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YIC NGO in the framework of ”Youth In Action” and ”Erasmus +” implements the ”European Voluntary Service” program. EVS gives European youth a chance to volunteer in Armenia.
EVS aims to instill in young people humanism, tolerence and to encourage active citizenship for community development.


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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...


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When: April 1-8, 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 Federa...


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On March 31 Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO members non-formal meeting was held in the “Youth House” Open Youth Centre. During the meeting, the “Youth House” team spoke about the establishment of the centre, its importance for the youth and the working format of the centre. Then the meeting continued in a warmer atmosphere, allowing the members and staff members to communicate with each other and to enjoy a pleasant time by getting acquainted with the centre's working area. * “Open youth work: Empowering young people in Gyumri” project is co-funded by the European Union and is being implemented within Small Grant Scheme of "Support to Civil Society O...


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On March 30, an info day was held at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Center’’ NGO. During the meeting with the help of human library method attendees had an opportunity to learn about foundation history of YIC, about its activities and local, international projects implemented by the organization. More than 20 young people from different communities of Shirak region took part in the info meeting.   ...


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On March 2 another ‘’Friday’s Café’’ of Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" NGO took place in “Nancy Café”. This time the topic was art. In the warm atmosphere of “Friday’s café” our EVS volunteers with the help of the games and quiz introduced famous artists of Estonia, Slovakia, Germany and the Netherlands to the participants of the cafe. Art cafe hosted Karlen Varderesyan, a young artist from Gyumri, who presented his works and talked about his inspiration sources. ...


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On March 1, 2018 the new French clubs for beginners and advanced learners were launched and the first meeting took place with the participants. A warm atmosphere has been created within the group with the help of team-building activities. This is a great start for further effective and interesting work. The club is run by Internationаl "French Civic Service" volunteer in YIC Lydia Vartanian from France. ...