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Friday, 10 May 2013

UFAR STUDENTS RETURN FROM AGBU FRANCE INTERNSHIP

From March 25 to April 21, eleven 4th year students from the French University in Armenia (UFAR) interned at different companies in Lyon, Paris and Valence thanks to the support of both AGBU’s France District and Lyon Chapter, as well as the chapter’s former Vice Chair Jacques Garabedian. Yevgine Ter-Ohanyan, a law major, interned at the law firm of Estrade, Azad and Harutyunyan in Paris, providing her a unique opportunity to visit the Justice Chamber of Paris, attend different courts and be present...
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KARABAKH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PERFORMS IN MOSCOW

The Karabakh Chamber Orchestra’s (KCO) fame has extended beyond the borders of NKR and Armenia. Last August, under the initiative of the Fridtjoff Nansen Foundation and with the support of AGBU, KCO performed several concerts in Norway. This year, on April 22, at the invitation of Aram Khachaturian Foundation Director Gagik Gabrielian, the 16-member Karabakh Chamber Orchestra, led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Gevork Muradyan, performed at the Large Auditorium of the Central House of Literature in Moscow. The concert...
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AGBU YOUTH PROGRAMS PRESENTED TO DELEGATES OF THE PAN-ARMENIAN YOUTH FORUM

A pan-Armenian youth forum entitled The Armenian Language is in My Heart, organized by the RA Ministry of Diaspora, took place at the RA Government Session Hall on April 22. The forum brought together nearly 500 young Armenians from 30 countries. RA Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan delivered her...
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Tuesday, 07 May 2013

INTERNATIONAL DELEGATION COMMEMORATES THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN ISTANBUL (VIDEO MATERIAL)

An unprecedented joint delegation of AGBU Europe and EGAM - European Grassroots Antiracist Movement - comprised of 20 people from 15 European countries, gathered in Istanbul to commemorate the Armenian Genocide of 1915. They were invited by DurDe! (Say Stop to Racism and Nationalism), a Turkish organization that has been commemorating the Armenian Genocide for the pas...
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Monday, 06 May 2013

AGBU PAPAZIAN LIBRARY AT AUA RECEIVES 100-VOLUME AMERICAN LITERATURE COLLECTION

The AGBU Papazian Library recently received a generous donation of a 100-volume collection of prominent American literature published by the of Library of America. “We would like to thank the donor Jeannette Sarkisian Wagner for providing the complete collection to be used by the AUA community,” said Bella Avagyan, the library’s director. Since The Library of America’s inception,...
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE AT GIRLS IN ICT INTERNATIONAL FORUM (VIDEO MATERIAL)

The 21st century is the Age of Techology, as computers and hi-tech dominate every aspect of life today. However, the global mass computerization is believed to have started nearly 200 years ago with the pioneer being a female mathematician Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Byron. The international Girls in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Day, celebrated on April 25 this year, aims to involve more women and girls in the IT sphere. The Girls in ICT event in Armenia was held by...
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Monday, 29 April 2013

PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS

Annually, on April 24th, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) members around the world commemorate the Armenian Genocide. In Armenia, AGBU members visit the Armenian Genocide Memorial to honor the 1.5 million innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide. This year, AGBU Yerevan-based Members, Staff, Scouts and Young Professionals marched to the Genocide Memorial on Tsitsernakabert Hill in Yerevan. Led by AGBU Central Board Member Vasken Yacoubian...
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Thursday, 25 April 2013

AGBU’S SURPRISE TO ARMAVIR SCHOOLCHILDREN (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Semi-finals of the 7th Republican Interschool Chess Tournament

Between March 25-April 10, people of all ages throughout Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh and Javakhk (Georgia) were once again submerged into the passions of chess. The winners of the 2nd phase continued to compete in the semi-finals of the 7th Republican Interschool Chess Tournament. Close to 5,000 students, ages 7-17, between grades 1-12 and representing over 1,000 schools, participate in the annual tournament, sponsored by the Chess Academy of Armenia, RA Ministry of Education...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

UNFORGETTABLE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF EUROPE

In 1987, in New York, AGBU established its first internship program, inviting youth of Armenian descent from all over the world to intern at some of the best companies and organizations in New York. Later, three more internship programs were added to the AGBU youth programs, in Paris (2003), Yerevan (2007) and Moscow (2011). This year’s Paris internship program is already underway...
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Saturday, 13 April 2013

VISIT TO THE AGBU “HYE GEEN” PREGNANT WOMEN’S CENTER IN TALIN

On April 2, AGBU Armenia Director Arpi Vartanian visited the AGBU “Hye Geen” Pregnant Women’s Center in Talin. She met with specialists working at the Center and talked to the women present at the day’s gathering. The women expressed their gratitude to the founders of the Center and to AGBU. The group meetings provide an opportunity for the women to discuss their needs, issues, concerns, and to form long-lasting bonds with one another. With Vartanian, they shared their concerns about the everyday problems they and their families face, such as...
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