The Winter 2010 issue of Haytoug has been released.
This long anticipated issue presents a critical look into the uncertain juncture the Armenian nation has come to after nearly two decades of independence and statehood.
This juncture, the proposed Armenia-Turkey protocols, threatens to sacrifice the rights, dignity and interests of the Armenian people on the altar of political and economic expediency. The issue investigates the vested interests behind the dramatic rapprochement between Armenia and Turkey and how the the growing disparity between the rich and powerful in the homeland has jeopardized countless years of relentless work in regaining the Armenian nation’s birthrights and legally designated homelands.
Though in this chaos and difficult attempts at democracy, there are many heartwarming stories of hope. In this issue, readers will meet Armenian-Americans strengthening their communities and working toward a better Armenia and members of the AYF’s Youth Corp who traveled to the Homeland each summer to set-up a day camp for underprivileged children.
This Haytoug also includes inspiring stories from the Artsakh liberation struggle. It also brings to readers a passionate call for repatriation, the urgent need for all Armenians to unite and do the work required to ensure the sanctity of our national and historical interests, and to declare that our nation, collective homeland, and history are not for sale.
AYF Youth Corps is a six week program with four weeks of volunteering with kids 9-16 years old and one week of exciting touring. If you are interested in a similar program with a shorter duration, please visit the AYF Canada Youth Corps program. If you are interested in a summer internship in Yerevan, working with a non-governmental organization, please visit our sister program, the AYF Eastern Region Internship.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014 Acceptance Notification: April 15, 2014 Tentative Program Dates: July 5 - August 14, 2014