AGBU Camp Nairi children in Hankavan village, Armenia.
(AGBU, Toronto)- After many years of having children from our local Toronto community attend various youth programs locally and abroad and seeing their lifelong friendships and fond memories become core foundations of their development into young adulthood, AGBU Toronto decided to make a similar, direct positive impact on the children of fallen soldiers of Artsakh.
With contributions of C$ 20,000 from the Chapter and C$ 18,725 from our Toronto community it will be possible for these children personally affected by the war to experience an enriching life by participating in the summer camp in Armenia later this summer.
Located in Hankavan, AGBU Toronto is excited to introduce Camp Nairi which will accommodate 200 campers over two, 2-week sessions. The camp offers recreational activities and learning opportunities. The children will have options to participate in hiking, sports, arts & crafts, theatre and much more. Most notably, there are programs specifically designed to address the trauma and loss these children have recently experienced as a result of the war.
By connecting with other peers who have undergone similar experiences, these children will be able to connect, develop friendships and have the opportunity to feel safe to discuss their emotions in a way that they may not have the opportunity to do elsewhere.