“I first learned about our community center, from Mariam Ghukasyan, the center’s officer. I was participating in meetings at the center and later also started volunteering for different events. Volunteering helped me to look into things from different perspective and also gave me the freedom to make suggestions for developing Torosagyugh. The later was especially effective when we were discussing the strategic plan for Torosagyugh.
Through volunteering I gain energy, new perspectives and motivation to bring change into my community. I think I started to love and appreciate my community even more than I used to. When I was chosen as the computer trainer for Torosagyugh, I was so happy and at the same time felt the entire responsibility. It would give me the opportunity to learn and also to transfer my knowledge to others. The classes are scheduled three days a week with two separate terms, because a lot of women have signed up.
I carry out my work with great pleasure and responsibility. Everyone in the village talks with appreciation about our community center and the computer classes. I am thankful to WFD for providing such an opportunity to Torosagyugh.”
Lilit Hakobyan, Torosagyugh