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[Ayo!]: Ayo! Launches GameChanger. Join the Effort and Help Us to Build a Female Soccer League in Kotayk Province! image

Our Ayo! platform just launched another ambitious project that will aim to raise the crowdfunding platform to a higher level of engagement in Armenia’s social issues. GameChanger will help the Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS) initiative to build a girls soccer league in Kotayk Province, which will be used as a tool to empower a new generation of independent and self-confident young women.

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[Venture Armenia]: Inaugural Venture Armenia Trip is a Success image

It has been an exciting couple of weeks for us at FAR as we’ve hosted Venture Armenia’s very first participants. During their two-week stay in the country, our four visitors spent time with various local organizations, institutions and companies. They liaised with experts and professional contacts, and explored the various ways they can further their learning and experience to benefit both themselves and Armenia.

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[YPT]: A Journey of Discovery standard

This year marked the 18th year that enthusiastic young professionals discovered their homeland with FAR during the Young Professionals Trip (YPT) to Armenia 2013. The trip participants, including professionals from the fields of health, journalism, construction management, and music, spent two weeks in Armenia discovering its history, culture, and people. Under the guidance of FAR’s Project Director Arto Vorperian and tour guide, historian, and comedian extraordinaire Galust Hovsepyan, the YPs explored monumental historical sites, such as Garni, Ambert, Sardarabad, and the tomb of Mesrob Mashots. They also discovered the wealth of the Christian Armenian faith in the churches of Geghard, Saghmosavank, St. Hripsime, St. Gayane, Khor Virab, Noravank, and the majestic Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. The highlights of the cultural ...

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[FAR Health Programs]: Disseminating Professional Information standard

An intricate web of points on the map of Armenia represents an invaluable network created by FAR and the USAID-funded HS-STAR project through the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, which sends out trained and qualified medical professionals to various parts of Armenia. This network is expanding rapidly, with leading assistance from the FAR Medical Programs management staff who have recently implemented the program in the cities of Yeghegnadzor and Noyemberyan. Given the flowing progress and simultaneity of various trainings, it proves to be unbelievably difficult to capture and report on their success in each site; but this is the happiness and satisfaction of both the organizers and the participants as they excel in their profession on a daily basis. Following ...

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[FAR New York]: FAR Board of Directors Tour of Armenia Draws to a Close standard

The final days of the FAR Board Members’ visit have been full of exciting travels. Certain Board Members journeyed to the Zangakatun village, which is famed as the birthplace of the legendary poet Paruyr Sevak and known for its multitude of apple varieties. Members had lengthy discussions with the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation officials about advancing the financing of the agricultural economy in Armenia. FAR Board Member Greg Toufayan was especially moved to visit Zangakatun, as his family has generously financed the construction of a cooling complex for many fruits, as well as the reconstruction of the Zangakatun kindergarten. The Board also enjoyed touring various sightseeing locations around Dilijan and Lake Sevan. Board Members left Armenia ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Register Now for the 2012 Young Professionals Trip. standard

Join FAR’s Hayastani Kidak Society in 2012 and discover Armenia — her culture, her history and her future, while making new friends in the process. For the 17th year, HKS will hold its Young Professionals Trip, which provides the ideal opportunity for young professionals between the ages of 23 and 40 to travel to Armenia as a group. Join us and do more than just see the country’s landmarks. You will learn about Armenia’s place in the world, her religious, political and economic heritage, and have the chance to engage with government and religious leaders in official state visits. The 17th annual Young Professionals Trip will take place from June 17th to June 30th, 2012. For the second year in ...

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[FAR Schools]: Octet’s Shoghakn Orchestra Goes on Tour. standard

Fans of Octet definitely remember the February visit of the generous and well-known benefactors from New Jersey, Dr. Raffi and Mrs. Vicki Hovanessian to Gyumri. The Octet student orchestra managed to surprise their benefactors by performing a new musical program that could impress even the staunchest of critics. Chosen performance pieces included works by Armenian composers like Mavisakalyan, Khachatur Avetisyan and Grigor Haghinyan. Emotions were so high that someone suggested naming the orchestra “Shoghakn” meaning “shining, luminous, brilliant” because they had performed so well. It was also suggested that a “Shoghakn Series” of concerts be organized so the group could tour throughout Armenia. Finally, this idea was able to become a reality. The funds were provided by the benefactors as ...

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