While in the USA I had many opportunities to experience the way Americans serve their communities. I made a list of the differences between Armenian and American ways of service, and planned to share my experience in my Armenian home. In America I was part of the GNML (Global New Media Lab) program and Youth TechCamp in Vermont, and decided to organize a campaign called "Step up-clean up!" Now I am proud to say that I have been awarded a GYSD (Global Youth Service Day) grant to pursue this project here in Tatev, Armenia! The FLEX program has inspired me to be a force for change in my community. It is important for me to use every chance I possibly can to encourage a positive change.
So here we are!! With the help of GYSD grants program I am finally organizing my campaign!
On the 15th of April I am organizing a seminar with the youth of Tatev village. We will talk about Leadership, play games with the children so they may put their knowledge to practice, and we will talk about the importance of career development.
It's important to STEP UP for change with knowledge and will! This is our main goal!
On the 17th of April Peace corps volunteers, Ryan Trygg from Tatev and Sarah Moenter from Khndzoresk, will hold a seminar about volunteerism and will share their advice and experiences with the children. After the seminar we will clean up dirty areas of the village and will handout brochures to promote clean environment!
If you are interested in joining in our project feel free to contact us!Happy GYSD week from Armenia! <3