Garik Ghazaryan, the big fan of photography
23 November 2022
Sixteen-year-old Garik Ghazaryan from Debet Village is one of the SMART Center’s veterans. So far he’s managed to participate in seven programs. Prior to attending SMART, Garik was engaged in all sorts of activities, like karate, wrestling, dhol (Armenian drum), and Armenian folk dancing. Participating in the AgriTech program at SMART inspired him to delve into agriculture, specifically beekeeping.
“We have a couple of beehives, but we had to ask our neighbor, Grandfather Ubo, to take care of our bees for us. When the COAF beekeeping program started, I decided to participate and get skilled at beekeeping, since it could lead to a successful business,” says Garik.
Garik’s friendly character and his love for nature created the opportunity for him to become a professional tour guide, and he worked as one in his hometown for a short while.
Garik is crazy about photography. He was over the moon when he got to volunteer as a photographer for the SMART Summer Programs.
“I want to open a photography studio in Debet. It will allow me to do two of my favorite things at the same time: take photos and be a tour guide,” says Garik.