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I have heard about YIC from my friends who lives in Gyumri and I started to follow their activities. It is already two years I have been interested in their activities but before, when I used to live and study in Yerevan, unfortunately I was not able to be involved in various activities and events. But I had a goal to come back to Gyumri and be involved in their activities as a volunteer because they have been focused on youth's problems in my lovely city. And finally in June 2016 a 4 days seminar was organized by Youth Initiative Center NGO with the support of RAM Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs. The topic of the seminar was “ Youth work and Youth workers” and...


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I have heard about YIC since I was in high school. Because of having very little time to have my contribution in the activities of the organization I could not join at the time. I joined YIC in 2015 when I was participating in a training course in Georgia. With YIC I broadened my perspective of how I can develop my project ideas for farther implementation. To gain more skills I am also taking part in training courses. I am also volunteering in the organization during which I also made many friends. During the all kinds of volunteering projects and training courses I had the chance learn about cultures of different countries, interact with different people and discover m...


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I was a second year student, when the representatives of Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO visited our college: Shirak State Regional College to present the organization's activities and volunteering opportunities. At that time I didn't take part actively in non-governmental organizations activities and had no idea what it was, how it worked and I did not think there would come a day I would be involved  in activities of any organization. I remember that at that meeting I was attentively listening to the representatives of the organization and gave a lot of questions. Learning the organization's address, the same day we visited organization with our college ...


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I remember the day when I went to take part in the YIC's English club. At that time, I almost did not know anything about YIC and had no idea about their clubs. Having desire to learn about the different clubs of YIC, I asked if they had a dance club, because I love to dance and I dance since childhood. When I learned that there is no dance club, I wanted to be a volunteer at YIC. At first I only visited YIC to run the dance group, and then over time I realized how many things the volunteering can give to and decided to take part in organizing activities to in an event dedicated to the International Youth Day 2016. I remember that day in very bright colors. Volunteerin...