AYF Canada Sends 12 Members to Run Youth Corps Vanadzor Camp
AYF Canada Sends 12 Members to Run Youth Corps Vanadzor Camp –
The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Canada’s annual Youth Corps Camp Vanadzor program will be taking place July 20 to 31, 2015 in Vanadzor, Armenia.
Established in 2011, the program encourages their members to strengthen their ties to their homeland and help improve the lives of those living there.
This year, 12 AYF members from Canada and the US will be heading to run the fifth iteration of the free day camp for local children. The program is an annual free two-weekday camp for the local children of Vanadzor, the third largest city in Armenia. The AYF organizes this program and its members volunteer as counselors at the camp.
The camp is a special experience for the children, who receive lessons in English, history, computers, health, democracy and human rights. The participants are provided with a daily lunch and a backpack full of school supplies.
This provides a unique experience for the counselors as well, who organize the program and execute the planned curriculum to directly see the impact of their efforts on the community.
Camp Vanadzor is made possible with the help of our annual donors and partners. This year, an online crowd-funding campaign has been set up on Indiegogo to make it easier for our supporters to make a contribution. The “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign asks individuals for a $50 donation to sponsor a child to attend the camp. Sponsors will receive a picture, the name, and age of the child they are sponsoring. To donate and sponsor, visit the following website: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/camp-vanadzor-2015
Through the support of our volunteers and donations from our community members in Canada, we hope to leave a lasting impact on the population of Vanadzor for years to come.
Founded in 1934, the Armenian Youth Federation of Canada is the largest and most influential Canadian-Armenian youth organization in Canada, working to advance social, political, educational, and cultural awareness among Armenian-Canadian youth.