I haven't updated the blog in a while, but we've had some pretty noteworthy experiences since I last wrote. Here are some short blurbs highlighting the best ones.
06.29.2009 - 06.30.2009
June 29, 2009
Before our delightful PB&J shindig we met with the Deputy Mayor of Yerevan, Kamo Areyan. He let us ask some acute questions and we didn't really hold back. Sofia drilled him about the deterioration of education quality taking place in order to meet European accreditation standards. I wanted him to comment about the lack of jobs that is plaguing the city and country. I know many people who have graduated college but cannot find employment. He conceded it as a major issue and admitted that Armenia's current economy cannot support an influx of repatriates, mainly because of the lack of job opportunities. I appreciate how willing he was to tackle the tough topics and how frank he was to admit Yerevan's problems. Here we are with Mr. Areyan.
June 30, 2009
State Dance Ensemble
The pride and joy of every Armenian danseur and cultivated person in general. We had the spectacular fortune of attending the day of their 50th anniversary celebration. The interns were inspired to imitate.