Films, Religion and Even Kung Fu: #TUMOspotlight on Arthur
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Films, Religion and Even Kung Fu: #TUMOspotlight on Arthur

Behind the quiet and modest exterior of 17-year old TUMOian Arthur Zialyants, there is a boy who is curious and eager to learn, someone who manages to juggle all kinds of different activities along with his classes at vocational college. Let’s start at the very beginning… “I got up one day and came to TUMO...

#Spotlight: Karina’s Multicolored World of Comics
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#Spotlight: Karina’s Multicolored World of Comics

When TUMO first opened its doors in 2011, one of the first students to sign up was Karina, still in high school and eager to discover new interests. “Before starting at TUMO, I had no idea I would become an artist. I signed up for filmmaking workshops right away and fell in love with cinema....

#TUMOSpotlight on Stepanakert’s Friends in Tech
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#TUMOSpotlight on Stepanakert’s Friends in Tech

Ever since they were three years old, the only thing separating Sarmen Gasparyan and Yuri Beglaryan has been the different careers they want to pursue when they grow up. In spite of that, they still share many of the same interests. The two 16-year-olds from the Khnapat village of Askeran wasted no time attending TUMO;...

January 26, 2018February 15, 2018by
#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