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11.10.2017

Throughout liberated Kashatagh, accessible medical care is scarce due to poor roads and transportation. Until recently, village-based facilities were practically nonexistent, and medical emergencies such as snakebites, sudden illnesses, and even childbirths often resulted in casualties.   To address these concerns, the Tufenkian Foundation has implemented several initiatives to provide more comprehensive health care for […]

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2.9.2017

On September 1, during the ceremonies of the Zabel Yessayan School of Arajamugh, we witnessed the launch of Artsakh’s Second Annual Human Rights Essay Contest. The contest is initiated and run by Artsakh’s Human Rights Ombudsman, Ruben Melikyan, with support from Judith Saryan. The contest has two objectives: First, the contest will introduce the students of Artsakh […]

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1.9.2017

Today was a day of triple celebration for the growing community of Arajamugh, a border village in Southern Artsakh, as the villagers celebrated the start of the new school year, the 10-year anniversary of the village school and the reopening of the school after its expansion. We visited Arajamugh to join the celebrations together with […]

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1.9.2017

On August 30, Gagik Petrosyan, a soldier wounded in the aftermath of the Four Day War of April 2016, celebrated housewarming in Stepanakert, the capital city of Artsakh. The house was renovated by the Tufenkian Foundation, in the framework of the Housing for Wounded Soldiers initiative. Tufenkian Foundation Executive Director Mr. Raffi Doudaklian and Board Members […]

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13.8.2017

Kamo Davtyan, a soldier wounded in the Artsakh Liberation War in the early nineties, celebrated housewarming in the Village of Nor Shen, Martuni region, Artsakh. The house was rebuilt in the framework of the Housing for Wounded Soldiers initiative. In April 2016, in response to the Four Day War, the Foundation launched an urgent appeal […]

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8.8.2017

In a moving ceremony, Syrian-Armenian doctor Haig Khatcho (Khatchadourian) received a house in Artsakh’s Ishkhanadzor Village from the Foundation in early June. Doctor Khatcho relocated to Artsakh last year, and started a new life in the Kashatagh region after escaping prosecution by ISIS during the Syrian civil war. Finding solace in the land of his […]

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8.7.2017

On June 23, a seminar for parents of disadvantaged children took place at the Social-Educational Center in Noyemberyan, a small town in the Tavush province of northeastern Armenia, near the border with Azerbaijan. The Center, which the children lovingly call “Paponts Tun” (Պապոնց տուն – Grandpa’s house), was launched just last year and is based […]

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5.6.2017

On May 16, Samvel Mejlumyan, a soldier wounded in the Artsakh Liberation War in 1992, celebrated a housewarming in the Askeran town of Artsakh. The house was renovated by the Foundation, as part of the Housing for Wounded Soldiers project. Samvel Mejlumyan belonged to freedom fighter groups who fought for the defense and liberation of Artsakh in […]

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2.6.2017

In Armenia and across the world, June 1 is celebrated as International Children’s Day. On this day, a variety of events and celebrations are organized for children who are lavished with gifts, balloons and flowers, and are the center of everyone’s attention. The children of the Family and Community NGO of Metsamor, however, like to celebrate […]

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1.6.2017

How one community organization helps transform the lives of the most disadvantaged and marginalized children in the small town of Metsamor. In Armenia, where one third of the country’s children live in poverty and vulnerable conditions, working with and supporting the youngest of the society is more than simply important – it is vital. Especially […]

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