SOAR - Slovakia Chapter
Slovakia joined the SOAR family in February 2019. The first Armenians moved to the current territory of the Slovak Republic in the middle of the 17th century from Bessarabia. The current Armenian Community formed after the collapse of the Soviet Union and is comprised of immigrants from the former Soviet republics. According to the Armenian Apostolic church, the number of Armenians in Slovakia is approximately 800, with the largest number in the capital city of Bratislava and Košice. The Armenians in Slovakia are mostly engaged in construction, catering and food industries, and the trade and service sectors. There are two Armenian Khachkars (cross-stones) in Slovakia. In Bratislava, the Khachkar was raised in 2005 and is dedicated to the adoption of the Resolution on recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide by the National Council of the Slovak Republic on November 30, 2004. In Košice, the Khachkar was raised in December 2015 and is dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial.
Board of Directors:
Angela Voskerchyan graduated from the French University in Armenia and holds a Master`s degree in Business Administration (MBA). She has more than five years of working experience in different fields with different international companies. She was mostly engaged with internal control/auditing, budgeting and administration. She worked at St. Mary Armenian Church in Washington DC, helping serve the American-Armenian community. Including managing all the churches administrative affairs, as well as being the coordinator of the WED fund scholarship and teaching kindergarten class at the church’s Sunday school for several years.