This is an aspirational and development program for youth aged 14-16 from Armenia, who are unable to invest in themselves and achieve their full potential because of temporary relocation and military actions that are taking place on their homeland. The program is designed to help the next generation navigate the challenging journey of self-discovery and set tangible goals. It is an 18-hour free program that is aimed at helping more than 100 teenagers from Artsakh and Armenia to orient & develop.
According to our research in Armenia, students aren't very satisfied with their career choice; moreover, in the 4th year of bachelor studies, most of them hesitate about the correctness of their professional choice. Another research shows that the jobs of almost 50% of youth in Armenia don't correspond to their education level. The main reason is the lack of understanding of personal desires, interests, and possibilities. We aim to address this very issue, unlocking teenagers' full potential.
"Self-Empowerment Program for Rural Youth in Armenia" is an 18-hour alternative solution for career orientation programs. It creates an environment where teenagers have the opportunity to discover their true potential. The participants will be able to dig deep to understand their own desires and goals. Thus, they will move from trauma and uncertainty to a real action plan on their own career path.
In the long-term, Armenia and Artsakh will be enriched with people that, at a younger age, have discovered their strengths and aspirations together with the goals they want to achieve by eliminating the number of years lost on exploration through trials and mistakes. Teenagers, who passed the program will build a more focused and conscious career with a greater impact and contribution to their communities.