Contributor - Nanor Balabanian
2009 was the first HRI camp I ever led. Throughout these years, I have found that my favorite part of HRI is getting to know the amazing individuals who dedicate weeks of their life to be selflessly serve and love others. I would like to thank each person.
1. Gagik for your constant optimism and amazing booklet you published to teach coding in Armenian!
2. Hasmik for your ability to bring difficult topics into discussion and help bring new ideas forward!
3. Hermine for your caring and selfless personality that always put others above yourself!
4. Houshig for the daily delicious meals you prepared and the sarcastic jokes you cracked!
5. Julieta for your beautiful smile that always made every day better and intelligent mind that challenged us and made us grow!
6. Lillian for your endless energy to play with children and abundant love towards all!
7. Lucy for your sans-worry lifestyle, young spirit, and supernatural ability to handle a difficult lifestyle, despite your 84.5 years of life!
8. Michael for your hidden way of speaking to people's hearts and souls, and caring for the ones who are often forgotten.
9. Omid for your relentless ability to help others and be on board with any new, adventurous, or crazy idea!
10. Rita for your creative ways of reaching to EVERY kid and pouring so much love and energy into them!
11. Roza for your multilingual skills that helped us so very much to communicate, and to better relate to the village culture!
12. Shant for your leadership and teaching skills that enabled us to have the best water fights as well as outdoor education!
13. Sirarpi for your endless jokes, bursts of energy, chicken-dance skills, and fun personality that every child and adult fell in love with.
14. Tania for your photography skills :) as well as your constant love, support, and encouragement towards our group!
15. Teni for your insane organizational skills and ability to bring so many new resources to the village!
16. Victor for your knowledge of the village, your expertise of the curriculum, and your ability to bridge the US and Armenian culture, language, and lifestyles!