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We are delighted to share about one of our most impressive projects of this summer, “Girls Leading Our World” (GLOW) which is a joint project of Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” and the U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers with the financial support of the U.S. Embassy Armenia. GLOW is a girls’ leadership and empowerment project that promotes leadership, friendship, civic engagement, gender equality, rights awareness in young Armenian women through targeted curriculum and participant-led community projects implementation. Three day camps and one overnight camp were implemented during July-August in the communities of Gyumri, Kapan, Gavar and village Torosgyugh of Shirak ...


On September 21, 2018 a non-formal meeting took place at YIC office with volunteers involved in the organizing activities of the International Youth Day events. Volunteers shared their impressions and made new proposals. At the end Gyumri YIC NGO handed certificates to volunteers for active participation and support in organizing activities of IYD events.              See more......


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  On September 22 Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO members meeting was held in the Youth House. During the meeting members were presented the semi-annual reports of Managerial and Supervising Bodies (President, International Board, Controller), the implemented projects of the organization and the upcoming actions. Besides the new members were introduced to the others and were handed membership cards. Then the meeting continued in non-formal atmosphere, allowing the members to communicate with each other and to enjoy a pleasant time.           ...


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Within the framework of the Armenia-Germany School Exchange Program, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” hosted a seven-member delegation from the Berlin largest school - Carl Von Linne special school. The goal of the project is the promotion of partnership between schools in Armenia and Germany, exchange of experience of the school children and teachers. The students and teachers from Shirak State University High School and Gyumri Photon College SNCO are involved in the programme from Gyumri. Within the framework of the programme, the German delegation made a tour in educational institutions, education development centers, as well as numerous historical and cultural pla...


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On September 13th, the final event of the YIC Girl’s Bicycle Project was held in Emili Aregak Center. During the event the participants showed their riding skills. Afterwards there was a small celebration at the “Youth House” Open Youth Center, where participants and trainers of the program were awarded with certificates. * Girl’s Bicycle Project is implemented by Gyumri's Youth Initiatives Center NGO in cooperation with Peace Corps Armenia and Emili Aregak Center.                  See more......


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 ...