Inauguration of the Improved School Yard in Ajapnyak School # 108: The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has Supported the Implementation of this Community Development Project

The inauguration of the improved school yard will be held in the premises of the Secondary School # 108 of Yerevan’s Ajapnyak administrative district on 31 May, at 13:00 PM.

Liana Grigoryan, a student of school #108, submitted her idea of having an improved school yard to the essay competition under the “Youth Taking Action and Making News” Project financed by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia. In her essay Liana highlighted the necessity of installing benches in her school yard so that parents, grandparents have a sitting place while waiting for their children and grandchildren. Liana’s idea was selected as a winner by the independent jury and got implemented by the financial support of the U.S. Embassy in Armenia.

The  official event to inaugurate the improved school yard will be attended by community members, school students,  representatives from Public Journalism Club, the Office of the Head of Ajapnyak Administrative District of Yerevan, principle and teachers of School #108. 

Youth Taking Action and Making News Project aims to motivate young school students from two selected administrative districts of Yerevan (Ajapnyak and Davtashen) to come up with ideas to improve the social, economic and cultural environment in their communities, and eventually implement these improvements. The Project also works to enhance the young students’ sense of civic responsibility towards the community, develop skills to voice community issues and suggest solutions. The Project is implemented through the financial support of the U.S. Embassy in Armenia under the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.  

Under the Project students came up with over 60 ideas for community improvements that have been submitted to the “MyNews” citizen reporting platform. Twenty essays have been distinguished for awards and certificates in various nominations.

The implementation of the two winning ideas under the category of “The Best Idea Aimed at Improving Community Life” has been financed by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia.


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