Four-Year-Old Armenian Boy Fighting Cancer Needs Help

Little Areg Khachatryan turned four on March 10, just one day after his sixth round of chemotherapy. The young boy, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma last August, has more rounds of chemotherapy under his belt than years of life. Areg Khachatryan prepares for Easter, painting eggs during his [more...]

March 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Armstarter: Crowdfunding for Armenians

By Karen Petrosyan Armenians and crowdfunding: the two words are unfortunately rarely used in the same context. For those who do not know, crowdfunding refers to the alternative financing of projects by a large number of people with small contributions. With the development of crowdfunding [more...]

March 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

The ‘Tree of Life for Armenia’

Following a recent two-week trip to Armenia, Dr. Sam Mikaelian, an award-winning American educator and a former consultant for a national recruitment company in Illinois, enthusiastically declared that the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) is the “tree of life for Armenia” and “truly one [more...]

January 3, 2018 // 1 Comment

Syrian-Armenians: Between Two Homes

Special to the Armenian Weekly At the end of 2016, I started volunteering for a program aimed at integrating Syrian-Armenian children into Armenian society. I vividly recall one outspoken little boy who refused to call Armenia home. He hoped his family would one day go back home to Syria. But after [more...]

December 26, 2017 // 1 Comment

This Christmas, Don’t Shop Amazon… Shop Armenia!

By Tania Sahakian and Arsineh Valladian Special to the Armenian Weekly It can be argued that through the development stages of a country, a time comes when focus shifts to the arts. A country in the infant stages of capitalism and consumerism, Armenia is experiencing an emergence of art and [more...]

December 14, 2017 // 4 Comments

Women’s Support Center Launches Holiday Crowdfunding Campaign

YEREVAN—The Women’s Support Center (WSC) NGO in Yerevan has launched its holiday crowdfunding campaign to gain support from the public and Armenian Diaspora in assisting women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Women and children enjoying a meal at the WSC shelter (Photo: Nazik [more...]

December 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

ATP’s 5.5 Million Trees Have Impact on the Land and People of Armenia

By Ani Melkonian A new pair of winter boots for a daughter, a denture from a husband to his wife, and tools for a young hairstylist to start a home-based business. Those are some of the things the local villagers employed by Armenia Tree Project (ATP) are planning on buying with their reimbursement [more...]

December 4, 2017 // 1 Comment

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