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IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia)

IDeA is a charitable foundation set up with the goal of implementing long-term projects poised to impact the future of Armenia and help it switch from a survival model to one of prosperity.

IDeA originated from the project “Armenia-2020”. The foundation unites the family, friends, partners and peers of Ruben Vardanyan.

The most prominent projects of IDeA are UWC Dilijan College and “Revival of Tatev”. The projects are implemented as part of the concept for social entrepreneurship.

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Interviews and other materials

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Veronika Zonabend
Veronika Zonabend: The educational cluster will be an open ecosystem
Mediamax, 07.04.2017
In the last few months, several sessions of the interdepartmental commission on the creation of the Dilijan Educational Cluster have been held, headed by the Armenian Minister of Education. The initiative for the cluster came from IDeA Foundation and Scholae Mundi. Mediamax spoke with co-founder of both of those agencies and Chair of the Board of Governors of UWC Dilijan College Veronika Zonabend, to find out the initiative in detail.

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Veronika Zonabend
A conversation with Veronika Zonabend
OCULA, 25.09.2016
By Stephanie Bailey

Along with husband Ruben Vardanyan, Veronika Zonabend is the founder of Dilijan Art Initiative, which is a new project for the IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) Charitable Foundation, also set up by Vardanyan and Zonabend.

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Veronika Zonabend
Veronika Zonabend: IDeA and Scholae Mundi launch new joint educational projects
Mediamax, 18.09.2015
Ara Tadevosyan
UWC Dilijan College welcomed 94 new students this year. As of now, 190 students from 63 countries study at the college. In May 2016, UWC Dilijan will have its first graduates, and the college founders are ready to help them continue their education. Mediamax talked to Chair of the Board of Governors of UWC Dilijan College, co-founder of IDeA and Scholae Mundi Charitable Foundations Veronika Zonabend.