In a couple of days YMCA Europe staff and representatives of partner organisations and universities will ensemble in Yerevan (23-26 November), Armenia, to evaluate the current phase of the Generation Next project.
This YMCA Europe large-scale and long-term initiative, with core funding from Bread for the World Germany, was launched back in 2020 – just before Covid and wars would lockdown then tear apart the humanity.
Notwithstanding unprecedented force majors the project stayed resilient and agile, impacting lives of young people in Armenia and Georgia through opening up their life skills and empowering them for civic engagement.
The Evaluation Workshop will be the concluding activity of the project, analysing the lessons learnt, planning future steps, and celebrating the achievements reached.
The Workshop* will bring together representatives of YMCA Europe and its partner organizations – YMCA Georgia, Sweden, Ukraine, the American University of Armenia (AUA). The AUA YMCA Scholarship holders will join the special session to be held in the premises of the University.
Here are a couple of Generation Next impact stories published by the American University of Armenia, one of the project partner academic institutions:
Grigor’s Unforgettable Experience Through YMCA Scholarship
Grigor Shahbazyan graduated from the American University of Armenia (AUA) in 2023 with a degree in English and Communications. During his senior year, he received the YMCA Scholarship, which provided him with a unique opportunity to join a volunteer group and develop skills in his greatest passion: photography. Learn more
Reflecting on Impactful Training Experience Through YMCA
The “Consultants Training: Measuring Impact with, for, and by Youth Organizations.” organized by YMCA, WOSM, and Maynooth University, left a lasting impact on Kristina and Marina of the American University of Armenia. Their participation showcased the transformative potential of collaborative initiatives in shaping global perspectives and fostering impactful youth engagement. Learn more.
* All our activities are designed and implemented with Do No Harm principle always in action: creating safe space and ensuring an environment where everyone is free to express opinion.