TUMOXAGBU CENTER IN STEPANAKERT MARKS 1ST ANNIVERSARY

When you step into the TUMO center in Stepanakert, you find yourself in an environment of dualities. The earthiness of the masonry walls contrasts with the latest technology, while the unique sounds of the Artsakh dialect are offset by the universal languages like JavaScript and Python. Since it opened a year ago through the TUMOxAGBU partnership, over 1,000 teens from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic have passed through the center’s doors, headed towards a hopeful future.The first year in the life of the newest TUMO was a busy one. There were 22 workshops...

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AGBU ARMENIA HOSTED EVEREST CLIMBER ARA KHATCHADOURIAN

On August 11, 2016, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Armenia hosted Ara Khatchadourian, Marseille based Armenian who ascended the world’s highest peak Everest in memory of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The event held in AGBU Yerevan hall brought together young scouts and professional alpinists, as well as participants of the AGBU “Discover Armenia” educational youth program. After screening a short film on this epic ascent, Khatchadourian shared with participants his climbing experience...

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THE ARMENIAN GENERAL BENEVOLENT UNION CONTINUES TO FOLLOW THE UNFORTUNATE EVENTS UNFOLDING IN YEREVAN WITH DEEP CONCERN

The seemingly harsh treatment of peaceful protesters at the hands of the police is unacceptable, and sheds a starkly negative light on our nation. Citizens’ rights to peaceful protests must be respected as any sound democracy should. We understand when people speak out about social concerns, inequality, corruption and the desire for rule of law, but violence and the use of force or weapons by any individual or group is never the answer. We condemn the taking of hostages, especially the latest development...

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IN THE FRAMES OF "HELP ARTSAKH" FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN AGBU PROVIDES MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE ARMENIAN ARMY (VIDEO MATRIAL)

After the four-day war in April, AGBU initiated its "Help Artsakh" fundraising campaign. Today, Armenia's Ministry of Defense and AGBU signed a contract on providing medical equipment to the army including 2000 C.A.T. tourniquets, 2 digital mobile X-rays for Yerevan and Stepanakert military hospitals, and 2 stretchers fully equipped with intensive care treatment devices to be placed in helicopters, which will, in case of necessity, provide urgent and effective medical...

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THE AGBU HELP ARTSAKH CAMPAIGN RAISES $325,000 AND COUNTING (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Since the four-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh in April, AGBU worldwide fundraising efforts, individual donors and a special allocation by the AGBU Central Board of Directors have raised more than $325,000 for the people of Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and their armed forces. After large scale military attacks by Azerbaijan and the continuing security threats it poses to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, there is a dire need for a unified and reinforced commitment by Armenians worldwide...

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