"UPSHIFT Armenia" Adolescents Development and Empowerment programme At the beginning of 2018, Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO and UNICEF Armenia united their efforts to implement the UNICEF Global UPSHIFT programme in Armenia. AIM "UPSHIFT Armenia" Adolescents Development and Empowerment programme aims at empowering 12-18 years old adolescents in Armenia to be more proactive in practicing civic engagement and in advocating for their rights and positive changes at local and national levels, therefore investing in a more successful future for themselves their and their communities.   TARGET GROUP About 50 adolescents form Gyumri and Spitak will d...


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Its already 5th years Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” (YIC) NGO is celebrating the International Youth Day with remarkable public events. This year as well, YIC NGO in cooperation with SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre, UN Population Fund Armenia (UNFPA), Gyumri Municipality and Gyumri Technological Centre has implemented large-scale public events on the 12th of August in Gyumri. The day began in Gyumri Technology Center with “Transforming education” conference. In the first part of the Conference there were keynote speeches made by local and international expert-speakers which was followed by workshops on different topics taking place simultaneou...


On December 5, Gyumri “Youth Initiatve Centre” NGO in partnership with Armenian Caritas, KASA Gumri Centre d'accueil et de formation, Gyumri Technology Center and Enterprise Incubator Foundation implemented “Volunteering Prospects in Armenia” forum dedicated to International Volunteer day. In the frames of the forum the following activities were done: Reporting: The results of volunteering organizations mapping (Armenian Caritas) done in the frames of “Promotion of volunteering organizations and volunteering in Eastern Europe countries” project. Parallel discussions in the working groups: Part 1. - “Legal Frameworks for Voluntary work” Facilitator: H...


  On December 4, Gyumri “Youth Initiatve Centre” NGO in partnership with Armenian Caritas, KASA Gumri Centre d'accueil et de formation, Gyumri Technology Center and Enterprise Incubator Foundation implemented “International Volunteer Day-2018” project dedicated to International Volunteer day. In the frames of the project the following events took place: Volunteering Fair: With participation of local and international organizations that provide volunteering service and/or give volunteering opportunities. Workshops in the format of unconference: Presentation of experience, discussions with the participation of voluntary work organizers and service providers, ski...


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 ...


On September 13th, the final event of the YIC Girl’s Bicycle Project was held in Emili Aregak Center. During the event the participants showed their riding skills. Afterwards there was a small celebration at the “Youth House” Open Youth Center, where participants and trainers of the program were awarded with certificates. * Girl’s Bicycle Project is implemented by Gyumri's Youth Initiatives Center NGO in cooperation with Peace Corps Armenia and Emili Aregak Center.                  See more......


Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” (YIC) NGO continues the beautiful tradition of celebrating the International Youth Day with remarkable events for the past four years. 2018 is not an exception and this year as well, on August 11, YIC NGO in cooperation with UN Population Fund, Armenia, SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre and ArmEvents implemented large-scale public events in Gyumri.  The event started with a Bike Ride and a March, followed by the Erasmus+ Info Tent where the participants of of the “EVS Event” and Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre in Armenia presented Erasmus+ Youth opportunities provided to the young people. The celebration continued with...


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. ??? ...


On November 16, 2017 the range of events took place in Gyumri dedicated to International Students day. The launch of the events was at Youth Palace where 22 students, studying in higher, secondary professional and educational institutions of Shirak region were handed certificates from Gyumri Municipality and Shirak Regional Government for their high progress in education and social activity. Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO in cooperation  with “Erasmus+ Youth. Info Centre” in Armenia also had prepared a surprise in the result of which with the principle of draw 3 students were given an opportunity of retraining abroad within the framework of the EU “Erasm...