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New possibilities for children from vulnerable families

23 March 2011

Three professionally equipped educational centres for hairdressing, sewing and cooking were opened in Noubarashen boarding school #2 on 27 January 2011.
Within the framework of the project “At the Crossroads of Skills” launched in 2010, 87 children aged between 14 and 17, from socially vulnerable families acquired vocational skills in the fields of ethics, aesthetics, protection of labour rights, arts and crafts.
“During our classes of ethics and aesthetics we learned how to decorate tables, serve dishes and became acquainted with proper manners and behaviour. During hairdressing and sewing classes we became familiar with what clothing and hairstyles we should choose for different situations”, said 14 year-old Milena, a pupil from the #2 school.
During the first six months of project implementation, the “The Future is Yours” NGO will initiate training sessions in the newly established centres. Thereafter, the boarding school will run educational courses independently.
“This project is already a success. In Armenia the EU has a specific instrument called The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, which is aimed at promoting democracy and human rights. In the last three years, the EU has committed around 7 million euro to projects connected with children and childcare in Armenia”, said Jean-Christophe Gayrand, the Head of Contracts, Finance and Audit of the EU Delegation to Armenia.

The opening of the educational centres was possible due to the support of the HSBC Global Education Trust and the EU-funded project “Reducing Violence against Children in Armenia”.

New possibilities for children from vulnerable families

Three professionally equipped educational centres for hairdressing, sewing and cooking were opened in Noubarashen boarding school #2 on 27 January 2011. Within the framework of the project "At the Crossroads of Skills" launched in 2010, 87 children aged between 14 and 17, from socially vulnerable families acquired vocational skills in the fields of ethics, aesthetics, protection of labour rights, arts and crafts. "During our classes of ethics and aesthetics we learned how to decorate tables, serve dishes and became acquainted with proper manners and behaviour. During hairdressing and sewing classes we became familiar with what clothing and hairstyles we should choose for different situations", said 14 year-old Milena, a pupil from the #2 school. During the first six months of project implementation, the "The Future is Yours" NGO will initiate training sessions in the newly established centres. Thereafter, the boarding school will run educational courses independently. “This project is already a success. In Armenia the EU has a specific instrument called The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, which is aimed at promoting democracy and human rights. In the last three years, the EU has committed around 7 million euro to projects connected with children and childcare in Armenia”, said Jean-Christophe Gayrand, the Head of Contracts, Finance and Audit of the EU Delegation to Armenia. The opening of the educational centres was possible due to the support of the HSBC Global Education Trust and the EU-funded project "Reducing Violence against Children in Armenia".