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[FAR Economic Programs]: FAR Fights Poverty Alongside the People of Tavush standard

Meet FAR’s Berd Office team: the main officers of FAR’s one-year-old Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP)*. Many team members are named after flowers and other natural elements. Astghik is the little star, Hasmik is Jasmine, Heghine – wicker, Zarine – dawn… and they are all led by Lusine – the moon – Grigoryan. “I will never leave my homeland. I cannot understand those who do,” Lusine says. She is always striving to make the absolute most of BCPP that is working to help the city of Berd and its surrounding villages in the Tavush region. The Berd team’s job is not an easy one. In addition to the many faces of poverty that they battle every day, including ...

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[FAR Health Programs]: FAR Leads the Way in Improving Healthcare standard

Armenia is gearing up for the International Medical Congress of Armenia, which is set for July 2015. As a leader in improving Armenia’s healthcare system through its medical programs, FAR is already actively involved with the Congress. FAR’s Health Programs Coordinator Dr. Hambardzum Simonyan is involved in the Congress’ organizational committee and is leading coordination with Diaspora organizations in preparation for the event. The Congress will host a list of internationally recognized experts; healthcare professionals from all over the globe are also expected to attend. This Congress will highlight advances in various fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, nursing, health education, ethics, complementary and alternative medicine, as well as other issues of interest and concerns facing healthcare today.

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[Ayo!]: Ayo!'s First Fully Funded Campaign to Benefit Children of Yerevan standard

FAR is pleased to announce the success of Ayo!’s very first campaign, which will directly benefit 100 visually impaired Yerevan children. Thanks to loyal supporters, a total of $4,790 was raised via Ayo!’s crowd funding platform to purchase a Braille printer for the Special School #14. The printer will be purchased in New York, shipped to Armenia, and programmed with an Armenian font for printing Braille textbooks in the Armenian language. With a curriculum that changes frequently, Special School #14 will finally be able to print its own books at an extremely low cost. Now each student will be able to access the resources they need for their educations. To learn how to support any of Ayo!’s other exciting projects, ...

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[Ayo!]: Ayo!’s First Fully Funded Campaign to Benefit Children of Yerevan standard

FAR is pleased to announce the success of Ayo!’s very first campaign, which will directly benefit 100 visually impaired Yerevan children. Thanks to loyal supporters, a total of $4,790 was raised via Ayo!’s crowd funding platform to purchase a Braille printer for the Special School #14. The printer will be purchased in New York, shipped to Armenia, and programmed with an Armenian font for printing Braille textbooks in the Armenian language. With a curriculum that changes frequently, Special School #14 will finally be able to print its own books at an extremely low cost. Now each student will be able to access the resources they need for their educations. To learn how to support any of Ayo!’s other exciting projects, ...

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[FAR New York]: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year standard

All of us at FAR would like to extend our best wishes to you and your families this Christmas and New Year. We wish to extend our deepest and more heartfelt gratitude to you for all of the support you have given us throughout this year. Because of you FAR has been able to help more of Armenia’s youth obtain an education. Because of you FAR continued to assist vulnerable children to access the multi-faceted support that they need to lead healthier lives. We have been able to help doctors strengthen their medical practices in order to improve healthcare for the populations they serve. We’ve provided meals to those who would otherwise go hungry, and so much more. Earlier this ...

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[FAR New York]: Goodbye, Nelson Mandela standard

The world has lost a hero, a tireless crusader for human rights and freedom who touched millions of lives. While the we all mourn this loss of a great man, we will not forget the incredible legacies he left behind – the legacies of democracy, justice and equality. His life and work remain an inspiration to all of us in the FAR family. We will continue to do our very best to carry out the fundamentals he embodied each and every day. Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela credit: Wikipedia Commons

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[Healthcare]: A Pediatric Care Course for Armenian Doctors standard

On July 17, US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern visited the “Muratsan” University Hospital in Yerevan, where the Fund for Armenian Relief conducted a special course on intensive pediatric care. “In our mutual relationships, we are not doing buildings or bricks any more, we do people exchanges. This is why I wanted to come and thank you and see it [the course] for myself,” Ambassador Heffern said in his speech. The Ambassador greeted the visiting doctors from leading hospitals of the United States, as well as the local participants and organizers of the special course. The day before, the Ambassador had welcomed the group of visiting U.S. doctors and FAR representatives at the U.S. Embassy where he was introduced to ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: Apricot Feast Day standard

While Americans were celebrating Independence on the Fourth of July, FAR scholarship students spent the day celebrating a uniquely Armenian treasure: apricots! The day began in anticipation of good weather. The group was full of energy when they arrived in the picturesque village of Yervandashat, which is a true historical landmark. The clouds were refusing to give way to the sun, so the students began sorting some collected fruit, in hopes that the weather would improve and allow further work to take place. The President of the Yervandashat Agricultural Association Consumers Cooperative, Arkadi Khachikyan had planned the day of joint efforts for this year’s harvest. He was caught unaware by a surplus of fruit and contacted the FAR Yerevan office ...

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