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13 August 2018

7 Ways a Strong Kashatagh Benefits Artsakh and Armenia

What is Kashatagh? Formerly known as Lachin, it is Artsakh's largest region, the vital land-bridge that connects Artsakh to Armenia, making them effectively one. After 70 years of Azerbaijani rule, this historically Armenian province was liberated in the early nineties. Today, the region is being actively resettled and offers new life to Armenian families.

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27 July 2018

Another Family Will Soon Have a Renovated Home in Artsakh

Papag Stepanyan, together with his family of five, lives in the Van village of Southern Kashatagh, where he resettled in 1998. All this time, the family has lived in very poor housing conditions. This is about to change.

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19 July 2018

Exploring Economic Prospects for Artsakh - A New Internship Program

Meet Tatevik Sargsyan, Vahe Azizyan and Ararat Sahakyan – 3 young specialists from Armenia who are currently in Artsakh with the mission to explore new development prospects for the local bee-keeping, honey-production and related spheres.

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29 June 2018

Village Life in Artsakh's Borderlands: Photo Story

A deep connection to the land, a strong sense of community and simplicity of living – this is what life in these villages is all about. We spent the past few days in some of the most remote villages of Artsakh, talking to people and hearing their stories. These villages are where the Armenian world starts, it is where Armenian life starts, and we think it is important for each of us to learn about the people who live here. Very soon, we will share with you the stories we have been fortunate to collect here. But for now, enjoy these images of village life in two of Artsakh’s liberated districts – Kashatagh and Hadrut.

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14 June 2018

Iranian-Armenian Physicians Visit Artsakh to Provide Free Examinations

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07 June 2018

Artsakh Fund Builds the First Clinic of Arajamugh

Due to the combined efforts of the Tufenkian Foundation and Artsakh Fund-Eastern USA, the Arajamugh Village will soon have its own clinic.

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03 June 2018

A New Orchard for Liberated Artsakh

We recently planted 2300 trees in Kashatagh's Van village, giving the start to a new persimmon orchard.

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02 June 2018

Renovations Underway for 10th Soldier's Home in Artsakh

This winter holiday season, we raised funds to give a home to the family of Mher Araqelyan, a wounded soldier from Artsakh.

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14 May 2018

New Child Support Center Opens in Armavir

In 2013, after many years of serving the Metsamor community as a local branch of another organization (Zangakatun NGO), the Family and Community center registered as a separate NGO. This was not only the start of a new organization, but also the first step towards an alternative model of child-focused community support in the country. Launched with a small team and a big dream, the organization now serves more than 300 children in 3 communities of Armenia.

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25 April 2018

Solar Panels Provided to Frontline Army Bases in Artsakh

These panels will help ensure that key communication and visibility devices, such as radio sets, cell phones and night-vision devices, are consistently charged and functional, thus helping our soldiers stay safe.

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18 April 2018

A New and Improved Village Clinic in Artsakh

Located within 35 km from the nearest town, Moshatagh is one of the most remote villages in northern Artsakh. It serves as the community center for many surrounding villages in Kashatagh.

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13 March 2018

Ararat Avanesyan is 9th Wounded Soldier to Receive a Home from Tufenkian Foundation

Today in Artsakh's Askeran region, Ararat Avanesyan, a soldier wounded in the Artsakh Liberation War in the early 90s, celebrated housewarming.

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13 March 2018

Ararat Avanesyan is 9th Wounded Soldier to Receive a Home from Tufenkian Foundation

Today in Artsakh's Askeran region, Ararat Avanesyan, a soldier wounded in the Artsakh Liberation War in the early 90s, celebrated housewarming.

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07 March 2018

Tufenkian Foundation Condemns Attack on Raffi Doudaklian

Raffi Doudaklian - a prominent Armenian writer, activist, and humanitarian - was severely beaten last week while on a humanitarian assignment in Lebanon.

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03 March 2018

Artsakh Peace Process Discussed at European Parliament

“Nagorno Karabakh Must Be the Primary Subject and Not an Object of the Peace Process” Say Renowned Experts.

