Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” (YIC) NGO continues the beautiful tradition of celebrating the International Youth Day with remarkable events for the past four years. 2018 is not an exception and this year as well, on August 11, YIC NGO in cooperation with UN Population Fund, Armenia, SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre and ArmEvents implemented large-scale public events in Gyumri.  The event started with a Bike Ride and a March, followed by the Erasmus+ Info Tent where the participants of of the “EVS Event” and Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre in Armenia presented Erasmus+ Youth opportunities provided to the young people. The celebration continued with...


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On July 25, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” hosted the youngsters of the “Youth House” Open Youth Centre, who were on study visit to YIC. During the meeting organization's experience and achievements were presented, as well as implemented projects and current projects in which they also can participate. 🙎‍🙂       ...


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On July 19 and 20, the five-month-long French clubs for beginners and pre-intermediate levels ended. The clubs were run by the International French Civic Service volunteer at YIC Lydia Vartanian. Participants of the clubs were awarded with certificates.     ...


On July 15, 2018 another hiking was organized by Gyumri “Youth initiative centre", which this time included the route of Talin's St. Katoghike Church, Dashtadem Fortress, Zvartnots Cathedral, and the last stop of the route was Amberd which amazed us with its powerful and spectacular view.             See more...    ...


On July 12, 2018 the official opening event of the first Open Youth Center in Armenia, “Youth House”, took place in Gyumri. During the event International Aid / Cooperation Officer of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia Line Urban, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs Kristine Asatryan, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Arman Udumyan, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Science Lusine Arakelyan, Deputy Governor of Shirak Marz Sofia Hovsepyan, Mayor of Gyumri Samvel Balasanyan, President of Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO Artur Najaryan made welcoming speeches. The goals of the ...


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On June 25, 2018 the farewell event for  Amalie-Charlotte Reddi (Estonia) took place. Amalie used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Project (EVS) programme, has been a volunteer at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” for a year organizing activities within the framework of "Friday’s Café" and various events, holding the Handicraft Club at the “Mush” Development Center, teaching English at the “ASTER” Child Development Center and assuming the responsibilities of the administrative assistant in the “Youth House” Open Youth Centre. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certif...


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On June 22nd regular “Friday’s Café’’ of Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" took place in “Youth House”. This time football and World Cap was in the center of attention. In teams the participants competed with each other playing different games and sport quizzes. They also enjoyed the food prepared by EVS volunteers. At the end the team with higher scores won World Cup. 🤗⚽       ...


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On behalf of Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO and every youngster attending the “Youth House” we would like to thank all the donors for their commitment to the “Youth House” Project. Their valuable support made the establishment оf the “Youth House: Open Youth Centre in Gyumri” possible and they have all become part of the “Youth House” family. Through the Generosity.com crowdfunding platform we have managed to raise $2,645.00 of which Generosity’s payment fees ($91.35) and international bank transfer fee ($25.00) are subtracted, thus coming to a total amount of $2,528.65 backed by 40 donors for the Youth House. Seven other donors have su...


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Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO organized a series of surprises for children of "Lilit" kindergarten dedicated to International Children's Day. YIC international volunteers and staff members made their day bright and colourful with their interesting games, rhythmic music and dances. 🎈🎉🎊 ...


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When: May 10-18, 2018 Where: Gyumri, Shirak region Aim: To empower 28 European Voluntary Service Mentors, to improve the quality of EVS projects through building capacities of EVS Hosting organizations and equipping EVS Mentors with vital methods to support and guide the volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO (Armenia) in cooperation with ”Bremanger commune ” (Norway) is hosting a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme. The training course hosted participants from  Armenia, Norway, Greece, Poland, Romania, the Russian F...