During the second quarter of year 2018, a number of discussions, interesting meetings, works and events were held within the framework of Ayb Club activities. The three-day events of the club, scheduled on June 21-24 and traditionally timed to the Feast of the Holy Translators, were the focus of the quarter. The details of the events are presented in the last section of the report.
Ayb Mentorship Program is one of Ayb Club’s cornerstones. The mission of the program is to shape an educated and virtuous generation, to create a solid chain of mutual help between generations, assist the mentors – Ayb Club members – in passing on moral values to coming generations through personal examples, messages and deeds, thus contributing to their professional and personal establishment and development. All Ayb School alumni become mentees within the framework of Ayb Mentorship Program passing under the auspices of Ayb Club members at this turning stage in their life, until they reach the age of 25.
Moscow meetings of Ayb Club members with the alumni living in Russia
In April, Ayb Club members Sargis Badalyan and Ashot Mkrtchyan met in Moscow with Ayb School alumni living and studying in Russia and discussed a range of topics with them, from politics to education.
Lawn tennis games between Ayb club members and Ayb school alumni
In May, lawn tennis games commenced to strengthen the connection between Ayb Club members and Ayb School alumni and give them the opportunity to get to know each other better. The games will be continuous and regular. Matches are held once a week, until present.
Distribution of mentors and mentees
Within the framework of Ayb mentorship program, distribution of Ayb Club members and current year school graduates is made every year, in May and June. After graduating from the school, the children are enrolled in the mentorship program, becoming mentees of the Club members until they reach the age of 25.
According to the adopted procedure, the distribution was made by the team of Ayb Educational Foundation in the presence of observers. This year’s distribution “ceremony” took place on June 7.
Key events of the program
The key annual events of the mentorship program – the festive ceremony of the program and the meeting of all years’ graduates and mentors – are traditionally held within the framework of Ayb Club’s three-day events in June. You will find interesting information about them below.
June events of Ayb Club
This year, the three-day events of Ayb Club were held on June 21-24, including extended sessions of Ayb Club Executive Board, the meeting of the alumni of all generations and mentors, the graduation ceremony of the sixth generation of Ayb School, and the festive ceremony of Ayb mentorship program.
Extended sessions of Ayb Club Executive Board
The meetings were held on June 22-24. A number of issues related to further development and strategy of Ayb Club, the Foundation, and the School were discussed during the meetings.
The meeting of Ayb School alumni of all generations and mentors
The meeting of the alumni of all generations and mentors was held at Ayb School on June 22. During the meeting, the alumni presented the projects initiated by them. Besides, a number of issues raised by the alumni and exciting for them were discussed at the meeting, which was followed by panel discussions on the following topics:
- Ayb as center of attraction – the native corner for the community members
- Ayb’s perception by the society/the public
The meeting between the alumni and mentors was concluded by a conversation in “Generations dialogue” format, during which the generations’ expectations of one another and the clear ways to create interaction between them were discussed.
Graduation ceremony of the sixth generation of Ayb School
The graduation ceremony of the sixth generation of Ayb School was held on June 23. The school head Aram Pakhchanyan and the alumni of this and previous years delivered extremely touching and, at the same time, inspiring speeches during the ceremony.
The speech by Ayb Club member Viktor Akulyan was also notable, as it was spiced with instructive stories and advice.
Ayb mentorship program ceremony
The graduation ceremony held on June 23 was followed by the festive ceremony of Ayb mentorship program, during which 31 alumni were enrolled in Ayb mentorship program. The program participants discussed their ideas about mentor relationship and the expectations connected with it.
The speech by Ayb Alumni Club members was particularly impressive. They congratulated this year’s graduates and wished them all the best on behalf of the alumni of all previous years, saying: “Welcome to Ayb Alumni Club!”