October 2012: Three representatives (One from Gyumri, two from Noyemberyan YWCA) took part in European Representative Meeting in Czech Republic
November 2012: One day seminar about Domestic Violence, created in partnership with the United Nations.
Two day seminar and discussions on the subjects of stereotyping, discrimination and human rights, created in partnership with PINK Armenia
48 school children from 12 schools participated in an International Energy Conservation Program
December 2012: Computer Resource Center founded at Noyemberyan Branch and began free computer lessons for members
January 2013: United Nations Development Program supplied our Noyemberyan branch with a greenhouse
January-February 2013: A representative from Idjivan Adult Education Center gave a class on secretarial skills
April 2013: One day "Do You Want to be a Leader?" workshop
May 2013: Two YWCA members were sponsored to go to Strasburg, France to attend a seminar on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.
June 2013: Founded Women's Leadership Academy Project
YWCA Gyumri met with children in School #18 to inform them about human rights issues
Completed a health project for 13-16 year olds and discussed with them about healthy lifestyles and their bodies
July 2013: YWCA Armenia sponsored one young woman to participate in Youth Exchange Program in Portugal
Had seminars for Gender Equality and Women's Participation in Community Development, in partnership with CARE International and CARD International
Eliza Abovyan's Leadership Environmental Camp
August 2013: Summer Democracy Forum, created in partnership with CCPMI
YWCA sponsored one member to participate in a training in Latvia
YWCA Noyemberyan's Sewing Center Opened (free classes to begin soon)
What We Are Currently Working On
Projected Date October 2013: Attend a one day project exhibition in Yerevan for potential donors
Projected Date October 2013: YWCA will sponsor one member to go to a "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" conference in Sicily, Italy.
Projected Date October 2013: YWCA will sponsor 1 member to go to a "Youth in Development" Conference in Wolimierz, Poland.
Projected Date October 2013: YWCA will sponsor two representatives to attend a workshop for programming for HIV/AIDS and STDs in Yerevan, Armenia
Projected Date November 2013-December 2013: Working on researching current needs for a Women's Resource Center and Girls are Leaders program (ask us how you can help us with our research, by filling in the contact form)
Projected Date Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014: Leadership Camps for Young Women and Girls (More information, including exact dates TBA)
Spring 2014: Health Program/Fair (details TBA)
Ongoing: Application for affiliation with World YWCA is currently being processed
Ongoing: Kindergarden for 2-6 year olds. Our kindergarden offers classes in Armenian language, Russian language, English language, chess, dance, art, singing, mathematics, and life skills. If you are interested in having your child take part in our kindergarden, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing: Working with the President's Council on Gender Equality