AGBU GROUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VISIT ARMENIA

 

The number of AGBU schools, youth and performing arts groups and women’s committees visiting Armenia increases every year. It has become a tradition for the AGBU Marie Manoogian School of Buenos Aires, AGBU Manoogian-Demirjian and AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian schools, both based in California, to organize the summer vacation of their students in Armenia. In 2011-2012, Beirut’s AGBU Tarouhi-Hovagimian School and Tehran’s AGBU Marie Manoogian School, also joined this beautiful tradition. AGBU’s sport groups participate in the Pan-Armenian Games, while the AGBU worldwide performing arts groups often give concerts in Armenia, either on their own initiative or as part of pan-Armenian festivals. Over 1500 Diasporan youth visited Armenia through different AGBU youth programs in 2013-2014. In 2011, for its voluntary humanitarian, environmental, construction, healthcare and educational programs in different regions of Armenia and Artsakh, the AGBU France Youth Group (UGAB Jeunes) received the “Best Youth Organization” award by the RA Diaspora Ministry and the World Armenian Congress.