Zartnir and Start reading: Interactive reading circles created after the April War in the name of peaceful unity

  19 February 2021  160 view
Zartnir and Start reading: Interactive reading circles created after the April War in the name of peaceful unity

Zartnir is a non-governmental organization that establishes interactive reading circles in schools to promote reading among schoolchildren, develop interest towards the book, form their own personality and advance the educational system.

"The idea of creating Zartnir arose after the Four-Day April War. In those days, our compatriots both in the Diaspora and Armenia, united and provided support to the homeland. It was during this period that I began to wonder why we were uniting, especially in times of war. So I decided to launch a project that will unite the Armenians and foster the development of education in Armenia," tells head of the Zartnir NGO Areg Abrahamyan to Erit.am.



A country that lacks gas and oil resources, with a man being the only important resource, has one single path to development – that is education. Only education and reading can ensure qualitative changes.

Areg used to live in Moscow and has recently returned to Armenia for permanent residence. He attended Armenian school in Moscow until the 4th grade. He received his Bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Logistics of the Moscow Higher School of Economics. Areg received his Master's degree from the HSE Double Degree Program and the BBW Hochschule in Germany. Currently, he works for an international consulting company in Yerevan. Parallelly Areg continues to coordinate Zartnir activities with great enthusiasm and new ideas․