TUMO Stepanakert’s Arshak
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TUMO Stepanakert’s Arshak

With his blue jeans, sneakers and cap worn backwards in rap style, this TUMOian in Stepanakert is never at a loss for words (in the most positive sense of the phrase). Everyone knows that any workshop or presentation here can be punctuated with Arshak’s humor or comments. Three years ago, when TUMO Stepanakert had just...

Avetik Nersisyan, the aliens and hyper-realistic portraits
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Avetik Nersisyan, the aliens and hyper-realistic portraits

Avetik Nersisyan—always wearing a cap that usually features aliens, buried in his thoughts and earphones, unable to bear loud events and always walking quietly—is someone you have definitely seen at TUMO. He has already managed to participate in countless workshops here, as well as courses in 3-D modeling, graphic design, photography, and most importantly, drawing....

The TUMO Basketball Players from the National Team
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The TUMO Basketball Players from the National Team

From backyard basketball to the TUMO court, and then on to international competitions and professional matches. It has already been three years that more than 300 students are coming together annually for basketball coaching at the TUMO center in Yerevan. Some of them continue their involvement in the game at the level of professional sports....

Films, Religion and Even Kung Fu: #TUMOspotlight on Arthur
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Films, Religion and Even Kung Fu: #TUMOspotlight on Arthur

Behind the quiet and modest exterior of 17-year old TUMOian Arthur Zialyants, there is a boy who is curious and eager to learn, someone who manages to juggle all kinds of different activities along with his classes at vocational college. Let’s start at the very beginning… “I got up one day and came to TUMO...

#Spotlight: Karina’s Multicolored World of Comics
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#Spotlight: Karina’s Multicolored World of Comics

When TUMO first opened its doors in 2011, one of the first students to sign up was Karina, still in high school and eager to discover new interests. “Before starting at TUMO, I had no idea I would become an artist. I signed up for filmmaking workshops right away and fell in love with cinema....

#TUMOSpotlight on Stepanakert’s Friends in Tech
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#TUMOSpotlight on Stepanakert’s Friends in Tech

Ever since they were three years old, the only thing separating Sarmen Gasparyan and Yuri Beglaryan has been the different careers they want to pursue when they grow up. In spite of that, they still share many of the same interests. The two 16-year-olds from the Khnapat village of Askeran wasted no time attending TUMO;...

January 26, 2018February 15, 2018by
#TUMOSpotlight on Hovsep Stepanyan, the Gamer
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#TUMOSpotlight on Hovsep Stepanyan, the Gamer

“It all started when I was 7 years old and my father brought home a PlayStation from the United States. I can still remember my first games: Tomb Raider 4—the Egyptian one—and Crash Bandicoot. This was my very first gaming experience,” recalls Hovsep Stepanyan, a tech aficionado and game development workshop leader at TUMO. The...

December 26, 2017February 15, 2018by
#Spotlight: One Thousand Workshops and One Samvel
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#Spotlight: One Thousand Workshops and One Samvel

He’s easy to spot in a crowd. Sixteen-year-old TUMO Stepanakert student Samvel Sargsyan is tall, blue-eyed and usually sports a wide-brimmed hat, a backpack, and earphones. In his small town, his friends call out, “Hey, that’s TUMO Samo!” when they see him walking down the street. When a TUMO center opened in Stepanakert, Samvel was...

December 13, 2017February 15, 2018by
#Spotlight on Gevorg and Samvel: Students to Coaches
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#Spotlight on Gevorg and Samvel: Students to Coaches

When registration for TUMO Gyumri opened in July 2015, Gevorg Kishmishyan and Samvel Nazaryan were among the first 1,000 students to register. During these last two years at TUMO, the two have completed plenty of learning labs and workshops, making their way from TUMO student, to TUMO coach. According to them, the new position offers...

December 12, 2017February 15, 2018by
#Spotlight: Gyumri’s Lilit Galstyan and Vahe Hovhannisyan
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#Spotlight: Gyumri’s Lilit Galstyan and Vahe Hovhannisyan

Thanks to TUMOians Lilit Galstyan, Vahe Hovhannisyan, and the photos they take, we’re always up-to-date with the goings on of our TUMO Gyumri center. The two have been at TUMO Gyumri since its opening day, and both started their TUMO journey with photography workshops. “From the very first moment I started at TUMO, I chose...

December 7, 2017February 15, 2018by
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