100 Diaspora Youth Take Step Toward Home
23 June 2021
Our Office’s Step Toward Home program is in progress. During the first three days, approximately 100 Diaspora-Armenian youth arriving from eight countries visited the Matenadaran, Oshakan, AGBU Armenian Virtual College, and Tsitsernakaberd. They also began courses in Armenian language, Armenian studies, and Armenian song and dance.
The program’s participants viewed and learned about the Matenadaran’s ancient manuscripts, some of which were donated by Diaspora-Armenians. In Oshakan, they visited the St. Mesrop Mashtots Church named after the inventor of the Armenian alphabet who is buried there.
At the AGBU Armenian Virtual College, the Diaspora-Armenian youth learned about available technologies for studying Armenian language and Armenian Studies. Afterwards, participants visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, where they laid flowers in honor of the 1.5 million Armenians martyred during the 1915 Armenian Genocide.