YouthBank is a unique way of involving young people in grant-making within their local community. It is an international initiative, the idea of which is forming decision-making committees run by young people, that later would distribute funding to projects designed and run by young people. The projects address issues and concerns relevant to them and their community.
The group of young community leaders from different regions of Armenia (Armavir, Lori, Tavush, Yeghegnadzor) and Turkey (Batman, Istanbul, Izmir, Samsun, Sanliurfa) will spend 3 days together implementing small-scale confidence-building projects aimed at sustaining the dialogue and engaging in community development.
During the YouthBank event in Armenia, the participants will travel together across the regions of Armenia and visit local branches of YouthBank as well as local organisations dealing with Human Rights and social issues.
The Armenian-language translation of Birgul Oguz’s novel “HAH” from Turkish into Eastern Armenian was published by Antares publishing house, and it is currently available in book stores in Armenia. On December 16-18, 2017, HCA-Armenia hosted Birgul Oguz and the engaged literary translators in Yerevan for a series of promotional events.