Syrian children visit the Writers Union of Armenia

On May 20, 2017, Syrian children visited the Writers Union of Armenia within the framework of the activities of the Center for Syrian children and youth of the Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable NGO.

The president of the Writers Union of Armenia Edward Militonyan gave a very warm welcome to the group of Syrian children and their teachers. The representatives of the Union, the head of the prose department Alis Hovhannisyan, writer of prose and children’s books Satenik Mkrtchyan, writer Hovik Vardumyan, Armenian writer from Aleppo Toros Toranyan and others introduced the activities and the history of the Writers Union of Armenia to the guests.

With a bright childish smile, the 20 Syrian children presented beautiful poems and stories. Ani Khachatryan and Suren Azizyan recited poetry, Anzhela Gasparyan, Araz Sharoyan and Sarin Janer introduced themselves and their interests.

Everyone present at the meeting expressed desire to continue organizing such gatherings, enabling the members of the Writers Union of Armenia to get acquainted with paintings and handicrafts of the children, too.

During the meeting, representatives of the Aleppo CCO also introduced the goals and the mission of the Center for Syrian children and youth implemented by the organization.

At the end of the visit, the Syrian children received memorable gifts, colorful magazines and collections of fairy tales. And the chief editor of the “Aghbyur” youth magazine Tadevos Tonoyan assured everyone to provide a special page in the magazine to publish the children’s works.

Initiated by Aleppo NGO, the Center for Syrian children and youth aims at providing Syrian children with knowledge and skills vital for the development of personality.

To remind, the meetings at Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable NGO’s Center for Syrian children and youth take place on every Saturday from 15:00 until 17:30 for participants aged between 4 to 9 and 10 to 16 years old.

The meetings take place at the center of the Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable NGO located at 8a Vardanants Street, Yerevan.

Those who want to attend the meetings at the Center for Syrian children and youth, please, call us on the following phone numbers: 010 54 53 69, or 098 54 53 61.