Kindergarten No 1 in Dilijan has a new playground

Kindergarten No 1 in Dilijan has a new playground; on June 1, on International Children’s Day, the opening ceremony of the playground took place in Kindergarten No 1 in Dilijan.

The program was implemented due to the cooperation between Focus on Children Now Charitable Organization and Dilijan Municipality. Dilijan Municipality also supported the program of installing the playground in the amount of 10 % of the total cost of the program, which was paid from the community budget. 

The children of the kindergarten had prepared a beautiful event ahead of the playground opening, in line with the theme of the day.

For many years, the Focus on Children Now Charitable Organization has been involved in furnishing kindergartens in the RA and Artsakh, providing healthy food for preschoolers, and building playgrounds. Such kindergartens were also built in other communities of Tavush region. 

Physical Education and Sports in Tavush region

The next roundtable discussion topic in the Discussion on Tavush TV series Is on your screens.

Physical education as an integral part of general education, aims at the multifaceted development of the person, physical improvement, and the establishment of a healthy lifestyle.

Exhibition of Art Projects. The students of Dilijan Central School presented the results of the project training

Dilijan Geological Museum was crowded on April 26. Dilijan Central School organized an Exhibition of Art projects. The works created by the students during the classes of fine arts taught at Central School were presented at the exhibition.

Design project teacher at Dilijan Central School Hasmik Soghomonyan says, “For two years now, our school has been conducting project-based learning, and in the case of art subjects, children should choose which subject they want to study. I think it is a wonderful opportunity for free choice, and it can also be used for their professional orientation in the future.”

The students chose the version of the design work, then the topic, and created within that framework. Both people from Dilijan and foreign guests were present at the exhibition. 

Art design enables the students to express themselves and create through art, discovering their talents.

The director of Dilijan Central School, Naira Daluzyan, presented the one-year process of reaching this exhibition, “In September, we offered children five different branches of art and children themselves chose which branch of art they want to do this year. The groups were recruited from 7th, 8th, and 9th-grade students. The condition was that all the students should choose a branch of art. They have been working for two years and today is the exhibition of their works: we have performance arts, music, as well as fine arts and design.”

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“Healthy Lifestyle through Sports” Erasmus+ youth exchange program in Tavush

On April 1-9, Tavush hosted the participants of the “Healthy Lifestyle through Sports” Erasmus+ youth exchange program.

The 31 young people from Armenia and various countries of Europe: Poland, Georgia, Romania, and Bulgaria, gathered in Dilijan, Tavush, to participate in the project organized by the “Unifying Bridge” social non-governmental organization. 

The project aimed to increase the interest of young people in a healthy lifestyle and sports through the exchange of experience, non-formal educational tools, and cultural exchange.

Women’s place and role, and their problems in Tavush: Roundtable discussion

In Tavush TV, we have again gathered around the discussion table. This time the topic is culture. The guests are the director of Berd Culture House, Armen Meliqyan, the director of Dilijan Art School after Hovhannes Sharamberyan Hreghen Gasparyan, and the organizer of Berdavan Culture House, Ani Hakhverdyan.

Powerful women: Women’s place and role, and their problems in Tavush

The women of Tavush are on Tavush TV. They create, invent, strive, initiate, and prove that they are powerful forces, who are not only not afraid of difficulties, but they challenge them.

We present another important question before making it the subject of a roundtable discussion.

Dilijan Community Center hosted the Final Round of the Diamond Challenge

On March 13, the Armenian final round of the Diamond Challenge youth entrepreneurship competition took place in Dilijan Community Center. During this round, the teams of Goris, Meghri, Yerevan, Dilijan, and Ijevan presented their ideas to the selection committee.

According to Armine Hovhannisyan, the president of the “Dilijan Community Center” NGO, Dilijan Community Center has been hosting the final round of the competition in Armenia for five years now. “Year by year, we try to expand our scope to include more high school students as we are very interested in transferring our entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to them. The students have come to compete today. However, it is more important to me that they learned and understood what the business idea is, and they were able to define a business idea, understood their customers and buyers, got budget, problem-solving, public speaking, and several other soft skills. This is the real victory for me.”

The small Business team representing Yerevan won the competition with their idea of edible flowers menu for a café receiving 250 $ from the Dilijan community Center and an invitation to participate in the final round of the competition at the University of Delaware  in the USA.

The competition was created by Horn Enterprise, the cornerstone of business established at the University Delaware in the USA.

The Head of UWC College Dilijan, Gabriel Abad Fernández, says he is happy to participate in this event: “This is a wonderful opportunity to see the entrepreneurial spirit of the Armenian youth, who try to find new ways to impact and realize their ideas.”

The purpose of the competition is to develop the entrepreneurial skills of high school students enabling them to start their businesses. “Even if we do not win, this will be a great experience, and what we couldn’t do now we will be able to use in our successful business plans,” says Ruslanna Dilbaryan, one of the competitors.

In previous years, the winning teams represented the cities of Dilijan, Yerevan, and Yeghegnadzor in the final. The “Papuk” team from Dilijan, which was recognized as the winner in 2021, represented the idea of recycling furniture within the framework of which soft furniture was made of used and unfit wheels. “Papuk” team has already sold its product, which can also be seen in Dilijan city park.

According to Varda Avetisyan, a member of the competition jury and the founder of “Kchuch” and “Tava” restaurants; such events are very important and inspiring for the youth, “I remember, when I was at this age, I had a business idea, but it was the 90s, and unfortunately, nothing was organized like this. I think that it is very important for the community to encourage young people to think constructively and organize big and small games in which they’ll participate and show their talent.”


The field of education in Tavush region: Roundtable discussion

In Tavush TV we talked about the accessibility, opportunities, and the issues of the field of education with the Executive Director of Dilijan Central School Naira Daluzyan, teacher-leader of “Teach for Armenia” educational program and the mentor of “Seroond” program Yelena Ghukasyan, and the president of Student Council of Aygehovit Secondary School Zina Poghosyan.