Anush Bagratunyan (International Judge of Asian Girls’ Rights Award 2015)

Anush Bagratunyan

Anush has a master’s degree in law from the American University of Armenia. She is the CEO of ‘The Future Is Yours’, a NGO based in Armenia, working on a wide range of educational  projects to raise awareness of laws related to the rights of the child among youth in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia as well as at international and regional levels. She is devoted to charity and is particularly concerned about the well-being of children and youth. She is also an experienced program coordinator and youth trainer on the rights of the child, anti-corruption and cultural tolerance.

 

“The Future Is Yours”

Charitable Social Non-Governmental Organization

The Future Is Yours Charitable Social NGO was launched in 2003 in Armenia to work on educational, cultural, social, civil society, human rights, environmental, and volunteering programs.

The Future Is Yours believes raising the level of youth education and consciousness is an important premise to develop society. The NGO organizes education and information projects for high school students, college students and community youth, to increase their awareness of the law, democratic principles, human rights, anticorruption, civil society, tolerance, the environment and career development.

The Future Is Yours uses new teaching methods, interactive courses, roundtable discussions, debates and meetings to engage youth in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia. School teachers and university professors also enroll in various courses. Clients benefit from receiving consultations, educational materials and new learning tools, which they implement in their everyday working lives.

The Future Is Yours places a high priority on regional projects focused on bringing together local priorities. Regional projects are oriented to raise education and awareness levels, develop mutual understanding, foster intercultural dialogue, and build cooperation between civil society organizations and regional communities.

The Future Is Yours also organizes a wide range of educational and cultural projects in the social sphere to involve underprivileged populations, including children in orphanages, boarding schools and public schools, as well as teenagers and youth. The objective is to integrate them into the society, improve their level of education and expose them to culture and art.

The Future Is Yours develops voluntary service in Armenia by organizing projects that engage volunteers in various spheres of community life.

The mission of the organization is to:

  • Support cultural and intercultural education of youth
  • Raise social awareness and participation
  • Improve the education level of the next generation
  • Solve social problems in Armenia
  • Increase volunteering activities, coordination and development in Armenia
  • Facilitate cultural and educational dialogue between regions of Armenia

To increase the impact of these activities, The Future Is Yours collaborates with many international organizations such as the US Embassy, Council of Europe, Jinishian Memorial Foundation, British Embassy, UNESCO Moscow Office, Armenian Centre for Public Dialogue and Development, All-Armenian Foundation, UNDP, OSCE, BST, German Marshall Fund, Embassy of Japan, UNHCR, Save the Children, HSBC, Global Education Trust, Future First, and World Vision.