The coronavirus pandemic may have disrupted our Diaspora Armenian compatriots’ plans to travel to Armenia, however this has not stopped the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs from offering its programs to our Diaspora youth. Due to the travel restrictions, since Armenian youth from the Diaspora cannot physically visit Armenia this year, the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs will be running it’s summer youth camp online.
The “Step Toward Home” 2-week virtual program will be held during the month of August, in two stages, from August 3 to August 28. The program includes courses in the Armenian language and history, virtual visits to communities (in Armenia and the Diaspora), interactive discussions, debate club, educational games, meetings with cultural and art employees, talks with last year’s participants, workshops, and community projects. Through the engaging and active program, Diasporan youth will be given an opportunity to get acquainted with the history and culture of Armenia, master their native language and learn about their homeland through communication with other Armenian youth.
Participants will make virtual visits around the country … from Tatev to Amberd, from Saghmosavank to Matenadaran and even the Erebuni Museum. Individuals from the Armenian Diaspora aged 12-18 can participate in the online program and the deadline for applications is July 20th. To fill out an application, please visit the following link: https://forms.gle/nKMJGuxMucp28nMHA:
For video footage about the program follow this link: https://cutt.ly/ri21rAZ
Release Date: June 30, 2020
Contact: Amalya Karapetyan
The Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs is the main body responsible for developing and implementing policies and strategies for Armenia-Diaspora relations. To learn more about our activities, follow us on social media: @DiasporaHighCommissionerOfficeArmenia or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.StepToHomeProgram