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[GTech] : New Picture Galleries Available. standard

One of FAR’s partners has posted some new photo galleries about recent events at the Gyumri Information Technology Center and the 2009 FAR Young Professionals tour of Armenia. The gallery index page is at: http://leftbrainedgeeks.com/gitc/gallery Three galleries have just been posted: a visit from the Ministry of the Economy and Deputy Prime Minister to the GITC, a student field trip to VivaCell’s headquarters and switching facilities in Yerevan, and the FAR YP tour itself. The FAR YP gallery, we’re proud to say, has some short notes about the tour’s itinerary. Be sure to enlarge your browser’s window or scroll down the page to read the note under each photo. If you have not seen them already, follow the link on ...

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[FAR New York | FAR Events]: Information about Child Protection Public Forum. standard

As a leader in child protection issues, FAR hosted a Child Protection Public Forum at the Children’s Center on Thursday, June 25.  The purpose of the forum was to discuss efforts to mobilize human resources for early identification and early intervention for at-risk children and their families in Armenia.  75 childcare specialists working in various government posts and NGOs attended the forum dedicated to the establishment and promotion of  networking amongst child protection groups.  The forum presented a good opportunity for those present to exchange best practices with respect to child protection. The participants highlighted the importance of familiarity with the organizations and institutions that could be leveraged through partnerships aimed at achieving child protection goals in regions throughout Armenia. ...

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[FAR New York | FAR Events]: Information about Child Protection Public Forum. standard

As a leader in child protection issues, FAR hosted a Child Protection Public Forum at the Children’s Center on Thursday, June 25.  The purpose of the forum was to discuss efforts to mobilize human resources for early identification and early intervention for at-risk children and their families in Armenia.  75 childcare specialists working in various government posts and NGOs attended the forum dedicated to the establishment and promotion of  networking amongst child protection groups.  The forum presented a good opportunity for those present to exchange best practices with respect to child protection. The participants highlighted the importance of familiarity with the organizations and institutions that could be leveraged through partnerships aimed at achieving child protection goals in regions throughout Armenia. ...

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[FAR-NY] : U.S. Ambassador to Armenia held town hall meeting in New York standard

Addressing about 250 people at the Diocesan Center on Monday, June 22, Her Excellency Marie Yovanovitch, the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, spoke about U.S. goals in Armenia, discussed taxpayer-funded development programs, and asked the public to share its concerns on U.S.-Armenia relations. Turning to the economy, Ambassador Yovanovitch stressed that despite growth in recent years, the Armenian economy today faces the challenges posed by the global financial crisis. To help during the economic crisis, Ambassador Yovanovitch said, the U.S. is stepping up short-term humanitarian efforts, like a new program that allocates money to villages for infrastructure work and employs local residents to carry out the projects. Ambassador Yovanovitch highlighted the Artashat Water Project, which will rehabilitate ...

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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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[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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