HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR PENSIONERS AND SYRIAN-ARMENIAN CHILDREN (VIDEO MATERIALS)

On the eve of the holidays, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) prepared a pleasant surprise for 1200 pensioners and children. For two days, on December 28 and 29, the AGBU Yerevan staff and AGBU Yerevan Scout Movement members delivered packages full of food and drinks for Christmas to more than 600 pensioners in need visiting the AGBU and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin’s three dining centers in Yerevan. Those...

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AGBU YEREVAN SCOUTS HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED IN GYUMRI

One of the principles of Armenian scouts states: a scout always helps others. Bearing this in mind, AGBU Yerevan scouts regularly organize charity visits to Gyumri to help local families in need. The cold winter and upcoming Christmas holidays were another occasion for the scouts to initiate such a visit to Armenia’s second largest city. Clothes, food and toys were collected by the members of the scout movement and taken to Gyumri on December 13th. The consequences of the terrible earthquake, unfortunately...

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AGBU CONTINUES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SYRIAN-ARMENIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CLOSE TO 1 MILLION US DOLLARS ALLOCATED TO COVER TUITION EXPENSES

Strongly believing in the power of education, AGBU with the cooperation of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Ministries of Diaspora and Education of Armenia continues the joint program of providing tuition assistance to Syrian-Armenians studying at Armenia’s higher educational institutions. The program was launched in 2013 providing tutuion assistance to 380 Syrian-Armenians eager to get university education. In 2014-2015 year...

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STITCHED WITH LOVE

Currently, four pregnant women’s centers operate in Armenia through the funding of AGBU Hye Geen. Since 2002, the centers have provided consistent high-quality pre- and post-natal care and counseling free of charge to women in Armenia’s most impoverished regions. On December 5 and 10, AGBU Armenia representatives visited the Talin and Yerevan Pregnant Womens’ Centers to distribute 92 packages of warm baby hats and blankets stitched with love by Betty Cherkezian and her friends from...

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GYUMRI PROJECT HOPE

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Armenia, IDeA Foundation and Gyumri Project Hope held a joint forum in Gyumri on December 8th to discuss the current issues and prospects for the development of the city. Government representatives, local authorities, international and local experts, diplomatic missions, international and non-governmental organizations, among them AGBU and other stakeholders, participated in the forum and discussed the economic, educational, social and business development of Gyumri...

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