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Lusine Vardumyan teaches at Getashen Village School in the Armavir Region. The village is located 70 km away from Yerevan, close to Turkish border. The school has a comparatively large number of students—248 in total, 98 of whom have regular classes in physics and chemistry. Since the school does not have any actual science labs, only theory can be taught in class. This impacts the level of interest toward these subjects, and results in a very low number of students who actually want to pursue science education and eventual careers in science.

 

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Venera Abovyan is another Teach for Armenia fellow who teaches biology and chemistry at Shamiram Village School in Aragatsotn Province. The population of Shamiram Village is 2,144, out of which 91 are school-aged children. For years, children in the school didn’t have biology and chemistry classes because there was no one to teach them. Then Venera arrived. Venera believes a science lab could be a significant investment for the betterment of the school’s students.

 

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Ayo! has decided to collaborate with Lusine and Venera to help them achieve their shared goal. By installing science labs in these two schools, Ayo! will be able to contribute to providing higher-quality education for kids. The labs will ultimately help to boost the resources of two schools, and also spark the curiosity of the children who are eager to learn. As a result, many might even be more likely to pursue science as a career, and ultimately join a field that is essential for innovation and Armenia’s economic development.

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