I wanted to say thank you to all of you who donated to my PCPP grant to buy equipment for the Yeghegnadzor Media Center! The grant was fully funded a few weeks ago and the money was just released, so I will be purchasing a computer, cameras, video camera and audio recording equipment soon!
Also, my counterpart and I have been meeting with the new governor of our region and we are fairly certain we will be getting a furnished room in the marzpet building with internet access and a budget to travel around to the villages to gather news. We have also been trying to secure money to hire a journalist from Yerevan to come to teach regular lessons.
The next step is to make an announcement and call for applicants. We are hoping to start with 10 - 15 people and then expand to our surrounding communities after the initial trainings.
Thank you again to all of you who have donated and made this project possible, I can't wait to get started!!