6TH PAN-ARMENIAN SUMMER GAMES HELD IN ARMENIA

6215 athletes from 165 cities in 36 countries congregated in Armenia for the 6th Armenian Summer Games from August 2-13 as part of the program of Events for the Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial. The unprecedented number of athletes representing 17 varieties of sport, including representatives of AGBU centers from around the world, took part in events organized in Yerevan, Abovyan, Vandzor and Steanakert...

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SIX WEEKS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND HERITAGE REDISCOVERY (VIDEO MATERIAL)

“This is the 9th year of the AGBU Yerevan Summer Intern Program (YSIP). The program allows the participants to see the real Armenia, its traditions and culture and everyday life. During the 6 weeks, we travel around the country, visit orphanages, take Armenian Language and traditional dance classes, prepare Armenian traditional dishes, as well as visit Artaskh. Sightseeing and cultural trips are certainly an inseparable part of the program. The schedule of the program is rather full and we spare neither effort nor expense to allow for our students to get to know Armenia...

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HIDDEN ARMENIANS OF TURKEY PARTNER WITH AVC

On August 5th, 2015, AVC hosted a group of 80 hidden Armenians from Turkey who were visiting Armenia as part of the Ari Tun project carried out by the Ministry of the Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia. By revealing their national identity, the group sought to rediscover the language, culture, and history of their ancestors. AVC is a unique tool allowing for such discoveries. Raffi Bedrosyan, a dedicated Armenian and the founder...

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AGBU PARTNERS WITH MIT, AYB EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AND LUYS FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN ARMENIA (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On July 17th, 2015, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the Ayb Educational Foundation and the Luys Foundation held a joint press conference at the Ayb School in Yerevan to discuss the MIT Global Teaching Lab program. Global Teaching Labs is a pilot summer program designed to shape a new culture of learning in Armenia by introducing a different method of instruction. The press conference is part of MIT’s International Science and Technology...

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WOMEN TO WOMEN: FROM NEW JERSEY TO VANADZOR AND TALIN

On June 20th AGBU Yerevan staff visited Hye Geen Pregnant Women’s Center in Vanadzor to deliver colourful hats and blankets for new-borns, stitched with love and care by the women of New Jersey, US. The idea belonged to Mrs. Betty Cherkezian, who previously had organized a similar donation to the other two AGBU Hye Geen Centers in the cities of Yeghvart and Talin. It was very exciting to meet 23 young expectant mothers, 13 of whom were about to become mothers for the first time...

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