For many years, World Vision Armenia has been actively working with young people in the regions of Armenia. World Vision Armenia has established many regional “SKYE” Youth Clubs as part of the EU4Youth project, where young people acquire new skills, participate in vocational trainings, learn of their rights and take care of their communities.
As of today, around 140 young people from 3 regions of Armenia are active members of “SKYE” clubs. Young members of “SKYE” Clubs approached World Vision Armenia with an inquiry to organise meetings with professionals who had achieved success in their respective fields. Young people are particularly interested to learn more of the following vocations:
- Social Work
- There is a strong desire to meet representatives of the National Assembly/legislators and representatives of the executive branch of government to understand the specifics of governing
In response to this demand, World Vision Armenia intends to hold virtual meetings bringing together youth regions with successful professionals.
Meetings will be conducted via the Zoom platform and will be advertised/announced through World Vision (WV) social media networks to make them available for a wider interested audience beyond the membership of “SKYE” Clubs.
The talks will be broadcasted live on the WV Facebook page, which currently has 30,000 followers.
The meetings kicked off in July, taking place every Friday at 19:00, until the end of September.
A week prior to each meeting, WV will post an announcement through its social networks with a brief teaser recorded by the invited guest speaker.
The audience will have an opportunity to send in their questions in writing (through the chat function). The WV representative will voice these questions for the guest speaker to answer.
The meetings are organised as part of the EU4Youth – SAY YES Skills for Jobs project, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by World Vision. The project aims to contribute to jobs and self-employment among young women and men aged between 15 and 35 in Armenia and Georgia, particularly those with fewer opportunities and from vulnerable groups, by carrying out a series of activities focused on education and training, advocacy and youth work.