The Education for Development Institute–E4D–announced the launch of its online database of Armenian schools around the world. The database can be found on E4D’s Three Pomegranates site at http://www.3noor.org/resource.html. It provides detailed information on more than 1,400 schools in Armenia–Karabakh–and the Armenian Diaspora. A search feature allows the database to be dynamically queried by country–city–name–type–number of students and other attributes. Results are returned both in summary form–and as detailed fact sheets for each school ? including contact information–grade levels–computer facilities–Web sites–etc.
E4D envisions the Armenian Schools Database as the foundation for an interactive public service–facilitating communication and collaboration among Armenian schools–and between schools and individuals or institutions. The database will act as a portal to resources provided by the schools–such as publications or alumni information. ?Just navigating through the database can be quite enlightening,? said Marie Lou Papazian–Director of Online Education at E4D. ?Look for all the schools in Armenia that have email for example ? a surprisingly high number. Or browse through the Armenian schools in Istanbul–Calcutta or Tbilisi. We believe that the database has the potential of creating awareness while providing a convenient service that has been needed for some time now.? The goal of E4D is to maintain the Armenian Schools Database as a comprehensive and constantly updated source of accurate information. E4D welcomes additions and corrections–which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Education for Development Institute is a public nonprofit entity based in the US as a 501(c)(3) corporation–as well as in Armenia as a registered non-governmental organization. E4D is dedicated to cultivating education as a source of personal–economic and human development. Programs of the e4d are supported through gran’s–donations–income from programs–and partnerships with other entities. The E4D’s strategic planning aims to achieve sustainable models for program development and growth–with a constant focus on promoting education as a foundation and catalyst of development.
Development of the Armenian Schools Database was supported by a generous grant from Mrs. Alice Ohanasian.
Three Pomegranates is the Armenian program of the Education for Development Institute (www.e4d.org). The e4d mission is to promote education as a foundation and catalyst of development. The institute targets personal–economic and human development by implementing educational tools and programs that:
-Foster critical thinking and creative learning processes
-Cultivate global collaboration and awareness of cultural identity
-Provide access to key resources and training
The e4d belief is that effective learning occurs by way of programs that spark the curiosity of students and teachers–while challenging them through engaging and creative projects. Personal–social and cultural identities act as important links between acquired knowledge and the life of students and teachers within their local communities–as well as the global community.
By engaging students and educators in project based collaboration and active learning–e4d connects members of globally dispersed cultures and links different communities worldwide. It provides a path toward an improved quality of life–while acting as a bridge between cultural heritage and everyday life and progress.