Tever IT Center
In April, 2021, we proposed to the Artsakh Ministry of Territorial Governance and Infrastructure our idea of establishing rural IT centers. Tever (Technology ever), as the centers would be named, would serve dual purposes: Support Our Heroes NGO would organize professional software engineering training for the village youth (ages 16-30), and once graduated, we would guarantee them well paying IT jobs, working for Yerevan based IT companies in the co-working space of the same center.
Per the agreement:
- The building would be allocated to Support Our Heroes NGO by the municipality.
- The ministry would run the fiber-optics cables to the IT center building.
- Support Our Heroes NGO would renovate and remodel the building inside and out and furnish it, including all technical equipment (computers, servers, wall monitors, etc.).
- Support Our Heroes NGO would be organizing and conduct the one year long IT training classes, secure the graduates their jobs, working in the same center remotely for Yerevan based IT companies, as well as manage the co-working office.
We have now embarked on the first Tever center project in Artsakh, where the village of Nakhijevanik gets high speed fiber-optics internet, another first in Artsakh. Our first Tever will be in Nakhijevanik, Askeran.
The tri-party memorandum of understanding is now signed between Support Our Heroes, the Artsakh Ministry of Territorial Governance and Infrastructure and the municipality of Nakhijevanik.
The project is already in full swing, construction is slated to be completed by July, 2022, the first year training school to be completed by June 2023, after which the graduates will be placed in IT jobs at the coworking center.
Support Our Heroes NGO is currently looking for a major partner who is willing to finance Artsakh’s first Tever project and by who’s name the center will be recognized.
Watch our presentations below.