Being an Armenian EVS Volunteer in Turkey

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10348300_836446413046652_112083722052646836_nI have known Turkish since I was a little child, so Turkey has always been a source of interest for me. When I first found out about the short term project in Gaziantep, I was both excited and scared to come here. I was excited because I wanted to live in this culture but I was also scared because being an Armenian in Turkey was not going to be easy. I was here for a short time first and most of the people I met always treated me very well, although they knew I was Armenian. I liked the place and the project so I applied to Armenian Progressive Youth NGO for a long term EVS and came back here for 10 months. Continue reading

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APY. 6 Years With Young People

Dear followers and friends,

Armenian Progressive Youth is happy to present you the New Year Issue of its monthly newsletter dedicated to 6th anniversary of its creation and work.

Our issue features an introductory word from our staff members, the history of the establishment of the organization, a throwback to one of our international youth projects and a volunteer corner featuring the work of our amazing volunteers.

We wish you happy holidays!

APY Staff

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London is the capital of Great Britain…

12042986_982671798441798_7283804198898021461_nLondon is the capital of The Great Britain…շատերի համար այս նախադասությամբ է սկսվում Բրիտանական մշակույթի բացահայտումը։ Միացյալ Թագավորությունը մի երկիր է, որի մշակույթը և լեզուն լայնորեն տարածվել են ամբողջ աշխարհում: Անգլերենը գրեթե դարձել է միջազգային հաղորդակցման հիմնական լեզու։ Ես այն երջանիկների թվում եմ, ով Էրազմուս+ EVS ծրագրի շնորհիվ, որպես կամավոր աշխատում է Լոնդոնի «NICOLA» հասարակական կազմակերպությունում։ Այս ծրագիրը ֆինանսավորվում է Եվրոպական հանձնաժողովի կողմից:

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Welcoming new volunteers in APY’s all 4 groups

IMG_1033Another 4 months passed, and Armenian Progressive Youth was happy to recruit new volunteers. They are young, motivated, with a lot of enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to APY’s further development. At the same time, this is surely a great chance for them to develop as individuals, as volunteering in APY is always full of new experience, learning and fun. Here they will be able to widen their network and get to know numerous amazing people.

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“How to survive the multicultural society” a practical training for young idealists

Unity of cultural diversity is and always was one of the strongest factors of human nature’s further development. But still no matter how far we go into science and Mother Nature, there are still dozens of factors which represent barriers for effective “human race” communication process. The training course was made with rational approach and teaching methods to support participants not get confused and actually “how to survive in multicultural society”. Continue reading

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