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On December 5th Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO celebrated International Volunteer Day with local and international volunteers this year too. The event was launched with the annual ceremony of awarding the titles "Volunteer of the Year", "EVS Armenian volunteer of the Year", "International EVS volunteer of the Year", “Mentor of the Year” and “Club leader of the Year” to those local and international volunteers who have been actively volunteering during the whole year. The day ended with a nice gathering attended by the staff of YIC NGO and local and international volunteers. .        See more......


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On November 16, 2017 the range of events took place in Gyumri dedicated to International Students day. The launch of the events was at Youth Palace where 22 students, studying in higher, secondary professional and educational institutions of Shirak region were handed certificates from Gyumri Municipality and Shirak Regional Government for their high progress in education and social activity. Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in cooperation  with “Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre” in Armenia also had prepared a surprise in the result of which with the principle of draw 3 students were given an opportunity of retraining abroad within the framework of the EU “Erasm...


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The Gyumri Youth Initiative Center NGO, jointly with the United Nations Population Fund Armenia (UNFPA) celebrated International Youth Day with great enthusiasm this year too. August 12 became a holiday due to a range of events under the title “Gyumri- city of young people 2017” among which were the following: Youth (non) Conference that took place (venue - Gyumri Technology Centre) / Youth Camp, Flash Mob Dance (venue: Theatrical Square) and public concert with participation of band “Armine Qocharyan and Friends” (venue: Theatrical Square), the end of the events was marked by the release of 150 kites (Dream Light) to the sky. Furthermore, ahead the events dedicat...


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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Friday's Cafe" - is one of the local activities of YIC initiated by YIC EVS volunteers. Friday's Cafe takes place twice in a month during which special topics are chosen : music, poetry, painting, theatre, games and etc. During it YIC office is transferred into a Cafe where the "Friday's Cafe" takes place. The food served by international volunteers of the organization are the hallmark of the Friday's Cafe.     SEE MORE: 2015    2016   2017...


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One of the YIC's goals is to promote the development of the youth's linguistic, communication skills and business skills, through organizing language, cultural and entrepreneruship clubs for young people. Now there are the following clubs in YIC NGO: Turkish Club German Club English club (beginners and advanced) National dances club Book club Handcraft club ...


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Attaching importance to the active involvement of youth in various entertainment events and having an aim to discover Armenia and historical attractions, regularly organizes cognitive hikings.   Hiking With YIC 2016  ...


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  Օn the 12th of August Gyumri ‘’Youth Initiative Centre’’ NGO in cooperation with SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre implemented large-scale public events in Gyumri under the title ‘’Gyumri- Youth City 2016’’ dedicated to the International Youth Day. The launch of the events was given with a cognitive meeting at Gyumri municipality. The participants of the EVS event and the representatives of SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre hosted in Gyumri were present at the meeting. During the meeting on the occasion of the International Youth Day the Mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan awarded young people with certificates for the...


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Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO with the support of RA Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs carries out a 4-day seminar “Youth Work - Youth Worker” aimed at education of youth workers and raising their awareness. The seminar is held in Gyumri from 27th of June to 1st of July, 2016. The aim of the project is the development of the institute of youth work, youth workers’ functions, revealing and discussing issues concerning their capacities during a 4-day training. The training has hosted 20 participants from all regions of Armenia. The seminar is implemented in the frame of “Gyumri 2016 Youth Capital” project. See more Shirak TV review...


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Gyumri ''Youth Initiative Centre'' NGO in cooperation with university-employer cooperation centre of Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute implements a project titled "Skilled and Competitive Youth". The project aims to contribute to raising of students' competitiveness in the labor market through the development of personal and professional skills. 25 students of Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute's Bachelor 4th and Master 1st year participate in the project. Project is implemented in the framework of ''Gyumri Youth Capital of 2016'' with the support of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of RA.    See more Tsayg TV review GSPI First Studio review...