The President of the Republic of Armenia visits Noubarian College and “Hayastan” School in Montevideo
As part of his official visit to Uruguay, President Vahagn Khachaturyan visited the Noubarian College in Montevideo. Accompanied by the school principal Javier Poladian, the President toured the educational complex, familiarized himself with the general conditions and principles of education organization.
Javier Poladian and Aldo Rodríguez, Director of the Language Policy Department of the National Administration of Public Education of Uruguay, presented to the President the manual created for the purpose of teaching Armenian to foreigners, which, according to the author of the initiative, is the first of its kind. According to Aldo Rodríguez, the development of such manuals is part of a larger project, as the task is to develop accessible and interesting manuals for students, increasing their learning level.
He emphasized that such extensive work is not being done alone and the Ministry of Education of Uruguay is implementing the program with the support of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), and steps have been taken toward establishing cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Armenia.
During the discussion, the sides touched upon the existing great potential of cooperation between Armenia and Uruguay in the field of education, and highlighted consistent steps aimed at promoting contacts in this field. Issues regarding the possibility of establishing a Tumo center in Uruguay were also discussed.
Following the Noubarian school, the President visited the Montevideo public school named "Hayastan" where the President was welcomed by principal Mariana González . The President of the Republic of Armenia, accompanied by the principal, toured the school, afterwards attended the Armenian-Uruguayan cultural event organized with the participation of students in honor of the visit of the Armenian delegation.
Toward the end of the event, President Vahagn Khachaturyan expressed his gratitude to the teaching staff and students of the school for the warm welcome and beautiful performance, and then left a note in the guest book of the school.