, its role in their lives, how they can succeed through education and have a favorite profession. In the pictures, you see their smiles. Each of them is a personality and a new wave of this world.

The followings are the topics assigned to the beneficiaries: «Why education is important to me», and «Education is the key to success»: The meeting allowed children to communicate with others and think about the importance of education. They were delighted to share their ideas and suggestions. The topics were inspirational for the participants.

Once again thank you. We want to share with you an important day and see you and your love. Here it is.

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that kicks off the biggest giving season of the year with charity and gratitude. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.

Zartonk-89 has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. We would like to celebrate this important and special day with you. Join this movement, make a donation and help the beneficiaries. Thank you for being with us. Armenian children will wait for you.

Best,

Silva Vardanyan

Project Leader+Zartonk-89

New beneficiaries during teamwork
New beneficiaries during teamwork
They joined #GivingTuesday
They joined #GivingTuesday
The completion of the wonderful day
The completion of the wonderful day

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Oct 22, 2018

The Response of the Project's New Beneficiaries

"My school" during work
"My school" during work

 Dear donor,

Thanks to you, we continue to implement this program in remote communities of Armenia. This time, 10 beneficiaries from Yerevan's N194 School joined the project. We are ready to share the impressions and responses of our new participants with you.

The goal of the program is to help the children left without education. Give them the opportunity to complete the missed knowledge.

A part of the children of our target group, living in socially difficult conditions, performs a variety of hard work, sometimes even they get isolated from their friends, which leads to the lack of capacity, intolerance, and lack of ability to work in the team.

Our working group welcomed the new beneficiaries at "Zartonk-89" NGO's office. They listened about the impact of the program and the reported successes with great enthusiasm.

For the first time, the new participants of Yerevan took part in the meeting.

We'd selected topics for individual and group work in advance.

The topic of individual work was "My School" and the topic of group work was "How to Empower My Community with Education" and "How Can I Help My Friend with My Knowledge"

The meeting started with a separate section of individual work.

Through images, the beneficiaries illustrated their school, their teachers, and the environment where they learn. Each participant presented their work in their own way.

This was a great opportunity to understand the satisfaction of the participants from the educational environment. The next important fact was that by presenting their works they began to know one another better.

During the group work, the participants were divided into groups. The children of the first group described the steps through which the community could be empowered. They were sure that education was the best tool for a powerful community.

The children of the second group described how they could help their friends through education. The participants liked these interesting topics. They used creative elements in their works.

The work was carried on along with discussions and exchange of ideas. Teams presented their works in the end. At the end of the meeting, an agreement was made to provide feedback and periodically inform the news about the program. They returned with enthusiasm and expressed willingness to inform their friends about the project.

Dear donor,

Once again, we are pleased to mention that thanks to your support for this project, the solution to the problem of children's education in Armenia is in process. You have created a strong and stable connection among our beneficiaries. This time 10 beneficiaries had an opportunity to smile and be involved.

Your every gesture is encouraging for children in Armenia.

We present you Yana's story and a message addressed to donors.

Hi, my name is Yana. I am twelve years old. I study in the 7th grade. Let me tell you a little about myself. The participation in this program made me less constrained and I can work freely in the team and share my ideas with my friends. In free time I love to paint and dance. This program helped me to enrich my knowledge and develop my skills. I became less constrained, communicative and courageous. I also acquired new friends.

I am grateful to all donors and those who try to make our dreams come true. Thank you.

Beneficiaries illustrate the powerful community
Beneficiaries illustrate the powerful community
The new participants with their pictures
The new participants with their pictures
Yana showing her work
Yana showing her work

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