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30.6.2016

Attachments  We Never Walk Alone Raffi Doudaklian I did not know what to expect when I traveled to Artsakh for the first time as the new Executive Director of the Tufenkian Foundation.  I had been there numerous times before; I had seen and felt the beauty of this incredibly beautiful yet rugged land; I had […]

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28.5.2016

Attachments May 24 was a very special for the children of Ijevan city, the administrative center of Tavush Marz. That day, with financial support from the Tufenkian Foundation and other organizations, the ‘Arevik’ Children’s Social Center was officially inaugurated with the opening of a newly renovated building.   The center’s establishment will support the development of […]

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16.5.2016

Attachments Last week, Artsakh welcomed 15 journalists from different countries – including the UK, USA, Ukraine, Latvia, Moldova, and Italy. The visit was arranged by European Friends of Armenia, EuFoA, with logistical support from the Tufenkian Foundation.   The journalists stayed in Artsakh for three days. During that time, they visited the eastern front – including Martakert […]

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10.5.2016

Attachments Dear Friends and Colleagues, After a thorough search and interviews with a number of qualified candidates, I’m pleased to announce the hiring of Raffi Doudaklian as TF Executive Director. He will be based in Yerevan, and will lead our operations in both Armenia and Artsakh, as well as our public relations.   Originally from Lebanon, […]

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19.4.2016

Attachments Dear Friends, As you’re well aware, our compatriots in Artsakh suffered through a tense and violent period two weeks ago, as Azerbaijan launched unprovoked assaults along the NKR’s eastern front. While order is now being restored, this disruption has created many needs which Armenians worldwide are now addressing. We appreciate the efforts undertaken by […]

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12.4.2016

Attachments This winter was an especially busy one for the Women’s Support Center (WSC) and its Director, Maro Matosian. In addition to her activities in Armenia, Matosian visited several communities in the US, delivering informative presentations on the status of women in Armenia and how WSC addresses their challenges. These visits – to San Diego, […]

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12.4.2016

Attachments Recently, the American University of Armenia’s Center for Responsible Mining (AUA CRM) began a partnership with the World Bank, in a project entitled “Armenia, Strategic Mining Sector Assessment.” The project will provide the Armenian government with better understanding of key social and environmental challenges and future opportunities that exist for Armenia’s mining sector.   […]

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12.4.2016

Attachments The Armenian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is a semi-governmental organization, consisting of 200 members and 800 supporters. AASW promotes and defends the rights of social workers and the beneficiaries they serve. It also advances social workers’ practices and standards, while seeking new approaches to social service.   We’re happy to report that our […]

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27.3.2016

Attachments The Palancho children’s puppet troupe was established in 2003 by Metsamor’s “Family and Community” NGO. For over a decade, the troupe has entertained children while also instilling in them positive principles for healthy living.  “Palancho” performers at the International Festival of Puppet Theatres in Yerevan, 2015   The puppet troupe specializes in plays with […]

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24.3.2016

Attachments Aghavnatun is a remote community located in Artsakh’s liberated territories, within the Kashatagh region. It is around 35 km away from Berdzor and 7 km from the main road connecting Berdzor to Ishkhanadzor. Aghavnatun consists of 5 villages 3 of which are populated:  Aghavnatun, Harar, and Khatchketik.   Last year, the Tufenkian Foundation initiated […]

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