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Thursday, 31 October 2013

AVC FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR DR. YERVANT ZORIAN VISITS ROSTOV

From September 25 to September 28, Dr. Yervant Zorian, Founder and President of Armenian Virtual College (AVC), and Dr. Samvel Shoukourian, Member of the AVC Board of Trustees and Academician of the RA National Academy of Sciences visited Russia’s Rostov Region. Dr. Zorian and Dr. Shoukourian met members of the local Armenian community to discuss AVC, its objectives and mission, and the opportunities available for receiving a high-quality online education. During the presentation, issues...
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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

SYRIAN-ARMENIAN RELIEF COORDINATION CENTER NGO CELEBRATES 1ST ANNIVERSARY (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On October 7, Syrian-Armenian Relief Coordination Center NGO celebrated its 1st anniversary. On this occasion, the NGO hosted a reception attended by RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, Executive Director of the NGO Lena Halajian, AGBU Central Board Member Vasken Yacoubian, AGBU Armenia Director Arpi Vartanian, UNHCR Representative Christoph Bierwirth, representatives from the Ministry of Diaspora, clergymen, Syrian-Armenians, and others. In her welcoming remarks, Minister Hakobyan...

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Friday, 25 October 2013

AGBU TAROUHI-HOVAGIMIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN IN ARMENIA

For the past three years, the best pupils of the AGBU Tarouhi-Hovagimian School of Beirut are rewarded with one week in their historic Motherland, sightseeing and becoming better acquainted with Armenia’s past and present. This year, 23 pupils, led by their teacher Hayarpi Hajian-Cherechian traveled throughout Armenia, visiting the Armenian Alphabet Park, Armenian Genocide Museum and Tsitsernakaberd Memorial...
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

TUITION ASSISTANCE TO SYRIAN-ARMENIAN STUDENTS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On October 2, the RA Diaspora Ministry, the RA Education and Science Ministry, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation issued the following joint statement about launching a tuition-assistance program for Syrian-Armenians studying at Armenia’s colleges and universities. “Within the framework of programs supporting Syrian-Armenians who have moved to Armenia as a result of the latest developments in Syria, the RA Ministry of Diaspora, the RA Ministry of Education...
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Wednesday, 09 October 2013

SYRIA IN MY MEMORIES (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Charity Exhibition-Sale of Syrian-Armenian Photographer Vahe Shahinian Opens in Yerevan

Organized and sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), and with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Syria in My Memories, a charity exhibition-sale of well-known Syrian-Armenian photographer Vahe Shahinian opened at the Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum on September 30, with over 300 people in attendance. Special thanks to longtime AGBU member and supporter, Syrian-Armenian Sarkis Kazanjian who contributed to the success of the event. All proceeds from the sale will...

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Monday, 30 September 2013

RA MINISTRY OF CULTURE AWARDS AGBU-AYA ARIN DANCE ENSEMBLE

In appreciation of the AGBU-AYA Arin Dance Ensemble’s activities and spreading and preserving Armenian national culture, as well as for its considerable contributions to instilling Armenian values in youth abroad, Deputy Minister of RA Ministry of Culture Arthur Poghosyan presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Artistic Director of the ensemble Gayane Matsunyan. Joining her in Yerevan to receive the certificate was Arax Cherchian, sister of Arin Cherchian, whose untimely death in 2011 resulted in the renaming of the dance group....
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Saturday, 21 September 2013

AGBU CONTINUES SUPPORT OF NKR’S HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT

Through its support of construction, cultural, educational, medical, social and other projects, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) has always supported the development and prosperity of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR). Today, one of the most important healthcare centers in NKR is the Republican Medical Center of the NKR Ministry...
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Friday, 20 September 2013

FROM FRANCE, THE COUNTRY OF LOVE, TO ARMENIA, LAND OF LIFE (VIDEO MATERIAL)

UGAB Jeunes (AGBU Youth of France) kicked off its first Arménie, Terre de Vie (Armenia, Land of Life) project in 2011, when 32 Armenian and French young adults volunteered their time and service to construction, education, environment and health programs in various regions of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh (NKR). Two years later, after careful planning and intensive fundraising, UGAB Jeunes was ready to return to Armenia and undertake a similar mission. Twenty-seven volunteers from France and Belgium, ages 18-30, renovated part of the...
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AUA MATRICULATION CEREMONY (VIDEO MATERIAL)

The first-ever Matriculation Ceremony at the American University of Armenia (AUA) on September 5 marked the launch of the new bachelor’s degree program. Students, faculty, staff, and family gathered to formally welcome the first generation of undergraduate students to the AUA community. The new program offers Bachelor’s degrees in Business,English and Communications, and Computational Sciences. The incoming undergraduate class consists of nearly 300 students from all over the world including Armenia, Belgium, Canada, Georgia, Russia, Syria...
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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

AGBU ARMENIA SUMS UP THE SUMMER (VIDEO MATERIAL)

AGBU Summer Youth Programs throughout the world offer something for young people of nearly every age group. Over 500 Diasporan youths visited Armenia during the summer of 2013 through AGBU’s Antranik Scout Camp, Yerevan Summer Internship Program, Discover Armenia, Musical Armenia Program, Arménie, Terre de Vie and AGBU School visits. On August 23, AGBU held a press conference at the Noyan Tapan Press Club to summarize and discuss the summer youth programs. AGBU Armenia Director Arpi Vartanian, AGBU Performing Arts Department Director Hayk...
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