“Nur” Project to provide Artsakh pupils with new computers
During three academic years, New Educational Strategy program in Artsakh provided elementary school students with 6300 XO laptops.
STEPANAKERT, JANUARY 15, ARTSAKHPRESS: In an interview with Artsakhpresss, the responsible for NUR Plan in Artsakh, Margarita Grigoryan, noted that last year the program entered a new phase, providing 6th graders of Stepanakert and Shushi with 900 Classmate PC.
“By the end of this academic year, 6th graders, including pupils from regions, will be handed more 1300 laptops,” said Grigoryan and added that ‘NUR’ aims to reveal the pupils’ hidden abilities, by providing these computers, which are too cheap, powerful, strong, and durable, consuming less electricity.
As Grigoryan mentioned, the program aims to change the future system of education, offering more developed teaching methods.
The program came to life at the initiative of Eduardo Eurnekian and is based on The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) idea. The program was developed at the Boston-area MIT University and is applied in many countries.
The program has been ongoing in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh since 2011 by Fruitful Armenia Fund (FAF), in cooperation with the Artsakh Government and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU).