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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...


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  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...


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The opportunity of voluntary service in Europe was given us by Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO which is one of the most active organizations in Gyumri actively engaged in youth mobility and in involving them in community. We are doing our EVS in Ozal, Croatia, which differs from all the other countries with its unique nature, castle and hydroelectric power plant, which is much more powerful than the castle itself. The outer look of the castle is quite modern: it has been reconstructed and has lost its soul. The river Cupe flows across the city next to the castle and the hydroelectric power plant is constructed on that river. The project we do is called A.L.I.V....


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On November 21, an info day was held at Gyumri “Youth Initiative Center’’ NGO. During the meeting with the help of human library method attendees had an opportunity to learn about foundation history of YIC, about its activities and local, international projects implemented by the organization. ...


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On October 23 and 30 new English clubs for beginners and pre-intermidiate learners have been launched and the first meeting took place with the participants. The participants got acquainted with each other and with the club leaders, as well as the procedure and format of the clubs were presented. We wish the club members a productive and an interesting work. ...


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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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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 21, 2018 a non-formal meeting took place at YIC office 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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  On September 22 Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO members meeting was held in the Youth House. During the meeting members were presented the semi-annual reports of Managerial and Supervising Bodies (President, International Board, Controller), the implemented projects of the organization and the upcoming actions. Besides the new members were introduced to the others and were handed membership cards. Then the meeting continued in non-formal atmosphere, allowing the members to communicate with each other and to enjoy a pleasant time.           ...


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Within the framework of the Armenia-Germany School Exchange Program, Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” hosted a seven-member delegation from the Berlin largest school - Carl Von Linne special school. The goal of the project is the promotion of partnership between schools in Armenia and Germany, exchange of experience of the school children and teachers. The students and teachers from Shirak State University High School and Gyumri Photon College SNCO are involved in the programme from Gyumri. Within the framework of the programme, the German delegation made a tour in educational institutions, education development centers, as well as numerous historical and cultural pla...