ReachUp! business and computer skills training

The “ReachUp!” business and computer training program that JMP–L implemented from November 2008 until September 2009, in partnership with the Canadian-based Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) organization and the Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation (HKCC), turned out to be a success.success2

Thanks to the training sessions, 36 men and women not only acquired computer and basic business and marketing skills, but also were able to set livelihood goals that matched their lives and to work accordingly to achieve those goals.

Through the self-reflection sessions, the participants learned about themselves, and found out ways to serve their communities better and/or start a business, by grabbing the opportunities available in their surroundings.

It is also worth mentioning that during the graduation ceremony of the trainees in June 2009, JMP–L and HKCC received acknowledgment for their active input in the implementation of the project.success1

Read how DOT’s website has reported on JMP–L’s successful implementation of the project.

You can also check out how Taline Ladoyan, JMP–L’s Community Development team leader who was the trainer, has described her experience on the DOT website.

> Read about the project.

Important note: In some of the stories, the names of beneficiaries have not been used or have been changed for the sake of privacy orconfidentiality