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[FAR Health Programs | Project Smile]: Update. standard

A few weeks ago, FAR and Project Smile changed the lives of 54 young Armenians.  At the “Arabkir” Medical Center in Yerevan, 64 surgeries were performed on the 54 patients. The most common surgeries included primary palate repair and lip scar revision. 12 of the patients were from Yerevan, and the remainder traveled from different regions throughout Armenia in order to receive this life-changing surgery.  Though most patients were between one and 26 years old, there were 11 patients less than twelve months of age. FAR and Project Smile work together to bring as many smile as possible to Armenians in need. A happy child after the surgery Credit : Celine Kaladjian

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[FAR Health Programs | Project Smile]: Update. standard

A few weeks ago, FAR and Project Smile changed the lives of 54 young Armenians.  At the “Arabkir” Medical Center in Yerevan, 64 surgeries were performed on the 54 patients. The most common surgeries included primary palate repair and lip scar revision. 12 of the patients were from Yerevan, and the remainder traveled from different regions throughout Armenia in order to receive this life-changing surgery.  Though most patients were between one and 26 years old, there were 11 patients less than twelve months of age. FAR and Project Smile work together to bring as many smile as possible to Armenians in need. A happy child after the surgery Credit : Celine Kaladjian

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[Armenian Life]: Why do we visit Armenia? – Talene’s Baroyan New Column. standard

By Talene Baroyan So many Armenian-Americans travel to their motherland during early adulthood.  I think we do this not only because we want to learn more about our culture, but also because we want to give back to the country that has given us so much to be proud of. Personally, I spent a week in 1998 interning at the Foreign Ministry in Armenia.  Following my brief internship, I traveled through Armenia as a tourist.  The experiences I had during these two weeks were quite eye-opening.  I fell in love with the gorgeous landscapes of the Armenian countryside and the enterprising spirit found in young Armenians freshly relieved of the old Soviet economic system.  When I first learned about FAR, ...

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[Armenian Life]: Why do we visit Armenia? – Talene's Baroyan New Column. standard

By Talene Baroyan So many Armenian-Americans travel to their motherland during early adulthood.  I think we do this not only because we want to learn more about our culture, but also because we want to give back to the country that has given us so much to be proud of. Personally, I spent a week in 1998 interning at the Foreign Ministry in Armenia.  Following my brief internship, I traveled through Armenia as a tourist.  The experiences I had during these two weeks were quite eye-opening.  I fell in love with the gorgeous landscapes of the Armenian countryside and the enterprising spirit found in young Armenians freshly relieved of the old Soviet economic system.  When I first learned about FAR, ...

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[FAR New York | FAR Events]: Honoring Armenia’s Healthcare Professionals. standard

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, along with the FAR Board of Directors, recently hosted a dinner at the Diocese to honor the service of a distinguished group of Armenia’s healthcare professionals, most of them former FAR Medical Fellows. Also in attendance at the event were Professor Harutyun Kushkyan, Minister of Health of Armenia, Dr. Armen Khachatryan, Minister of Health of Republic of Nagorno- Karabakh, and Mrs. Hranush Hakobyan, Minister of Diaspora of Armenia. Dr. E. Housepian, Dr. A. Chobanian, Prof. H. Kushkyan, and Dr. A. Babloyan asb360. © 2009 During the 1990s, FAR organized and funded a special program that brought 89 young doctors from Armenia to study in leading hospitals in the United States. The FAR ...

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[FAR New York | FAR Events]: Honoring Armenia’s Healthcare Professionals. standard

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, along with the FAR Board of Directors, recently hosted a dinner at the Diocese to honor the service of a distinguished group of Armenia’s healthcare professionals, most of them former FAR Medical Fellows. Also in attendance at the event were Professor Harutyun Kushkyan, Minister of Health of Armenia, Dr. Armen Khachatryan, Minister of Health of Republic of Nagorno- Karabakh, and Mrs. Hranush Hakobyan, Minister of Diaspora of Armenia. Dr. E. Housepian, Dr. A. Chobanian, Prof. H. Kushkyan, and Dr. A. Babloyan asb360. © 2009 During the 1990s, FAR organized and funded a special program that brought 89 young doctors from Armenia to study in leading hospitals in the United States. The FAR ...

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[FAR Social Services | FAR Soup Kitchens]: Workshops Reveal Young Talents. standard

At FAR’s Nor Hajn Soup Kitchen, children receive more than just hot meals.  FAR, in cooperation with the “Manana” NGO, has arranged photography and journalism training for the youngsters. Along with their lessons, children are provided with cameras, and gain practical experience taking pictures in the neighborhoods of Nor Hajn and Abovyan.  Thus far, the results have been quite unexpected: the children have been able to capture some very unique portrayals of their fellow citizens’ lives!  Once the project is completed, the photos will be published in an album. Lilit’s pictures Seda’s picture Roza’s pictures Gayane’s picture

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[FAR Social Services | FAR Soup Kitchens]: Workshops Reveal Young Talents. standard

At FAR’s Nor Hajn Soup Kitchen, children receive more than just hot meals.  FAR, in cooperation with the “Manana” NGO, has arranged photography and journalism training for the youngsters. Along with their lessons, children are provided with cameras, and gain practical experience taking pictures in the neighborhoods of Nor Hajn and Abovyan.  Thus far, the results have been quite unexpected: the children have been able to capture some very unique portrayals of their fellow citizens’ lives!  Once the project is completed, the photos will be published in an album. Lilit’s pictures Seda’s picture Roza’s pictures Gayane’s picture

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