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Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children

by Teach For Armenia NGO
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Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children
Ensure a Free Summer Institute for 200 Children

We would like to sincerely thank everyone for the overwhelming support that we have received. 

After months of preparation our team realized our ambitious yet feasible project: we successfully held our inaugural Summer Institute in Dilijan. 

The Institute started with one-week induction-orientation, after which Summer Institute transitioned into intensive training aimed at developing both practical teaching skills, as well as theoretical knowledge.

During the one-month intensive training program Fellows taught summer school in the morning hours for children from Dilijan and the neighboring villages. Our summer school had a rigorous academic and leadership component, providing children with the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming academic year. 

In the afternoons Teach For Armenia's training team held seminars, workshops and individual sessions with Fellows on the fundamental components of successful teaching topics like planning, lesson execution, classroom management, child psychology, student motivation and the community engagement, as well as on leadership related topics like effective goal-setting, building relationships, and time management.

Teach For Armenia’s mentors prepared Fellows to be the most effective teachers and guide them to overcome the many obstacles that they may face throughout their journey. Fellows were constantly learning and improving their skills as educators, basing their approach in the classroom on the "Teaching As Leadership" transformational teaching model.

The final results of the Summer Institute program displayed transformational impact our training had on Fellows and the valuable academic and leadership growth our Fellows ensured for their Summer School students.

Thank you for believing in our vision and for being with us throughout this amazing journey! 

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Teach For Armenia Staff thanking GIZ
Teach For Armenia Staff thanking GIZ

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to once again thank everyone for the overwhelming support that we have received for our Project. As Summer Institute approaches, we realize that we have a lot of challenging and exciting times ahead of us but are sure that we’re working with an honest heart and a clear vision!

We are very excited to share our developments and achievements with you.

In the previous report we briefly mentioned that we were working on securing remaining funds for Summer Institute. We are thrilled to announce that Teach For Armenia’s Summer Institute Project received a competitive grant from GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit https://www.giz.de/en/html/index.html), which will cover remaining expenses. Our Summer Institute Project is now officially and completely funded!

I am excited also to share with you that we have finalized our inaugural cohort of twenty four exceptional young individuals who have passionately committed to working in Armenia’s most underserved regional schools for a minimum of two years. Their journey with Teach For Armenia begins on the first day of Summer Institute where they will learn from the best education professionals and in turn provide a great educational opportunity for underserved students from the Dilijan area. 

Teach For Armenia has also recruited two Mentors, a Curriculum Specialist and multiple volunteer staff that will be supporting Summer Institute’s logistics, content development, and overall effectiveness.  

This week our Training and Support Director Anush is visiting Dilijan to meet with the parents of our selected Summer Institute students. We will be leading multiple preparation sessions with our students’ parents to ensure that this rigorous learning opportunity is maximized both in the classroom and at home.

Through the generous support of Teach For All, the global network of organizations that Teach For Armenia is the proud 36th member of, our Training and Support Director also had the chance to go to Pune, India and gain hands-on knowledge and experience during Teach For India’s Summer Institute that will help us deepen our preparation for Teach For Armenia’s inaugural Summer Institute.  We are very grateful for this experience!

Last but not least, we are deeply grateful to UWC Dilijan International School for its generosity in hosting our Fellows and Staff for the entirety of Summer Institute.  

Thank you for believing in our vision from our earlier days. Sending you our warmest wishes from Yerevan. Come visit us soon!

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Our Head of Training observing TFIndia's Institute
Our Head of Training observing TFIndia's Institute
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Teach For Armenia appreciates and encourages the unwavering support from our supporters for our efforts to increase educational opportunities for all children in Armenia by believing in the capacity of our nation’s top talent to unlock this potential in our upcoming generation.

February has been a milestone month for us. We launched official collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Armenia and will soon be announced as the 36th partner in the Teach For All network. We are confident that through the support of these partnerships, Teach For Armenia will continue to scale and impact more lives of students throughout Armenia in the many years to come.

After our successful partnership with GlobalGiving, Teach For Armenia has been actively working on the preparations for the launch of Summer Institute in July 2015. Our mission and objective for Summer Institute and beyond are inspired by the deeply held conviction that every child in Armenia is entitled to an excellent education.

 We are excited to announce, that Teach For Armenia has established a strong partnership with the UWC Dilijan International School, securing free accommodation for our Fellows and Team. This partnership allows us to utilize the saved funds for better equipment and snacks for the students. We are very grateful for this opportunity and support.

We have also identified 4 partner public schools in underserved areas of Dilijan that we will be recruiting students from to attend Summer Institute. While we have already secured partnerships with key organizations in Dilijan, Teach For Armenia is actively continuing to expand its scope of work through diverse public institutions in the overall Tavush region. This is important for us as it ensures that the best existing resources are being integrated as key components of our Summer Institute to ensure relevance for the educational needs of the region, as well as our students and Fellows.

Teach For Armenia is also working with two volunteer organizations – Birthright Armenia and the Armenian Volunteer Corps – to recruit a volunteer support team to help with our Summer Institute operations, engaging it’s efficiency and effectiveness for both our Fellows and the students we are teaching.

The Teach For Armenia Team is currently working on securing the remaining funds to ensure Summer Institute is running at its most effective level. The funds raised through the generous donations during our GlobalGiving campaign are fundamental to the success of our efforts.

We would also like to take a moment to remind you that our Project is still open on GlobalGiving and that we would welcome additional support, big or small. Every donation brings us a step closer to ensuring that children in Armenia have the opportunity to unlock their full potential!

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Teach For Armenia NGO

Location: Yerevan - Armenia
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Mane Tamanyan
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Mane Tamanyan
Yerevan, Armenia

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