On Sunday July 28–members of the Armenian Youth Federation Western United States began their journey to Armenia to take part in the 2002 AYF Youth Corps program.
The group will spend three days in Armenia’sightseeing and meeting with local AYF members. Thereafter–the group will travel to Artsakh for a three-week period. In Artsakh the group will spend their days assisting the rebuilding of an Armenian center and some of their days teaching a basic English to members of the Artsakh AYF.
The group members will have the opportunity to meet with government officials–local ARF representatives and AYF members. They will also spend their weekends sightseeing in Artsakh.
The AYF Youth Corps program–founded after the cease-fire in 1994–has sent over 100 Armenian youth to Artsakh and Armenia to assist in the rebuilding efforts of various Armenian structures such as schools–centers–churches–and youth camps damaged during the war.
With over 100 chapters and 5000 members worldwide–the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest Armenian youth organization serving the Armenian youth.