Armenia’s TUMO Center for Creative Technologies eyeing presence in Philippines

Armenia-based free educational program TUMO Center for Creative Technologies said it is looking to expand into the Philippines, Business World reports.

“We are just at the start of discussion… to build those relationships and networks, to understand what the narrative is for the country, where the need is, and if we can, hopefully, find the right partners to launch our first center in Manila,” said Chris Shahinian, TUMO’s director of development. 

TUMO is a free educational program founded in 2011 that empowers teenagers to take charge of their learning. It recently developed a new approach to promoting learning among young people by using their interest in the digital world to make links to creativity, learning, and education.   

The program teaches students additional skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, and creative thinking, which are essential for success in the world.

“Kids hate to study but love to learn. Choice is super important. You need to give them enough choice for them to find their path and what they’re passionate about,” Mr. Shahinian said.  

TUMO has expanded to eight international locations, including Paris, Beirut, Moscow, Tirana, Berlin, Kyiv, and Lyon.  There are also plans to open centers in Seoul, Tokyo, and Syndey.

TUMO covers over 20 focus areas, including animation, computer programming, robotics, writing, and sustainable cities. 

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