Gevorg Afrikyan

  • Submitted by: Giovanni
  • Description: At 22-years-old, Gevorg is a Paralympic powerlifting champion, living in a small bordering city of Gavar, Armenia. Following participation in a number of EU4Youth trainings on life skills, communication and social entrepreneurship, he created a big network of supporters. With the help of an EU4Youth mentor, he developed a plan and started fundraising money to open the “Afrikyan Gym” for people who have physical limitations. Gevorg wants to inspire people with or without disability and aims to train athletes to become champions in the future.

The EU4Youth Award winners were selected among the beneficiaries of the five EU-funded EU4Youth projects, which have been supporting youth in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine during 2018-2020. These are 15 outstanding young people who have been selected to receive the EU4Youth Awards, out of a total of 18,000 beneficiaries since the EU4Youth programme was launched in 2018. More information about all EU-funded initiatives for youth in the Eastern Partnership region is available here:

The special awards will be provided by EY, which implements EU4Youth Coordination and Support project. The EU4Youth programme’s purpose is aligned with EY’s commitment to support the next generation workforce and to positively impact the lives of one billion people by 2030. Through EY Ripples , EY people use their skills to help young people and underserved groups to succeed by conveying knowledge related to entrepreneurship, adaptability,  financial literacy and other 21st-century skills. Discover more.

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