The TUMO Box in Akhalkalaki, in the Javakheti region of Georgia, Has Welcomed Students To the
17-02-2022 11:43:19 | Armenia | Press release
This Monday, the TUMO box in Akhalkalaki, in the Javakheti region of Georgia, welcomed students to its first sessions. Thanks to the cooperation announced in December 2021 between TUMO and the Javakheti branch of the Armenian Relief Society, the TUMO educational program is now available to the local youth.
Karine Tadevosyan, the director of ARS Akhalkalaki Youth Center, where the box is located, noted, “We are certain this program will motivate and inspire our youth to develop their skills in technology and design. We hope interest continues to grow and we look forward to expanding our collaboration with the TUMO organization.”
With more than 200 registered students, the Akhalkalaki box is the first step towards bringing TUMO’s tuition-free education program to teenagers in Javakheti, with plans for possible expansion in the future.
At the TUMO box, teenagers from Akhalkalaki, Ninotsminda, Akhaltsikhe, and other neighboring locations, are participating in self-learning activities in 14 learning targets including robotics, animation, game development, programming, and photography.
Congratulating the start of classes at the Akhalkalaki box, TUMO CEO Marie Lou Papazian shared, “Opening a TUMO Box in Akhalkalaki is very symbolic for us. As an international location that will serve hundreds of Armenian teenagers, this new box exemplifies our mission of reaching each and every Armenian community across borders.”
Registration for the Akhalkalaki box is still open to teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18: tumo.org/register
The Armenian Relief Society, founded in 1910, is an independent, international, philanthropic society serving the humanitarian, social, and education needs of Armenians and non-Armenians alike.
The ARS operates in 27 dif erent countries providing aid to local and international communities.
The TUMO Center for Creative Technologies is a free-of-charge educational program that puts teens in charge of their own learning. The learning program is made up of self-learning activities, workshops and project labs that revolve around 14 learning targets in the fields of technology and design. Currently, there are 4 TUMO centers and 6 TUMO boxes operating in Armenia and Artsakh. The TUMO program has also expanded internationally to Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Tirana, Beirut, Kyiv, and Lyon.
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