In September 2021, the last cohort of the AGBU ACT program arrived in Armenia. The ACT – Armenians Come Together – program set the goal to provide aid to refugee families from the recent Artsakh war.
Berlin – September 20, 2021
With Kevin, David and Edgar, AGBU Germany took an active part in the ACT program and provided three of the nine volunteers, who also traveled from France, Canada and the United States. The group visited the regions of Ararat, Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor and distributed brand new winter clothing to over 300 families. The donations were previously collected with the efforts of UGAB France. In the city of Sevan, the cohort organized sport and entertainment games for about 80 children and gifted them and their families over 100 toy presents.
AGBU Germany appreciates the work of all ACT volunteers and their invaluable help in supporting those in need and is grateful to AGBU Armenia for the professional organization on the ground. AGBU Germany is proud to have been part of the AGBU ACT program and is looking forward to being a lifeline to the people in Armenia and Artsakh in further relief projects.
Headquartered in Berlin, AGBU Germany is the first German Chapter of the New York-based Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural, and humanitarian programs across the globe. AGBU has an active presence in 32 countries and 75 cities.
AGBU Germany was founded in 2020 in the awareness of its responsibility towards the Armenians in Germany, Armenia, Artsakh, and the Diaspora. Inspired by the unwavering determination of its mother organization AGBU founded in 1906, and in appreciation and recognition of its continuous achievements, the Chapter fits as a German link into the ranks of international AGBU Chapters as well as into the global Armenian nation.