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When: December 5, 2015 Description: On the occasion of the International Volunteering Day Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO launched the contest of ideas promoting volunteering and youth initiatives in Shirak Region in the scope of "Ghaydov Initiative 2015".  The initiative entitled “Craftsman is hungry until noon” presented by Davit Haroyan won the contest. On 9th of December, 2015 Davit and his artist friends implemented their initiative in Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute after M. Nalbandyan. Within the framework of the initiative they made necklaces with the first letters of participants’ names with Armenian miniatures. Throughout the event national ...


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When. December 5, 2014 Description. On the occasion of the International Volunteering Day Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO launched the contest of ideas promoting volunteering and youth initiatives in Shirak Region in the scope of "Ghaydov Initiative".  The initiative entitled “Itinerant Musicians” presented by Gor Ghazaryan won the contest. On 5th of December, Gor and his musician friends organized a concert-donation on the walking street of Rizhkov in Gyumri. After 3 hours of donation, 70.000 AMD collected to which 50.000 AMD will be added by YIC NGO and all proceeds will be transferred to cover the tuition fee of a student studying in one of the educa...


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When. December 18, 2013 Description. Movie screening was held at YIC NGO’s office by YIC NGO member Geteon Simonyan’s initiative. “Armenia’s breaking backbone” environmental-documental movie’s screening in Gyumri is continuing. Movie was filmed by AEPF members and is representing the problems which appear in Armenia because of mining. You can watch the movie trailer by the following link:  ...


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When. 2012 Description. Since April 2012, YIC volunteer Syuzanna Galstyan has been participating in the Joint Civic Education country program. Within the framework of this program, Syuzanna and Karine Mkhitaryan (another program participant) designed and implemented a project at the F. Nansen boarding school in Gyumri. The project was called “Let the SUN shine brighter for EVERYONE”, with the idea that all children are born with equal rights and the Sun must shine “equally bright” for everyone. The project consisted of the following stages: ·         getting to know each other through juggling activities and interactive games ·         t...


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When. 2012 Description. A group of students from Gyumri had the idea of having a colorful and a bright corner in Gyumri where our youth would have an opportunity to understand what the European values, its structure and institutions mean and do, which would give an opportunity to bring Europe closer and show the European culture and the differences that we have. After getting the support of YIC, the team applied for a small grant to YouthBank to get the support for the renovation of the room, to make it more colorful and visibly bring Europe closer. The room is full of European colors. It has the bookshelves with the flags of European countries, the sofa is in the c...


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When. September 21, 2012 Description. This year as well we celebrated the Independence Day with the initiative of Geteon Simonyan, in Lastiver. It is situated 15 km away from Ijevan, near Yenokavan. We walked about 3 km on foot from Yenokavan through the beautiful forests of Tavush and reached the gorgeous Lastiver. There we visited the 5th century caves which were unique properties of our country.  ...


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When. November 11, 2011 Description. The event was held on 11.11.2011 by a YIC member Susanna Tonoyan’s initiative, whom further joined other members of YIC. As in different parts of the world various events are organized on this date, they also wanted to make it a memorable day for the city of Gyumri, and organized an unprecedented event. It was about preparing flying lights which carried dreams on them and were freed to fly in the sky. The idea of Dream Lights came from the cartoon of “Rapuntsel” in which the main character was led by this kind of lights in making the most important decision of her life. See more  ...


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When. September 18, 2011 Description. Western Peak of Aragats, 4080 m. This peak was harder to conquer, as it was higher and the way up was more difficult. This time the hiking group consisted of 56 people, but 30 of them were able to get to the top. We walked about 30 km and reached up to 4080 m altitude. The participants were impressed by the view opening for them. See more ...


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When. January 16 – 17, 2011 Description. The project was implemented by a YIC member Valya Martirosyan with the support of “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO, IREX Armenia and Armenian Caritas for the disabled children of the “Aregak” day care center. The main objective of doing this project was to create a more natural environment, which would assist in the children’s development, since their main source of learning is senses. The project was also to gather together the children, their parents and the staff of this center, and local and international volunteers. By working together in the yard to seed some lawn and painting on the walls of the yard made the...


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When. September 21, 2010 Description. Southern Peak of Aragats, 3879 m. The initiative of hiking belonged to YIC member Geteon Simonyan. With 34 young people we went up the hill which was the first challenging height for all of us. The most stunning was the view from the top of the mountain from where one could see the three other peaks and the graters of the mountain. The day was not selected randomly. It was on the Independence Day of Armenia. On the top we attracted the other hiking groups and danced the traditional kochari. See more   ...