ARMENIAN GENERAL BENEVOLENT UNION’S DONATION TO THE FRENCH UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA

 

To promote the educational programs of the French University of Armenia and financially support the best students of the university Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) continues its program of cooperation and assistance to the university. For the second consecutive year, within the framework of that cooperation, AGBU fully covers the annual tuition fees of the university’s 19 best students enrolled in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years of Bachelor programs.

AGBU YP Yerevan group’s project for F. Nansen Orphanage children in Gyumri

 

On the 16th November 2008 Tumanyan Puppet Theater of Yerevan hosted the exhibition-sale of the works of Gyumri F. Nansen Orphanage children. The project was organized by AGBU YP Yerevan team. The project consisted of two parts. In the beginning of November within the framework of this program AGBU YP Yerevan organized the trip of all 69 children of the orphanage to Yerevan.

THE BIG CHESS DAY

 

With the sponsorship of Armenian UN Association and Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian Chess Federation organized the 4th UN Cup annual chess festival dedicated to the International Peace Day, which UN traditionally celebrates on September 21. RA President Serzh Sargsyan, who is also the President of the RA Chess Federation, attended the opening ceremony. The events was also attended by UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Consuelo Vidal, 1st Vice-President of the RA Chess Federation Smbat Lputian, RA Minister of Sport and Youth Issues Armen Grikorian, AGBU Armenian Representation Director Ashot Ghazarian and other officials.

OPENING OF RENOVATED FUNDAMENTAL SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY OF RA NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

 

The opening of the fundamental scientific library of RA National Academy of Sciences, which has been renovated recently by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, took place on September 27, during AGBU President Berge Setrakian’s visit to Armenia.

AGBU SCOUT CAMP IN ARMENIA

 

Scouting is a major program of AGBU youth chapters worldwide, along with cultural, sport & social activities. The first AGBU-AYA boy scout group was formed in 1936 in Lebanon, Syria & Egypt. Subsequently, Girl scouts (or Guides), Cubs, Brownies and Rovers were later established simultaneously by AGBU youth chapters all over the world, such as in Iran, Iraq, Cyprus, South America (Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil) as well as in the USA & Canada. Today AGBU Scout camp was launched in Armenia.

 
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