“Robotics Summer Camp” Launched for Disadvantaged Refugee Youth in Armenia

Between July 25 and August 3, 2019, Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization (Aleppo-NGO) is hosting a summer Camp for disadvantaged refugee youth in Armenia at the YMCA Vardenis Camp. 

The “Robotics Summer Camp” for Disadvantaged Refugee Youth in Armenia is organized within the framework of “Assisting Vulnerable Syrian Youth and their Guardians” project, funded by the Julia Taft Refugee Fund of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

The “Robotics Summer Camp” commenced on July 25 with the participation of 25 youth participants from Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey and Iraq. The goal of the summer camp is to introduce basic theories and concepts of robotics and IT to refugee youth, establish a platform to explore their interests in 21st century technologies and enable them to continue pursuing IT related fields in the future.

Discussions, seminars, group games, cultural and educational events are planned throughout the course of the summer camp to create an engaging atmosphere and strong ties among refugee youth.

Within the framework of the “Assisting Vulnerable Syrian Youth and their Guardians” project, legal guardians and single-parents have participated in counseling and training session on how to attain employment in Armenia and how to manage the burdens of single-handedly taking care of their children.