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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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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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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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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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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