Children
 Armenia
Project #1384

Providing education for 150 children in Armenia

by Zartonk-89
Our beneficiaries in Ararat region of Armenia
Our beneficiaries in Ararat region of Armenia

Zartonk-89 NGO had been implementing “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project since 2006, the aim of which was to provide basic education for those children in Yerevan who could not get education because of job to earn their living; to help them get basic education and professional skills in order they can find job and improve their social conditions of their families in future. During the project implementation we have had great success. During these years 58 beneficiaries from 100 came back to school, they have got basic education, professions and now they work with their specializations. 42 beneficiaries continuing their work have received basic knowledge with distance learning method. Today they use their gained knowledge to find best job. Recent years our organization has been actively involved in implementation process of educational reform in the Republic of Armenia. First, there were positive results recorded in educational reform, the rate of children’s classes attendance was high. But recent years the global economic crises had its negative impact on the world, as well as social-economic situation of our country, migration and the quantity of people who leave the country to work in abroad is increased and again it is obvious the children’s involvement in hard works.

In the result of the project implementation we found out that these issues are more serious in the regions, there is uneven development between regions and capital, Yerevan. That is the problem that our organization addressed the project for school-age children’s education and vocational training in the regions of Armenia.              

That period the school children from the regions must spare their time for learning, instead of it they have to do hard works for earning money to help their families.   

As our organization has positive results and an experience to work with such children, we wish to continue the project implementation for other beneficiaries involving 10 regions of Armenia in the project too.

In the frame of previous implemented projects Zartonk-89 NGO has created “Young journalists online centre” that has its branches in 10 regions of Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk. The aim of online clubs is to assist in community young people involvement in their community development process, as well as to reveal some issues of the community and try to solve them. By means of “Young journalists online centre” the teenagers and young people can use information technologies more effectively for increasing their journalist research abilities. Our working groups of 10 regions in Armenia help young people get non formal education and computer skills. Our working groups from 10 regions have recruited working children who are in social bad conditions and don’t get basic education in their regions, we will begin to work with them. The aim of this project is to assist social needy children from the regions to receive basic education and involve them in the works and activities of online club.  

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Lia during the activity
Lia during the activity

“Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” is an ongoing project the aim of which is to provide basic education for our beneficiaries and help them with the issue of professional orientation. During the project implementation we had great success. 58 of beneficiaries finished their school and got basic education, gained profession and now are working with their specialization. 10 of the beneficiaries are involved in our program as volunteers and in staff.

Lia who is one of the beneficiaries getting basic education and studying Information Technologies specialization disseminates information on “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project in our community. She sends her greetings to all donors, Global Giving that support for our important program.   

Hello I am Lia, I am participating in “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project. In the frame of this project I have conducted basic education, on Information Technologies sphere and gained skills. I give importance to these similar projects that allow my peers to acquire not only basic education but also profession. Education gave me a chance, I took part in various workshops, seminars, competitions, and now it is school holydays and during it I am involved in “Zartonk-89” NGO’s staff and assist in information dissemination on “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project in our community through Information Technologies.     

I am confident that in the frame of this project the knowledge gained from this project will guide me throughout life. Taking advantage of the given opportunity I pass my gratitude to all the people thanks to them this project was implemented, and particularly I thank to Global Giving staff for the supporting of this important project. 

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Mariam is pleased with her done work
Mariam is pleased with her done work

For implementing the project we had 10 beneficiaries, then the number of the beneficiaries increased and 58 beneficiaries participated in our project who got qualified education, learnt their preferred specialization and now they work in different spheres.

Now 32 pupils are participating in our project, who have opportunity to complete their missed knowledge, continue their education with the pupils of the same age. 11 beneficiaries of them without leaving their job get distance learning, and 21 beneficiaries study at school. The project was effective not only for our beneficiaries, but also the organization.  

The implementation of “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” had great progress and opportunities for our organization to participate in ongoing educational reforms of our country. The organization is also participated in the 2012-2025 strategic plan development and discussion of the Government on education and social sphere.        

