YEREVAN (Mediamax) — The first Adopt-a-Village trial commencement took place at Areni, Vayots Dzor province of Armenia by the New Zealand Diaspora on December 11.
Adopt-a-Village concept was initiated by the author of ”Origins: Discovery” novel Len Wicks. Traveling across Armenian marzes and seeing the desolate state of the villages, he initiated the project which ties Armenian villages and their neighborhood to certain country where an Armenian communities are represented.
The project directly links the sides without any mediatory and is controlled by the Diaspora. It is about micro-projects in the main, many not involving cash, and a direct relationship between the Diaspora and villages. Adopt-a-Village is aimed at beautifying and cleaning Armenian villages not only for the villagers but also potential tourists.
Currently, the author of the concept Len Wicks works on a film-trilogy based on the novel which will be a unique commercial for Armenia featuring Armenia’s beauty, culture and history as well as the Armenian Genocide issues on a big screen.