On July 26th, a group of seven volunteers marked the first trip to Akhpradzor.
Despite all the difficulties, our courageous driver Armen surprisingly made it all the way to the village.
Our team was led by our computer provider, Tigran Msryan who brought two other friends, Ruben and Aramazt to help set up the computer lab.
Artashes Avagyan, Project Manager of the Armenia team, accompanied my brother Azad and I on the trip.
We were very surprised at how wonderfully the room was prepared when we got there. It was the only room in the entire school with normal walls, electricity, carpeting, and curtains. It was indeed unbelievable. Mr Shirak Ghougassyan, a teacher and farmer in the village, had led the team to renovating the room.
The boys spent over nine hours setting up the computers, wiring the connections, setting up the Internet, and of course drinking coffee with the villagers.
The end result was amazing. With six computers and one instructional computer, the lab was ready for the camp!
The three teams : Akhpradzor, Yerevan, and America, celebrated the results of everyone's hard work.
We were able to receive very slow Internet connectivity to the computer.