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25.8.2009

Attachments This summer, 37 children from Nagorno-Karabagh’s impoverished Kashatagh district enjoyed a week-long summer camp in Shushi, one of their country’s most historic cities. Most of the children who come to this annual camp spend the rest of the year living amid the rubble of Kashatagh, where their families have moved to reclaim the land’s […]

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17.7.2009

Attachments Tufenkian Foundation Preserves the Region’s Armenian Roots NEW YORK—The Tufenkian Foundation has announced a new initiative on behalf of Kashatagh (formerly Lachin), the province of Nagorno-Karabagh that provides vital links to Armenia. The initiative will focus on restoring and protecting Kashatagh’s historic monuments and cultural artifacts, which attest to the region’s Armenian character and […]

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16.7.2009

Attachments BY FLORENCE AVAKIAN NEW YORK, NY—The history of Nagorno-Karabagh’s Shushi Museum, a repository of Armenian culture, has mirrored the traumas and victories of Shushi’s Armenian population.   Only days after Shushi’s liberation in 1992, the museum was saved from destruction while the city was still in flames.  Holding rare collections of the city’s rich heritage, […]

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8.7.2009

Attachments           Join us at the Tufenkian Artisan Carpets showroom in New York City for a special event benefiting the Tufenkian Foundation’s projects in Shushi, the city that was once the center of Nagorno-Karabagh’s cultural life. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, a performance by members of the […]

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17.6.2009

Attachments At the Zangakatun Center in Vanadzor, all children are loved equally The Tufenkian Foundation gives hundreds their childhood back (By Tatul Hakobyan; originally published in The Armenian Reporter) VANADZOR, LORI PROVINCE, ARMENIA – Ten-year-old Maria is an only child. She has been visiting the Zangakatun Center for a year now. There she receives a […]

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15.6.2009

U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch visited the Foundation’s Yerevan office last week to discuss the Foundation’s emergency relief efforts. She was accompanied by Ann Hirschey, director of social reform for USAID-Armenia. Foundation Director Antranig Kasbarian presented some of the direct relief efforts undertaken in response to Armenia’s recent economic crisis. He was assisted by the directors […]

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22.5.2009

UPDATE: Tufenkian Foundation Emergency Relief Initiative Two months ago, the Tufenkian Foundation launched an Emergency Relief Initiative in response to Armenia’s worsening economy. Since that time, we have received some $13,000 in donations, as scores of concerned people throughout the world have stepped up to help Armenia’s most vulnerable strata navigate this new, difficult economic […]

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20.4.2009

Attachments Tufenkian Foundation sets up emergency fund for neediest cases Dear Friends, The new economic chaos in the world has already caused rising poverty in Armenia. Our staff now regularly reports shocking situations where people lack decent shelter, are unable to make utility payments, or can’t meet basic food and health needs.  Due to rising […]

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19.4.2009

Attachments Armenia’s premiere media education center, which has been sponsored by the Tufenkian Foundation for ten years, is hosting a summer program for Diaspora youth. Manana Youth Center to Hold Summer Program for Diasporan Youth YEREVAN—The award-winning Manana Youth Center will host its first annual summer program this year, providing Diasporan teens and pre-teens the […]

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2.3.2009

Attachments February and March were busy months for the Foundation, as Development Director Antranig Kasbarian paid a working visit to Lebanon and Syria, where he met with various Armenian community leaders. The visit was organized at the initiative of the Artsakh Fund of Lebanon, which has committed to various programs in the strategic Kashatagh (Lachin) […]

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