When. February 15, 2012 Description.  On February 15, 2012 “You are Able” flash-mob was organized in Gyumri Theatre Square by the ten participants of “You are Able” media project. The aim was to show that the idea of volunteerism really works in Gyumri: despite the fact, that it seems at first glance the youth of Gyumri are passive, they none the less do come up with their initiatives. “You are Able” was written with colourful letters on the large white poster and the passers-by, who found themselves “able” and were volunteers, dyed their hands with colourful paints and left traces on the poster meanwhile writing the expression “I am a volunteer...


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When. February 14, 2012 Description. On February 14 in the restaurant “Araks” YIC celebrated in a unique way St. Sargis Day – the protector saint of youth and love. Everyone came to the event dressed in black and red, as there was a certain precondition for entering the event. During the event the participants read different love poems and stories which were gathered in the box make on the event’s eve. Many songs performed in live, dances, games and surprises were presented. See more  ...


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When. December 28, 2011 Description. On December 28, 2011 a Christmas party was organized in “Gorku 28” restaurant exclusively for the members of YIC NGO. A lot of surprises were prepared for the event both by the staff and the members. There was singing and dancing; the active members of the year, local and international volunteers were awarded with prizes and certificates, YIC staff members received certificates within special nominations. See more  ...


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When. December 5, 2011 Description. “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO celebrated International Volunteers Day with an emphasis on the local level volunteering thus manifesting its appreciation for the activity of local volunteers. Those members who were active during the whole year and always had willingness to help were nominated to receive the title of VOLUNTEER from the staff of the organization. Selected volunteers were given cards which gave them a number of advantages for the organization of events and programs. See more  ...


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When. November 12, 2011 Description. On November 12, 2011 a presentation about international partnership projects was held in the office of YIC NGO. Those YIC members who had participated in international projects during 2011 introduced the other members the projects they had participated in, their achievements and successes. See more  ...


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When. November 5, 2011 Description. On November 5th, 2011 an event was held, which was a combination-celebration of a few occasions: Halloween, karaoke and handing in the membership cards to the new members of YIC NGO. Most of the participants were representing special characters like angels, devils, gypsies, a nurse and a patient with a bandage… the characters were diverse. During the event, YIC international volunteers organized interesting games.  ...


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When. September 1, 2011 Description. On September 1, YIC NGO organized a flashmob “Let’s remember together our bright and colourful childhood” in Rizhkov Street of Gyumri. The participants of the flash-mob came in uniforms of pupils of the first class with bags in their hands. The “Wunderkind” with spectacles and books and “Know-nothing” with untidy hair, in messy clothes and appearance were present; there were also children who were singing and reading poems. During the flashmob the “schoolchildren” were skipping a rope and other outdoor games which reminded about their school-years. See more  ...


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When. August 25, 2011 Description. On August 25, 2011 YIC initiated the unique in its nature “Star event”. The participants were in the characters of celebrities. Each “star” presented a song, a dance, a fencing battle and a theatrical performance. The best characters were honoured with awards in best actor and actress, best singer, best stage show and other nominations. See more  ...


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When. April 1, 2011 Description. The flashmob which took place on April October 27 in Ridzkov street of Gyumri was devoted to the international day of humour. The aim of the flashmob was having fun and gracing smiles to the passers-by. The mandatory condition for participating in the flashmob was having “a tub” with them because everyone was to sit and wash their feet. All participants had different appearances: with funny clothes, masks and other accessories which made the passers-by smile. See more  ...


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When. March 26, 2011 Description. The “Earth Hour” is an international event which has been initiated by “World Wildlife Fund” organization. It is held annually at the end of March and aims at drawing people’s attention to global warming. This year the “Earth Hour” was held on March 26, from 7:30-8:30 PM. “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO also joined the event. During the day YIC members distributed leaflets and posters about the “Earth Hour” which encouraged people to turn off electricity for an hour, from 7:30-8:30 PM. As a result, the lights were off at the mentioned time in many buildings and flats of the town. See more  ...