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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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[FAR Scholarships]: Seeds of Hope, Support, and Encouragement image

September 2014 was a turning point in Armine Sahakyan’s life. “I remember attending a university meeting where the representatives of Fund for Armenian Relief announced the Avetis and Arsho Baghsarian Scholarship Program and shared the application instructions,” recalls Armine with excitement. “Looking around and seeing so many students from different departments made me feel uncertain about receiving the scholarship that I wanted so much. Interestingly, a few days after applying, I got a call from FAR to tell me, ‘Congratulations, you won the scholarship.’

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[FAR Scholarships]: Ahnert’s Student on her Studies and her Female Role Model image

“Nothing happens by chance or luck,” starts Ani with a glimmer in her eyes. “Those who cross our path have a message for us. When I first learned about Margaret Ahnert and her [book] The Knock at the Door while watching the Voice of America, I couldn’t have imagined that five years later I would receive Ahnert’s support through the Ester Ajemian Scholarship Program.”

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[FAR Health Programs]: Syrian-Armenian Doctor Finds Peace in Remote Region of Artsakh image

  After 22 years of а medical career in Qamishli, Syria, Syrian-Armenian Hayk Khacho, 49, decided to move to Artsakh in the beginning of 2016. “When I made the final decision to return to Armenia, I contacted my relatives here, and they told me that there was a lack of doctors in Artsakh. So, I immediately headed to Ishkhanadzor, my new gorgeous and peaceful home,” says the doctor. He is the only family doctor in Ishkhanadzor who accepts more than five patients each day from four nearby communities. Hayk has endured a heartbreaking struggle before arriving in Ishkhanadzor. Hayk was born in Syria. In 1994, he graduated from Yerevan’s State Medical University and returned to Qamishli. For more than 20 ...

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[FAR Health Programs]: Three Stories, Same Goal: CME as a Tool for Child Protection image

FAR stays focused on child protection not only through its childcare programs but through each and every program and project possible. Health care is no exception and one of the ways FAR inserts child protection into these programs is by including more regional pediatricians in our Continuing Medical Education program (CME) that enables them to learn new skills and update their knowledge to provide better services in the regions of Armenia and in Artsakh.

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