About the local hosting organizationThe special school for visually impaired children was established in 1939 in Yerevan. This school is the only one in Armenia where the education is organized using the Braille system. Most of the children stay in the school during the terms and return home only for holidays. The school gives children secondary and specialized education
About the volunteer workThe aim of this workcamp is renovation of classrooms in the school and maintenance of the territory
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in the dormitories of the school. They will be provided with beds
About the project locationArmenia is called an open-air museum. A lot of interesting excursions and visits to historical monuments and museums will be organized during the workcamp. The excursions to the following sights will be organized upon the decision of the camp on expense of HUJ: Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, Zvartnots Cathedral ruins, Garni Pagan Temple, Geghard Monastery Complex with a program of PATRIMONITO, Lake Sevan (with a barbecue on the beach). Volunteers will also visit Matenadaran-storehouse of ancient manuscripts, Historical Museum of Armenia, National Gallery of Armenia, museum of famous film director S. Parajanov, Vernissage – Armenian big souvenirs market under the open sky. There will be different games, Armenian dancing and language lessons organized in the workcamp.
Extra info about the project
During the work camp the children will be on holidays and the volunteers will be alone in the school building.
360€ : 5 volunteers
330€ : 6-7 volunteers
290€ :8-13 volunteers
260€ : 14 and more volunteers