HUJ2 – Hopeshine
Work: The aim of this workcamp is renovation of classrooms in the school and maintenance of the territory.
Accomodation and food: Volunteers will stay in the dormitories of the school. They will be provided with beds
Location and leisure: Armenia 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.
Project hosted by: The 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
Meeting point: Volunteers of your camp will meet you at the airport only in case if your arrival time is during the day (between 8:00-24:00). If your arrival time is after midnight, you will have to look for a bus or take a taxi to the workcamp (the price of the taxi to all the workcamps in Yerevan is 8-10 Euro
Additional comments: During the work camp the children will be on holidays and the volunteers will be alone in the school building.