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[FAR Media Releases]: First Ester Ajemian Scholarship Recipients Graduate. standard

The six recipients of the Ester Ajemian Scholarship have excellently defended their master’s theses. The scholarship was established in 2010 by acclaimed Armenian-American writer Margaret Ajemian Ahnert in honor of her mother Ester Ajemian, whose survival of the genocide Ms. Ahnert chronicled in her book The Knock at the Door. Ms. Ahnert worked for years as a television producer and a teacher before publishing her book. During a visit to Armenia to present her book, she visited several FAR programs, including the Children’s Center and the School for Handicapped Children. Wishing to contribute meaningfully both to the development of Armenia and the legacy of her mother, Ms. Ahnert decided to establish a scholarship for young female Armenians who will pursue ...

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[FAR Media Release]: Fund for Armenian Relief celebrates its 20th anniversary, honors one of its Founders, and raises close to $1 Million standard

Some 450 people gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan on January 15 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) — an organization that has provided strength and opportunity to the Armenian people — and pay tribute to a true humanitarian and co-founder of FAR, Dr. Edgar M. Housepian. Many guests traveled hundreds of miles to attend the regal gala, which helped to raise close to $1 million to support FAR operations. His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, presided over the event and addressed attendees. Other notable speakers included Tribute Committee Chair Dr. Tavit Najarian; Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) and President ...

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[[FAR Health Programs | FAR PRR]: FAR and Medical State University of Yerevan Held Fourth Annual Medical Symposium standard

Year after year and month after month, the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) helps more and more Armenian physicians enhance their medical skills, learn about new developments in their field, and essentially become better doctors through the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. To read full release, please click here. 155 Provincial Doctors Came to the Symposium to Yerevan Credit: FAR Staff

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[[FAR Health Programs | FAR PRR]: FAR and Medical State University of Yerevan Held Fourth Annual Medical Symposium standard

Year after year and month after month, the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) helps more and more Armenian physicians enhance their medical skills, learn about new developments in their field, and essentially become better doctors through the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. To read full release, please click here. 155 Provincial Doctors Came to the Symposium to Yerevan Credit: FAR Staff

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[FAR PRR]: Dr. Edgar Housepian To Be Honored on January 15th standard

The Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) will honor one of its founding members, Dr. Edgar M. Housepian, at a gala banquet in Manhattan on January 15, 2010. The event also will mark FAR’s 20th anniversary. His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will preside. Dr. Housepian, a renowned neurosurgeon and professor, will be recognized for his many contributions to medicine, and for his involvement in the relief and medical efforts in Armenia. Click here to read more about Dr. Housepian’s work. Dr. Edgar Housepian Credit: Julie Dermansky

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[FAR PRR]: Little Hearts: Two Armenian-Americans create documentary about child protection in Armenia standard

By Simone Paklaian and Alexa Sapah-Gulian As two high school students living in Connecticut, we usually spend our summers on Cape Cod scooping ice cream. This summer, however, was different. We decided to go to Armenia to volunteer at FAR’s Child Protection Center and also create a documentary to develop awareness about child welfare. We found that the Center fills a void by addressing the long-term needs of abandoned and neglected Armenian children. Staff address their physical and psychological needs while at the same time, they try to find them a loving home. We spent lots of time with the children at the center and observed how they were on a path to heal. We met new children admitted to ...

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[FAR PRR]: FAR helps young Diaspora Armenians to discover their own Armenia in a very unique way. standard

For those in the Diaspora, living in multiple cultures is something many Armenian-Americans know well. Despite growing up in America, they have a strong awareness of and attachment to their Armenian roots – even if those roots have crossed through other nations and cultures before reaching the United States. For many Armenian-Americans, stepping foot in Armenia is a way to step beyond these childhood images. It provides a chance to learn who they are, as Armenians. Over 14 years, the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) has provided this opportunity to dozens of young Armenian-Americans through the Young Professionals Trip. To read the full release, please click here. Happy Armenian-Americans arrive in Goris Credit : Celine Kaladjian

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[FAR PRR]: 20 years on record: FAR has been about changing lives of Armenians standard

More Armenians doctors are offering better care to more people. More Armenian orphans have the chance get an education. More Armenian children who were once neglected or abandoned now have the help and support they so desperately need. More young Armenians have a chance to better their careers. These marks of progress prove that the Fund for Armenian Relief is making a difference to many Armenians . To read the full release, please click here. Kostas and Nadya, two young vulnerable Armenians supported by FAR Credit : FAR Staff

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[FAR Children’s Center | FAR PRR]: “The Best For Our Children”. standard

June 2 was a day of celebration at Haghtanak (Victory) Park in Yerevan. “The Best for Our Children” event, sponsored by FAR’s Children’s Support Center “Friends Council,” was held in commemoration of  Children’s Rights Protection International Day, celebrated all over the world. For the event, FAR attracted support from public celebrities, businessmen, artists and specialists who work with at-risk children.  One of the highlights of the event was the presence of Armenian First Lady Mrs. Rita Sargsyan. This was the second annual “The Best for Our Children” event, and FAR was happy to see the number of participants and vendors increasing.  More than 15.000 children participated in the event, hailing from Yerevan as well as other regions of Armenia. Vendors ...

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[FAR Children's Center | FAR PRR]: “The Best For Our Children”. standard

June 2 was a day of celebration at Haghtanak (Victory) Park in Yerevan. “The Best for Our Children” event, sponsored by FAR’s Children’s Support Center “Friends Council,” was held in commemoration of  Children’s Rights Protection International Day, celebrated all over the world. For the event, FAR attracted support from public celebrities, businessmen, artists and specialists who work with at-risk children.  One of the highlights of the event was the presence of Armenian First Lady Mrs. Rita Sargsyan. This was the second annual “The Best for Our Children” event, and FAR was happy to see the number of participants and vendors increasing.  More than 15.000 children participated in the event, hailing from Yerevan as well as other regions of Armenia. Vendors ...

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