Participation in these mentioned events is very important for our country to be the result of access to qualified education for all children. Providing free textbooks is also important for junior school children.

The major achievements of the project were the involvement of 58 beneficiaries as volunteers in educational, social programs organized by “Zartonk-89” NGO. They introduce their knowledge, voluntary works to involve new beneficiaries for the project and attract them in the works. We give importance for their participation in further activities of the project as they receiving support from the organization; they become supporters for the new beneficiaries who are in need. 

It is already 2 years that one of the participants of the project Mariam Tevanyan has been involving in our project as a volunteer and directs her speech to the organizers, donors and supporters of “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project: I am Mariam Tevanyan and I was participated in “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project that gave me an opportunity to get qualified education and specialization as well.  For my knowledge/skills and preferred job I thank to all supporters that ought to them I have had great success and achievements. You also gave me chance to involve in voluntary works for assisting teenagers who are in need. Thanks again to all donors, who gave financial assistance for this important and useful project.   

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Our beneficiaries during the training
Our beneficiaries during the training

The main aim of our project was to decrease the number of people who have lack of knowledge.

During the implementation of this project we have had great success. The successful process of the project is from GlobalGiving donations and as well as from the local support in our country. The successful process of the project is also for the implementation of educational reform in our country. 

Currently in the framework of this project we have 32 beneficiaries. Previous years were successful as 58 beneficiaries participated in our project over the years acquired knowledge, learnt specializations. Now they work and are able to provide their well-being. 

Now we work with 32 beneficiaries, 10 of these beneficiaries came back to school and continue their education at school; they also learn profession and the 22 beneficiaries without leaving their job receive basic education with distance method.   

We should mention that the 22 beneficiaries communicate difficulty with their friends of the same age, they are intolerant with each others, and they are isolated due to their hard work and social bad conditions. That’s why we organize trainings on the weekends where they learn how to develop and reveal the opportunities of self-discovery and self-knowledge, to form the responsibility, tolerance, relationship between students. These trainings are effective for them.      

I am Ani  Petrosyan.  I am participated in “Providing education for 90 children in Armenia” project. I highly appreciate the project implemented by Zartonk-89 NGO, which gives an opportunity to obtain the basic knowledge that is essential for human life. Beside the basic education we got most important knowledge during the training. After the training the level of my self-consciousness and responsibility were raised, tolerance and respect were formed, learnt team work and freely express my own opinion.  

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Our new beneficiaries
Our new beneficiaries

It is already 6 years we have been implementing "Providing education for 90 children in Armenia" project. The aims are: 1. To assist 12-16 year children in receiving basic education that are deprived of attending schools and give them psychological help and juridical knowledge. 2. To assist the mentioned beneficiaries for vocational orientation, having profession to have job in future. During the implementation of the project we have had great success. The knowledge level of the 58 beneficiaries was raised. The got graduation certificates learnt their preferred professions and now they work in different institutions. Only this year 38 beneficiaries finished the school. The members of the organization took part their "Last bell" event. We should mention that some of the beneficiaries do volunteer works in "Zartonk-89" NGO and are involved in its projects implementation. The progress inspired our organization involving new beneficiaries in our project. For involving many beneficiaries our volunteers visit schools, take the list of students who don't attend to school, and contact them for the interview. The meetings are organized in the office of "Zartonk-89" NGO. After doing the preliminary works on the 1st of September it is given chance for the beneficiaries to attend school. Now we have 18 beneficiaries who attend school and hope their number will be increased. With the help of our supporters we would like to reduce the number of children who don't get education in the world. Thank you for our supporters. Thank you for GlobalGiving.

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Organization Information

Zartonk-89

Location: Yerevan, N/A - Armenia
Website: http:/​/​www.zartonk89ngo.blogspot.com
Project Leader:
Silva Vardanyan
Responsible for Foreign Affairs
Yerevan, N/A Armenia