KOGHB, Armenia – The TUMO Center for Creative Technologies and the Koghb Foundation have launched a fundraising effort to build a TUMO center in Koghb.
TUMO CEO Marie Lou Papazian declared: “At TUMO, our mission is to give every teen in Armenia access to a 21st-century skillset at the intersection of technology and design. Our next step in meeting that objective is to establish TUMO Koghb, our fifth Armenian center.”
Koghb is a town on Armenia’s northeastern border in the Tavush province. It is easily accessible from neighboring villages and towns such as Noyemberyan and Berdavan. TUMO Dilijan, which was founded in 2014, is in a different part of Tavush Province. Thus, the establishment of TUMO Koghb makes a center accessible to students in the remainder of the region.
The establishment of a TUMO center in Koghb was initiated by the Koghb Foundation for Education, Culture and Sports and by the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, with support from the JHM Foundation, Boghos Egsertsian, Grigor Simsiroghlu, Nshan Devedjyan, Ucom, and Mission Enfance.
Construction of TUMO Koghb began in July 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by 2020. It will open its doors free of charge to up to 1,000 teenagers living in Koghb and neighboring towns. The building will be a multi-purpose facility, equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Students will have access to self-learning stations, workshop rooms, a recording studio, a movie theater and sports facilities.