Our program "Generation Next" is a testimony of our work, as during the 2022 – 2023 academic year, we established a scholarship program awarding 8 students at the American University of Armenia (AUA). The scholarships are enabling the students to reach their goals of obtaining a western-style education adhering to the highest standards in Armenia. Learn more
The YMCA is incredibly humbled and grateful to collaborate with such a prestigious educational institution and is determined to continue with the progress over the upcoming academic year.
This upcoming partnership will continue empowering generations of gifted and deserving students at AUA to gain the knowledge and skills to make a real difference in their community and society at large.
The internship at YMCA Europe Rootsmade platform supported the 8 scholarship holders to master digital activism for social responsibility and transformation. It represented a practical and invaluable addition to their overall academic experience and induction into a new domain of social entrepreneurship with a focus on peace-building endeavours.
Summing up the experience and prospective benefits of such an initiative, YMCA Europe's Executive Secretary, Vardan Hambardzumyan stated: “With the Generation Next initiative, we want to give the beneficiary students opportunities to gain soft skills, which, combined with their academic knowledge, may help them find meaningful work after graduation. A society where people love the work they do is a happy society.”