September 24, 2016
In the summer of 2016 the initiative “School of Impart Competencies of Analytics” was launched. The seven day project was brought to life thanks to the dedication and work of the UGRAD alumni and the ACoYA staff. Over a hundred applications submitted show the wide response the project received among the youth. However, only twenty people were given the opportunity to become a part of this meaningful initiative. There was no such school in Armenia before, and ACoYA, staying true to its motto “Dare to think,” created the first project of the kind, which is demanded by the society, and helps gain fundamental and practical knowledge related to the field of analysis.
The training included numerous lectures, interactive events and exchange of ideas.
Within a week ACoYA’s members Areg Kochinyan, Anna Khachyan, David Petrosyan and Armine Muradyan delivered lectures. Professionals in their fields Samvel Martirosyan, Gayane Mkrtchyan, Stepan Safaryan, Edgar Elbakyan and Lilit Minasyan shared their experience and knowledge with the participants.
ACoYA’s Vice President Anna Khachyan: The school’s general principle and idea is the derivative of the main principle and idea of ACoYA itself. That is to create a good analytical field and a polyphonic platform, where people with various professions and mental outlooks, active and enthusiastic members of the youth will be involved, whose observations, questions, opinions, and judgments will be voiced and heard. It seems that this school is an interesting and useful project in terms of sharing experience, transferring knowledge and innovation.
ACoYA’s President Areg Kochinyan: Too often our society lacks the necessary depth and concentration to properly analyze and manage phenomena, issues and problems. We think this problem should be solved not through combat, but through education, through improving analytical skills. The goal of this and all of the following schools is to implant critical thinking, analytical ability and communication among young people, to help them be unafraid to speak up…
Project participant Lusine Hovhannisyan: It is not easy to break the ice, but due to the effort and the approach of the staff it immediately broke and we were already freely communicating with each other. Each of us got an incredible amount of knowledge.
Project participant Tatev Gevorgyan: The school met my expectations. I gained new knowledge, developed my analytical skills, had the opportunity to ask questions to highly respected and skilled lecturers and guests, and made wonderful friends with whom I can share opinions and ideas.