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(71%)

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$21,915

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$30,900
Project Background

Ayo! is thrilled to join forces with the Gyumri Information Technology Center (GITC) for a groundbreaking initiative aimed at equipping and empowering women with essential tech skills, opening up new opportunities in the labor market!

 

GITC’s mission is to leverage technology education to provide long-term employment opportunities in the Shirak region. Currently, they are committed to elevating the living standards of single mothers and displaced women from Artsakh based in Gyumri. Their strategy involves launching a comprehensive training program in tech skills, followed by hands-on internships and strategic job placements. Additionally, a well-thought-out grant program is in the works, specifically designed to support women venturing into entrepreneurship, either as solo founders or collaborative teams.

 

Shirak, unfortunately, stands as one of Armenia's most vulnerable regions, grappling with high levels of poverty and unemployment. According to 2020 statistics, the poverty rate soared to 48.4%, with child poverty reaching a staggering 57.7%. Unemployment in 2019 stood at 18%, reflective of the enduring aftermath of the 1988 earthquake that devastated the region, causing widespread population decline and economic setbacks.

 

Despite these challenges, Gyumri, the regional capital, is experiencing a resurgence, thanks in part to the impactful efforts of GITC. Established by FAR in 2005, GITC has successfully trained over 500 individuals in crucial tech skills. Notably, GITC has actively contributed to positioning Gyumri as a burgeoning tech hub, attracting tech businesses that have chosen to establish branches in the city, thereby catalyzing its revitalization.

Project Goal

To equip single moms and displaced women from Artsakh in Gyumri with the tech skills they need to enter the labour market!

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Tyler Whitby

Bethany Robinson

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Jack F. Yaghdjian

Alexander J. Vartanian

Brenda Tavitian

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Joan Quinn

Cheryl Ohanesian

Sylvia A. Migridichian

Margaret Masmanian

Sylvia Kruizenga

Gary Khachian

Bedros Kazazian

Richard Kazanjian

Raffi A. Kayayan

John A. Kasparian

Armen Kabodian

Ara Hourdajian

Cordelia B. & C.D. Horan

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Armig Ferris

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Ara Boghigian

Michael D. Bebirian

Mark J. Badach

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Charles Tutunjian

Lisa Kouzoujian

Sofia Donikyan

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Karine Vega

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Charles Bazarian

Joyce Avedisian

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Margarit Piliposyan

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Adrine Katchadurian

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Stephen Haroian

Ara Hacet

Kathryn A A. Geyer

Jeanette Derhagopian

Jonathan Campbell

Francis Bulbulian

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