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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN

On April 8, the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ was celebrated in the spiritual headquarters of the Armenian Church, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. On the occasion of the Dominical Feast, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Holy Cathedral of Holy Descent.
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

SEMIFINALS OF THE 6TH REPUBLICAN INTERSCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT

The third round of the 6th Republican Interschool Chess Chamionship took place in Yerevan, Javakhq, NKR and all the regions of Armenia from March 28 through April 7. The Republican Interschool Chess Championship has been held in Armenia upon the initiative of RA Chess Federation and the Republic of Armenia's Education and Science Ministry, through AGBU's sponsorship. The goal of the national championship is to promote a love of chess among schoolchildren and identify talented young people who can grow to be future champions in the sport.
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

AGBU AND FRUITFUL ARMENIA DISTRIBUTE COMPUTERS TO ARTSAKH SCHOOLCHILDREN

On April 2, as part of the NUR (New Educational Strategy) program, Fruitful Armenia Fund and Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) started the distribution of XO computers to the schoolchildren of Artsakh. About 3,500 computers – a donation from Argentinean-Armenian entrepreneur Eduardo Eurnekian – have already been distributed to the 1-4th graders and their teachers at schools of Stepanakert, Shoushi and Qarin Tak.
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Thursday, 05 April 2012

NKR PRESIDENT RECEIVES PRESIDENT OF AGBU ARMENIAN REPRESENTATION MANAGING COMMITTEE ASHOT GHAZARYAN AND FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF RA CHESS FEDERATION SMBAT LPUTYAN

Ashot Ghazaryan, President of the AGBU Armenian Representation Managing Committee and Smbat Lputyan, First Deputy Chairman of the RA Chess Federation, were received by NKR President Bako Sahakyan on April 2 in the Presidential Residence in Stepanakert. Issues related to carrying out different projects in Artsakh were discussed during the meeting. President Sahakyan emphasized the important role and contribution of AGBU in the development and prosperity of Artsakh underlining the necessity to further expand the mutual cooperation.
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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

ARMENIAN GENERAL BENEVOLENT UNION CENTRAL BOARD MEETS IN GENEVA

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Central Board of Directors just completed two days of meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, where Board members discussed a host of topics, including new programs and projects, education initiatives and upcoming events across the globe. Also attending the meetings were representatives of AGBU Council of Trustees, AGBU Europe and the Strategic Advisory Council to the Board.
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

AGBU OFFICE BUILDING PROJECT IN ARMENIA

On Friday, April 13th, the land-breaking ceremony of the new office building of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) in the center of Yerevan took place. It was presided over by His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Grant Sacristan of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Present at the ceremony were Vasken Yacoubian, AGBU Central Board member, Simon Ter-Simonyan, Head of the RA Government's Committee for Coordinating Humanitarian Projects, AGBU Armenia staff, AGBU Yerevan Scouts, AGBU Armenia members and invited guests.
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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

UGAB JEUNES RECEIVES RA DIASPORA MINISTRY AWARD

The award ceremony “For outstanding contribution to the preservation of Armenian identity” organized by the RA Di-aspora Ministry and World Armenian Congress (WAC) was held on January 18, with the participation of RA Diaspora Minister Hranoush Hakobian, WAC Deputy Chairmen A. Sargsyan and V. Aghayan, intellectuals, journalists and guests. The purpose...
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

SCHOOLCHILDREN OF ARTSAKH GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH XO

Second phase of NUR underway

Phase 2 of the NUR (New Educational Strategy) program kicked off in the schools of Stepanakert and Shoushi on February 6th. 1-4th graders will be getting acquainted with the capacities and mechanisms of the XO computers designed specifically for educational purposes. Initially only 100 computers were distributed to start off training classes in three schools. Eventually, the process included...

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FOUNDER OF “TUMO” CENTER AND AGBU CENTRAL BOARD MEMBER SAM SIMONIAN RECEIVED BY MAYOR OF YEREVAN

Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan had a meeting with AGBU Central Board member and the founder of Tumo center for creative technologies Sam Simonian and the administration of the center. Greeting the implementation of out-of-school educational programs of the center, Taron Margaryan offered continuous support of the Municipality in the center’s activities...
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Monday, 30 January 2012

THE WINTER EVENTS OF AGBU YOUTH CETNERS

Christmas and New Year events were organized by the AGBU and Holy Etchmiadzin Youth Centers from December 26, 2011 to January 12, 2012, during which Youth Center students, children of freedom-fighters, socially insecure families and boarding and secondary schools received New Year presents from the Armenian Apostolic Church and His Holiness, Catholicos of All...
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