Intercultural Exchange Programmes
Visiting Armenian Communities
A Visit to Marseille, France/Part 1/
Armenian dollmaking workshops for the young people of JAF, and Sahak Mesrop cultural center, Marseille by Srbuhi Movsisyan.
The next stop for the Thrive Armenia foundation members was in Marseille, France. Here, besides the future programs that were discussed with the Armenian Community members, our doll maker, master Srbuhi Movsisyan had a workshop. She showed the children how to make dolls, and told them about Armenian ceremonial dolls and Armenian ceremonies.
A visit to Narbonne, France/ Part 2/
Within the ”Intercultural Exchange” Program Thrive Armenia foundation team members met Alexandra Sitch from France, for further program discussions and cultural exchange.
We had a cultural visit to the south of France at Alexandra’s invitation. Before that visit, we contacted Alexandra online; she had been to Armenia, and loved our country and culture. From the very first meeting in Narbonne, France, we felt Alexandra’s warmth and hospitality, discovered all the charm and beauty of Provence, got to know a real Frenchman, who was simple and sincere, made wonderful friends, and presented Armenian culture. We were extremely flattered when the foreigners greatly valued our culture and who very quickly became close friends with us. It is not said in vain, that if you want to know the real France, you need to leave the big cities and visit small towns and villages. Thank you a lot, Alexandra Sitch for the 6 incredible days we spent in Provance, for representing Armenian culture there, for introducing us to nice people, for representing French culture and nature, and for everything. Our next meeting will be in Armenia. And special thanks to Christine Voskerchyan, the head of Yerevan office of Thrive Arminia Foundation, for organizing this unforgettable visit.
A visit to Marseille, France/ Part 3/
Thrive Armenia Foundation team members were hosted by Komitas Vardapet Hovnanyan when they were in Marseille, in 2021. The President and Founder Anna Bruno, Head of TAF Yerevan office Kristine Voskerchyan, etc. told about the foundation, its vision, mission, and about what had been done so far. This group of women was telling about the support to refugees, soldiers of the 44-day Artsakh War, those in distress, and people in need. More in the video.