Public Radio of Armenia
The program of “Free Eastern Armenian and Russian Language Courses for Syrian Armenians” was officially launched in Yerevan today. Attending the ceremony were representative of the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Armenia, Christoph Bierwirth, head of the “Rossotrudnichestvo” representation Mark Kalinin, teachers of Eastern Armenian and Russian, members of the “Center Coordinating the Issues of Syrian Armenians” NGO, and others.
Minister Hakobyan noted in her speech that a number of programs have been organized to make the integration of Syrian Armenians easier, but language skills are also important. According to her, the knowledge of Russian is also important for cooperating with Armenians over the CIS area.
The Armenian Ministry of Diaspora in cooperation with the UNHCR Office has already enrolled 53 and 60 Syrian Armenians for Eastern Armenian and Russian language courses respectively. In the future English language courses for 200 Syrian Armenian will be offered.