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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 Soup Kitchens, VOAH]: The Power of Giving Back Unites Youth and the Elderly image

On April 27, a group of FAR Mathevosian Scholarship Program students from Gyumri, gathered together to clean FAR Gyumri Nishan and Margrit Atinizian Senior Center and the surrounding areas. The results of the hard work that day came as a nice surprise to the elderly beneficiaries when they came in for their daily nutritious hot meal. And students, too, were happy.

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[VOAH]: VOAH Residents Baptized image

April 25 was a special day at FAR’s Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH), when 15 of its residents were baptized. Some of VOAH’s residents had previously expressed their desire to be baptized to Father Abraham of Saint Grigor Narekatsi Church of Gugarats Diocese during one of his recent visits to the home. Thanks to the efforts of the Diocese and VOAH, their holy day finally came.

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[Vanadzor Old Age Home]: Poetry is His Medium image

Manushak Ohanyan, the head of FAR’s Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH), received a priceless and especially touching present on her birthday this year, a poem written by a beneficiary, which was dedicated especially to her. Aram Pachinski, 59, a Karabakh War veteran who writes poetry, plays piano and loves to entertain others with his singing, wrote the poem on a piece pf paper then asked staff to photograph, design and post it to Manushak’s Facebook page on his behalf. Manushak, I’ll make a confession With heart and soul I will present Love and joy, peace and happiness To you, a lovely creature, read the poem when translated from Russian. “When I saw it first on Facebook it filled my heath ...

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