AGBU Discover Armenia Volunteer member sharing her experience.
My name is Lilit Malina Kevorkian and I’m seventeen years old. I grew up in an
orphanage in Gyumri, Armenia and at the age of four I was adopted by an amazing family and now live in New York (USA). Being Armenian is very important to me and because of this, I am very active in the Armenian community in America. I have many wonderful Armenian friends now and enjoy spending time with them talking, making memories , Armenian dancing and sharing our lives together. Thirteen years after I left I had the opportunity to come back to Armenia. My first week back I visited my hometown of Gyumri and words cannot describe on how it feels to be back home. I have some memories that I will never forget growing up there.
Later on my trip I had the opportunity to work with The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia through the AGBU Discover Armenia program. My experience through the Fuller Center was something I will never forget. The goal of the program is to have the Discover Armenia participants come together to help construct a home for a family in Armenia. My friends and I performed many different types of work during the couple days we were there. The first day I helped with the construction of the insulation for the roof. The second and third day I helped make cement and poured it into buckets for others to carry to the house. The family that we helped build their home had big smiles on their faces when we came each day to help. I wanted to thank The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia for letting my group and I to come together to help construct a home for family in Armenia.