Zartnir creates equal opportunities for school students in Armenia and Artsakh to access the education of the 21 century by purchasing great books and organizing reading clubs
Years of operation
Children getting inspired
Of children increased school grades
Of teachers noted students’ basic skills improvement
You spend great time with class-mates and teachers. Every single minute is priceless here.Kristina Balasanyan, student, 10th grade, secondary school, Tsaghkalanj
Students have an opportunity to read great books. Not everyone can afford to buy these books or they would not find it necessary to buy them but for this program.Azganush Erzhkyan, teacher, basic school №10, Alaverdi
The program has changed my life, I started to read more.Sona Karapetyan, student, 7th grade, secondary school, Tsovazard
I like the main idea of the program – to give an access to literature for everyone, promote reading, literature and ability to form an opinion and express it freely.Arpi Tovmasyan, teacher, secondary school, Karinsk
Zartnir has influenced me in a good way, moreover, the classes themselves are extremely interesting.Arpi Tovmasyan, teacher, secondary school, Karinsk
I find it really attractive if, after reading a book, you can discuss it with your friends. That is the reason why I liked the program at once.Anait Engoyan, student, 7th grade, secondary school, Tsovazard
I began to use more literary Armenian in my speech.Liliya Khachatryan, student, 10th grade, secondary school, Tsovazard, Gegarkunik Region
Students’ eyes get bright when they receive feedback. There are lots of touching moments.Ani Saakyan, teacher, secondary school, Tsaghkalanj
I started to form my opinion more accurately, compared to previous classes, when I could not find appropriate words for that.Hovanes Kocharyan, student, 9th grade, basic school, Shamut
We read lots of books and we make lots of new friends when visiting other schools!Shushanik Budagyan, student, 11th grade, secondary school, Tsaghkalanj
I get inspired by foreign literature, where culture and lifestyle of people from different countries are described.Suzy Gasparyan, student, 9th grade, secondary school, Tsovazard.
Our school has recently joined Zartnir. I was admired when not only children, but also their parents started reading books. They came to our classes to share their ideas on the books.Lilit Pogosyan, teacher, Ohanyan College, Yerevan.
My friend started to participate in Zartnir before me. After having seen him being inspired, I also decided to join the program.Kristina Balasanyan, student, 10th grade, secondary school, Tsaghkalanj
Nearly all the teachers and even a shop assistant from a nearby shop read books together with us!Ani Saakyan, Teacher, secondary school, Tsaghkalanj
I have become more free and confident.Emiliya Mikaelyan, student, 7th grade, secondary school, Tsovazard
What we need to involve more schools?
for books purchase and arrangement of educational eventsSupport from every person partial to the future of Armenia is truly valuable for continouse development of Zartnir.
who have relevant experience and strong network in their fieldOriginally our team was based in Moscow. However, since 2020 we have been building a team in Armenia to have more people in “Gemba”.
who enjoy life and are ready to share their experience with childrenMeeting bright, successful and inspirational individual is important for students. They eager to learn more about the world.
Set of 30 books for 20 new schools4600 USD
Replacement of the books, purchased 3 years ago1,100 USD
Books transportation between 20 school during year900 USD
Transfer of students from 20 schools to Yerevan and back once a year2,150 USD
Drafting of a teaching manual on the 14 books by a specialist in literature2,940 USD
Printing of 14 study guides, 1 copy of each280 USD
Yearly salary for Chief operations in Yerevan2,500 USD
Annual costs of outsourcing accounting of NPO850 USD
Web page maintenance and development200 USD
Any school in Armenia and Artsakh can join the program
We receive participation requests from schools in Armenia and Artsakh which want their students to get an opportunity to read and discuss books, develop, get educated, meet interesting inspirational people, visit museums, exhibitions and theatres.Apply