TeensLIVE Armenia Empowers Youth Through Interactive Training Sessions

Yerevan, Armenia – TeensLIVE Armenia, a dynamic youth digital media project supported by UNESCO IITE, recently hosted a series of impactful training sessions aimed at empowering young individuals with essential skills and knowledge.

On April 27th, TeensLIVE Armenia organized the Volunteers’ Training, drawing over 150 enthusiastic participants to engage in a blend of offline and online learning experiences. Recognizing the importance of accessibility, the organizers ensured online access for remote attendees, fostering inclusivity of the project.

The training commenced with an inspiring opening speech by project manager Arusik Mkrtchyan, followed by insightful presentations by MD Marina Melkumova and MD Eva Movsesyan introducing the TeensLIVE.am website. Participants were then treated to a session by marketing specialist Lilit Broyan, who shared expert advice on creating viral Reels and TikToks, equipping attendees with valuable social media skills.

Project coordinators Armi Mkrtchyan and Stella Hambaryan elucidated the volunteering framework at TeensLIVE, encouraging youth to excel in their final assignments through practical guidance. The event culminated in a burst of creativity as attendees explored the art of crafting engaging video content.

Transitioning to April 28th, within the scope of the World Health Day 2024 Campaign, WHO Armenia, in partnership with The Republic of Armenia Ministry of Health and in cooperation with UNESCO IITE TeensLIVE Armenia, facilitated an interactive training attracting over 50 engaged participants. Esteemed speakers including Anahit Avanesyan, Minister of Health, and Dr. Marthe Everard, Special Representative of the WHO Regional Director to Armenia, graced the event with their insights.

During the Moderated Discussion, Arusik Mkrtchyan, TeensLIVE Armenia Project Manager, remarked,

“I am certain that the younger generation understands the importance of health much better than previous generations. Public awareness events, gatherings similar to this one, and famous people who join the TeensLIVE project as advocates of a healthy lifestyle are very helpful in this matter. I am glad that together we have created a conscious community of young people.”

In her message to the young audience, Anahit Avanesyan, Minister of Health, shared,

“I know that you have gained a lot of knowledge and acquired new approaches and perspectives, and I am sure you have seeded many of them in your daily lives. And what is equally important is to share that knowledge and information with your peers and inspire them, too.”

The discussion featured informative sessions led by industry experts, including MD Lucy Hovakimyan on Healthy Lifestyle, psychologist Ani Azizyan on Mental Health, and MD Arayik Papopyan on Health and Environment. Additionally, a Poster Contest was announced, offering youth the chance to win exciting prizes by showcasing their digital artistry in promoting healthy living.

About TeensLIVE Armenia Project

TeensLIVE Armenia is a pioneering youth digital media initiative supported by UNESCO IITE, dedicated to delivering comprehensive health and relationship education to Armenian adolescents and young adults. Through innovative online platforms and social media channels, TeensLIVE Armenia addresses a wide spectrum of vital topics, including adolescent development, health education, mental well-being, HIV prevention, interpersonal dynamics, gender equality, human rights, and media literacy.

For more information on TeensLIVE Armenia and upcoming events, visit TeensLIVE.am.