14:17 02.04.2013

AGBU, Nagorno-Karabakh

Plans are already underway for the development of the Armenian General
Benevolent Union~Rs (AGBU) cultural, educational and artistic complex
in Stepanakert ~V the AGBU NKR Campus. This dynamic initiative will
provide new and innovative opportunities to the scholastically diverse
urban and rural communities throughout NKR. The Center will serve
students of all ages, Members of Parliament, Government officials and
other entities, and offer courses in English language improvement,
preparatory classes for university entrance exams, and creative and
media technologies (animation, video game design, web development and
more). In addition, classes in music, management, tourism development
and more will be offered.

In October 2012, on the occasion of AGBU~Rs 87th General Assembly in
Yerevan, a new AGBU educational and cultural initiative was announced
by Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan and AGBU
President Berge Setrakian.

AGBU President Berge Setrakian remarked, ~SAGBU is pleased to announce
the latest AGBU program in Nagorno Karabakh. We are convinced
that education and culture are key factors in the development
of any nation. The AGBU NKR Campus will become a hub of learning
activity that will provide people of all ages in Nagorno Karabakh
new opportunities.~T President Sahakyan commended AGBU for making
education in Karabakh a priority.

To realize this ambitious initiative, AGBU signed an agreement with
the American University of Armenia (AUA) in February, to develop a
Continuing Education Program (CEP), through its Extension Program.
This program will begin operations in April 2013 at a temporary
location while the AGBU NKR Campus is being built in Stepanakert and
it is expected to serve several hundred students. AGBU has committed
to supporting the CEP in the amount of $575,000, over the course of
five years.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress