Several times during my lifetime, opportunities opened up to me and in some cases I followed my intuition, sometimes taking a chance on something that was not fully tested.
The Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) was born in 2001 when they had their first group of volunteers. I asked friends of mine about the founders and got positive reports and decided to join.
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Inspired by their successful volunteering experience, Antoine Terjanian and his wife Sheila, who also volunteered with AVC, promptly sought more long-term and sustainable opportunities to contribute to Armenia’s development. They decided to spend half the year in Armenia and chose the beautiful town of Yeghegnadzor as their new home-away-from-home. In the ensuing years, they have helped develop a B&B network that they oversee, providing training and guidance to the hosts. We can attest that he B&B accommodations are excellent as are the meals and personal attention of the hosts, having used their services during our very first Southern Discovery trip in 2015 — and we plan to stay there again in 2016!
Read more about Antoine and Sheila here.
Learn about the Yeghegnadzor B&B network here.