The TUMO Center for Creative Technologies (TUMO) is an afterschool educational program that puts teens in charge of their own learning. This free-of-charge program in Armenia is made up of self-learning activities, workshops and project labs that revolve around 14 learning targets: animation, game development, filmmaking, web development, music, writing, drawing, graphic design, 3D modeling, programming, robotics, motion graphics, photography, new media.
AGBU helped launch the initial TUMO center in Gyumri, Armenia and is the institutional partner for the TUMOxAGBU Center in Stepanakert, Artsakh which opened in 2015. Focused on transforming the educational landscape in Artsakh, our state-of-the-art center is designed to equip more than 1,500 bright and promising young Armenians every year with the skills and tools needed to take charge of their future and contribute to the long-term prosperity of the region.
In Armenia, schools teach important core subjects like mathematics, language and biology. TUMO complements that education, focusing on strategic 21st century skills.
In September 2021, AGBU joined TUMO in a major announcement: to extend its learning network nationwide to serve all youth in Armenia and Artsakh. This ambitious $50 million initiative will ensure that without having to move out of their hometowns, young Armenians will have access to education and careers ranging from coding and robotics to filmmaking and design. AGBU pledged to match $10 million of funds raised within the first year.
We give students the means to become globally competitive, self-confident, and gain the knowhow that makes them unstoppable.
All TUMO Centers in Armenia and Artsakh are open to local residents between the ages of 12 and 18.
To register, explore the locations by clicking here. Within a few weeks of filling out the required fields, you will receive a text with your registration date.
After registration, you will be invited to an orientation meeting. Do not miss it! At the meeting, you will learn everything you need to know about the TUMO curriculum, as well as useful information about participation and rules of conduct.
At Camp TUMO, teens learn the latest in technology and design, discover Armenian culture and connect with peers from around the world. The summer program is based at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan, Armenia and offers day activities for campers aged 10-18.
If you are an experienced professional in the field of creative technologies and want to work with some of Armenia's most motivated teens, TUMO is ready to connect. To start your journey as a workshop leader start by completing this form.
AGBU has partnered to increase the reach of TUMO since the early 2010s, first establishing the TUMOxAGBU Stepanakert center and then providing initial funding for TUMO Gyumri. We recently announced a major campaign to ensure that young Armenians across Armenia and Artsakh will have access to education and careers ranging from coding and robotics to filmmaking and design without having to move out of their hometowns.
Join our commitment to the future of Armenia and give to the TUMO Armenia expansion project directly.