Since 2005 volunteers have been involved in the activities and cultural events of the Armenian Cultural Fund, being participants of the European Voluntary Service. The program enables volunteers to participate in various cultural events organized by the Armenian Cultural Fund during which the participants acquire new skills and knowledge.
The Armenian Cultural Fund attaches importance to the participation of the "Youth in Action" program, enabling young people to engage in cultural activities.
During the one-year volunteer program, the volunteers are usually involved in two trainings organized by the European Volunteer Program, during which volunteers from different countries share their skills, get acquainted with each other's culture, traditions and acquaintances. And the new volunteers of the Armenian Cultural Fund Mane Ayvajyan and Diana Yeghiazaryan already took part in one of those trainings. Volunteers have arrived in September 2018. The aim is to participate in all events, exhibitions, national and memorial events organized by the Fund, moreover, to write and translate news and articles about the Diaspora and cultural figures, to publish and post it on the www.armenians.hu website.
On May 26, the Armenian Cultural Fund in Hungary organized a meeting of young people and children, which was the first organized event in its nature. The goal was to give the opportunity to meet and get acquainted with each other to many Armenian families living in Hungary who heard about each other but haven’t still met. There are Armenian children who may have met in the kindergarten, whose parents have not yet met or even vice versa. According to the director of the Fund Nikoghos Hakobyan, this event was one of the most successful and the best organized work since Fund also had the opportunity to get acquainted with the new Armenian families living in different parts of Hungary, who hope to participate in this event in the coming year as well. The event succeeded so much, that many Armenian families joined, with 150 and more Armenians present, instead of 80 to 100. The program started at the cultural center, where Armenian families got acquainted with each other, as well as discussed the Fund's programs and perspectives, motivating Armenian families to participate in them later. The cultural center also featured Armenian national garment, after which the event continued in the open air. The children were busy with activities and games, and during the event everyone prepared Armenian dishes together. It was a good family-friendly meeting that everyone wanted and that must be continued.
"We receive many letters about the continuing nature of the event, people are interested in other programs and express their desire to participate in various programs. Of course, the program was not entirely financed by the Armenian Cultural Fund, but was also the financing of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resource Program. Let's hope that it will continue next year and more and more people, especially children and students wanting to join the event would be a part of the event. "
Director of Armenian Cultural Fund
On November 9th, the "Hotel Yerevan" comedy by the Urartu Armenian Theater took place at the Veszprem Cultural House. Theater is a comedy story about Armenian family, in which events are developing in Budapest. The Armenian family names it Hotel Yerevan. It is also worth mentioning that the "Hotel Yerevan" Screenwriter is the Director of Urartu Theater Diramerian Artin. We can talk about "Hotel Yerevan" a lot, but the important thing is that the program has been of great interest to the audience. The play is in a comic genre that has helped the audience to relax and enjoy the theater. The "Hotel Yerevan" dramaturgy is exactly what can happen with all the Armenians living in the Diaspora. The goal of the Armenian Cultural Fund is to showcase the Armenians living in Hungary, Hungarians engaged in culture, and those who are interested in what kind of funny situations can happen to Diaspora Armenians.
"We believe that a good performance has been made and many people have been interested. There is a wish to present such events next year not only in Vessprem, but in the places where there are Armenian organizations or where there is a need to display Armenian culture. "
Director of Armenian Cultural Fund
PanARMENIAN.Net - American entrepreneur of Armenian descent Alexis Ohanian has teased a new "secret" Armenian project which he is set to unveil on Monday, November 12.
"It's almost time, my friends... Secret Armenian project unveiled tomorrow," Ohanian captioned a photo on Instagram on Sunday.
While it's unclear what exactly the Reddit co-founder will introduce this time, the photo he posted on social media depicts him seated in front of a table, with several bottles of of what appears to be some kind of alcoholic drink placed on it.
In a recent interview, Ohanian recalled a trip he took to Armenia back in 2010, saying that he “spent a few months in the motherland” and got back to his roots.
Ohanian's mother was born in Germany, while his father is the son of Armenian immigrants.