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[FAR Health Programs]: Generous Donation Supports Healthcare in Armenia standard

For the past seven years, the FAR Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) has given Armenian doctors the opportunities they need to change the face of healthcare in the region. The program, which makes it possible for physicians from Armenia’s rural regions to spend one month in Yerevan and work with leading experts at top medical centers, has so far helped more than 450 doctors from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh. This powerful program was most recently supported by Dr. Gary Zamanigian from Chicago, Illinois, who made a generous contribution, which will allow FAR to help even more people in need. Thank you, from all of us at FAR. Read more here.

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[FAR New York]: “The Bravest Children I’ve Ever Met” standard

Yerevan, Moscow, Providence, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, Brussels. Those are the cities that she has been blessed to call home. She hasn’t resided in her birthplace since her family emigrated from Armenia 18 years ago. Each time she has visited, whether to see family, perform, or conduct research for her master’s thesis, she’s been inspired by the strength and vigor of an ambitious people. After graduating from the Peabody Institute this past spring, Tatevik Khoja-Eynatyan travelled to FAR’s New York office for an internship in communications. She was soon accepted as a new member of the FAR team and basks in the afterglow of that achievement as she looks back: “Personally, I was curious to better gauge the potential role ...

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[FAR New York]: "The Bravest Children I’ve Ever Met" standard

Yerevan, Moscow, Providence, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, Brussels. Those are the cities that she has been blessed to call home. She hasn’t resided in her birthplace since her family emigrated from Armenia 18 years ago. Each time she has visited, whether to see family, perform, or conduct research for her master’s thesis, she’s been inspired by the strength and vigor of an ambitious people. After graduating from the Peabody Institute this past spring, Tatevik Khoja-Eynatyan travelled to FAR’s New York office for an internship in communications. She was soon accepted as a new member of the FAR team and basks in the afterglow of that achievement as she looks back: “Personally, I was curious to better gauge the potential role ...

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[FAR New York]: FAR Hosts First Fireplace Chat in Chicago. standard

The Fund for Armenian Relief met with members of the Armenian community in Chicago, marking the first of a series of Fireplace Chats — intimate gatherings to discuss Armenia’s socio-economic needs and the critical work that FAR does. The evening was hosted by Dr. Heratch and Mrs. Sona Doumanian, who graciously welcomed the guests in their beautiful home. Members of the Chicago Diocesan Council — namely, Oscar Tatosian, Fr. Aren Jebejian, Lisa Esayian, and Paul Mardoian — were instrumental in helping to organize what became a successful event. FAR introduced the Chicago community to many of the organization’s initiatives in Armenia, while also describing the economic and social needs of the country. A lively discussion ensued, covering topics as diverse ...

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[FAR New York]: FAR Interns. standard

Armenian Weekly interviews Children’s Center interns. Via The Armenian Weekly Krista Tyner, 22, of the St. James Church in Evanston, Ill., is teaching dance to the children at the center. A recent graduate of Loyola University in Chicago with a degree in sociology and minors in psychology and dance, Tyner has been chairperson of her parish’s Senior ACYOA chapter for the past two years. She is a new addition to the St. James Church Choir, and served as a committee member of the Armenian Dance Company of Chicago for the past two years. Please continue reading here Credit: The Armenian Weekly

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[FAR New York]: Afro-American or Armenian? One Man’s Path of Self-Discovery. standard

“Imagine discovering you are not the person you thought you were, that you have a family, a history, an ethnicity you never knew. How would this discovery impact your life, the lives of those around you; your vision of yourself and society?” – Michael S. Fosberg By Taleen Babayan via The Armenian Reporter On Sunday morning, as I was getting ready for the day’s scheduled sessions of the conference, I was casually listening to the radio. A local radio station from Houston was broadcasting a literary program called “The Sunday Papers With Rick Kogan” originating from Chicago on 720 AM, WGN. The radio host was interviewing a writer by the name of Michael Sidney Fosberg. The author was discussing his ...

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