YOUTH CENTER "ASHOUR"
Assyrian Youth Center
"ASHOUR" is non-governmental organization and was
established in 1997 and was officially registered on the 27th of
February 1998 by the Ministry of Justice.
The aims of organization are the revival of
Assyrian language literature, religion, traditions and culture;
sport development on the territory of Armenia among Assyrians;
lasting contacts arrangement with foreign Assyrian and
With the support of the Armenian
Government "ASHOUR" Center intends to take charge of the
Assyrian language studying system at schools and open Assyrian
classes for students and youth at the "ASHOUR" Center; to
render financial support to talented children, students,
post-graduate students and scientists.
"ASHOUR" Center at the
Ministry of Education
has raised and solved the following
Since August 1997 put Assyrian language study
into the program of compulsory education at the places mainly
populated with the Assyrians.
Since 1998/1999 at the Yerevan school named after
Pushkin a class with the Assyrian language study was opened.
Since the 6th of March 1999 by the radio station
"Voice of Armenia" Assyrian broadcasts began.
In 1999/2000 created:
- Collect the new first Assyrian class at the
- Methodical group for the development of
Assyrian language teaching methodic at schools;
- Methodical group for the preparing and
attestation of Assyrian language teachers;
In 1999/2000 it is planned to
- Four places for Assyrain graduates at the
Yerevan Institutes. We asked the Ministry of Education of
Armenia to submit places hors-concours (this question now is in
- Assyrian ensemble for dances and songs.