About the local hosting organization
National Pool of Trainers has been created on 2003, by a group of freelance trainers, experienced in non-formal learning and in youth work in general.
The Aims of NPT:
To develop the institute of Non-Formal Education in Armenia
To promote the recognition of Non-Formal Education in Armenia
To support the development of international co-operation, exchanges and integration in the sphere of Non-Formal Education
To organize “Training for Trainer” events and to develop the professional skills of the members of the Pool.
To organize international training measures in Armenia.
To raise the awareness of society on Non-Formal Education, to organize various advocacy and lobbing projects to support the recognition of Non-Formal Education in Armenia.
To create a Training Center which will serve for the realization of local, regional and international Training Courses.
About the volunteer work
International encounters are usually seen as a promising way for young people to increase their intercultural understanding. One of the main hopes connected with providing those opportunities is that by meeting and interacting with people from different countries (and therefore perceived different cultures) young people will increase their understanding of other systems of behaviors, norms and values and will develop a more positive attitude towards cultural diversity.