6 regions, 52 schools, 5000 students, 71 teachers. This is the statistics of the program “Teach for Armenia”.
Every time a first encounter – villages with smoke from the chimneys, mud, moisture, uncompromising school bell, shaking hands, a coffee table, window panes deprived of paint, equally spread dung.
“Teach for Armenia” is a program for young specialists, who know Armenian and want to change not only themselves, but also the lives of the children living in Armenia.
By training and acquiring necessary skills they move to Armenia for two years, to those regions where there is a need for teachers.
10 months, different seasons of the year, 10 schools, Lori, Tavush, Armavir regions…
The accelerating motionlessness of the village like the munching of a cow repeating in the air. Every time new… no! again.
My mind wanders in the corridor of the school, which is not like that of a house. It is like a long cemented throat, which connects one part of the body to the other. It is like the throat of my camera through which the school show spoiled by the dry soil will travel taking with it the smell of the place, the tenseness accumulated in the muscle…
A young person sent here from some far place and his/her encounter with the child having the strength of the place in himself. The point of their meeting is the school, the name of it – explosion. What will come out of that? What will change? Why?
The photographs have been taken in the frames of the program “Teach for Armenia” which is a project by Mediamax media.