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On October 24-26, staff members, mentors, local and international volunteers of Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO and “Youth House” Open Youth Centre participated in three-days-long training of trainers about “UPSHIFT Model: Engagement Adolescents and Youth”, which UNICEF aims to realize in Armenia. *“UPSHIFT’ model is a special tool for discovering and developing skills of 12 to 18 years old youngsters.      ...


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On October 22, 2018 the farewell event for Martin Mico (Slovakia) took place. 😊 👋 Martin used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (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, led Computer club at the Youth House. He also was engaged in PR management of the organization. During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work. ...


With my mentor and my friends
I am writing from my house, which is only 500 meters away from the places where I study and work. I would like to say that my daily routine is awesome. I work at University of Economy in Bydgoszcz, where we organize various events, trainings, seminars for international students, and also we organize and participate in "Erasmus+" Youth Exchange Program. I also work in the Museum of Photography, where we help to organize exhibitions, events, etc. Besides working, I study and I'm also engaged in sports. I can say that this will be one of the best and happiest years of my life.I am really happy to help these people. Thank you very much for giving me such a c...


With my mentor and my friends
Receiving organization: Wyższa Szkoła Gospodarki w Bydgoszczy When: September 2018 – September 2019 Where:  Bydgoszcz, Poland Aim: To develop local youngster’s cultural sensitivity, increase self-esteem and improve language skills. Volunteer’s Tasks: To organize various events and trainings for international students, hold intercultural nights, to be involved and assist the Erasmus + Youth Exchange organizational team, organize exhibitions and public events in the Museum of Photography.   ...


We are glad to inform, that Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO announces a new English clubs for beginners and advanced learners. If you want to learn English or improve your knowledge, then hurry up to register online through this link. Any person over the age of 14 can be the club member. The deadline for registration is October 20, 12:00 pm. The first meeting of Beginners Club will take place on October 23, at 15:00 Advanced Club will take place on October 30, at 15:00 In case of questions call 095 91 91 97 (except Mondays and Sundays) or visit YIC office at Shahumyan 69 (Arevamanuk bld, 1st floor)....


TITLE: TRAINBOW PLACE: Kysak, Slovakia DATES: December 3-11, 2018 The project aims at empowering and building up the competences of educational practitioners to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in value-based youth work, with a view to strengthen diversity and participation. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Participants should be at least 18 years old youth workers, trainers, educators and facilitators who are interested in improving their skills and competences in the field of youth work.   PARTICIPATION FEE: 30 EUR For more details, please read the infopack. Working language is ENGLISH. To apply for the proje...


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On September 29, 2018 the farewell event for Alex Hooikammer (Belgium) took place. Alex used to do volunteering in Gyumri within the framework of European Voluntary Service (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, taught English with non-formal methods at Nº 7 basic school and “Aster” kindergarten in Gyumri and implemented Diversity and Equality Week in Youth House . During the event, EVS Coordinator Mariam Gharagyozyan awarded the volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation and YouthPass for his work.     ...




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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 ...