This is a reference for Anna Yeghoyan

"URA- You Are Able" Training Course

The training activity took place
in Gyumri, Armenia
organised by Gyumri "Youth Initiative Centre" NGO
October 14-21, 2012
Reference person

Artur Najaryan

(Organiser, Project manager)
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Aims & objectives

The aim of the TC was to promote volunteering as a mechanism for increasing youth employability.

The objectives of the project were:

Provide youth workers and youth leaders with knowledge, skills and tools on recruitment, retainment, and recognition and reward of voluntary work;
Reflect upon types of voluntary activities that lead to youth capacity development and increased competitiveness in the job market;
Introduce mechanisms for structured tracking of voluntary work as a learning process;
Share best practices on volunteering and youth employability in different European countries;
Build partnership among civil society organizations from the Programme and Neighboring Partner countries concerning volunteering and youth employability.

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

Training brought together 30 voluntary and professional youth workers, youth leaders and project coordinators working directly with youth organisations and youngsters, from participants from 13 countries (from EU and non-EU Programme and EPWY countries).
Team: A Belarus trainer (Marina Korzhl), and an Armenian trainer (me - Anna Yeghoyan), as well as two organizers from the hosting organization.

Training methods used & main activities

- Team-building activities
- Presentations of "homeworks"
- Study-visits;
- Public actions in the community
- Meeting with stakeholders
- Workshops, discussions
- Role plays and simulations
- Youth in Action presentation with focus on EPUW
- Partnership building and development of projects

Outcomes of the activity

In the result of the project we outlined main challenges connected with youth employability and discovered way of transforming learning of volunteers into valuable employability factor.
The participants had chance to share and discover different realities, present their organizations, find partner for cooperation and develop collaborative projects.

More information about the training can be found on the following link:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Development of the training idea and application together with hosting/applicant organization; preparation and adaptation of the content and methodology of the training based on actual participant expectations and needs, implementation (as one of 2 trainers) and evaluation/reporting assistance.

I worked on this training for 6 days days as a full time trainer.

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