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[BCPP]: “Young Astronomers” from Berd Rewarded with a Visit to Famous Observatory image

For the past four years FAR has cooperated with Byurakan through a partnership that has brought schoolchildren to the observatory during their vacation to explore its many facilities, interact with local researchers, observe the sky through the telescope, and also do some nearby trekking.

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[BCPP]: Berd Extracurricular Groups Reveal Young Talents image

As thousands of Armenian children packed their bags for summer getaways, our hobby group students find inspiration back at school. With sparkling eyes and beaming smiles, they hurry to class to paint, to learn Armenian folk music and to prepare songs and dances for performances. They especially love exploring topics such as the motherland, religion, sightseeing, favorite cartoons, and animals.

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[FAR Schools]: Renovations Provide Nurturing Learning Environments image

8-year-old Elen is counting on her fingers the number of concerts she has performed in while studying at the Argavand Music School named after Maestro Arsen Sayan. “One, two, three, hmmm…, four…, yes four,” she chuckles, looking at her mom who has come to watch and record her daughter’s annual concert. Elen plays the piano and also sings.

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[FAR Partnerships]: Sahan Arzruni’s “Keyboard Conversations” Reaches Across Generations image

Leaning over the black piano, poised with that special tension common to great musicians, Sahan Arzruni opened his performances with poignant chords that reverberated like a tender conversation. These conversations skimmed through six major cities of Armenia and Artsakh: Gyumri, Vanadzor, Berd, Ashtarak, Goris and Stepanakert.

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[FAR Schools]: Gyumri’s Octet Concert in Ijevan Celebrates May Holidays image

Last month, a concert at the Ijevan Cultural Palace provided a special treat for the locals. The event celebrated several May holidays important to Armenians: Labor Day (May 1), Victory Day and Shushi Liberation Day (both celebrated on May 9), and the First Republic Day (May 28). More than 30 students from Gyumri’s Octet Music School came together to call for unity and peace through their performances.

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[Ayo!]: Gyumri Easter Concert to Say Ayo! to EyeCare image

  On April 18, FAR’s fundraising platform Ayo! together with the Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTech) organized an Easter event with a goal to spread joy and happiness among the elders attending FAR’s Gyumri Soup Kitchen and to raise awareness on the recently launched EyeCare Project. More than 50 elders enjoyed the Easter concert featuring the young students of the Gyumri Octet Music School – with a varied repertoire from Armenian classical music and songs to Armenian folk dances. Arman and Vardanush have been attending the music school for more than two years. Arman, 14, plays the santur: “I have chosen my favorite song – “Anurjner” (Dreams) by our Gyumri composer Khachatur Avetisyan and with my performance, I want to ...

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