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Marek Siek writes ...

 
My Private Impression about Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex
 
Despite my young age, I have had many significant experiences with international political bodies which I gained during internships at the European Parliament, Polish General Consulate and the United Nations. I also worked with the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia in its social development program. As you can see, I love to take on new challenges. Before I came to Armenia, I was very curious about its local traditions and wanted to have deeper studies of Armenian history. That was the main reason why a few months ago, I decided to work with the Armenian committee of AIESEC. It was to be another chapter of my long international career. That is how I become a coach of local development at the Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex. 
My first feeling about the project was to be very enthusiastic and full of a positive attitude even though I had no experience as a high school teacher. That’s why from the very first day, I had an open mind for all of the students and their diverse backgrounds. All of what I found at the Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex exceeded my expectations. First of all, the school is guaranteeing a comprehensive education. Our lives are not only about humanities and science. I found out how many fantastic classes local students can enjoy. The amazing interdisciplinary system of education includes traditional Armenian dances, diverse sports, photography training, playing instruments and much more. 
Second of all, what has really impressed me is the general attitude of local teachers who are really dedicated to  their work. You can very easily feel that they have a strong sense of mission and when you combine it with the kind of advanced technology the final effect is very impressive for all  the students who do most of their work online. 
Finally, the most impressive was the number of fully motivated students. In my opinion, the most important prerequisite for any successful school is the motivation of students and teachers to work together interactively. What I will take back with me is exactly that inspiration. Most of my students could easily speak in several languages, play on instruments, draw and singing. Additionally, there are very open- minded and curious about the world. That is what I will remember about Armenia.
All in all, I am very proud that I got a chance to be a part of this society. If I  have the chance again, I will come back some day to Armenia and observe how it is progressing. I believe that this experience was not a  waste of  time. The impression I have taken from the students of Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex will help me in my future academic career. I hope that some of my students think that these classes could help them  find inspiration for their future studies or interests. Finally, I would like to say thanks to our principal Marta Asatryan, Ms Ira Apoyan, and all of you ,my drear students. I wish you every success in the future.
 
 
 
 
Marek Siek
 

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I want to express my thankfulness to Marek Siek for the project he carried out at our Educomplex. His two articles on the English page of our website show that he has fully understood, and moreover, experienced the pedagogical approach we are implementing here.

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