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The proceeds will support initiatives that are combating child poverty, and advancing aid and rehabilitation for child refugees and orphans.

Beneficiaries of $1 Million Aurora Prize Announced

YEREVAN—The $1 million award for the first Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will fund projects in Rwanda, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazil, the press office of Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Charitable Foundation reported on Aug. 19. The proceeds will [more...]

August 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

A scene from a MS Office traning

Microsoft Armenia Teaching MS Office to Girls at Mer Doon

Microsoft Partnering with Mer Doon to Enhance Computer Skills and Employability ETCHMIADZIN, Armenia—Microsoft Office is an essential part of most modern workplaces. Proficiency ranks at the top of employers’ required list of skills around the world. Armenia is no different, and Mer Doon is [more...]

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

The AHEI continues to both build upon its existing programs, and also develop new partnerships in its effort to bring exceptional higher education programs to leading Armenian scholars worldwide.

‘Homo Sovieticus’ Examined in AHEI’s Sixth Annual Summer Program

In its sixth annual summer program, the Armenian Higher Education Initiative (AHEI)—in cooperation with the American University of Armenia (AUA) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation—undertook an intensive examination of the concept of “homo sovieticus” and how this idea can be approached [more...]

August 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

A girl from one of the families who received aid

Landmine Free Artsakh Helps Impoverished Families

STEPANAKERT, NKR—HALO Trust has been working to clear landmines and unexploded ordnance in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh Republic/NKR) since 2000. Landmine Free Artsakh (LFA), a group of concerned Armenians, has made it its mission to raise awareness and funds to help HALO Trust. A scene from the [more...]

August 8, 2016 // 1 Comment

AECP Founder Dr. Roger Ohanesian

Armenian EyeCare Project’s 52nd Medical Mission to Armenia a Success

AECP Opens Regional Eye Clinic in Spitak, Hosts International Conferences After an action-packed 10 days in Armenia, the Armenian EyeCare Project (AECP) has completed its most recent Medical Mission to the country—marking its 52nd trip to the motherland since the organization was founded nearly [more...]

August 2, 2016 // 1 Comment

AECP Physician Anna Hovakimyan administering an eye exam

Armenian EyeCare Project Launches New Website

Launches New Website in Anticipation of 25th Anniversary Celebration Dedicated to the prevention of avoidable blindness and to providing quality eye care to all Armenians regardless of their economic status, the Armenian EyeCare Project (AECP) recently introduced its new website to friends and [more...]

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Thirty-seven people will soon move to decent and comfortable homes.

Twelve Vanadzor Families Move into a Decent Home 

The construction of the multi-apartment building for the 12 families currently living in metal containers in Vanadzor city, Taron 3rd district, is already completed. The Millard Fuller Legacy Build honoring the legacy of Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for [more...]

July 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

The first official Little Free Library in Armenia was installed in Yerevan at 80 Aram Street on July 21.

First Official ‘Little Free Library’ Installed in Yerevan

YEREVAN—The first official Little Free Library in Armenia was installed in Yerevan at 80 Aram Street on July 21. It was the first of 15 libraries that will be installed in Yerevan, Ashtarak, and other parts of the country, as part of a project called Little Free Libraries in Armenia. The first [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bohjalian (L) and Zanoyan (R)

Bohjalian, Zanoyan Join Mer Doon’s New Advisory Board

ETCHMIADZIN, Armenia—Internationally acclaimed and best-selling author Chris Bohjalian and global energy expert and author Vahan Zanoyan have joined Mer Doon’s new Advisory Board. Their role will be to impart strategic advice and non-financial support to the organization. Bohjalian (L) and [more...]

July 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

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