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When: September 2014 – on goingWhere: Gyumri, ShirakAim: Assist with the improvement of the quality of life of Gyumri youth, through development and implementation of a need-based local youth policy.Description: ''Youth Initiative Center'' NGO in cooperation with 'Gyumri Youth Council'' non-formal expert group implemented ''Gyumri youth policy development'' project. Within the framework of the programme a research was conducted with the Institute for Policy Research and Analysis of Lithuania to identify youth policy priorities in Gyumri and develop mechanisms of local youth policy implementation.The strategic objectives of the programme were:1. To identify you...


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When: July 12 – 14, 2014Where: Gyumri, ShirakAim: To encourage the active participation of youth in the development of state youth policy and in decision-making process.Description: "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO with the support of RA Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs carried out the project "Informed and supportive youth" in Gyumri.In the frames of "Informed and supportive youth" project a three-day training was held during which the participants got to know the general terms of youth policy,  the mechanisms of participation in the local youth policy development processes, the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the process of youth p...


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When. December 5, 2014 Description. On the occasion of the International Volunteering Day Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO launched the contest of ideas promoting volunteering and youth initiatives in Shirak Region in the scope of "Ghaydov Initiative".  The initiative entitled “Itinerant Musicians” presented by Gor Ghazaryan won the contest. On 5th of December, Gor and his musician friends organized a concert-donation on the walking street of Rizhkov in Gyumri. After 3 hours of donation, 70.000 AMD collected to which 50.000 AMD will be added by YIC NGO and all proceeds will be transferred to cover the tuition fee of a student studying in one of the educa...


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When. December 18, 2013 Description. Movie screening was held at YIC NGO’s office by YIC NGO member Geteon Simonyan’s initiative. “Armenia’s breaking backbone” environmental-documental movie’s screening in Gyumri is continuing. Movie was filmed by AEPF members and is representing the problems which appear in Armenia because of mining. You can watch the movie trailer by the following link:  ...


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When. 2012 Description. Since April 2012, YIC volunteer Syuzanna Galstyan has been participating in the Joint Civic Education country program. Within the framework of this program, Syuzanna and Karine Mkhitaryan (another program participant) designed and implemented a project at the F. Nansen boarding school in Gyumri. The project was called “Let the SUN shine brighter for EVERYONE”, with the idea that all children are born with equal rights and the Sun must shine “equally bright” for everyone. The project consisted of the following stages: ·         getting to know each other through juggling activities and interactive games ·         t...


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When. 2012 Description. A group of students from Gyumri had the idea of having a colorful and a bright corner in Gyumri where our youth would have an opportunity to understand what the European values, its structure and institutions mean and do, which would give an opportunity to bring Europe closer and show the European culture and the differences that we have. After getting the support of YIC, the team applied for a small grant to YouthBank to get the support for the renovation of the room, to make it more colorful and visibly bring Europe closer. The room is full of European colors. It has the bookshelves with the flags of European countries, the sofa is in the c...


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When. September 21, 2012 Description. This year as well we celebrated the Independence Day with the initiative of Geteon Simonyan, in Lastiver. It is situated 15 km away from Ijevan, near Yenokavan. We walked about 3 km on foot from Yenokavan through the beautiful forests of Tavush and reached the gorgeous Lastiver. There we visited the 5th century caves which were unique properties of our country.  ...


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When. November 11, 2011 Description. The event was held on 11.11.2011 by a YIC member Susanna Tonoyan’s initiative, whom further joined other members of YIC. As in different parts of the world various events are organized on this date, they also wanted to make it a memorable day for the city of Gyumri, and organized an unprecedented event. It was about preparing flying lights which carried dreams on them and were freed to fly in the sky. The idea of Dream Lights came from the cartoon of “Rapuntsel” in which the main character was led by this kind of lights in making the most important decision of her life. See more  ...


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When. October 14, 2012 Description.  On October 14, 2012 “Retro Party” was organized by active members of YIC NGO. The event was exceptional in its nature. It took the participants back to the 80s and made them feel the retro breath. Participants’ retro clothing, hairstyles and the retro music in the hall contributed to it. Beside the members and friends of the organization, the participants of the international training “URA” hosted by YIC NGO were also invited to party. The hall event passed in very high spirits. See more  ...


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When. April 10, 2012 Description. On April 10 in the restaurant “Oazis” the most colourful and favourite holiday of the year – Easter was celebrated by YIC . Traditional Armenian Easter games and songs made the event memorable and exciting. See more  ...