From January 24 till February 4, the members of the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia participated in the “Once Green Always Green” international youth exchange project which took place in Bakuriani city, Georgia.
Representatives of 8 European countries’ NGOs were participating in the project during which they had a chance to share their ideas, got acquainted with participant countries’ cultures and customs, made new friends, etc.
The core of the project was forming cultural eco habits and a new way of thinking. During 10 days participants were gaining practical and theoretical knowledge concerning the usage of ecologically pure components. During the project, each participant presented habits that can help to reduce the amount of waste they created. The courses encouraged reasonable consumption according to the zero-waste principle.
One of the participants Veronika Beknazaryan said that the courses were really extensive, each country presented their experience, current issues, and arrangements were made to cooperate with each other in future plans. She emphasizes that these types of projects have a positive influence on the personality of youngsters and contribute to their growth.
The project included around 40 participants from countries such as Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Portugal.
The other participant of the project Anushavan Hayrapetyan said that FYCA gives the opportunity to explore the world, get to know other cultures, to develop and educate yourself.
Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia was founded in 1999 and unites more than 100 organizations, clubs, centers, initiatives throughout Armenia’s regions, Javakhk and Artsakh. During 22 years of its existence, it carried out many local and international projects, and also contributed to thousands of young people’s education and development.