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[FAR Scholarships]: Developing Professionals standard

Ani Kalashyan, Mathevosian scholarship recipient, and 1st year masters student at the Armenian State University of Economics, recently gave an interview to Aravot.am about the brain-drain in Armenia, examining relevant statistics through the eyes of an economist. Analyzing brain-drain and its socio-economic causes, Ani proposed a way to halt the process by founding a high-ranking international university in Armenia that can become a locus of scientific capability development. Click here to read the full article in Armenian. Seeing the development of thankful young professionals supported by FAR during the most crucial years of building their career is yet another sweet surprise for the FAR team.

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[FAR Health Programs]: Gratitude and Progress standard

Walking through the corridors of the Republican Scientific Medical Library (RSML), one can see the first computer which is appreciatively displayed with a short notice: “In 1990, with FAR’s support, the Republican Scientific Medical Library purchased its first computer.” FAR’s long history of cooperation with this library is marked by ground-breaking assistance at the very first stages of technically equipping this hub of healthcare capability advancement, and through to English classes and FAR-sponsored qualification trainings in the U.S., in which around 90 Armenian doctors were involved during the 1990s. This support has been constant and oriented towards capacity-building to pursue outcomes that contribute to the development of healthcare professionals in Armenia. Last Friday, the library hosted a group of regional ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: Linguist, Artist, Activist, Communication Officer standard

“FAR has a number of life-changing programs that I am trying to present to the public at large, through each photo and word that I produce for the blog. I do hope that the readers will catch the true essence of this charitable organization and, at the same time, enjoy surfing through our blog.” Such is the approach to his job by one of FAR’s new team members, Grigor Ghazaryan. Grigor opts for the metaphorical perception of the world around him. He teaches Italian Language and Typology, and is currently in the midst of writing an Italian manual on media language. In addition, for already more than three months, he has been enjoying his responsibilities as the Communication Officer at ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: A Future Built by Great People standard

A sweet child stretches her plump hand towards a yellow piece of paper offered by a smiling man, and the mother holding the girl bursts into laughters of joy. The paper is FAR’s Appreciation Letter acknowledging excellent academic performance for the mother Lyuba Vardanyan, a beneficiary of the Gulamerian Scholarship Program formerly from Vanadzor Taron 2 Children’s Home, and the man is Edik Karapetyan, FAR’s Science and Education Programs Coordinator. Lyuba lived in the Vanadzor Children’s Home from 1999 to 2007. Afterwards, FAR’s Gulamerian Scholarship Program allowed her to begin pursuing her professional goals through studies in pharmacology at Vanadzor State Medical College. She is among 27 beneficiaries from this large shelter for orphaned children in Vanadzor whose college and university ...

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[FAR Health Programs]: Another Successful Year of Medical Training standard

Through diligent and consistent work organized and implemented through FAR’s Health Programs Coordination Department, the end of October saw another year of professional medical trainings draw to a close. Such trainings are a part of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and are implemented by FAR in collaboration with the USAID-funded HS-STAR project. Between October 1 and November 1, the last seminars of the year were held in the cities of Ashtarak, Artashat, and Meghri. During the informative sessions, trainees were introduced to developments in the areas of cardiovascular diseases, emergency obstetric care, maternal health, and family planning. Many thanks are owed to doctors Gevorg Podosyan, Armen Piruzyan, Hovhannes Kzhdryan, Hamayak Sisakyan, Satenik Matevosyan, Rusudan Vardanyan and Sergey Pepoyan. The ...

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[FAR New York:] A Great Humanitarian Remembered standard

With great sadness we want to inform that a great humanitarian, mother and educator passed away…   Armine Zambak 1916-2012 Armine Zambak was born Armine Tahtalyan in 1916 in Ankara, Turkey, the youngest of three children.  Her father was taken in the genocide before she was born.  Her sister went to live in an orphanage and their uncle took care of the rest of the family. Armine attended Uskudar American College in Istanbul where she graduated first in her class.  As a young woman she worked in a bank – unprecedented for an Armenian at that time – and excelled as a top employee. She married Garabed Zambak in 1944, a successful business man and an influential leader in the ...

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[FAR Medical Programs]: Looking Ahead standard

Over the past few weeks, there have been several important developments in FAR’s medical programs. On the 18th of October a seminar on evidence-based medicine was held at the National Institute of Health. Doctors from various spheres of public health made presentations in front of an audience of about one hundred healthcare professionals. FAR has been assisting the Institute since 1992 by sponsoring the publication of the medical periodical called the Armenian Medical Review. On the 26th of October FAR staff members warmly welcomed a group of doctors from different regions of Armenia who had completed the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program training.  FAR’s Healthcare and Social Programs Manager Dr. Hambardzum Simonyan was pleased to hand them accredited certificates of ...

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[FAR Children’s Center]: Where Young Abandoned Lives Find Harbor standard

Beneficiaries of the Children’s Support Center are often directed there as victims of domestic violence and trafficking, children with behavioral problems, teenagers in trouble with the law and runaway youth who are tracked down by the police. Statistics show that children from single-parent households and of underprivileged parents are more likely to run away and become involved in dangerous activities. Many children come to the center with health problems, and nearly all of them are psychologically depressed. Children’s relationships with their parents often get strained at the stage of adolescence, to a critical point, as a result of which many of them run away from home. This happens especially in cases of drastic deterioration of life circumstances. Many children remember ...

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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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[FAR Yerevan]: Armenian Medical Community Benefits from BoD Visit 2012 standard

Recently, Aram V. Chobanian, President Emeritus of Boston University and Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Medicine, was in Armenia for an important week of meetings within the Board of Directors of the Fund for Armenian Relief. Upon learning of his visit, the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia together with American University of Armenia’s Center for Health Services Research and Development seized the wonderful opportunity to host this notable figure as a guest lecturer to AUA. Dr. Chobanian, who founded the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute at the Boston University School of Medicine, delivered a lecture on the Control of Hypertension as a Major Public Health Challenge for Armenia in the Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall of AUA. “Dr. Chobanian’s lecture ...

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