Melanya Sarukhanyan is an active member of ATP’s eco-club in Margahovit, a village in the northern region of Lori.

2015: A Record-Breaking Year for Environmental Education in Armenia

By Ani Melkonian YEREVAN—Environmental education has been one of Armenia Tree Project’s (ATP) strategic priorities since 2005, with trainings and workshops conducted all over Armenia. Thousands of schoolchildren visit ATP’s two education centers sponsored by the Ohanian family of Boston. The [more...]

February 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Christmas in Armavir

AMAA Spreads Christmas Joy in Armenia and Karabagh

PARAMUS, N.J.—Most people remember how, as children, they looked forward to Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa and Christmas gifts. These holidays were filled with laughter, joy, and songs. Sometimes people indulge in their everyday life and [more...]

February 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

First round of seed planting

Meline’s Garden: Challenging Monoculture in the Motherland

Special for the Armenian Weekly Diasporan Armenians are known to develop obsessions about local Armenian food. The taste of the apricots, the juiciness of the tomatoes, and the aromatic honey have no comparison, and nothing back home can come close. A farmer poses with his quinoa plants in Armenia [more...]

January 28, 2016 // 10 Comments

The American University of Armenia on Baghramyan Avenue.

AUA Announces 2016 Summer Program for International Students

YEREVAN—The American University of Armenia (AUA) recently announced the launch of Summer Program 2016. For international students looking to embark on the educational adventure of a lifetime, the summer program is the perfect opportunity, combining unique academic offerings with the benefits of a [more...]

January 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

MAP participant Yukinoro Kinoshita perfects his repertoire of Armenian classical music under the watchful eye of Lucine Grigoryan, ECM artist and professor at Komitas State University.

AGBU Musical Armenia Program Is Accepting Applications

Learn about an ancient musical tradition with a three-week program in Yerevan The May 16 deadline for the 5th annual Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Musical Armenia Program (MAP) is fast approaching and all musicians and music-lovers are encouraged to secure their spots. This year, the [more...]

January 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Flash mob dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the ARF, with the participation of 125 members of AYF Armenia

125th Anniversary of the ARF Celebrated in Armenia

YEREVAN (A.W.)—On the morning of Dec. 11, Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) members and supporters from around the world convened at Yerevan’s Yerablur military cemetery to celebrate the organization’s 125th anniversary. Those present included members of the ARF Bureau and ARF [more...]

December 25, 2015 // 1 Comment

On Nov. 25, ONEArmenia launched 'Santas Wanted!'

‘ONEArmenia’ Recruits Santas

YEREVAN—On Wed., Nov. 25, ONEArmenia launched “Santas Wanted!”, a platform that enables people around the world to gift Christmas presents to children in villages in Armenia. On Nov. 25, ONEArmenia launched ‘Santas Wanted!’ This campaign aims to give children the joy of opening a [more...]

December 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kayane Manougian, a concertmaster with the KOHAR Symphony Orchestra, counts her blessings each day at surviving the earthquake of Dec. 7, 1988. (Photo: Tom Vartabedian) 

Earthquake Memories Keep KOHAR Star Thankful

Kayane Manougian, a concertmaster with the KOHAR Symphony Orchestra, counts her blessings each day at surviving the earthquake of Dec. 7, 1988. (Photo: Tom Vartabedian) GYUMRI, Armenia—Kayane Manougian knows about the earthquake all too well and still counts her blessings 27 years later. The [more...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

The group during a picnic in Javakhk

Memories of Javakhk

By Rita Hintlian “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” —John Steinbeck   En route to Javakhk Months ago, I had decided that I would go on the Javakhk tour organized by the Armenian Relief Society (ARS). The Central Executive Board’s (CEB) schedule for the ARS 71st [more...]

December 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

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