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[FAR Yerevan]: Levon Lachikyan, Press Secretary standard

FAR’s staff is fortunate be blessed with a very diverse talent pool.   Without these individuals, strongly committed to their daily tasks, we would not be able to positively impact the lives of so many Armenians in need.  Therefore, we have decided to start a new thread of articles to present the staff members’ work to our supporters.  Today, please meet Levon Lachikyan, FAR’s Press Secretary in Yerevan. Originally from Gyumri, Levon received his formal education at the State University of Yerevan.  He pursued a career as a lecturer at his Alma Mater and also at Komitas Conservatoire, before becoming an art critic for the newspaper “Azg”.  As Press Secretary at FAR, Levon leverages his previous experience as a journalist in ...

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[FAR Partnerships | USAID]: Artashat Water Supply Project Brings Safe Drinking Water to Armenia’s Ararat Region standard

For years, the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) and USAID have been working together to change the lives of less fortunate Armenians. Thanks to USAID funding, FAR has implemented rehabilitation projects in Yerevan, the Shirak region and Nagorno-Karabakh. His Holiness Karekin II,  Marie L. Yovanovitch, and Hovik Abrahamian testing the water during the ceremony. Credit: FAR Staff Back in May, 2007, FAR signed a contract to oversee the implementation of the fourth USAID / FAR joint project, titled “Rehabilitation of Water Supply of Artashat Town and 27 Designated Villages in the Surrounding Area.”  Just a few days ago, this project was successfully completed, improving the water quality in the mentioned cities, and improving access to clean drinking water for nearly ...

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[FAR Partnerships | USAID]: Artashat Water Supply Project Brings Safe Drinking Water to Armenia’s Ararat Region standard

For years, the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) and USAID have been working together to change the lives of less fortunate Armenians. Thanks to USAID funding, FAR has implemented rehabilitation projects in Yerevan, the Shirak region and Nagorno-Karabakh. His Holiness Karekin II,  Marie L. Yovanovitch, and Hovik Abrahamian testing the water during the ceremony. Credit: FAR Staff Back in May, 2007, FAR signed a contract to oversee the implementation of the fourth USAID / FAR joint project, titled “Rehabilitation of Water Supply of Artashat Town and 27 Designated Villages in the Surrounding Area.”  Just a few days ago, this project was successfully completed, improving the water quality in the mentioned cities, and improving access to clean drinking water for nearly ...

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[Armenian Life]: Why do we visit Armenia? – Teni Hovanissian. standard

“I didn’t know I could experience such an intense love for something that was not living and breathing.”  These were the words Teni Hovanissian used to describe Karabakh. Teni first traveled to Armenia in 1998, on a Homenetmen (Armenian Diaspora sports and scouting league) camping trip.   Why did Teni go to Armenian?  After attending Armenian school in Los Angeles for most of her youth, she had read a great deal about the culture and monuments of her ancestral land, and she was curious to see them firsthand. During that first trip to Armenia, Teni developed what she herself described as “a deep love and appreciation” for the Armenian culture in its purest form.  Although the culture is rich and the ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – We’ll miss you, Celine. standard

By Levon Lachikyan Prior to her internship at the FAR Yerevan Office, Celine Kaladjian had an opportunity to participate in the FAR Young Professionals’ Trip, which gave her a great opportunity to tour the country with other young Armenians. However, this was not Celine’s first trip to Armenia. Born in Marseilles, France, Celine was raised in an Armenian district of the city. Currently, Celine studies at University of Bordeaux III (France). She first discovered Armenia in stories documented by her great-grandparents, emigrants from Western Region of Armenia in 1922. But only the death of Celine’s grandparents in 2005 motivated her to visit Armenia for the first time. In June 2009, Celine visited Armenia for the second time. On her second ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – We’ll miss you, Celine. standard

By Levon Lachikyan Prior to her internship at the FAR Yerevan Office, Celine Kaladjian had an opportunity to participate in the FAR Young Professionals’ Trip, which gave her a great opportunity to tour the country with other young Armenians. However, this was not Celine’s first trip to Armenia. Born in Marseilles, France, Celine was raised in an Armenian district of the city. Currently, Celine studies at University of Bordeaux III (France). She first discovered Armenia in stories documented by her great-grandparents, emigrants from Western Region of Armenia in 1922. But only the death of Celine’s grandparents in 2005 motivated her to visit Armenia for the first time. In June 2009, Celine visited Armenia for the second time. On her second ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – Living in Barekamoutyoun. standard

I live in the neighborhood around Barekamoutyoun (North-west Yerevan). When one of my Armenian friends first told me he knew of an apartment available in this area, I really didn’t know what to expect.  With a myriad of concrete buildings sprouting from the Earth, this district does not look appealing from the outside. Yet, within the masses of construction, one finds a very happy Armenian community. When you think you’ve reached the end of a street in Barekamoutyoun, there’s usually a small passage that leads you to a quiet area, sort of a city in the city, if you will.  And you forget that you’re in Yerevan: people beat their wool, children play soccer, elderly play backgammon and street vendors ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – Living in Barekamoutyoun. standard

I live in the neighborhood around Barekamoutyoun (North-west Yerevan). When one of my Armenian friends first told me he knew of an apartment available in this area, I really didn’t know what to expect.  With a myriad of concrete buildings sprouting from the Earth, this district does not look appealing from the outside. Yet, within the masses of construction, one finds a very happy Armenian community. When you think you’ve reached the end of a street in Barekamoutyoun, there’s usually a small passage that leads you to a quiet area, sort of a city in the city, if you will.  And you forget that you’re in Yerevan: people beat their wool, children play soccer, elderly play backgammon and street vendors ...

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