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[FAR Schools]: Runner with a Cause standard

A few months ago, seasoned runner Anahid Ugurlayan finished her most difficult race. As a marathoner with 10 years of experience Anahid is used to distance running. But this time, in addition to the usual challenges, she also found herself battling 40 mph winds as she pushed toward the finish line of the Edinburgh Marathon. “I did finish this marathon, but with my slowest time of 6:31 as I ran in very harsh conditions for the last 9.2 miles. Yet the scenery was amazing! I am very proud to have run for the Gavar Special School,” she said. What Anahid started as a personal challenge 10 years ago has become an exemplary pursuit of the sport. “I decided from the ...

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[FAR Soup Kitchens]: Everyday Support for the Vulnerable standard

82-year-old Roza Gabrielyan has visited FAR’s Atinizian Senior Center in Gyumri every day for the past 14 years. The difficulties in her life have not broken her energetic personality and smile. She responds to today’s troubles by reminding us about her childhood in the 1940s – when finding a handful of wheat was a great joy. “We come here, see people, chat, eat delicious meals. This is how we pass our days. I tell many people to hang in there. We get meals here every day – different kinds of meals. When I was a child, there wasn’t even one grain of wheat, but we survived and got to this day,” says Mrs. Roza. She was 10 years old when was ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: Mathevosian Scholars Continue on Path to Success standard

We are proud to announce the latest successes of our Mathevosian Scholarship Program recipients.  Of the 72 scholars for 2012-2013, 54 have achieved good or excellent academic results. During a recent meeting of FAR’s Education Programs Coordinating Council, three of the undergraduate students were awarded grants of 80,000 AMD each, and all students with excellent results received certificates of achievement from FAR. This year’s Mathevosian scholars come from all regions of Armenia and they study at various institutions around the country, the majority of whom are at Yerevan State University. Twenty seven are at the State University of Economics; 12 at Armenian State Engineering University and two study at the State Agrarian University of Armenia. Fifty-three are pursuing their master’s degrees ...

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[FAR New York]: Race for Dignity standard

New-York based attorney Anahid Ugurlayan runs a marathon to support a charity each year. This year, she raised funds for two charities at the Hamptons Marathon: the Armenian Relief Society and the Fund for Armenian Relief. Anahid has been a supporter of FAR for many years. She first witnessed its deep investment in Armenia’s vulnerable population and promotion of individual rights during her first trip in Armenia in 2002 with the Young Professionals. In 2005 she ran the NYC Marathon to benefit the FAR Children’s Center. This year, she ran for FAR’s soup kitchens. On the unusually humid and damp fall morning of September 29, Anahid braved the poor running conditions of her 8th marathon to proudly support ARS and ...

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