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[BCPP]: Berd Hobby 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 Health Programs]: FAR Health Programs in Spotlight of 12th Armenian Medical World Congress image

It was made clear during the congress that the healthcare sector in rural and underprivileged areas of Armenia has undergone significant changes in the recent past to increase its impact on the most vulnerable, like preschool children. FAR’s very own Dr. Hambardzum Simonyan – the FAR Health Program Director – attended the Congress and shared FAR’s expertise in both healthcare and continuing medical education. The keystone of his speech during a plenary session were the public health and nutrition programs implemented within the scope of the FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP)* that focuses on the Tavush region.

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[FAR New York]: Margaret Ahnert has become a Role Model for Journalism Students image

More than 50 students came dressed in their finest for a special meeting to say thanks to their benefactor – renowned American-Armenian writer and journalist Margaret Ahnert. They were bubbling with energy and excitement to meet with the woman who believed in them and gave them a chance to delve into the world of journalism.

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[Gtech]: GTech Community Welcomes Comcast’s Dr. Raffi Shekooian image

Dr. Shekookian’s audience in Gyumri included GTech graduates and professors. They had come to hear the principal engineer of Comcast – one of the largest broadcasting and cable television corporations in the world and a prominent IT think tank. The lectures were organized and supported by the New York-based organization the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America, Inc. (AESA).

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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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