The HLF project that CAIA recently embarked on means a lot to me personally and professionally. During World War 1 both of my grandfathers were impacted as young children living in the Ottoman Empire.

I feel we have a duty to record these memories and share them for future generations in order to preserve family history.  CAIA were delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund agreed to support this important project which sought to involve UK Armenian families as well as those connected to them and capture the experiences of WW1 amongst the Armenian community.

We therefore welcome anyone who wants to be involved in the project, whether it’s sharing your family story, attending the events, or contributing a skill you have – this journey will be even more interesting and rewarding for all together.

Misak Ohanian, CEO