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When: October 24-31, 2016 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To empower 29 European Voluntary Service Mentors from Armenia, Germany, the Russian Federation, Moldova, Estonia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine 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” in cooperation with Fairbund e.V. organization (Germany) hosted a 7 days training course on mentoring in the framework of “Erasmus+” programme from 24th to 31st of October, 201...


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On October 13, 2016, a meeting-discussion took place in the National Assembly on the topic ''Armenia-Italy cooperation in the field of education and science''. The Ambassador of Italy in Armenia Giovanni Ricciulli, as well as representatives from the sectors of education, science, politics were at the meeting. They made speeches, talking about the importance of Armenia-Italy cooperation. During the meeting Gyumri YIC NGO president Artur Najaryan also made speech presenting the results and prospects of Armenia-Italy cooperation in the field of non-formal education. See more...


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 On October 14, the first meeting of autumnal ''Friday's Cafe'' dedicated to France took place . The cafe participants had the opportunity to learn interesting facts about the culture, traditions and people of that country of love through the presentation made by our EVS volunteers. The participants also had the opportunity to taste French food, cooked by our EVS volunteers. The French music and the entertaining games organized by the participants made the Parisian atmospheare of the cafe warmer. See more ...


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On November 1, 2016 the Turkish club for beginners launched and the first meeting with the participants took place. During the meeting the participants learnt to get acquainted with each other in different interactive ways. The club is run by Turkish language specialist Karapet Ayvazyan. ...


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On August 27, 2016 a non-formal meeting took place at Gyumri's central park 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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2016թ. On May 8,2016 at the Central Park of Gyumri, the ''Human Library'' initiated by Gyumri YIC NGO international volunteer Kirstine Knudsen took place, during which the participants with the help of Indian, Armenian, Turkish, American, Yazidis ''Human book'' had the opportunity to learn about stereotypes and prejudices existing in those countries also to discuss consequences and possible solutions of the stereotypes.       See more...


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 On June 12, 2016, YIC members meeting was held, where the beneficiaries actively involved in the organization activities were also present . During the meeting, the presentaion of the semiannual report of the organization's president, international board and controller took place, after which the members and beneficiaries had the opportunity to learn about the organization's current and future projects. At the end of the formal part of the meeting new members got their memebers cards , then the meeting continued in an informal atmosphere, allowing the members, beneficiaries and staff members to communicate with each other and spend a nice time.         ...


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2016թ From March 30 to April 2, the international volunteer of Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" NGO Kirstine Knudzen conducted an event dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen's birth and his fairy tales in Shirak Regional Library which brought together a group of schoolchildren. During the event, children had the opportunity to learn more about the writer's life and work. They also heard one of the fairy tales of Andersen, watched a cartoon then illustrated the fairy tale on the papers by drawing.       See more...


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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...