The experience Birthright Armenia offers is very personal. For each participant, it affects their life differently. We hear the life-changing stories of our participants all the time and it drives us to make the program even better. We gave our participants a platform to make their insights accessible to a bigger audience. So, we present to you the first series of Discovery Talks. Personal stories from our participants from how to cure your insomnia to khatchkar crafting, from finding a personal purpose to financial freedom! Take a close up look at these ten journeys of self-discovery and get inspired.
We are proud to feature our first #DiscoveryTalks series, modeled after Ted talks. These talks are based on the experience of our volunteers and alumni. We will be releasing the various talks on a weekly basis.
In this edition, Alina Gotcherian came to Armenia to explore her options and see "what color her parachute is".
Tatevik Revazian, our alum from Denmark who has moved to Armenia, has recently been appointed Chair of the Civil Aviation Committee of Armenia. Before that, she did an amazing #DIscoveryTalk about how she chose to head up the European hub of an aviation startup in Armenia!
The next #DiscoveryTalk is on an unexpected topic - compound interest!
Watch Tigran Asriyan explain how being in Armenia has shaped his view on saving and earning.
For Lexi, who currently is living in Armenia as a repat, her Birthright Armenia experience was filled with discoveries. Discoveries about herself, Armenia and what she can do for Armenia.
Watch her #DiscoveryTalk to see how in different situations and locations - she put together the bigger picture of Armenia as a puzzle.
Our next video presents Sako Kaltakjian from Canada.
Sako is an engineer from Toronto who happened to discover the art of carving a katchkar while in Armenia.
"Coming from an engineering background, I didn't always pay attention to the artistic side of life. And unlike 3D modeling, carving pushed me to visualize what needed to happen from the top down".
Watch the video to hear Sako describe his personal involvement and discovery.
The next episode of our Discovery Talks features Malkon Marizian.
Malkon compares and contrasts the historic experience of the people that form his identity.