Irind on the threshold of life | EUNewsletter

Irind on the threshold of life

22 November 2011

On 15 September in the village of Irind, school children presented the results of a 6-month project “On the Threshold of Life”, part of the EU funded project “Support to Democratise and Spread Management”. The project was initiated by the “Information Support Centre for Local Self-government” NGO.
“In Irind there are lots of capable and clever children, but there are no possibilities to develop and practice these capabilities as cultural life stopped here long ago, despite the existence of a cultural club”, commented the head of the centre, Arevik Harutyunyan. This civic initiative was aimed at giving knowledge and skills to children according to their abilities, so they could practice them and become more competitive.
Within the scope of the programme, children underwent training in singing, dancing, the English language and information technology. At the end of the 6-month activities, children prepared an event to present their accomplishments.
“Despite the short period, we learned a lot of things and I am sure that based on what we have already done we can now improve our computer skills and communicate with foreign people”, said 17-year old Aghavni Harutyunyan who had participated in English-language and information technology classes.
Arevik Harutyunyan also mentioned that, although the programme was temporary, the centre would try to continue this initiative with the help of volunteers.

Irind on the threshold of life

On 15 September in the village of Irind, school children presented the results of a 6-month project "On the Threshold of Life", part of the EU funded project "Support to Democratise and Spread Management". The project was initiated by the "Information Support Centre for Local Self-government” NGO. "In Irind there are lots of capable and clever children, but there are no possibilities to develop and practice these capabilities as cultural life stopped here long ago, despite the existence of a cultural club", commented the head of the centre, Arevik Harutyunyan. This civic initiative was aimed at giving knowledge and skills to children according to their abilities, so they could practice them and become more competitive. Within the scope of the programme, children underwent training in singing, dancing, the English language and information technology. At the end of the 6-month activities, children prepared an event to present their accomplishments. "Despite the short period, we learned a lot of things and I am sure that based on what we have already done we can now improve our computer skills and communicate with foreign people", said 17-year old Aghavni Harutyunyan who had participated in English-language and information technology classes. Arevik Harutyunyan also mentioned that, although the programme was temporary, the centre would try to continue this initiative with the help of volunteers. [gallery link="file"]