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FAR Young Professionals 2009 Tour to Armenia – Reception and Presentation standard

Join Us at a Reception to Learn More About FAR’s Upcoming Young Professionals Trip to Armenia Have the opportunity to get first-hand information from former YP participants, learn more about Armenia, and make new friends. The Fund for Armenian Relief will hold a reception to provide more information about its Young Professionals Trip to Armenia. This event will take place on April 23 at 7:00 pm at the Zohrab Center, located in the Diocesan Complex in New York City. The two-week trip, which is open to young professionals between the ages of 23 – 40, will take place from June 8 – June 22, 2009. During their time in Armenia, participants will visit historic sites such as Holy Etchmiadzin, Noravank ...

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[YPT] : Getting Ready to Fly to Armenia standard

Thursday April 23rd was a special evening for alumni and friends of FAR’s Young Professionals (YP) Trip to Armenia.  Approximately 50 people gathered at the Zohrab Center in NYC for a reception and presentation on this year’s trip, which will take place from June 9 – June 23, 2009. The YP trip is a great opportunity for Diaspora Armenians to reconnect to their cultural roots.  Over the course of two weeks, participants will visit historic sites (Holy Etchmiadzin and Noravank monastery to name a few) as well as meet with national leaders. Signing up Credit : Celine Kaladjian Notable quotes from the event: Executive Director Garnik Nanagoulian gave a brief description of FAR and the programs it supports, and provided ...

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[CSFC] : Beneficiaries Stories, the Hovanesyan Family. standard

The story begins like this: Nearly 15 years ago, during Armenia’s most destitute times, Mr. Arto Hovanesyan* received an opportunity to work and live in the Ukraine. After selling the apartment in Yerevan, the Hovanesyan family moved to the Ukraine, and life for Mr. Hovanesyan, his wife and six children was good. However, the whole family missed Armenia and wanted to return. A year ago, with the downturn of the global economy, Mr. Hovanesyan lost his job. The dire situation initiated the return to Yerevan. Glad to be back, the family needed help to resettle in Armenia. After being directed to FAR’s Children’s Support Center, the Hovanesyan family was given a small property in Artsakh (Karabagh), as well as the ...

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[CSFC] : Short-term Sanctuary and Assistance Program standard

This week, children benefiting from FAR’s Short-term Sanctuary and Assistance Program at the Children’s Support Center visited Haghtanak Park and Zeytun Park, as well as attending a theatrical performance. Regular programs like this are a well deserved change from the hard reality that many of the children, now in the care the FAR Children Center, faced in their past. FAR’s Children’s Support Center hotline continues to receive calls from Armenian families in search of assistance with everything from basic needs such as a shelter, to more specific needs such as caring for children with special issues. The Center’s staff continues to take measures in response to these calls: a specialist is assigned to each case, and meetings with each child’s ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: New Joint Program: FAR and Traumatology Republican Scientific Center. standard

A new program to explore and cure the skeletal system distraction/ disorder in children will be initially implemented in the Shirak Region of Armenia. The first assignment visit to Gyumri was made on May 7th, 2009. Within the framework of the visit, the working team (TRSC Scientific Director T. Khanamiryan, TRSC employee G. Ayvazyan, FAR Health Programs Coordinator H. Simonyan) held meetings with local responsible officials of the region’s health care system. All parties welcomed the joint-venture with great enthusiasm. As a result, the program implementation schedule (June 11 – one-day seminar, June 20-29 – one week practical training) in the Gyumri Maternity Hospital were planned. Participants and local contacts were defined according to their professions and residences. CME at ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: New Joint Program: FAR and Traumatology Republican Scientific Center. standard

A new program to explore and cure the skeletal system distraction/ disorder in children will be initially implemented in the Shirak Region of Armenia. The first assignment visit to Gyumri was made on May 7th, 2009. Within the framework of the visit, the working team (TRSC Scientific Director T. Khanamiryan, TRSC employee G. Ayvazyan, FAR Health Programs Coordinator H. Simonyan) held meetings with local responsible officials of the region’s health care system. All parties welcomed the joint-venture with great enthusiasm. As a result, the program implementation schedule (June 11 – one-day seminar, June 20-29 – one week practical training) in the Gyumri Maternity Hospital were planned. Participants and local contacts were defined according to their professions and residences. CME at ...

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[FAR Social Services | FAR Soup Kitchens]: BAFA and FAR Organize Workshops in Nor Hatchn. standard

One of FAR Soup Kitchens is located in village Nor Hatchn, close to Yerevan. Many of the industrial factories that operated here have been closed for years. The majority of young people left for Russia in search of work and the elderly remaining in the village live on a very small pension. Refugees from Azerbaijan live in dormitories under extremely poor conditions. Among beneficiaries of this soup kitchen Nor Hatchn are three generations of refugee families and many pensioners of the village. BAFA (Bay Area Friends of Armenia) and FAR have initiated the organization of an entertainment program for children visiting the soup kitchen. The “Manana” organization will conduct workshops and teach photography, journalism, and film shooting for the youngsters. ...

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[FAR Social Services | FAR Soup Kitchens]: BAFA and FAR Organize Workshops in Nor Hatchn. standard

One of FAR Soup Kitchens is located in village Nor Hatchn, close to Yerevan. Many of the industrial factories that operated here have been closed for years. The majority of young people left for Russia in search of work and the elderly remaining in the village live on a very small pension. Refugees from Azerbaijan live in dormitories under extremely poor conditions. Among beneficiaries of this soup kitchen Nor Hatchn are three generations of refugee families and many pensioners of the village. BAFA (Bay Area Friends of Armenia) and FAR have initiated the organization of an entertainment program for children visiting the soup kitchen. The “Manana” organization will conduct workshops and teach photography, journalism, and film shooting for the youngsters. ...

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