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[Celine's Dispatches: FAR's Intern in Armenia] : Our Last Days in Yerevan standard

Our last two days in Yerevan reminded everyone that nearly two weeks have passed since we first landed in the Motherland. This sudden return to reality left everyone nostalgic, remembering the highlights of our trip during our last dinner together. Our free time in Yerevan enabled us to explore the city. I went to the Vernissage (an open air market where one can literally find anything you need), strolled down the streets of Yerevan and ended up in the open air cafes at the Opera. We also had the chance to meet Mrs. Hranush Hakobyan, the newly established Minister of Diaspora. Everyone was a little bit nervous, but we soon realized that Mrs. Hakobyan was very indeed not only very ...

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[YPT] : American Armenian Young Professionals Visit to Gyumri standard

In Gyumri, the FAR Young Professionals witnessed how FAR assist Armenians who are at many different stages of life. At GTech, Jason introduced the YPs to the school’s technical education program for young adults. (See June 15th post titled: A Diasporan in Armenia) Next, the young professionals visited the Soup Kitchen and had a chance to speak to some of the oldest FAR beneficiaries. Finally, the group visited the Oktet Music School, where they were welcomed by a beautiful concert program prepared specially for the visitors from the US, and performed by young students. The children’s performance was a big hit, and the young performers were happy to take photos with the YPs. The YPs and the performers come together ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – From Yerevan to the doors of the Orient. standard

Last Thursday, as I was sitting in Yerevan, everything around me started shaking. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was experiencing the second earthquake of my life. The epicenter was near Garni and according to seismologists, the magnitude of the quake reached 3.6. Needless to say, this light quake reminded everyone of the past. Within seconds, cell phone networks were saturated by numerous Armenians calling to check on their peers in different regions of the country. On Friday, the Young Professionals jammed their suitcases into the van and headed to southern Armenia. On our way down, we stopped in the Khor Virap monastery, where we had a wonderful view of Ararat. The two highlights of this ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – From Yerevan to the doors of the Orient. standard

Last Thursday, as I was sitting in Yerevan, everything around me started shaking. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was experiencing the second earthquake of my life. The epicenter was near Garni and according to seismologists, the magnitude of the quake reached 3.6. Needless to say, this light quake reminded everyone of the past. Within seconds, cell phone networks were saturated by numerous Armenians calling to check on their peers in different regions of the country. On Friday, the Young Professionals jammed their suitcases into the van and headed to southern Armenia. On our way down, we stopped in the Khor Virap monastery, where we had a wonderful view of Ararat. The two highlights of this ...

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[FAR Children’s Center | FAR PRR]: “The Best For Our Children”. standard

June 2 was a day of celebration at Haghtanak (Victory) Park in Yerevan. “The Best for Our Children” event, sponsored by FAR’s Children’s Support Center “Friends Council,” was held in commemoration of  Children’s Rights Protection International Day, celebrated all over the world. For the event, FAR attracted support from public celebrities, businessmen, artists and specialists who work with at-risk children.  One of the highlights of the event was the presence of Armenian First Lady Mrs. Rita Sargsyan. This was the second annual “The Best for Our Children” event, and FAR was happy to see the number of participants and vendors increasing.  More than 15.000 children participated in the event, hailing from Yerevan as well as other regions of Armenia. Vendors ...

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[FAR Children's Center | FAR PRR]: “The Best For Our Children”. standard

June 2 was a day of celebration at Haghtanak (Victory) Park in Yerevan. “The Best for Our Children” event, sponsored by FAR’s Children’s Support Center “Friends Council,” was held in commemoration of  Children’s Rights Protection International Day, celebrated all over the world. For the event, FAR attracted support from public celebrities, businessmen, artists and specialists who work with at-risk children.  One of the highlights of the event was the presence of Armenian First Lady Mrs. Rita Sargsyan. This was the second annual “The Best for Our Children” event, and FAR was happy to see the number of participants and vendors increasing.  More than 15.000 children participated in the event, hailing from Yerevan as well as other regions of Armenia. Vendors ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: Application of New Research Method. standard

FAR is involved in launching and a critical new program introducing a new research method to prevent developmental disabilities in infants through early detection.   The program, sponsored jointly with the Scientific Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics, was launched at the Austrian Pediatric Hospital of Gyumri (APH) and the maternity hospital in Gyumri. A lecture on new ultrasound applications, given by Gayane Ayvazyan, was a highlight of the event. The young physician will spend a week working in the Gyumri maternity hospital, familiarizing local physicians with the new methodology. “Thanks to our cooperation with FAR, we acquired not only a partner but also a co-thinker,” remarked T. Khanamiryan, director of the Traumatology and Orthopedics Scientific Center. All physicians from the Shirak ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: Application of New Research Method. standard

FAR is involved in launching and a critical new program introducing a new research method to prevent developmental disabilities in infants through early detection.   The program, sponsored jointly with the Scientific Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics, was launched at the Austrian Pediatric Hospital of Gyumri (APH) and the maternity hospital in Gyumri. A lecture on new ultrasound applications, given by Gayane Ayvazyan, was a highlight of the event. The young physician will spend a week working in the Gyumri maternity hospital, familiarizing local physicians with the new methodology. “Thanks to our cooperation with FAR, we acquired not only a partner but also a co-thinker,” remarked T. Khanamiryan, director of the Traumatology and Orthopedics Scientific Center. All physicians from the Shirak ...

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