11:28 | 18.08.16 | News | 5097

Microsoft Armenia organizes computer classes for girls of Mer Doon

Microsoft Armenia organized MS Office Suite classes for the residents of Mer Doon in Etchmiadzin, orphan girls and girls from socially disadvantaged families, aged 18-24.

The girls will be learning Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and one other program of their choice. The course will be taught on Fridays over several weeks’ time.  At the conclusion of the training, the girls will receive an official certificate of completion, which they can include in their resumes and present at job interviews.

“Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every student around the world to reach their potential and we're delighted to be able to do so for the incredible young ladies at Mer Doon. The training sessions will give them in depth knowledge of MS Office Suite Products and, coupled with the educational opportunities provided by Mer Doon, allow them to choose their own paths in life and ultimately become independent, self sufficient career women. We have a generation of truly inspiring young women, and it's our privilege and ultimate goal to encourage and enable them to become the most that they can be,” said Liana Korkotyan, Microsoft Armenia’s Country Manager.

Tigranuhi Karapetyan, Mer Doon’s Executive Director, stated in her turn that Microsoft Office training is an important career step for all young people today, and especially for girls.  

“The course is a great way to maximize their down time during summer vacation.  Having these skills will make them more productive and confident.  Not only are our girls receiving training, but they will also receive certificates of completion, which will give a big boost to their resumes and job prospects,” she stressed.