Is there any need to state that a nation’s most precious treasure will always be its children? The irreplaceable warranty of the perpetuation of its history, its culture and the permanence of its identity. Led by this unshakable conviction, the Armenian Relief Society, over its 108 years of dedicated service, from its very inception has offered its devoted maternal care to our budding generations.
Camp Javakhk, an initiative by AYF-YOARF Eastern Region USA, is implemented in the towns of Akhalkalak, Akhaltskha, Dzalka and Ninotsminda, since 2012. Camp Javakhk is sponsored by the ARS Inc., which also acts as liaison between AYF/Eastern USA and ARS/Javakhk. The program aims at creating a bond between the youth of the Diaspora and that of Javakhk, while assisting the communities in Javakhk. Due to the great support from the Armenian community of Javakhk, the camp is expanding year by year while accommodating bigger number of campers.
The ARS supports the interaction of Armenian children in the Diaspora. To facilitate the development of these important connections and friendships, the ARS began its Youth Exchange Program in 1987.
The ARS subsidizes children with financial needs, giving them the opportunity to experience summer camp and to make like long memories. Those interested can apply to the ARS Youth Exchange Program through their local ARS entity.
The ARS has also set up a Global Emergency Response Fund which will accept donations of medical equipment and funds to help reach out to our communities across the globe. The purpose of the Fund is to support those in need during this time of hardship -- to help with vital necessities to sustain the wellbeing of our compatriots.