The long-term partnership between the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs and AVC, within the frames of the Step Toward Home project, continued in the summer of 2022. Over 400 participants from 18 countries including Georgia, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Spain, Poland, France, Greece, Austria, Spain, Argentina, France, the USA, Canada, Sweden, Norway Belarus visited Homeland in four groups during the three months of summer.
Teenagers from the Diaspora had a chance to explore various e-learning opportunities offered by AVC and demonstrate their knowledge about Armenia during the introductory sessions held for the participants of the program. The AVC team prepared engaging presentations and quizzes built around the Armenian language, history, and culture. Such events motivate young people to learn more about their historical and cultural background, especially through the Armenian Studies programs and virtual experiences that AVC has to offer. Many participants expressed their interest in the vast e-learning opportunities provided by the College.
Step Toward Home is a two-week educational and informative program financed by the Government of the Republic of Armenia, aimed at the preservation and development of Armenian national identity among Diaspora youth aged 13 to 18. AVC contributes to this program by providing extensive educational resources, technological solutions and a virtual platform for young people to learn about and stay connected to their Armenian roots․