TUMO X AGBU PARTNERSHIP TAKES OFF IN GYUMRI

 

 

On May 25, Tumo Center for Creative Technologies expanded its reach and opened in Gyumri. Inaugurated by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the center is the result of a partnership between the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the Simonian Educational Foundation. Upon the initiative of President Sargsyan, a telethon to raise funds for the launch of the center was implemented by Shant TV president Arthur Yezekyan last fall. During the opening event, Armenian youth toured the center along with the other guests and became familiar with Tumo's educational program. They also had an opportunity to enroll in the program making them official Tumo members. For many exited young guests, it was an emotional moment. ''This is the realization of our dreams'' said 14-year-old Nareh as she first set foot in Gyumri during the center's opening. Together with over 50 other teenagers, she was part of the Center’s first official visitors. 14-year-old Gevorg has plans to become "a world-shaking musician and DJ" while 13-year-old Angin mused about becoming "President... no, also a French linguist and translator... okay, let just say the President of France." The future possibilities are limitless with the opening of the center bringing hope to the youth of this region. 
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FIVE STUDENTS OF THE YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVED AGBU BOGHOS NUBAR SCHOLARSHIP

 

The best five students from five different faculties of the Yerevan State University (YSU) received the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s (AGBU) Boghos Nubar award. On May 20th, at the YSU academic hall the selected students received the scholarship certificates. The scholarship was awarded to the 5 most socially active students with high performance from the faculties of Pharmacology and Chemistry, International Relations, Biology, Mathematics and Mechanics, and Law. The decision of giving awards to the above mentioned students was made by the YSU Academic Council at the March 26 session. To read the whole article, please click here

9TH REPUBLICAN INTERSCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT HELD AT THE YEREVAN CHESS ACADEMY

 

The 9th Republican Interschool Chess Tournament, which had began in October 2014, finally came to an end in May 2015, bringing together Armenia’s chess lovers and students for a final match day at the Armenian Chess Academy. For the 9th consecutive year, through a tough competitions, painful losses and exciting victories, over 15,000 schoolchildren from all over Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhq, competed for the title of the best school team and best individual player. For the past eight years AGBU has been the sponsor of the tournament organized by the Chess Academy and RA Ministry of Education and Science. To read the whole article, click here.

LARA SETRAKIAN'S SPEECH AT THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION IN WASHINGTON

 

Your Holiness Karekin the Second, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians,
Your Holiness Aram the first, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia,
Your Excellency Hranoush Hagopian,
Honorable Guests, Dear Friends and Fellow Armenians,
It is wonderful to be together.
I am honored to be here tonight, speaking to you about the future.
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EVENTS IN TURKEY TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

 

 

For 95 years no events commemorating the Armenian Genocide were organized in Turkey. Everything changed in 2010 when an event honoring the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide was organized at Istanbul’s Taksim Square. In recent years, AGBU Europe has supported the organization and realization of the commemorative events of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey initiated by EGAM (European Grassroots Antiracist Movement) from France, Turkish DurDe! (Say Stop to Racism and Nationalism) and IHD, a Turkish Human Rights Association. For the third consecutive year, following the commemorative events organized in Turkey on April 24, an international delegation of the representatives of these organizations also visit Armenia with the support of AGBU Europe with the aim of sharing their impressions and programs, meeting with the representatives of civil society, members of the NGOs dealing with Armenian-Turkish relations, as well as visit the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial of the Armenian Genocide.

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