Learning Mission Armenia

Our Mission

Learning Mission, a non-profit organization, was founded after the devastating 2020 Artsakh War. Our goal is to provide free IT and English education to veterans, their family members, and forcibly displaced Artsakh residents.

We equip our highly motivated students with computers to support their learning. The organization's priority is to create a family atmosphere, fostering students' psychological recovery and facilitating the educational process. This approach enables them to reintegrate into society and contribute to the community.

Students at Learning Mission have the opportunity to study:

  • C++ Programming
  • C# Programming
  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript
  • UI/UX
  • Computer Hardware Fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • English
  • Armenian History, World Art, IT and scientific news, among other topics, as part of our extracurricular seminars.

Our Vision

Learning Mission's vision is to become a platform where students can receive a high-quality education, find employment, and create a bright future.

Our main objectives are:

  • Foster educational development in the IT sphere and gain the ability to communicate effectively in English in business settings.
  • Deepen knowledge of Armenian history and cultural heritage.
  • Create an extensive network connecting Armenia and the Armenian diaspora, providing students with opportunities, partnerships, internships, jobs, and connections to succeed in IT.
  • Facilitate the reintegration of our beneficiaries into society.
  • Expand the field of available professions for Armenian youth through educational programs.
  • Strengthen ties with universities, promote the importance of higher education, and assist the best students with university tuition.

Our Board

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Rouben Gargaloyan

CEO, CO-Founder

Rouben Gargaloyan is currently a Director of Software Engineering in the pharmacogenomics industry. Rouben worked as a software developer and then technology mentor in various industries, such as banking, telecommunication, entertainment, and bioinformatics. He started his career in 1989, working in the Academy Of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia as a research worker. He holds a master's degree in Control Systems.

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Armen Solakhyan

CO-Founder, Board Member

Armen Solakhyan is currently a founder and CEO of Silicon Valley based Bio Access Platforms. Armen started as a software developer and then became a technology leader in various IT companies. Armen holds a master's degree in Computer Science.

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Narine Shakhramanyan

Board Member

Narine Shakhramanyan is currently a third-grade FLAG teacher at R. D. White Elementary, Glendale, California. She has also been mentoring GUSD teachers and working on the FLAG program's curriculum development team. Narine began her educational career at GUSD in 1999 at Daily Alan High School in La Crescenta, California. She holds a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Yerevan State Institute of Foreign Languages, multiple subject credentials, and a master's degree in Cross-Cultural Education with CLAD/BCLAD certification from National University.

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Diana Sanamyan

Board Member

Diana Sanamyan holds a bachelor's degree in Economical Cybernetics from Yerevan State Institute of Economy, AA degree in Accounting from UCLA, and multiple subject credentials and Master's degree in Education with CLAD/BCLAD certification from the University of Phoenix. Diana Sanamyan has been working in accounting and finance with Armenian banks and US tax companies for 15 years. Going forward, Diana Sanamyan had begun the teaching career at GUSD in 2018 at R.D. White Elementary in Glendale, CA, and is currently a FLAG teacher at the same school.

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Zaruhi Shahinyan

Board Member

Zaruhi Shahinyan is a tutor of English. She has worked in different companies as an administrative manager and a translator. Zaruhi Shahinyan graduated from Yerevan State Institute of Foreign Languages.

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Astghik Vardanyan

Board Member

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Izabella Harutyunian

Board Member

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Karina Varosyan

Board Member

Karina Varosyan holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations, Diplomacy, and Translations from Hrachia Acharian University of Armenia. She has a professional background in both profit and non-profit organizations in Armenia and the USA. After taking certification courses, Karina Varosyan moved into the world of finance and 11 years ago joined the accounting team for Child Care Resource Center. Karina is also a member of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council at the same agency and proudly represents the Armenian Community in Los Angeles. She believes teamwork, kindness, and love will make this world a better place.

Our Instructors

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Rouben Gargaloyan

Introduction & Intermediate C#, SQL Server

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Alexandr Hakobyan

Director Of IT Education, C++

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Karen Melikyan

Intermediate & Advanced C++

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Elena Meroyan

Advanced C#

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Mher Ghazaryan

Advanced C++

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Hayk Hakhverdyan

Introduction to C++

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Areg Piliposyan

Introduction to C++

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Nelli Zarbabyan

UI/UX

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Nane Jamkotchyan

Project Management

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Hovhannes Manukyan

Rhino 3D

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Aram Balasanyan

AutoCAD

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Zaruhi Shahinyan

English

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Iren Gevorgyan

English

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Garik Hovakimyan

Armenian Studies