Author Archive of Anibournazian

Camp Javakhk: A 5-Star Experience

Camp Javakhk: A 5-Star Experience By U. Ani Bournazian I, like many of the AYF interns this past summer, was confused on what exactly to expect when agreeing to be a counselor at Camp Javakhk. Given this summer was my first time in Armenia, it was a difficult decision for me to leave and go to Georgia—even for just one week! Since I had been working at Orran and at the Fund for Armenian Relief Children's Center all summer, I figured going to Javakhk

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AYF Internship: Reflecting on Internship at Orran

By U. Ani Bournazian Before stepping foot in Orran, I was anxious about how this internship would unfold. All I could think about was my language barrier, unsure how I would be able to help impact these children from underprivileged families. As soon as I entered their doors, my fellow interns and I were taken in with open arms. Every day I walk in, I am greeted by children with hugs and kisses. Throughout the time I have spent with these children,

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