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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE HOSTED THE PARTICIPANTS OF RA DIASPORA MINISTRY’S “COME HOME” PROGRAM

On June 30, AGBU Armenian Virtual College hosted more than 100 participants of the RA Diaspora Ministry’s “Come Home” program, who have arrived from different communities of the Diaspora, including Russia, Georgia, Canada, Lebanon and Syria, and will spend 2 weeks in Armenian families. Dr. Yervant Zorian, AGBU Central Board member and Founding-Chairman of the AVC, presented the potential of the online education system involving the youth in active discussions. His questions revealed that only 75% of those present have some knowledge of Armenian.
Tuesday, 01 June 2010

AGBU EUROPE’S “GORIZ” PROGRAM IN ARMENIA “PRO-DEMOCRATIA: YOUTH SEMINAR FOR DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL SOCIETY REINFORCEMENT”

“Pro-Democratia: Youth Seminar for Democracy and Civil Society Reinforcement” took place in Yerevan on May 20-24 in the framework of AGBU Europe’s “Goriz” program. Funded by the “Youth in Action” program of the European Commission “Goriz” aims to develop new projects encouraging active participation of youth in civil society. Organized by AGBU France in partnership with AGBU Armenian Representation, ACAB (Spain), HAIK (Germany), Inside Europe (Belgium), SIVAM (Russia), AGBU Sofia (Bulgaria), AGBU Damascus (Syria) and Jamanak (Turkey), this year “Goriz” brought together 20 young Armenians from EU countries.

AGBU EUROPE’S “GORIZ” PROGRAM IN ARMENIA “PRO-DEMOCRATIA: YOUTH SEMINAR FOR DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL SOCIETY REINFORCEMENT”

“Pro-Democratia: Youth Seminar for Democracy and Civil Society Reinforcement” took place in Yerevan on May 20-24 in the framework of AGBU Europe’s “Goriz” program. Funded by the “Youth in Action” program of the European Commission “Goriz” aims to develop new projects encouraging active participation of youth in civil society. Organized by AGBU France in partnership with AGBU Armenian Representation, ACAB (Spain), HAIK (Germany), Inside Europe (Belgium), SIVAM (Russia), AGBU Sofia (Bulgaria), AGBU Damascus (Syria) and Jamanak (Turkey), this year “Goriz” brought together 20 young Armenians from EU countries.
Thursday, 20 May 2010

THE PAN-YP ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT IN KHACHIK VILLAGE

On April 10, the AGBU YP Yerevan members, headed by chairman Harutyun Poghossian, CARD Agribusiness Projects Coordinator Anna Karapetian, and RA Nature Protection Ministry representative Vahagn Sargsyan, visited Khachik village of Vayots Dzor region of Armenia to implement Phase 1 of the Pan-YP Environmental project. In the desolate area near the ancient church of the village, which is currently being reconstructed, the AGBU YPs, CARD representatives and the villagers headed by village head Vachik Poghossian, planted 95 seedlings provided by the RA Nature Protection Ministry.

AGBU YEREVAN YPs AND SCOUTS LEND A HELPING HAND TO THE CHILDREN WITH LEUKEMIA IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

Two youth structures of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, AGBU Young Professionals Yerevan team and the AGBU Yerevan Scouts, in partnership with “Grant Life” Foundation, organized a series of fundraising events to help children with leukaemia in the Republic of Armenia. The events aimed not only at raising public awareness about this disease, but also at purchasing a centrifuge machine. A leukaemia-diagnosed child cannot survive without blood transfusion, which is an obligatory therapy for haematological diseases, otherwise a patient dies within 2-3 months.
Friday, 30 April 2010

AGBU AND RA DIASPORA MINISTRY JOINTLY ORGANIZED THEATER PERFORMANCES ON THE OCCASION OF THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

From April 21-27, as part of the events dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, RA Diaspora Ministry and Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), with the financial assistance of AGBU, jointly organized four theater performances of Franz Werfel’s “40 days of Musa Dagh” (director Armen Elbakian) and Pertj Zeytountsian’s “All rise, the court is in session” (director Tigran Gasparian) at G. Soundoukian State Academic Theater of Yerevan. Prior to the April 23 performance of “40 days of Musa Dagh”, the AGBU Yerevan Scouts paid tribute to the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide with a candlelight ceremony at the lobby of the Soundoukian Theater.
Friday, 23 April 2010

AGBU PRESENTS CERTIFICATES TO 23 BEST STUDENTS OF THE FRENCH UNIVERSITY IN ARMENIA

The official ceremony of granting certificates of excellence to the 23 best students of the French University in Armenia (UFAR) by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) took place at the “Henry Cuny” Hall of the French University on April 5. This year the total amount of AGBU’s financial support to the University has made 30,000 USD. AGBU and UFAR have been cooperating in a number of projects since 2004. Starting 2007, within the framework of this cooperation, AGBU has supported the University in covering the tuition expenses for a selected number of students.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010

CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF MR. AND MRS. NAZAR AND ARTEMIS NAZARIAN IN THE MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN

On April 5, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians presided over a Home Blessing service for the new Chancellery building of the Mother See, and a celebration in honor of the Benefactors, Mr. and Mrs Nazar and Artemis Nazarian, of the United States. The Pontiff of All Armenians led Mr. and Mrs. Nazarian and guests to the entrance of the Chancellery where an opening ceremony was held. Children from the Etchmiadzin Youth Center presented a short performance in the assembly room of the Chancellery.
Monday, 12 April 2010

MARGARET AJEMIAN-AHNERT’S “THE KNOCK AT THE DOOR” IN ARMENIAN

A unique evening featuring Armenian-American writer, Winner of the 2008 New York Book Fair Award for Best Historical Memoir Margaret Ajemian-Ahnert took place at the Komitas Hall of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute on March 30, 2010. During the evening organized by the Fund for Armenian Relief Ajemian-Ahnert read passages from her book ''The Knock at the Door'', which has been translated into Armenian, and answered questions from the audience. At the evening present were AGBU President Berge Setrakian, AGBU Central Board of Directors members Garnik Yacoubian, Vasken Yacoubian and Aris Atamian, FAR Executive Director Garnik Nanagoulian, other guests.

YEREVAN FINALS OF THE 4TH REPUBLICAN INTERSCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT

The third round of the AGBU-sponsored 4th republican interschool chess tournament is held from March 25 to April 15, 2010. Thanks to AGBU’s donation the winners of the third round receive chess clocks. The 4th republican interschool chess tournament started in the fall of 2009 and will end in May 2010. The regional finals take place in all the regions of the Republic of Armenia these days. The Yerevan finals attended by RA Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan, Deputy Mayor of Yerevan Kamo Areyan, AGBU President Berge Setrakian, Vice President of the RA Chess federation Smbat Lputyan, AGBU Central Board members and other officials.
 
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