"Know Your Body" project initiated by schoolchildren of Armath operating Norshen, Artsakh has been awarded a grant
"Armath" engineering laboratories successfully operate not only in Armenia, but also in Artsakh by introducing thousands of children to engineering and programming nuances. And we see the results soon, the children bring their ideas that surprises many people to life. The "Know Your Body" project developed by the schoolchildren of "Armath" laboratory of the Norshen community, Artsakh, Martuni region, is among them. The idea has been awarded an encouragement prize of 1,000 USD by the Awesome Foundation Yerevan. The Awesome Foundation announces a contest for interesting ideas every month and gives the opportunity to realize them. ARA HARUTYUNYAN, the leader of ‘’Armath’’ Laboratory of Norshen, tells that the children of Artsakh have no lack of interesting ideas, and this is their second prize.
The "Know Your Body" project is related to biology and physics. It is a transparent human mannequin where the organs are clearly seen. Light will be placed in each of the organ, and there will be a panel next to the mannequin with the corresponding organ name keys. When pressing the key, the light of the corresponding organ will turn on by making it visible on the mannequin. The mannequin will be placed in the accessible place of the school so that each student can learn the names and locations of the organs. This is, in fact, a didactic material that will help children's educational process by making it much easier to perceive the material. Thanks to this project, the schoolchildren will not be confused with the locations of the spleen, liver or gallbladder. Two "Armath" engineering clubs, the "Fox" and the "Turtle", operate in Norshen, and 30 schoolchildren from the 3rd to the 12th grade attend them.
Recently, the schoolchildren of the Norshen club and their coach Ara Harutyunyan have visited Armenia to get acquainted with the sights of Armenia. While talking with us the children have mentioned that they have been attending the "Armath" classes of with pleasure. Tiruhi Gasparyan, who is at 11th grade says that the knowledge they get while attending the Armath classes cannot be acquired from any other school program subjects: three-dimensional modeling, programming, robotics. Tiruhi has decided to become a journalist, and she is sure that studying in an engineering club would help her in the future: "Even if you do not become an IT specialist or an engineer, this knowledge gives you additional skills that will help you become more inventive, think quickly, build and solve any problem easily." Ara Harutyunyan is in Artsakh within the framework of "Teach, Armenia!" project. He mentions that due to their work they have become a club which carries out serious engineering orders, they want to make the children earn money, carry out orders for other schools on their own, by having their own small technology business. Thanks to "Armath", the foundation of the technological community is laid. Only a few years later, the graduates of these engineering laboratories will give a new quality to our lives, they will create the environment of builders, of people who generate interesting ideas.