Projects in Armenia
Volunteers in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) project have been teaching English at village and town secondary schools, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning since 1992. All TEFL Volunteers co-teach classes with Armenian counterpart teachers. The TEFL project has two goals: (1) improve teacher effectiveness in the classroom through consciously forming communities of practice with their TEFL counterparts, and (2) improve student academic performance and success in life.
Youth in Development
Volunteers work with local nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions, and youth centers to empower community organizations and youth to build and sustain a strong civil society. Peace Corps Volunteers work in communities throughout the country to accomplish two goals:
(1) Broaden professional and educational opportunities for local youth, contributing to inclusive and productive communities.
(2) Community organizations will improve their ability to efficiently and effectively achieve their missions.
In addition to their primary assignments, Volunteers carry out small-scale projects in youth development, such as camps like Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) and Teaching Our Boys Excellence (TOBE); spelling bees; writing contests; sports tournaments; and other after-school and summer community development activities. Volunteers conduct health and environmental workshops, develop grant proposals for community development projects, and organize other youth development activities.