Meet Arman Andreasyan, the youngest member of FAR’s Ayo! team!
Always cheerful and positive, 15-year-old Arman is a high school student in his 11th grade and a member of the National Scout Movement of Armenia. Yet, this is not all about him, because most of all he is a concerned citizen of Armenia and is involved in various civic and social movements and initiatives.
Arman recently participated in the civic initiative “Save the Afrikyans’ Club House” by bravely standing in front of the old cultural building for two weeks. Though the old building’s demolishing by the authorities drove Arman into sadness and depression, it didn’t break the twinkle in his eyes and the eagerness to make the world a better place – quite a large task for a teenager.
This past summer FAR’s Ayo! team invited Arman to join them as a volunteer and for the past three months, they have already had a very fruitful and effective collaboration.
The first Ayo! initiative in which Arman participated was one for the Protective Walls project. Ever since joining the Ayo! team, Arman has dutifully volunteered for each and every event of the project. He proved to be a very patient and detailed presenter during a crowdfunding initiative at the Charles Aznavour Square in Yerevan where about $350 were raised. He eagerly approached those passing by to explain the urgency of the matter, telling the stories of the people who live in the dangerous border area and the importance of the wall that the project aims to build. Encouraged by his first try, Arman then initiated another fundraising with “The SmAll bodies” band and managed to crowdfund about $28.
Arman’s start with Ayo! was successful and was followed by different new initiatives and events where the multifaceted and multi-skilled Arman has been a great asset to the Ayo! team. Today the teenager continues to support the platform’s current projects and is prepared to conquer more and more challenges.
We wish Arman to continue being enthusiastic and brave with the most generous and loving heart that he has!