News

7.8.2010

Attachments Last month, the Foundation sponsored a series of summer workshops at the Manana Youth Center, featurin diasporan Armenian filmmakers and animators who shared their work and their insights with Manana’s youth. Vrej Kassouny, animator and founder-director of “ReAnimania” (Yerevan International Animation Film Festival) gave a master class for Manana’s animation studio. Allen Hughes, director, […]

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31.7.2010

Attachments The Tufenkian Foundation has recently built a new school in the village of Arajamough in Karabagh, an area that was brought to ruins by the war.  Children from 2 villages attend this school.  The school and, indeed, the villages, are in desperate need of books.   No village has a library and the population depends […]

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9.7.2010

Attachments SYDNEY – This past month, the Sydney community played host to Antranig Kasbarian, Director of the Tufenkian Foundation, who reported on ongoing resettlement efforts in the Kashatagh region of Nagorno-Karabagh. The visit came at the end of a 10-city tour, in which Kasbarian encouraged various groups to participate in these efforts, while also reporting […]

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19.5.2010

Earlier this month, members of the Children’s Defense Network held a public protest in front of the Erebuni Court in Yerevan. The protesters demanded a verdict with maximum punishment for the defendant, Levon Avagyan, a teacher at the Nubarashen boarding school who has confessed to sexually harassing his students. Led by the Children’s Defense Network, […]

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10.12.2009

Attachments When it comes to the security of Nagorno-Karabagh, possibly no other province is as vital as Kashatagh (formerly Lachin). Last weekend, approximately 100 people came together in London to learn about the challenges facing Kashatagh and how they can help the region thrive.  The program, organized by Aid Kashatagh, featured a presentation by Tufenkian […]

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2.12.2009

Attachments The following was recently featured on the Armenian Reporter’s website. Fuller Center and Other Organizations Join Forces to Build Homes GEGHARD, KOTAYK PROVINCE – On November 14, employees of the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia, Tufenkian Foundation, Hye Dzmer Pap Charitable Foundation as well as the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s Young Professionals joined forces […]

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28.11.2009

Attachments Adobe recently recognized nine students from the Manana Youth Center in their “Crisis and Hope: In Images and Words” worldwide photo competition.  The contest challenged young people from around the world to submit a pair of photographs—one depicting a challenge they see in the world around them, and one depicting something that gives them […]

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27.10.2009

Attachments For nearly a decade, the staff and social workers of Zangakatun Social Services NGO—a Tufenkian Foundation initiative—have followed a unique model in serving Armenia’s most vulnerable families.  Earlier this month, they shared their insights, experience and methods with local municipalities in Armenia’s three largest cities: Yerevan, Vanadzor and Medzamor. In Yerevan, Zangakatun’s Social Services […]

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27.10.2009

Attachments Last week, we began working with a young family as part of our efforts to aid Armenia’s most vulnerable as they suffer the fallout from the economic crisis. This family’s father, Hamlet, is dependent on seasonal work, traditionally spending the spring, summer and fall working to store up the money and food his wife […]

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20.9.2009

Attachments Tufenkian Foundation Unveils New Kashatagh Initiative HAK VILLAGE, KASHATAGH, NAGORNO-KARABAGH—In a recent day of celebration, residents of this small, remote village joined political dignitaries and members of the international community to mark the re-opening of Hak’s historic St. Minas Church. The church blessing combined with the unveiling of a new drinking water supply for […]

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