The AGBU Lazar Najarian-Calouste Gulbenkian school in Aleppo, Syria, has started a hybrid course in Armenian history with AVC this fall.
During a Skype meeting with the school principal and teachers and the members of AGBU educational committee in July 2018, AVC hybrid program coordinator Arpine Tavakalyan and online instructor Zepur Kheblikian presented the hybrid education program, demonstrated online courses, social events and ebooks, and answered questions about the course content and hybrid education method.
The participants of the meeting spoke about the lack of educational materials in Western Armenian, the need for new learning tools and the importance of AVC’s work that promotes and supports Armenian education in the Diaspora.
“We are very excited about these new educational opportunities and look forward to begin the AVC courses as soon as possible,” said Dikran Mouradian, head of the AGBU educational committee.
The school principal, Kayane Tumbalian, and the teachers shared his sentiments.
The 10th grade students had their first lesson with the AVC course under the guidance of Zepur Kheblikian, who had visited the school. Students from grades 4 to11 now study the Armenian history with AVC. Throughout the year, they will also participate in online social events and take virtual tours to museums and other places of interest in Armenia.
Previously, the students from Lazar Najarian-Calouste Gulbenkian school had participated in several AVC activities, including the global video projects dedicated to Mother language day, the centennial of the First Armenian Republic and the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan.