OneMinutesJr workshop in Gyumri, Armenia (5)by Chris Schuepp
Gyumri, ARMENIA, 22 February 2013 - The final day of the OneMinutesJr on Disaster Risk Reduction in the second biggest city of Armenia starts with the final editing of the videos produced by the young participants.
Karlen (14) and Tamara (14) are done with their videos already and try to film another one. With Margarita, the girl in the wheelchair, being part of the workshop, they have learned this week how difficult it is to move around in Gyumri in a wheelchair. Now they want to try for themselves.
Tamara and Karlen borrow Margarita's wheelchair for their second film.
In the afternoon, parents, friends and journalists come to the workshop venue and eagerly wait for the premiere of the films we produced this week. Even Karlen and Tamara made it in time with their second film and so we have a total of 15 films that are screened back-to-back for the first time.
You can see and feel how proud the children are - and their parents likewise. It is a stunning mixture of educational, emotional and creative videos around disaster risk reduction and preparedness. A speaker of the Ministry of Education from the capital Yerevan has also come and applauds the children on their achievements.
After giving out the certificates of participation, it is time for a group photo before we wrap up the seminar and send the children into a well-deserved weekend before they go back to school on Monday.
The next OneMinutesJr workshop in our region will take place in Ukraine in March 2013. The topic then will be Juvenile Justice.
For more on the OneMinutesJr, please also visit the project website.
Here are all the videos from Gyumri in a Youtube player
The workshop in Gyumri, Armenia, was supported by UNICEF and ECHO under the project "Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction amongst vulnerable communities and institutions in Central Asia and the South Caucasus."