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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: FARFAA Reception at Yerevan Office. standard

FAR FAA (Medical Fellowship Program) secures the participation of Armenian physicians in the International Salzburg Medical Seminars, which are held in Austria.  Additionally, FAR FAA allows each second-year participant to organizes satellite symposiums in Yerevan, on various topics related to modern medical science. The symposiums serve as an opportunity to raise awareness regarding modern medical innovations. In early September, Dr. Phillis Dennery and Dr. Anne Ades of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia visited Armenia, after being invited by to speak at a FAR FAA symposium.  They lectured on neonatology, and Yerevan physicians discussed four local cases. At the end of the symposium, FAR organized a reception at the Yerevan office. The reception was a huge success, and attendees included the ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: FARFAA Reception at Yerevan Office. standard

FAR FAA (Medical Fellowship Program) secures the participation of Armenian physicians in the International Salzburg Medical Seminars, which are held in Austria.  Additionally, FAR FAA allows each second-year participant to organizes satellite symposiums in Yerevan, on various topics related to modern medical science. The symposiums serve as an opportunity to raise awareness regarding modern medical innovations. In early September, Dr. Phillis Dennery and Dr. Anne Ades of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia visited Armenia, after being invited by to speak at a FAR FAA symposium.  They lectured on neonatology, and Yerevan physicians discussed four local cases. At the end of the symposium, FAR organized a reception at the Yerevan office. The reception was a huge success, and attendees included the ...

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[FAR PRR]: Little Hearts: Two Armenian-Americans create documentary about child protection in Armenia standard

By Simone Paklaian and Alexa Sapah-Gulian As two high school students living in Connecticut, we usually spend our summers on Cape Cod scooping ice cream. This summer, however, was different. We decided to go to Armenia to volunteer at FAR’s Child Protection Center and also create a documentary to develop awareness about child welfare. We found that the Center fills a void by addressing the long-term needs of abandoned and neglected Armenian children. Staff address their physical and psychological needs while at the same time, they try to find them a loving home. We spent lots of time with the children at the center and observed how they were on a path to heal. We met new children admitted to ...

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[Mathevosian Scholarship]: New Beneficiaries standard

For over a decade, FAR’s Mathevosian Scholarship Program has been funding the University educations of a select group of qualifying students.  Thanks to the financial sponsorship provided by this scholarship program targeted towards underprivileged university students who have completed their first year of study, graduates have become highly skilled professionals in their fields of choice. This year, 46 candidates applied for the scholarship.  Of the 46 applicants, 20 were from Yerevan, and the remainder of the candidates hailed from other regions within the country, such as Shirak, Gegharkunik, Kotayk, Aragatsotn, Tavush, Armavir, and Ararat. Most of the applicants were from Yerevan State University and Armenian State University of Economics. The 2009 Mathevosian Students Credit: FAR Staff The FAR Educational Committee ...

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[FAR Partnerships | USAID]: May their life be as long as water! standard

“May their life be as long as water!” This was Julieta Barseghyan’s blessing to all involved in the Arshat Water Rehabilitation Project, funded by USAID and implemented by FAR. Julieta, a resident of Shahumyan village which recently benefitted from the project, is thrilled to have clean water. Julieta and her husband built their house in Shahumyan twenty years ago, and had never had local access to clean drinking water. “We looked with envy at the houses that had clean drinking water. There was even a period, when we thought of selling our house which was built with much difficulty and effort,” said Julieta. When they first learned about the Water Rehabilitation Project, they could hardly believe it. “Of course, now ...

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[FAR Partnerships | USAID]: May their life be as long as water! standard

“May their life be as long as water!” This was Julieta Barseghyan’s blessing to all involved in the Arshat Water Rehabilitation Project, funded by USAID and implemented by FAR. Julieta, a resident of Shahumyan village which recently benefitted from the project, is thrilled to have clean water. Julieta and her husband built their house in Shahumyan twenty years ago, and had never had local access to clean drinking water. “We looked with envy at the houses that had clean drinking water. There was even a period, when we thought of selling our house which was built with much difficulty and effort,” said Julieta. When they first learned about the Water Rehabilitation Project, they could hardly believe it. “Of course, now ...

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© Bijan Twisty http://www.flickr.com/photos/biji/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 On September 11, 2001, there was a quiet breeze and the brightest, bluest fall sky. Suddenly, the unbelievable occurred and the world shed tears together. May the beams, shining high into the night sky at 1 World Trade Center, connect us to all those we lost and to all those who suffered in witness.

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[Armenian Life]: Listening to Armenia – Eurovision and the Power of Musical Identity. standard

Two beautiful sisters with smiling eyes and sparkling smiles carried, with their musical talent, Armenia right upfront onto the international stage. Their voices, smooth as Caucasian obsidian and clear as Aragats mountain streams, mesmerized Eurovision audiences in Moscow as viewers held their phones, ready to text in votes. This was May 2009 and the sisters were Anush and Inga, well-known Armenian folk-pop singers, who meld traditional instruments, dance movements, and stylized costumes with exciting new choreography, upbeat rhythms, and a showmanship that not only enthralls but inspires a desire to join in, their fame and dazzling performance somehow not eliminating their welcoming demeanors. Anush and Inga led Armenia to the finals and won the nation a spot in 10th place. ...

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[FAR Partnerships | USAID]: Fresh Water in Shahumian standard

After the opening ceremony dedicated to the successful completion of the Arshat Water Rehabilitation Project, we decided to visit the villages to witness some of the results of the project.  We were so happy to notice that a section of the route, which had once been occupied by a line of people waiting for water to carry home, was now empty. The rural residents of the Araratian Valley live comfortably as compared with the residents of other regions of Armenia. The soil is fertile, and ample harvest grounds characterize the area. Shahumyan village, located 5 km far town Artashat, contains a newly-build district of the village, containing houses with beautiful gardens.  However, this village previously lacked a clean water supply. ...

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[FAR Partnerships | USAID]: Fresh Water in Shahumian standard

After the opening ceremony dedicated to the successful completion of the Arshat Water Rehabilitation Project, we decided to visit the villages to witness some of the results of the project.  We were so happy to notice that a section of the route, which had once been occupied by a line of people waiting for water to carry home, was now empty. The rural residents of the Araratian Valley live comfortably as compared with the residents of other regions of Armenia. The soil is fertile, and ample harvest grounds characterize the area. Shahumyan village, located 5 km far town Artashat, contains a newly-build district of the village, containing houses with beautiful gardens.  However, this village previously lacked a clean water supply. ...

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