"Improved Skills for Stronger Societies" programme is an initiative aimed at supporting the English language and soft skills development of young people in remote communities, support their aspirations for future employment opportunities and contribute to prosperity and stability of their communities.
In Armenia, within the project English Clubs were established in two high schools of Jermuk and Vayk towns in Vayots Dzor region and one in Berd town of Tavush region. The British Council had previously opened six English Clubs and two Development Centres throughout the country.
This initiative was fully funded by the UK Government. By partnering with the RA Ministry of Education and Sciences, we aimed to increase our impact for the prosperity and stability of Armenia.
The English Clubs are equipped with the necessary teaching and learning resources, IT equipment to create an environment in line with the 21th century education requirements and conducive to effective learning and development The Clubs offer two extracurricular courses to students:
- English for Communication: English lessons focusing on verbal communication skills
- Debating, Negotiating and Dialogue (DND) skills course
The project activities were offered from November 2018 to May 2019 for its first phase.