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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – First Glimpse of Yerevan. standard

I was three and a half years old when the earthquake ravaged the north-west part of Armenia.  Because of my young age,  I couldn’t apprehend the notion of time.  One day back in France, feeling very self-confident , I walked up to my grandpa and told him, “Now I understand why you are here. Your parents fled from the earthquake!” Today, while leaving a flower on the genocide memorial, I envisioned the shy smile that my grandpa had on his face and clearly remembered his answer, “No that’s not it,” he said. Visiting the Genocide Memorial was a very emotional moment for all of the Young Professionals in the group, especially for one of the women who had grown up with her great-grandmother telling genocide ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – First Glimpse of Yerevan. standard

I was three and a half years old when the earthquake ravaged the north-west part of Armenia.  Because of my young age,  I couldn’t apprehend the notion of time.  One day back in France, feeling very self-confident , I walked up to my grandpa and told him, “Now I understand why you are here. Your parents fled from the earthquake!” Today, while leaving a flower on the genocide memorial, I envisioned the shy smile that my grandpa had on his face and clearly remembered his answer, “No that’s not it,” he said. Visiting the Genocide Memorial was a very emotional moment for all of the Young Professionals in the group, especially for one of the women who had grown up with her great-grandmother telling genocide ...

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[FAR PRR]: A Diasporan in Armenia standard

Jason Paul Kazarian from Texas discovers Gyumri and its young talents in unique way. Life in Gyumri is a far cry from Texas for Jason Paul Kazarian. But when the opportunity arose to fill the vacant Executive Director position at the Gyumri Information Technologies Center (GITC/GTech), he accepted it without hesitation. Moving 5,000 miles away from his home country provided quite the lifestyle change for Mr. Kazarian, both professionally and personally. But the vision and goals he had for GITC prompted his move and have remained his priority. To read the full release, please click here. Jason Paul Kazarian showing GITC to visitors Credit : Celine Kaladjian

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – First Day, First Impressions. standard

I never thought of myself as an Armenian until I visited Armenia for the first time last year.  In fact, I didn’t know much about Armenian culture, despite the fact that I was raised in an Armenian district in Marseilles, France. This year, walking out of the Zvarnots airport brought a big smile to my face: I felt like I was back home. Before beginning my internship for FAR in the Yerevan office, I will have the opportunity to take part in FAR’s Young Professionals Trip.  Traveling with six other diasporans, I have visited today FAR’s office, Garni and Geghard. I have to admit that I do not speak Armenian.  However, this didn’t prevent me from engaging conversation with local ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – First Day, First Impressions. standard

I never thought of myself as an Armenian until I visited Armenia for the first time last year.  In fact, I didn’t know much about Armenian culture, despite the fact that I was raised in an Armenian district in Marseilles, France. This year, walking out of the Zvarnots airport brought a big smile to my face: I felt like I was back home. Before beginning my internship for FAR in the Yerevan office, I will have the opportunity to take part in FAR’s Young Professionals Trip.  Traveling with six other diasporans, I have visited today FAR’s office, Garni and Geghard. I have to admit that I do not speak Armenian.  However, this didn’t prevent me from engaging conversation with local ...

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[CASP]: Beauty of the Syunik Region standard

The Syunik region of Armenia is situated in the remote Southern corner of the country, about 400 km from Yerevan.  Meghri, a town in Syunik, is adjacent to the Armenian- Iranian border.  CASP recently expanded its reach into this remote town to provide support to the families of 25 parentless children. Syunik is best known for its abundant mountains and rich forests, where one can find attractions such as Tatev Monastery (IX century), Kndzoresk caves, and the Shaki waterfall. However the most notable feature of this region, obvious everywhere, is the abundant luxury of the nature contrasted with the misery and poverty of people inhabiting it. During the Soviet Union, large mining and quarrying enterprises worked in this region, providing ...

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[FAR Schools | Hovhannes Hintliyan School]: “VERJIN ZANG”, Congratulations Graduates! standard

For Armenian school children, “Verjin Zang”, meaning last bell, signifies the end of the school year.  May 23rd this year marked the “Verjin Zang” for graduates of the Hovhannes Hintliyan School, in the remote Armenian town of Kayan on the Azerbaijan border.  The school is sponsored by CARS (Constantinople Armenian Relief Society), which partners with FAR in order to gain access to expert program implementation. Hovhannes Hintliyan School Graduates Credit : FAR Staff FAR Press Secretary Levon Lachikyan attended the graduation ceremony, and awarded graduates with financial stipends sponsored by CARS.  Mr. Lachikyan congratulated the 12 graduates, and wished them success in all future endeavors.  This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the “Nor Dprots” (New School) founded by Hovhannes ...

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[FAR Schools | Hovhannes Hintliyan School]: "VERJIN ZANG", Congratulations Graduates! standard

For Armenian school children, “Verjin Zang”, meaning last bell, signifies the end of the school year.  May 23rd this year marked the “Verjin Zang” for graduates of the Hovhannes Hintliyan School, in the remote Armenian town of Kayan on the Azerbaijan border.  The school is sponsored by CARS (Constantinople Armenian Relief Society), which partners with FAR in order to gain access to expert program implementation. Hovhannes Hintliyan School Graduates Credit : FAR Staff FAR Press Secretary Levon Lachikyan attended the graduation ceremony, and awarded graduates with financial stipends sponsored by CARS.  Mr. Lachikyan congratulated the 12 graduates, and wished them success in all future endeavors.  This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the “Nor Dprots” (New School) founded by Hovhannes ...

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