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On July 4, 2017 Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre NGO and Hrant Dink Foundation announced the launch of the programme ''Beyond Borders 2017-2019'': Turkey-Armenia Dialogue Programmes, Travel Grant and Fellowship Scheme, funded by UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund. A press conference took place during which The Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Judith Farnworth delivered opening remarks. The organizers and guests of the event spoke about Armenia-Turkey cooperation, highlighting the mutual ties between two countries in different fields: science, culture, art, youth and volunteerism, journalism, education, business, etc...


GLOW Armenia in partnership with Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre (YIC) and Komitas Action Suisse-Arménie Swiss Humanitarian Foundation (KASA) implemented the GLOW CAMP from 3-8th of July in Toros, Armenia. The camp aims at empowering young women and promoting leadership through education in a community of sisterhood. A specialized camp curriculum is developed that will enhance the confidence and leadership skills of participants. The curriculum consists of information about topics such as healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship, gender roles, conflict resolution. The program is sponsored by: Democracy Commision ''Small Grants Program'' - U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armeni...


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On June 30, Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre hosted the leaders of IMPACT non-formal youth clubs of World Vision Armenia International Charitable Organization in Tavush Marz, who were on a study visit to YIC. During the meeting the activities of both organizations were presented and some of the volunteers from YIC shared their experiences and told about the way they passed with the organization.          See more...


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On June 17, 2017 the farewell event for Christian Kensmark (Denmark) took place, who used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (EVS) program. Christian has been volunteering for ten months at Gyumri Youth Initiative Center by organizing different projects like the "Friday Café" and English teaching at Lord Byron School No. 20. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work. In turn, Christian shared his impressions of Armenia and experience gained over the past ten months.              ...


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Hosting organization: Talentum Foundation When: July 2017 – August 2017 Where:  Szeged, Hungary Aim: To develop local youngsters’ sensitivity of interculturalism, level of communicating in English and self-confidence. Volunteer's Tasks: To organize interactive games for young people, write a one-day-length training programme about their country including games and presentations, hold intercultural nights, organize and participate in public activities. .       ...


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When: June 10-17, 2017 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim:  To empower youth workers and leaders from Programme countries and Eastern Europe and Caucasus countries supporting the employability of young people they work with, especially those from vulnerable backgrounds and with fewer opportunities.  Description: Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre from Armenia in cooperation with “Bremanger kommune” from Norway is hosting a 7 days training course on youth employability and entrepreneurship in the frames of European Commission “Erasmus+” programme from 10th to 17th of June, 2017.  Training course is hosting 30 youth leaders and youth workers from Norway,...


 Attention, attention, dear youth and not only, YIC NGO announces a new English clubs for beginners and advanced learners. If you want to learn English or improve your skills, then our offer is right for you. If you want to join the club, then hurry up to register online through this link In case of questions call 095 91 91 97 (except Mondays and Sundays) or visit YIC new office at Shahumyan 69 (Arevamanuk bld, 1st floor). The deadline for registration is June 18. The first meeting of Beginners Club will take place on June 20, at 14:00 Advanced Club will take place on June 22, at 16:30  ...


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Օn May 27, a day long non-formal ''Green training'' on environmental education took place in YIC NGO . The training was run by Cansu Yetisgin within the framework of Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme, implemented by Hrant Dink Foundation. Throughout the training, participants went out to discover the environment we live in, learnt about an ecosystem work and fundametal systems, discussed the ethics and morals and learn about the threats Earth is facing.            See more...


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When: May 19-26, 2017 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To develop competences of project managers on how to structurally design educational activities within KA1 projects of Erasmus+ programme by focusing on the aspects of its quality, monitoring, learning and evaluation.  Description: Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre from Armenia in cooperation with “Kultur Aktiv” e.V. from Germany is hosting a 7 days training course on project management, monitoring and evaluation in the frames of European Commission “Erasmus+” programme. The training course is hosting 30 youth leaders, youth workers and project managers from Georgia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Moldova,...


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From 14 to 25th of May  informative meetings took place in Shirak regional state college, Shirak State University and in National Polytechnic University Gyumri Branch. Meetings were organized by Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre (YIC) with the participation of the students and faculty. At the beginning of the meeting the president of the organization Artur Najaryan, PR manager Lilit Sargsyan and the Project Managers Mariam Gharagyozyan and Valya Martirosyan presented the mission of the organization, the main directions and types of activities, as well as local and international opportunities that the organization provides to young people for their educational, cultural, per...