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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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[CASP] : Scholarship Distribution in Shirak Region standard

The FAR office in Shirak allocated CASP sponsorships to 31 beneficiaries in the Shirak region (100 USD to each beneficiary). One of the CASP beneficiaries, the Snkhchyan family, lost their house as a result of the 1988 earthquake. Since then they have been living in a wooden cottage located in the suburbs of Gyumri. Two years ago, Anahit Snkhchyan also lost her husband, a well-known specialist of mathematics. Now she hardly manages to keep her four children. Anahit is unemployed and her father-in-law has to support the family. Fortunately, her son Hovhannes could be enrolled in the CASP child sponsorship program – managed by FAR – and her eldest daughter is a FAR Mathevosian Scholarship program beneficiary. “I would face ...

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[FAR Scholarships] : FAR Gulamerian Scholarship Program Visits Gavar Orphanage standard

As the current academic year nears its closing and the higher educational institutions (HEIs) examination period starts, a joint meeting was held at the RA Science and Education Ministry’s HEIs Department on April 16.They visited the Gavar Orphanage on April 20 in order to inform the orphanage graduates about Gulamerian Scholarship Program. Along with the three graduates of the orphanage, future graduates participated in the meeting as well.They followed with great interest the speech of Educational/Scientific programs coordinator Eduard Karapetyan. In his speech, Mr. Karapetyan not only mentioned the new criteria defined by the FAR Educational Committee, but also discussed the issues related to the current labor market and its development tendencies. The meeting was very important and useful, especially ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: FAR Health Programs Coordinator Hambardzum Simonyan Visits Ararat standard

Notwithstanding the short period of its (four-year) activity (2005-2009), FAR Health Program has managed to contribute to the development and reform of the RA Health Care system. As a result, many health care establishments have been provided with medical equipment and 170 physicians from various RA regions, Karabagh and Javakhk have participated in the CME training. However, there are still many places where applications haven’t been received from. One such place is the town of Ararat, adjacent to the capital city of Yerevan. Its regional hospital provides medical service to nearly 40,000 residents. This Institution has 250 employees and52 of them are physicians. On April 16, 2009, FAR Health Programs Coordinator Hambardzum Simonyan visited Ararat with the purpose to introduce ...

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