Razmik Petrosyan

Short Biography

Razmik Petrosyan is the second year student at National Polytechnic University of Armenia, and also employed at Best Western Congress Hotel Yerevan in customer service field.

He was born on 1 January 1995 in Dilijan town. He has attended the Green Camp in August 2006 which organized by Peace Corps. After completing 8 grade he went Yerevan State college of Informatics 4 years. In March 2013, he took a part in volunteer job by shooting a public video for NGO which devoted for discrimination of LGBT people. After one month on 20 April 2013, he organized with book swapping community. The book swapping event where youths exchanged books and took part in discussion. As he is very enthusiastic to learn and improve his language he attended two weeks Business English course in London, UK in February.

In August 2014, he started his work at computer service center as computer assistant till January 2015. The same year, in October, he started his education at Polytechnic University, at the same time he involved youth NGO as volunteer for 2 years. In February 2016, he started work at Best Western Congress Hotel as waiter up to now. In August, he did internship in International Center of Languages and Training (ICLT) as administrator for one month. Then in September, he attended one of Erasmus+ exchange programs in Kaunas, Lithuania for one week, and gains some basic financial skills.

How do you motivate the youths living in developing world for the better future?

Nowadays youths are tomorrow citizens. And the best way to motivate youths to develop our world the first we should lead by example. As there is a phrase " Be the change you want to see the world". One of the most important to motivate youths are trusting them. If we want the youth of today to behave responsibly, we need to place our trust on them. Responsibility comes with autonomy. If we squeeze out every bit of freedom from them, they would only fight for ways to obtain their freedom. They will be unable to think constructively. We need to trust them and motivate them to carve their future in the best manner. By trusting them we should also appreciate. A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected. When we appreciate the efforts of the youth around us, it will make a difference to them and they strive to do more.