IOM Azerbaijan provided support to the Shirvan Youth House
- IOM Azerbaijan continues to support youth houses in regions in Azerbaijan, and engage with vulnerable groups within the project of Public Action for Resilience (PAR) activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
As a part of the local partner's collaboration, the IOM Azerbaijan supported the increase in the capacity of a computer room at Shirvan Youth House in Shirvan City. The IT lab has been provided with eight all-in-one PCs, one fast processing desktop computer, and one projector. The lab is used not only but youth residing in Shirvan but also by the youth living in the surrounding Saatli, Sabirabad, Hajigabul, and Salyan regions of Azerbaijan.
It should be noted that a similar USAID-funded “IT LAB" has been established within PAR activity at Balaken Youth House as well as at Lankaran State University and the University of Technology of Azerbaijan (UTECA) based in Ganja city.
As a result of the spread of the COVID-19, the education process has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning and digital platforms. In this regard, these IT LABs enhance the capacity of the youth houses and universities in delivering online classes, as well as improve the IT skills of the youth. These IT LABs will be utilized by different youth groups residing in various rural regions of Azerbaijan.