NUR: 800 CHILDREN OF ARTSAKH RECEIVE XO COMPUTERS

Argentinean-Armenian philanthropist Eduardo Eurnekian’s Fruitful Armenia Fund, together with the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), officially launched the New Educational Strategy (NUR) program in Artsakh. An agreement was signed with the NKR Government in January 2011 to provide Artsakh schoolchildren, in grades 1-4, and their teachers, with personal XO computers. In April, 2012, approximately 3,500 computers were given to eligible schoolchildren and their teachers in Stepanakert, Shushi and Karintak...

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PRESERVING THE PAST AND EMBRACING THE FUTURE: NEW AGBU CENTER IN YEREVAN

In recent years, Yerevan has witnessed a dramatic increase in construction. Simultaneously, society continues to demand that architects preserve historical architectural design, adhere to modern rules of urban development, and tastefully develop new structures. There is a growing awareness of environmental protection issues. In 2011, when the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) decided to build its new AGBU Center in Yerevan, emphasis was placed on creating a modern structure which would introduce new...

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AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN IN ARMENIA

Berge Setrakian, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), visited our homeland between January 25-31. While in Armenia, he met with RA President Serzh Sargsyan, the Catholicos of All-Armenians His Holiness Karekin II, Nagorno Karabakh Prime Minister Arayik Harutyunyan, US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern, and AUA President Dr. Bruce Boghosian. On January 27, Mr. Setrakian was received by RA President Serzh Sargsyan to discuss relations between...

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AGBU AND HOLY ETCHMIADZIN YOUTH CENTERS CELEBRATE 20 YEARS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Twenty years ago, newly-independent Armenia was facing numerous problems. His Holiness Karekin II, who was then the Vicar General of the Araratian Pontifical Diocese, saw the urgent need to create Children’s Centers and address some needs of children. With the support of AGBU, Louise Manoogian Simone and other benefactors, centers were established, replacing the Soviet-era Children’s Art Centers, which were on the verge of closing. Since 1993, the number of Centers has grown from three to seven. More than 3,500 students, ages 4-24, currently...

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AGBU AVC UNVEILS FREE, BRAND-NEW MULTIMEDIA E-BOOK (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On January 29, the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) unveiled its very first multimedia e-book - The Armenian Highland - as part of AVC’s groundbreaking series of electronic books on Armenian culture and history. This e-book will be available for mobile devices and desktop computers free of charge. Through this new e-book series, AVC is expanding its reach beyond the 3,000 international students already enrolled in its virtual classrooms. The highly anticipated The Armenian Highland, with its user-friendly features, is being welcomed around....

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