Microsoft Armenia Teaching MS Office to Girls at Mer Doon

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Microsoft Partnering with Mer Doon to Enhance Computer Skills and Employability

ETCHMIADZIN, Armenia—Microsoft Office is an essential part of most modern workplaces. Proficiency ranks at the top of employers’ required list of skills around the world. Armenia is no different, and Mer Doon is proud to announce its new partnership with Microsoft Armenia. Members of the Microsoft Armenia staff will now be teaching the MS Office Suite to all Mer Doon residents.

A scene from a MS Office traning

Tigranuhi Karapetyan, Mer Doon’s Executive Director, said, “Microsoft Office training is an important career step for all young people today, and especially for our girls. The course is a great way to maximize their down-time during summer vacation. Having these skills will make them more productive and confident. Not only are our girls receiving training, but they will also receive certificates of completion, which will give a big boost to their resumes and job prospects.”

‘’Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every student around the world to reach their potential and we’re delighted to be able to do so for the incredible young ladies at Mer Doon,” said Liana Korkotyan, Microsoft Armenia’s Country Manager.

Another scene from one of the trainings

“The training sessions will give them in-depth knowledge of MS Office Suite products and, coupled with the educational opportunities provided by Mer Doon, allow them to choose their own paths in life and ultimately become independent, self-sufficient career women. We have a generation of truly inspiring young women, and it’s our privilege and ultimate goal to encourage and enable them to become the most that they can be,” Korkotyan continued.

This special summer course has been organized and coordinated by Microsoft Armenia’s Anna Aghajanian. The girls will be learning Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and one other program of their choice. The Microsoft Armenia staff members teaching the course are Asia Dallakhyan, Levon Hovhannisyan, Liana Danielyan, Anna Vardanyants, and Armen Juharyan. The course will be taught on Fridays over several weeks’ time. At the conclusion of the training, the girls will receive an official certificate of completion, which they can include in their resumes and present at job interviews.

Mer Doon’s mission is championed by many corporate, organizational, and individual supporters. Mer Doon’s corporate and organizational partners include U.S. Embassy’s Women’s Mentoring Program, the Embassy of Lithuania, Microsoft Armenia, Megerian Rugs & Carpet, Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), the Etchmiadzin Municipality, Gavar Orphanage, Vanadzor Orphanage, Armenia Tree Project (ATP), Armenian Eyecare Project (AECP), SOS Children’s Village, and St. John Armenian Church–Detroit Women’s Guild.

Mer Doon provides orphaned and disadvantaged young women (ages 18-24) a loving and nurturing place to call “home.” Its mission is to educate and empower girls with skills to live independently in mainstream society. The organization’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Tigranuhi Karapetyan, manages the daily operations of the program.

Mer Doon is located in Etchmiadzin, Armenia. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the State of Connecticut and a nongovernmental organization registered in the Republic of Armenia. It has no political or religious affiliations. Tax-deductible donations can be made by going to and clicking on “Donate.” For more information, visit Visitors are always welcome!


Source: Armenian Weekly
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