AYF Youth Corps Participants Arrive in Armenia

Armenian Youth Federation
Western United States
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AYF Youth Corps Participants Arrive in Armenia

The Armenian Youth Federation Western United States Garo Madenlian Public
Affairs Office announced that the participants of this summer’s AYF Youth
Corps program arrived in Armenia Thursday.

The participants, will stay in Armenia and Artsakh for over a month, and
spend most of their summer in Stepanakert, the capitol city of Artsakh. The
group is working to rebuild the `Soseh’ kindergarten and the Paraplegic
Rehabilitation Center both located in Stepanakert. This year is the third
year that the AYF Youth Corps program will help the rebuilding efforts at
the kindergarten and rehabilitation center.

The group members will also have the opportunity to meet with government
officials, local ARF representatives, and AYF members. They will also spend
their weekends sightseeing in Armenia and Artsakh.

The participants of the 2003 Youth Corps program come from areas including
Glendale, the South Bay, and the West San Fernando Valley.

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. This year marks the 10th anniversary
of the AYF Youth Corps program.

The Armenian Youth Federation of Western United States strives to serve
Armenian American Communities west of the Mississippi through education,
athletics, political activism, cultural activities and social settings. To
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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress