Two Women Entrepreneurs Design Tech Workshops For War Displaced Armenian Refugee Children
The offensive by Turkish-backed Azerbaijan on the Armenian-populated regions of Nagorno Karabagh (Artsakh) during the recent 44-day war has left 71 schools and 14 kindergartens destroyed, disrupting education for nearly 30,000 Armenian students in the region. These exclude the schools and kindergartens in the communities currently under Azerbaijani control. To mend the disruption, two Armenian technology executives have joined forces to provide technology workshops for the Armenian refugee children, now living in temporary accommodations throughout the neighboring Republic of Armenia.
Seda Papoyan, founder of Girls In Tech, Armenia–a chapter of the global non-profit designed to end gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups (who also founded CoderDojo Armenia) has joined forces with Sisian Ghahramanians, Senior Manager, Developer Monetization & Growth at California based Fyber, to provide technology workshops for the displaced children in Armenia. In my recent virtual interview with Papoyan, she explained how the initial idea and the partnership was forged.