NAMASTAY CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY CENTER
Namastay is a community center for self awareness and self empowerment through movement, flow, balance, yoga, meditation and building connections. They have a studio space and a common area to cowork and collaborate, or to relax and hang out. They host travelers and organize eco tours. They educate on the importance of sustainable living by recycling and composting as well as participate in neighborhood clean up and beautification projects.
Cilicia Living is a social development NGO started on the foundation of active citizenship, social entrepreneurship, and cultural exchange.They teach and facilitate hands-on project design and management for young passionate minds wanting to work and live in a rural community setting. Through cultural, educational, and entrepreneurial projects, they initiate and support the development of rural communities in Armenia. Cilicia activates youth from all over the globe to do what they love whether it’s music, engineering, teaching, sailing, coding, or business development.
ARMENIAN PROGRESSIVE YOUTH NGO (APY)
APY is a non-profit, non-political organization aiming to support, inspire and engage young people from Armenia and all over the world to develop their social leadership skills, to take their civic responsibility and to act as change-makers. Through different projects, initiatives and non-formal education tools they help young people to succeed, ensuring that they develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and competences to fit to the modern world. They need native English speakers to be engaged in their projects covering topics of anti-discrimination, tolerance, gender issues, LGBT issues, healthy lifestyle, etc.
HIKEArmenia strives to develop a wide range of economic, tourism and cultural sectors in Armenia as a way of promoting rural development across the country. Priorities include designing a state-of-the-art hiking resource center in downtown Yerevan, creating a one-stop- shop website for hiking and ecotourism, building upon the pilot release of the mobile app, further development and investment in quality trail design and necessary hiking infrastructure, and worldwide promotion of Armenia as a hiking destination.
GOALS-GIRLS OF ARMENIA LEADERSHIP SOCCER
GOALS supports and empowers youth to become leaders through the creation of safe spaces to play soccer, speak their mind, and challenge social norms. The goal is to empower girls through soccer, thus create leaders, build confidence, and create a network of like-minded individuals that will aid them in all aspects of life. Through soccer leagues, After-School Clubs and summer camps they aim to challenge and break down existing barriers to girls playing soccer while also creating safe spaces for youth to discuss social issues affecting their lives. Using sport for social impact, they hope to create a new generation of empathetic Armenians.
MASIS YOUTH CENTER (MASIS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
Masis is a small town and urban municipal community in the Ararat Province of Armenia, 9 km southwest of Yerevan. Masis Youth Center is a unique facility set up to develop initiatives from young people in the town and to support existing and new projects. The Center aims to facilitate the all-round development of young people, to expand their horizons and bring out their talents and abilities, to encourage civic engagement and to create a culture of volunteering. At present, the Center runs the following special interest activities: 1.English club (for beginners and intermediate level students); 2.Literature club; 3.Seminar club (including IT, Psychology, Geography, Astronomy topics); 4.Interactive club (theatre, music, dance, games).
MANANA YOUTH EDUCATIONAL CENTER
Manana is a center for children that runs 4 programs: Photojournalism, Animation, Filmmaking, and Journalism in order to create literature, works of art, media, radio and television programs, films, and educational games for children. The center strives to encourage creative, unprejudiced thinking and to promote professional and civic responsibility among youth. The organization aims to develop active, free and creative, non-stereotypical way of thinking to youth journalism.