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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – From Yerevan to the doors of the Orient. standard

Last Thursday, as I was sitting in Yerevan, everything around me started shaking. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was experiencing the second earthquake of my life. The epicenter was near Garni and according to seismologists, the magnitude of the quake reached 3.6. Needless to say, this light quake reminded everyone of the past. Within seconds, cell phone networks were saturated by numerous Armenians calling to check on their peers in different regions of the country. On Friday, the Young Professionals jammed their suitcases into the van and headed to southern Armenia. On our way down, we stopped in the Khor Virap monastery, where we had a wonderful view of Ararat. The two highlights of this ...

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[FAR Children’s Center | FAR PRR]: “The Best For Our Children”. standard

June 2 was a day of celebration at Haghtanak (Victory) Park in Yerevan. “The Best for Our Children” event, sponsored by FAR’s Children’s Support Center “Friends Council,” was held in commemoration of  Children’s Rights Protection International Day, celebrated all over the world. For the event, FAR attracted support from public celebrities, businessmen, artists and specialists who work with at-risk children.  One of the highlights of the event was the presence of Armenian First Lady Mrs. Rita Sargsyan. This was the second annual “The Best for Our Children” event, and FAR was happy to see the number of participants and vendors increasing.  More than 15.000 children participated in the event, hailing from Yerevan as well as other regions of Armenia. Vendors ...

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[FAR Children's Center | FAR PRR]: “The Best For Our Children”. standard

June 2 was a day of celebration at Haghtanak (Victory) Park in Yerevan. “The Best for Our Children” event, sponsored by FAR’s Children’s Support Center “Friends Council,” was held in commemoration of  Children’s Rights Protection International Day, celebrated all over the world. For the event, FAR attracted support from public celebrities, businessmen, artists and specialists who work with at-risk children.  One of the highlights of the event was the presence of Armenian First Lady Mrs. Rita Sargsyan. This was the second annual “The Best for Our Children” event, and FAR was happy to see the number of participants and vendors increasing.  More than 15.000 children participated in the event, hailing from Yerevan as well as other regions of Armenia. Vendors ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: Application of New Research Method. standard

FAR is involved in launching and a critical new program introducing a new research method to prevent developmental disabilities in infants through early detection.   The program, sponsored jointly with the Scientific Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics, was launched at the Austrian Pediatric Hospital of Gyumri (APH) and the maternity hospital in Gyumri. A lecture on new ultrasound applications, given by Gayane Ayvazyan, was a highlight of the event. The young physician will spend a week working in the Gyumri maternity hospital, familiarizing local physicians with the new methodology. “Thanks to our cooperation with FAR, we acquired not only a partner but also a co-thinker,” remarked T. Khanamiryan, director of the Traumatology and Orthopedics Scientific Center. All physicians from the Shirak ...

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[FAR Health Programs | CME]: Application of New Research Method. standard

FAR is involved in launching and a critical new program introducing a new research method to prevent developmental disabilities in infants through early detection.   The program, sponsored jointly with the Scientific Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics, was launched at the Austrian Pediatric Hospital of Gyumri (APH) and the maternity hospital in Gyumri. A lecture on new ultrasound applications, given by Gayane Ayvazyan, was a highlight of the event. The young physician will spend a week working in the Gyumri maternity hospital, familiarizing local physicians with the new methodology. “Thanks to our cooperation with FAR, we acquired not only a partner but also a co-thinker,” remarked T. Khanamiryan, director of the Traumatology and Orthopedics Scientific Center. All physicians from the Shirak ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – Back to City Life. standard

After spending a few days in northern Armenia, the Young Professionals have now returned to Yerevan. Our group is not known for being on time. However, this morning everyone was standing in front of the hotel at 9:00AM. The reason? We were going to meet His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catolicos of all Armenians, in Echmiadzin. Amy and I do not speak Armenian, and yet we were taught the sentence we had to use to address the Catolicos upon meeting him. We intensely rehearsed, hoping there would be no faux-pas. When our group entered the room, we felt very relieved, as we realized that His Holiness Karekin II felt comfortable around young people, and preferred not to ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – Back to City Life. standard

After spending a few days in northern Armenia, the Young Professionals have now returned to Yerevan. Our group is not known for being on time. However, this morning everyone was standing in front of the hotel at 9:00AM. The reason? We were going to meet His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catolicos of all Armenians, in Echmiadzin. Amy and I do not speak Armenian, and yet we were taught the sentence we had to use to address the Catolicos upon meeting him. We intensely rehearsed, hoping there would be no faux-pas. When our group entered the room, we felt very relieved, as we realized that His Holiness Karekin II felt comfortable around young people, and preferred not to ...

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[CASP]: Camp Season Has Begun standard

For three weeks FAR/CASP Summer camps give children from the poorest regions of Armenia an opportunity to engage in sports, games, go on trips to historical places, learn handicrafts, dance, sing, and take nature walks. But most importantly the camps give every child an opportunity to just be a child again… Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) in cooperation with Fund for Armenia Relief (FAR) sent 50 children from the Suyniat Diocese (Meghri, Kapan, Goris & Sisian), to “Siranush” Summer Camp and 22 children from Shirak Diocese and 3 children from Javakhk region of Georgia to Sirak Diocese Summer Camp. Handicraft workshop Credit : FAR Staff Children bidding farewell to CASP/FAR delegation Credit : FAR Staff

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