On 25-31 July, 2017 a summer tent camp was held in Patara village in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) by YMCA Artsakh in frames of the YMCA Europe “Roots for Reconciliation” project, Local Capacities for Peace component.
Summer camp is the best way to unite young people with different hobbies, habits, thoughts and dreams. I have participated in many camps and youth projects before but I am really impressed by this one. There were several training sessions during the camp. All the participants were very motivated and interested and wanted to get as much as possible from the trainers.
We had a full and very busy schedule with quite interesting and useful training sessions. First of all, YMCA Europe “Roots for Reconciliation” project was presented to the camp participants by elder “rooters”. The Peace Work Institute (PWI) as the RfR project consistent part was presented too. The camp was led by David Melkumyan and Vladimir Ghulyan (YMCA Artsakh), Lusine Vardanyan and Tatul Bostanchyan (YMCA Armenia) who are PWI first phase graduates who led the “Camp for Hope”. I am the representative of YMCA Artsakh in PWI second phase and recently I took part in the first reunion in Tbilisi. Read more