As part of of the EU4Youth: SAY YES — Skills for Jobs Project co-financed by the European Union, the partnership of the Ayb Foundation and World Vision Armenia is taking the free online education in the Armenian language to marzes, to ensure authentic education is available for everyone, in line with its “Accessible for everyone everywhere” motto.
On February 25, 2019, the first meeting with the administration and faculty of Gavar State Agricultural College marked the launch of a series of meetings with Khan Academy Armenia envisaged for three marzes of Armenia. “We aim to disseminate the idea of Khan as widely as possible for students residing in remote marzes of Armenia and generally for anyone, to be able to develop their skills and aspire to apply them in practice,” says Gayane Aramyan, head of Khan Academy Armenia.
Ms. Siranuysh Martirosyan, Head of College, believes the partnership is to be further expanded to encompass new specializations and cooperation formats. The main goal of the college administration and faculty is to improve the quality of education for the 190 students here, and the idea behind Khan Academy fully supports it.
Ms. Hambardzumyan, lecturer of marketing and financial settlements, states she has already somewhat familiarized her students with the Khan platform, much to their excitement. “The response has been rather positive. The teaching methods are quite different here, and the students assimilate the material fairly easily. I am definitely going to apply it in my classroom teaching as well as at home. Our second grader enjoys learning multiplication with Khan videos.”
The upcoming meeting with the 190 college students will set a new benchmark in disseminating Khan’s idea of quality education accessible for all. Introductory meetings will take place in other marzes as well, to present the opportunities provided by Khan Academy to become a competitive and high-caliber specialist through self-learning.
About Khan Academy:
“Accessible for everyone everywhere”; this motto of Khan Academy has brought together 60 million people from 190 countries to give them the opportunity for self-education, learning and development in line with their individual needs. With the help of Khan Academy, learners in the Armenian language, their parents and teachers and generally anyone engaged in self-education can use one of the leading educational resources of the world for free to receive authentic education in their native language. 2000 videos and 900 exercises and educational materials have already been created, and it is envisaged to create and localize materials for the new sections as well.