Anoush Ohanian with baby Anahit (Photo: ARS)

ARS Visits Newborn Daughter of Fallen Soldier

Representatives of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) traveled to Gyumri on May 12, to pay a visit to the family of the late freedom-fighter, Hratch Galstyan, who was martyred in Talish during the four-day April war. The purpose of the visit was to congratulate on behalf of the worldwide membership [more...]

May 16, 2016 // 0 Comments


Sharing the Gift of Music

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach YEREVAN—Students at the Anahit Tsitsikyan music school in Yerevan celebrated the donation of new instruments in the most appropriate fashion possible: by playing them in concert for a capacity audience of friends and family. On April 25, guests gathered in the recital [more...]

May 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kamo Mirzoyan's house in Aghavnavank

Backyard Nurseries Provide Much-Needed Income in Rural Areas

By Kristine Hovsepyan AGHAVNAVANK, Armenia—In Armenia, the life of a border village farmer comes at a price. The average farmer working close to the border relies on a soldier guarding the country from dusk till dawn, as he continues to work and provide for his family. Kamo Mirzoyan with new [more...]

May 12, 2016 // 2 Comments

Humanitarian Leaders to Gather in Armenia for Aurora Prize Ceremony

George Clooney to Present Inaugural Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity From April 22-24, special guests from the global humanitarian community will convene in Yerevan, Armenia, for a weekend of discussions focused on the most pressing humanitarian issues. The weekend will culminate in the awarding [more...]

April 18, 2016 // 1 Comment

The ARK Armenia campsite with bungalows (Photo: Serda Ozbenian)

Southern Armenia and ARK

Special for the Armenian Weekly Armen, ARK Armenia’s co-founder (Photo: ARK Armenia) Last year I had the great pleasure of living in Kapan for a month while I was consulting for a project in the Zangezur Biosphere Complex in Southern Syunik, Armenia. It was my first time in Kapan and I was [more...]

April 8, 2016 // 3 Comments

Martuni's first inhabitants were genocide survivors, mostly from Van, Alashkert, Kars, and Sassoun.

AMA-Armenia Spurs Unprecedented Cooperation for Martuni Village

On the occasion of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Missionary Association-Armenia (AMA-Armenia) took the initiative to coordinate the formation of a consortium of 6 NGOs—AMA-Armenia, Development Principles, “Shen” Charity NGO, World Vision Armenia, Children of [more...]

April 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

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