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[FAR Partnerships]: Minnesota Familiy Makes It Possible for Vulnerable Families to Access Healthy Food in the Dead of Winter image

The weeks of New Years and Christmas celebrations are finally over in Armenia and we have returned to the normal pace and routine of everyday life. Yet we wanted to share with you the news that FAR was able to do food distribution over the holidays thanks to the generosity of FAR supporter Mr. Ed Pompeian from Rochester, Minnesota, who made it possible.

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[FAR Partnerships]: FAR Continues to Facilitate Partnership Between Armenian and American Engineers image

For more than four years now, FAR has been facilitating a collaboration between Rutgers University, the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia (NUACA), and the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) to support the upgrade of NUACA’s curriculum, and to create opportunities for Armenian engineers to learn more about the best practices of civil engineers from leading centers in the U.S.

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[BCPP]: Contest Winners Visit Armenia’s Astronomical Observatory image

Fifteen young winners of an essay competition organized by FAR and the Armenian Astronomical Society recently visited the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO). The young competitors (grades eight to 12) had written on the topic of “My Universe” and their prize was a two-day journey that gave them a closer look into the world of physics.

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[Partnerships]: Benefactors Witness Improvements in Zangakatun Village image

We love it when our supporters personally witness a project’s implementation. It is one of the strongest components of our organization’s accountability. Recently, our generous donors Harry Toufayan and his wife Suzanne visited the village of Zangakatun in Armenia. The visit was a wonderful occasion to officially introduce to the Toufayans the newly renovated irrigation system that was made possible in part thanks to their generous support. Rehabilitation of the existing system and construction of a new pipeline to irrigate 417 hectares was also partially funded by the Orange Foundation’s One Village program.

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[FAR Partnerships]: FAR Partner Generously Surprises Students with New School Bags image

Thirteen students started off this school year with a nice surprise: new school bags filled with supplies. The gifts were generously sent to children in the border village communities of Tavush Province by Dr. Areg Mikaelian, co-founder and head of the Armenian Astronomical Society and leading specialist at Armenia's Byurakan Observatory. After his last visit to the region in May when he lectured to the students and teachers in the communities supported by FAR's Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), Dr. Mikaelian was struck by the level of poverty in the area.

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