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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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[GITC]: Vivacell Presentation standard

GTech students in Armenia received a presentation from Ralph Yirikian, General Manager of VivaCell, a communication firm which has been involved in the development of the telecommunication sector in Armenia.  Mr. Yirikian introduced the company to students and discussed potential future employment opportunities for promising students. The audience consisted of approximately 100 people: GTech pupils and staff, students and instructors from other local universities, local priests and media personnel.  Executive Director Jason Paul Kazarian introduced Mr. Yirikian. During his introduction, Mr. Kazarian discussed new enrollment at GTech.  Mr. Yirikian of VivaCell expressed appreciation for the existence of institutions such as GTech, and the presentation was quite encouraging for all.  FAR’s GTech continuously works to foster relationships with technology firms, creating ...

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[CASP]: Visiting the Syunik Region standard

A delegation of three FAR representatives – Country Deputy Director Margarit Piliposyan, Educational Programs Coordinator Eduard Karapetyan and Press Secretary Levon Lachikyan – visited the Syunik region of Armenia, where 219 children are beneficiaries of CASP.  The purpose of the trip was to meet some of the beneficiary families and to make home visits evaluate children’s living conditions.  FAR’s CASP (Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program) allows donors to provide direct support to Armenian children in need. CASP Beneficiaries Credit : Levon Lachikyan

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[Educational Grant Program]: FAR Announces Recipients of Educational Grant Program standard

In a ceremony held at the Yeghishe Charents hall of Yerevan State University, FAR announced the results of its Educational Grant Program.  This selective program provided 150 students from 12 Armenian universities with recognition and financial support.  These fortunate individuals were selected from a pool of approximately 1400 applicants representing 25 Armenian Universities. During the May 22nd ceremony, FAR Country Director Bagrat Sargsyan congratulated all winners and thanked the program’s founder, Ashot Hayrapetyan (NY), a graduate of Yerevan State University.  FAR’s Educational Grant Program provides talented Armenian students with the financial assistance needed to complete their education, and therefore shape a better future for their country.

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