ASOF Outreach For Armenia
Many people view research and academic endeavors as something abstract and theoretical. They do not appreciate the long-term impact on society and the potential to bring value to their lives and assist them in achieving their aspirations and ambitions.
ASOF has initiated #OutreachForArmenia program with the support of our partner #TeachForArmenia, organizing short visits of ASOF members to Armenian schools in and beyond Yerevan to help connect Armenia’s young generation to experts and scholars from around the world.
- ⦿ Inspire the future generation of scholars and experts in today’s schoolchildren.
- ⦿ Encourage the new generation to take an interest in cutting edge scholarship and research – identifying the opportunities and challenges, and appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of individual scientists and scholars.
- ⦿ Discuss the elements of research and academic life, which can include failures in a process leading to success.
- ⦿ Increase the visibility of science in schools and society, promoting the scientific method and its relevance to our lives.
17 October 2023
Sisvan Secondary School, region Ararat
“My generation lost Artsakh, but your generation must ensure that there are no more losses in future. And this rationality should start here and now, as tomorrow will already be too late. You are the ones leading the future of Armenia. You are destined to become our Hambarzumyans, Mergelyans, Khachaturyans, Babajanians… “
Oshin Peroomian delivered a powerful and inspiring message to the schoolchildren at Sisvan Secondary School. The speaker emphasized the importance of preventing future losses, stating that their generation had already lost Artsakh, but it was up to the younger generation to ensure that there were no more losses in the future. The speaker had a powerful message which resonated well with the students, urging them to start thinking about their future now. It was a call to action and a message that could inspire anyone. Oshin tried to encourage the schoolchildren to take charge of their future and to strive towards making a better world for themselves, their families, and their country.
23 October 2023
Students’ Home, Yerevan
“Work hard, believe in yourself. There is no magic that will make you achieve your dreams and goals, unless you are super lucky or super rich. Otherwise, as a regular person, you should just work, work hard and be smart. Try to be strategic but not too much, just a little bit. Always ask yourself, ‘If I do this, what will be the outcome?’.”
Julien Zarifian gave an insightful talk to the students on the significance of hard work and self-belief. He acknowledged the absence of magic in achieving success. He emphasized the need to work hard, and to be strategic in decision-making considering the outcome of actions for better and informed choices. Overall, he tried to encourage and inspire students to pursue their goals and aspirations tirelessly, with the ultimate reward in form of success and self-fulfillment.