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Hayastan All-Armenian Fund
Governmental Buiding 3, Yerevan, RA
Contact: Hasmik Grigoryan
Tel:? +(3741) 56 01 06? ext. 105
Fax: +(3741) 52 15 05
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.himnadram.org/


25 January, 2013


Hayastan All-Armenian Fund continues to support Syrian-Armenian community


Hayastan All-Armenian Fund continues to provide vital assistance to the
Syrian-Armenian community, which has suffered considerable losses since the
start of the Syrian civil war.

The fund launched its aid program for Syrian-Armenians in August 2012, by
establishing special bank accounts through which donors worldwide can make
contributions in support of the struggling community. The accounts were
opened on the recommendation of Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan, who also
serves as the president of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Board of Trustees.


To date, with donations made through these bank accounts, the fund has
underwritten the Aleppo-Yerevan-Aleppo air travels of Syrian-Armenians who
seek refuge in Armenia, and carried out much needed medical and educational
projects. Through the latter two types of initiatives, which were proposed
by Armenia's Ministry of Diaspora, the fund has sponsored emergency
surgeries for two Syrian-Armenians, and continues to cover the annual
tuitions of 69 Syrian-Armenian students who currently attend various
colleges and universities in the homeland.

The following is the list of these institutions and their respective numbers
of Syrian-Armenian students with scholarships from the Hayastan All-Armenian
Fund:

1. State Engineering University of Armenia - 11 students
2. Yerevan State University - 16 students
3. Mkhitar Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University - nine students
4. Yerevan Mashtots University - one student
5. Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction - 13 students
6. Armenian State University of Economics - one student
7. Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University - two students
8. Yerevan State Humanitarian College - one student
9. European Regional Educational Academy - three students
10. Scientific Center of the National Academy of Sciences - two students
11. National Academy of Fine Arts - two students
12. French University in Armenia Foundation - one student
13. Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory - six students
14. Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts - one student




From: A. Papazian