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Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO, in cooperation with "Armenian Caritas" NGO carried out ''Regional Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration" program. In the framework of the project, a training of trainers was held where 8 young people participated from Shirak region. After getting appropriate skills and knowledge and getting involved in the "Regional campaign against illegal migration and trafficking," they became junior trainers in 28 institutions courses of "Illegal Migration and Trafficking" As well, a survey was conducted, which aimed to disclosure the level of interest in migration and trafficking issues at Shirak region. It also included survey...


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On March 31 during the opening ceremony of "Gyumri Youth Capital 2016 of the RA'' Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre'' NGO was awarded with Certificate of Gratitude by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of RA for continuous and effective cooperation....


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Since January 2016 Gyumri "Youth Initiatives Center" NGO's international volunteer Sabina Rakoczy is running a book club in American Corner in Gyumri. The goal is to improve participants' knowledge of English and enrich the vocabulary. During the club participants choose books, read stories, and through discussions express their thoughts and opinions, which enables them to develop English oral speech and the games offered by the volunteer make the club process more interesting and productive....


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On March 31 in Gyumri at V. Achemyan theatre of drama "Gyumri Youth Capital 2016 of Armenia" opening ceremony was held . During the ceremony, minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Ministry gave certificates of appreciation to various non-governmental organizations operating in Gyumri. Certificate of Appreciation was awarded also to the "Youth Initiative Center of Gyumri" NGO for continuous and effective cooperation with the Ministry.          See more...


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On March 25, 2016 an iformation day was held in YIC NGO, which aimed to introduce the organization, its activities to the stakeholders and interested people and present them organization's current and implemented projects During the meeting, the attendees heard stories of YIC's new and old members on their path and achievements with YIC.     See more...


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On April 23, another cognitive camping organized by YIC NGO took place, during which the participants visited Echmiadzin, Mayr Ator and Saint Gayane churches, Ruben Sevak Gallery, Alex and Marie Manoogian Treasury House, Zvartnots Temple, Matenadaran and Tsitsernakaberd. The cognitive campaign gave the participants an opportunity to be in different museums, and learn interesting facts and information aboutour history. In the evening the participatns of the campaign participated in the march dedicated to the Armenian Genocide victims....


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On February 7, 2016  the events of "Shirak Winter" and "Bun Barekendan" took place in Mother Armenia memorial, where Gyumri Youth Initiative Centre had a participation. The staff, members, local and international volunteers participated in the march from Gyumri Central Park to Mother Armenia. During the march, the participants were wearing the masks of Gyumri's remarkable people, made by our international vulunteers. People also were helped with "bagharjes" cooked by YIC staff. The event was organized by Gyumri municipality.     See more...


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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. ...


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On December 28th, 2015 the 7th anniversary of the Gyumri ‘’Youth Iinitiative Centre’’ was celebrated. On that very significant day for the organization Certificates of Appreciation were handed to YIC members, beneficiaries and mentors for their contribution in the organization.     See more...


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When: November 8-15, 2015 Where: Toros, Shirak region Aim: To promote volunteering as a learning mechanism for increasing youth employability. It introduces types of voluntary activities that lead to youth capacity development and increased competitiveness in the job market. Description: Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in cooperation with Fairbund e.V. (Germany) organization is hosting a 7-days international training course on Volunteering and Employability in the framework of "Erasmus+" programme from November 8th to 15th, 2015.  The training hosted 30 participants from Armenia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine.       ...