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This is a reference for Karen Ayvazyan

RURAL emPOWER

The training activity took place
in Gyulagarak, Armenia
organised by Youth and Community Action Club NGO
November 7-17th, 2017
Reference person

Iryna Bohachuk

(co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

-To empower young people from rural areas to become mediators/initiative takers of the community projects on rural youth empowerment, community development, youth participation and active citizenship
-To create a friendly environment and open space for rural young people for self-assessment by exploring their leadership potential, enhancing self-confidence and developing project management skills through trainings and coaching
-To promote the importance of the role of young people in rural development and social, economic and political life by sharing the good practices in Europe
-To promote social entrepreneurship among young people from rural areas as a tool for social, economic empowerment of youth and communities
-To redirect young people and youth organization on the rural youth issues and rural empowerment
-To guide young people to prepare rural youth development “project packages”/share best project examples directed to rural youth empowerment and social changes
-To ensure the sustainability and multiplication of project outcomes by creating a network of organizations working with rural youth, PR agencies and potential donors of start-ups to foster rural young people's social, economic and political empowerment

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

There were 42 participants from 7 countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Armenia, Georgia, Ukriane).

Training methods used & main activities

The training sessions have been based on experientional learning. We have used open space, simulation games, role plays etc.

Outcomes of the activity

The training was successful and in result of it 10 community development projects have been designed. The involvement of local youth has greatly empowered the young people and ensured the local impact at the rural community.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

To develop the training programme, conduct training sessions on communication, leadership, project design management, rural youth empowerment. Besides above mentioned ones I have been coordinating the team of trainers and leaders.

I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

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