Garanfilyan Appointed to National Board of Social Workers


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 partner Knarik Garanfilyan was recently appointed to AASW’s Administrative Board. We trust that her appointment will lead to further improvements in the state of social work in Armenia.



Knarik Garanfilyan


Knarik is the long-time director of the “Family and Community” NGO in Metsamor, addressing juvenile delinquency and other rehabilitative issues among young people. She also serves on the Board of the National Coalition for Defense of Children’s Rights. We are very proud of her work, and that she now receives the professional recognition she deserves.


The “Family and Community” NGO of Metsamor is a joint program of the Tufenkian Foundation, Armenian  Apostolic Church – Armavir Diocese, WCC Armenia Round Table Foundation, UMCOR and PH International.

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