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In the framework of the ‘EU4Youth: SAY YES — Skills for Jobs’ project, which is being co-financed by the European Union, World Vision Armenia (co-financer and implementer of the project), the Ayb Foundation, and Khan Academy Armenia, is creating and translating free, high-quality educational resources in the Armenian language to support the professional education and career orientation of Armenian youth.

6Through the ‘Localisation and Development of an Online Educational Platform’ project, which is being implemented by the Ayb Educational Foundation, Khan Academy Armenia has created Armenian-language educational materials on mathematics, finance, entrepreneurship, programming, the arts, and chemistry on a new online platform for alternative education. In the framework of the ‘EU4Youth: SAY YES — Skills for Jobs’ project, which is being co-financed by the European Union, training materials of 10 sections of Khan Academy have been translated and adapted. The materials and new projects created were presented at an event organised on 31 January. Participants were later given a chance to test the opportunities and advantages of the platform on site.

3Vassilis Maragos, the Head of the DG NEAR Unit responsible for Armenia, was in Armenia for the event: “Armenia is an important partner in the Eastern Partnership platform and a number of joint projects are being implemented.  We are witnessing the result of such a project today. A bright future would be impossible without the innovative spirit of young people. Our investment in youth and education will ensure a more peaceful and promising future”.

ARS_5902_Zhirayr Edilyan, the Head of World Vision Armenia, spoke about integrating young men and women from the marzes into online education through this initiative, as well as inspiring and making them competitive in the labour market: “These educational platforms will help our young people build a better future for themselves. Those living in Yerevan have many development opportunities, while those in the marzes are much more restricted in their choices. In this regard, the platform will resolve a lot of issues”.