#TUMOSpotlight on Hovsep Stepanyan, the Gamer
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#TUMOSpotlight on Hovsep Stepanyan, the Gamer

“It all started when I was 7 years old and my father brought home a PlayStation from the United States. I can still remember my first games: Tomb Raider 4—the Egyptian one—and Crash Bandicoot. This was my very first gaming experience,” recalls Hovsep Stepanyan, a tech aficionado and game development workshop leader at TUMO. The...

December 26, 2017February 15, 2018by
#Spotlight: One Thousand Workshops and One Samvel
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#Spotlight: One Thousand Workshops and One Samvel

He’s easy to spot in a crowd. Sixteen-year-old TUMO Stepanakert student Samvel Sargsyan is tall, blue-eyed and usually sports a wide-brimmed hat, a backpack, and earphones. In his small town, his friends call out, “Hey, that’s TUMO Samo!” when they see him walking down the street. When a TUMO center opened in Stepanakert, Samvel was...

December 13, 2017February 15, 2018by
#Spotlight on Gevorg and Samvel: Students to Coaches
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#Spotlight on Gevorg and Samvel: Students to Coaches

When registration for TUMO Gyumri opened in July 2015, Gevorg Kishmishyan and Samvel Nazaryan were among the first 1,000 students to register. During these last two years at TUMO, the two have completed plenty of learning labs and workshops, making their way from TUMO student, to TUMO coach. According to them, the new position offers...

December 12, 2017February 15, 2018by
#Spotlight: Gyumri’s Lilit Galstyan and Vahe Hovhannisyan
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#Spotlight: Gyumri’s Lilit Galstyan and Vahe Hovhannisyan

Thanks to TUMOians Lilit Galstyan, Vahe Hovhannisyan, and the photos they take, we’re always up-to-date with the goings on of our TUMO Gyumri center. The two have been at TUMO Gyumri since its opening day, and both started their TUMO journey with photography workshops. “From the very first moment I started at TUMO, I chose...

December 7, 2017February 15, 2018by
#Spotlight on Anahit, the Path’s Gatekeeper
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#Spotlight on Anahit, the Path’s Gatekeeper

The phrase “TUMO Path” has a special meaning for any TUMO student. It’s on the TUMO Path that they create their individual educational journey and get all the updates on what new workshops and learning labs are coming up soon. TUMO Path is, for all intents and purposes, a living organism. It’s evolved significantly over...

October 12, 2017February 15, 2018by
#Spotlight on Dilijan’s Syuzanna
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#Spotlight on Dilijan’s Syuzanna

17 year old Dilijan native Syuzanna spent the day before her last day of classes at a TUMO learning lab. And even though this new graduate of Dilijan #5 school (congratulations by the way!) has only been a learning coach for three months, her experience with TUMO goes way back…  Since the opening of the...

October 12, 2017February 14, 2018by
TUMOian Anahit Mkrtchyan and Living Without Boundaries
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TUMOian Anahit Mkrtchyan and Living Without Boundaries

Why are boundaries set on lands, ideas or imagination? 16-year-old Anahit Mkrtchyn already knows that boundaries are set to limit things, but she has no intention of letting that stop her. · When I came to TUMO the first time… It was the first Tuesday in December of 2011, right when I turned 12. And...