From August 15 to September 13, within the framework of the “COME AND SEE” program of the Armenian Sisters of Immaculate Conception, a pleasant 5 day stays were organized for the children of the villages of Sizavet, Ghazanchi, Sepasar of Shirak region and Tashir.
The gatherings were organized on the occasion of the feasts of the Assumption and the Birth of Our Lady, the feast of the Holy Cross, for which the children were prepared with spiritual encounters and prayers.
The program’s purpose was to take the children away from their daily environments, since the OLA Summer Camp was cancelled because of the pandemic. The children were hosted at the Our Lady of Armenia Center, where they had also the opportunity to get acquainted with the daily life and mission of the Sisters.
The spiritual direction was provided by Father Hovsep and the Sisters. The children played a variety of exciting games, participated in music lessons, visited the different departments of the Diramayr Vocational School, prepared meals and desserts under the guidance of the chief cook and head of the Culinary Arts Department, Mrs. Arpenik Mikaelyan. They had a meeting with Mrs. Catherine, a French clinical psychologist, working at the Center, who answered their various questions of interest, followed personal hygiene and first aid classes with the Center’s Physician Susanna Margaryan, and visited Gyumri Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.