Youth Engaged in Society (YES) 2023-2024

Beneficiaries Description: 14-17 aged students of 50 secondary and high schools:  45 JMF schools which participated in the project during the last years in Armenia (Yerevan -13 schools; Gyumri-5; Vanadzor- 5; Vardenis-5; Talin-4; Chambarak-4; Armavir-3; Echmiadzin-2; Sevan -2; Gavar-1; Lernapat village -1), 2 schools from Javakhq/ Georgia, and 1(2) new school(s) from Stepanakert, Artsakh.

Project Areas: Armenia (Yerevan, Vardenis, Chambarak, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Armavir, Sevan, Gavar, Vagharshapat), Artsakh (Stepanakert), and Georgia (Javakhq/Akhalkalaki)     

Project Goal: to promote the further development of civil society by organizing structured and sustainable debate clubs in the schools.

Project Objectives:

  • increasing the knowledge and interest of young school age Armenians in key issues related to the development of civil society, democracy, and human rights,
  • building communication and analytical thinking skills of school age youth that will permit them to more actively participate in the development of Armenian society, today and later in their adult lives, 
  • adding value to the education system and increasing enthusiasm of young Armenians for learning through in-person and on-line participatory methods.
Project Type: Self-developed
Start Date: September 1, 2023
End Date:June 30, 2024
Coordinator / Responsible Person:Ruben Krrikyan
Implementer: JMF
Project Cost by JMF:AMD: 15,965,000  USD: 39,913
Beneficiaries Number:800