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22 February 2018

Renowned international scholars to discuss Artsakh peace process at the European Parliament

Remedial Secession in Theory and Practice: The case of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh).

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25 December 2017

A Double Celebration in Artsakh: A New Home and A Renovated Clinic Open Doors in Kashatagh

Today in Ishkhanadzor, we unveiled the new home of a Lebanese-Armenian family and the newly renovated clinic.

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18 December 2017

Answering the Question: ‘Who Is Zabel Yessayan?’

Article by Judith Saryan

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17 October 2017

Newly Rebuilt School of Liberated Hak Village Opens in Kashatagh

Today, Hak village, one of the northernmost communities of liberated Kashatagh (former Lachin) celebrated the opening of its village school after complete reconstruction.

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15 October 2017

Providing Access to Water in the Liberated Hak Village

The expansion of the water system in Hak, which was completed this summer, is the most recent water infrastructure initiative carried out by the Tufenkian Foundation.

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15 October 2017

Providing Access to Water in the Liberated Hak Village

The expansion of the water system in Hak, which was completed this summer, is the most recent water infrastructure initiative carried out by the Tufenkian Foundation.

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11 October 2017

Better Healthcare for Artsakh: Renovating a Clinic in Kashatagh

More than a decade after opening its doors, the clinic in Ishkhanadzor is in need of urgent repairs. We have taken up the renovation and repairs of the interior and exterior conditions of the clinic to ensure the maintenance of the building well into the future.

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02 September 2017

Human Rights Essay Contest Launched in Artsakh

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.

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02 September 2017

Eighth Wounded Soldier Receives a House in Artsakh

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.

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01 September 2017

The People of Arajamugh Celebrate School Expansion

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.

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14 August 2017

Seventh Wounded Soldier Receives a House in Artsakh

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.

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26 June 2017

Training Parents of Disadvantaged Children in Noyemberyan

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.

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21 June 2017

Stories of Success: From Disadvantaged Children to Accomplished Young Women

How one community organization helps transform the lives of the most disadvantaged and marginalized children in the small town of Metsamor.

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10 June 2017

Syrian-Armenian Doctor Receives a House in Artsakh

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 ancestors, Haig Khatcho has decided to contribute his skills, experience and expertise as a physician for the development of Artsakh.

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02 June 2017

Promoting Voter Education Ahead of the RA Parliament Elections

Armenian voters will go to the polls next month and choose the members of the new National Assembly...

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01 June 2017

Children’s Day in Metsamor: Celebrating by Giving Back to the Community

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.

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16 May 2017

6th Wounded Soldier Celebrates Housewarming in Artsakh

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.

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15 April 2017

Better Housing for the Soldiers of Artsakh

Artsakh has undergone tremendous transformation during the past years. Stepanakert and Shushi have grown into dynamic cities. Houses, schools, hospitals and entire villages are being built and developed. Lands are being cultivated and jobs created all across Artsakh. While various organizations and funds working in the region play a significant role in these processes, the real champions of this development are the soldiers of the Self Defense Forces of Artsakh. Without their everyday sacrifice and bravery none of these would be possible.

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04 April 2017

Six new houses welcome residents in Arajamough

On April 04, in the frameworks of the visit to Artsakh of Tufenkian Foundation guests Serj Tankian, Arsinee Khanjian, Atom Egoyan, Eric Nazarian and other distinguished representatives of the Armenian Disaspora, 6 new houses were opened in Arajamough.

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04 April 2017

A Call to the Artists of the World

Invited by the Tufenkian Foundation, world renown Armenian artists Serj Tankian, Arsinée Khanjian, Atom Egoyan and Eric Nazarian, together with other representatives of the Armenian Diaspora, visited Artsakh during April 3-6...

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01 April 2017

New Agricultural Machines for Mijnavan

Mijnavan is a small town in the South of Kashatagh region, Artsakh. The resettlement process started in 1995 with just 15 inhabitants...

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