40 public schools of Armenia were equipped with latest generation smart-boards

40 public schools of Armenia were equipped with latest generation smart-boards

On December 2 the official award ceremony of WordlView competition-based project to re-equip public schools by Visual Armenia Development Foundation took place in Matenadaran. Teachers and students of 40 schools from all the regions of Armenia and Yerevan gathered to receive their awards. 

Implemented with the generous support of the Manoogian Simone Foundation, the project aims to equip public schools in Armenia with the latest devices to contribute to the development of project-based learning.

“The program has been designed and prioritized by doing thorough needs analysis often expressed by teachers. Smart-boards will allow to fully utilize WorldView platform, use modern teaching methods and tools thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the teaching process. Our goal is to ensure the continuity and scalability of the program and provide Armenian students with an education that aligns with the 21st-century needs, thereby enhancing the level of education quality”, says Hovhannes Ghazaryan, Executive Director of Visual Armenia Development Foundation, the author of WorldView program.

“I think we can all agree education is the pathway to a better future. When that education utilizes content and tools that stimulate and elevate both the teachers in their teaching and the students in their learning and absorbing, it will lead to a better understanding, better problem solving and critical thinking. This in turn, in time, will prepare each person to better participate in society in whatever they choose to do whether it be leaders, business people, agriculturists, teachers, parents – every walk of life”, said Christine Simone, benefactor and President of the Manoogian Simone Foundation. Ms Simone also added that the program will be continuous and next year 50 schools of Armenia will have the opportunity to acquire latest educational equipment through their own efforts.

Lusine Dilsizyan, history teacher of Hakob Kojoyan educational complex said in her speech, “I talk with kids a lot about what is homeland. In these challenging times, words seem to have lost their true meanings, and values have undergone significant changes. But there is one value that remains unchanged: homeland and patriotism. At this very moment, our gathering is a manifestation of patriotism; we are all patriots gathered here”.

The program has been recognized as a charitable initiative by the Government of Armenia. 59 schools participated in the competition. 70 teachers and 460 students of the winning 40 schools have been involved in the program. The schools were selected by the Selection Committee, represented by members from the Foundation, educational institutions and RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports. 

The list of winning schools.