In October 2022, 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 2020 Artsakh war and is continuing in doing so.
Berlin – November 04, 2022
Once again AGBU Germany took an active part in the ACT program with our member Marianna joining as one of the 13 volunteers, who traveled from France, the United States and Germany. The group visited the regions of Armavir, Shirak and Kotayk where they distributed hundreds of food boxes and kitchen utensils to displaced families from Artsakh or those who lost family members during the war. Additionally, the volunteers organized a fun-filled day of games and gave gifts to over 150 children in the city of Hrazdan. During this day, they also distributed hundreds of winter clothes to the families attending.
Furthermore, the volunteers had the possibility to meet the representatives behind the community centers where the help was provided to acquire a more serious understanding of the situation on the ground. The AGBU ACT program is not only a great way to give back to Armenia when only having a short period of time in the homeland but also a chance to get to know Armenia in a different way than you would as a simple visitor – the program makes it possible to create a special connection with your motherland and your fellow Armenians.
AGBU Germany appreciates the continuous 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 be part of the AGBU ACT program and is looking forward to being a lifeline to the people in Armenia and Artsakh in future 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.