You'll find the latest news on our residents completion of their college program, the staff's exemplary progress in caring for Anna & Sassoon, Alya's most recent thoughts on Davit, and other noteworthy items in our attached newsletter.
Enjoy. And if you have any questions or comments, please write or call. We welcome your thoughts. And thank you to each of you for taking the time to care about our residents and their stories. We are most grateful.
The following is excerpted from our newsletter:
For three years most of our residents have attended Yerevan State Humanitarian College and have studied either carpet-making or permaculture. This summer they graduated.
Celebrations & Integration
In April, we were able to visit the residents at their college just two months before graduation. They were so proud to show us their college, to introduce us to their teachers and to display how hard they worked . Upon arriving, we found a group of our residents in a room with full-sized carpet looms. There our residents were following precise patterns, and tying each stitch with care. Their hands were obviously experienced. They have learned so much. Two other residents were upstairs in a room with botanical posters on the walls, plants along each windowsill, and notebooks full of information on trees and gardening. We wandered outside with them to see the fruit trees that they had planted and were responsible for. It was a gift to see them in an integrated setting with other students busily studying and learning. They will miss the daily interaction and the challenges of learning. We congratulate them on their accomplishment and graduation.
Natalie (for us all)