Meet with Lusine Hovhannisyan, the ICARE Program Assistant
ICARE-Armenia Foundation is happy to introduce our new member – Lusine Hovhannisyan. She moved to Armenia from Karintak village after the Artsakh war.
We asked Lusine Hovhannisyan, MA of Armenia History Science, Artsakh State University, to tell about her cooperation with ICARE, her family, her native village, dreams, and future plans.
How did the cooperation with ICARE start?
– We had to leave the village because of the war. I only took my documents with me. I thought I would be back soon. Then we got the news of the fall of Karintak village… I started looking for a job and after a while, I found myself in ICARE foundation. I was welcomed here and got integrated easily.
About the Karintak and the family
– Karintak is one of the villages of the Shushi region of the Artsakh Republic. Just above the village is the Horse Riding Plato, known as «Jedder Duz», and the favorite “moss umbrellas” are at the northeast borders of the village. The village was founded in the 18th century by families who moved from Khtsaberd and Taghlar villages. There was no emigration from the village before the war. There has even been immigration in recent years. New families were formed, children were born. Today Karintak is under the control of the Azerbaijani armed forces. In recent years, I have lived in our village with my parents, sister, brother, and grandmother. My father used to be the principal of the village school and the history teacher.
– After graduating from Artsakh State University, Department of History and Pedagogy, I worked as a laboratory assistant and teacher in a village school. Soon I got my MA in Armenia History Science from the same University.
I always dreamed of working with young people, with the new generation to pass on my knowledge to them and to inspire them with my patriotism.
About current activities and future plans
– My vision expanded at the ICARE. I gained new skills and abilities. The ICARE staff helped me not to give up. Here I grow and become more skilled. Currently, I am helping with the organization of the trainings implemented in various marzes and communities of Armenia. Thus, I get an opportunity to become acquainted with the country. I also participate in courses that provide innovative knowledge and meet interesting people. I would very much like to continue working with the ICARE Foundation in the future as well.
As for our family, my sister’s baby boy was born several months ago and he was named after his uncle. Life goes on …