The CFFA supported children in Vayots Dzor

There are total of 763 people living in three border-villages of Vayots Dzor region of..

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The CFFA supported children in Vayots Dzor

There are total of 763 people living in three border-villages of Vayots Dzor region of Armenia: Sers, Bardzruni and Nor Aznaberd. These people live right on the border and they are not simply living there – they are keeping the border and their stay in their own villages is critically and strategically important not only for the whole region, but also for the whole country.
Agriculture is the main source of income for many people living in these communities although reserved community lands are not being used for agricultural purposes due to the bordering location of these villages. People are mainly occupied with horticulture, cattle-breeding and beekeeping. The majority of men living in these communities are Contract Soldiers who are on duty on the border 15 days a month.
Like last year, this year also, prior to the New Year and Christmas celebrations, the Armenian Diocese of Canada provided financial support to the children living in the border-villages mentioned above. The Primate of the Diocese His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, together with the administrative staff members of the Diocesan Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA) organized a fundraising for bordering villages of Vayots Dzor region. The money was sent and distributed to the children prior to the holidays.
On December 28, 2016, there was a festive mood in these communities. Children were making Christmas Cards and sending their gratitude and greetings to their friends living on the other side of the world. On behalf of the beneficiary communities we extend our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in this very important initiative. Your support was critically important in easing the financial burden that each family faces daily when living in border-communities with extremely limited income opportunities.

Children’s Christmas Blessing and New Year Celebration

On December 4, 2016, the Diocesan Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA) organized Children’s Christmas Blessing..

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Children’s Christmas Blessing and New Year Celebration

On December 4, 2016, the Diocesan Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA) organized Children’s Christmas Blessing and New Year Celebration Party – an annual event under the patronage of the Diocesan Primate, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, proceeds from which are directed at humanitarian activities supported by the CFFA in Armenia.

Children and parents gathered at Marie Manoogian Hall of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral of Montreal to play, to dance, to sing, and of course, to welcome and to receive gifts from Kaghand Pap (Santa Claus). This year’s special guest was Confée-ti, who entertained the kids and made this event an unforgettable experience for them and their parents.

Upon the Primate’s initiative, and with collaboration with Holy Cross Armenian Church of Laval and Hay Doun, kids from Syrian Armenian families recently arrived to Canada, were invited to participate in the event.

We thank all the volunteers and donors who contributed to the success of the event.

CFFA Supports Youth Summer Camp in Vayots Dzor Region of Armenia

   

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CFFA Supports Youth Summer Camp in Vayots Dzor Region of Armenia

 

 

CFFA took patronage over David and Hasmik Khachatryan

On June 10, 2016, Davit and Hasmik Khachatryan, who were born with infantile cerebral palsy,..

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CFFA took patronage over David and Hasmik Khachatryan

On June 10, 2016, Davit and Hasmik Khachatryan, who were born with infantile cerebral palsy, arrived in Montreal from Ashtarak, Armenia, to undergo surgery at the Montreal Shriners Hospital for Children. The Diocesan Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA) has taken the patronage over David and Hasmik during their stay in Canada.
Upon His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians request, in agreement with the Aragatsotn Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, with our intercession and with the Diocesan Council member Mr. Jack Seraidarian’s support, the Montreal Shriners Hospital for Children has kindly agreed to undertake the complex surgery of the children, which currently cannot be performed in Armenia.
We pray to the Lord Almighty that He may enable the children to regain their health.
On April 25, 2016, at the Spiritual Center of All Armenians, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians met with Davit and Hasmik Khachatryans. His Holiness conveyed blessings to Davit and Hasmik and expressed his wish that with strong faith and optimism they will go for their treatment and return home with their health regained.
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Le 10 juin, 2016, David et Hasmik Khachatryan, nés avec une paralysie cérébrale infantile, sont arrivées au Canada d’ Ashtarak, Arménie, pour subir une intervention chirurgicale à l’Hôpital Shriners pour enfants de Montréal.
Le Fonds des Enfants pour l’Arménie (CFFA) du Diocèse a pris sous son patronage David et Hasmik pendant leur séjour au Canada.
À la demande de Sa Sainteté Karekin II, Patriarche Suprême et Catholicos de tous les Arméniens, en accord avec le Diocèse d’ Aragatsotn de l’Église apostolique arménienne, avec notre intercession et le soutien de M. Jack Seraidarian, membre du Conseil diocésain, l’Hôpital Shriners pour enfants de Montréal a accepté aimablement d’entreprendre la chirurgie complexe de ces enfants, qui ne peut être réalisée en Arménie.
Nous prions le Seigneur Tout-Puissant de permettre aux enfants de reprendre leur santé.
Le 25 Avril, 2016, au Centre Spirituel de tous les Arméniens, au Saint-Siège d’Etchmiadzin, Sa Sainteté Karekin II, Patriarche Suprême et Catholicos de tous les Arméniens a rencontré David et Hasmik Khachatryan. Sa Sainteté a transmis sa bénédiction et a exprimé son souhait qu’avec la foi et l’optimisme, ils iront pour leur traitement et retourneront avec leur santé retrouvée.

CFFA helps the children of the region of Vayots Dzor

The Board of the Children’s Fund for Armenia decided to focus on supporting the vulnerable..

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CFFA helps the children of the region of Vayots Dzor

The Board of the Children’s Fund for Armenia decided to focus on supporting the vulnerable children living in the villages of the region of Vayots Dzor, at the border with Nakhitchevan.
His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada, asked His Grace Bishop Abraham Mkrtchyan, Primate of the Vayots Dzor Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, to provide the list of the children from needy families living in the villages of the Vayots Dzor region.
His Grace Bishop Abraham Mkrtchyan provided the list of vulnerable children living in the villages – Khachik (34 families, 79 children), Khndzorut (16 families, 46 children), Bardzruni (24 families, 38 children), Nor Aznaberd (18 families, 34 children), and Sers (7 families, 16 children.) The data comprises the name of the head of the family, the number of children, birthdates, address and phone number.
CFFA campaigned to collect donations for these children from all over Canada. The number of families to be supported depended on the quantity of donation dollars.
In order to make a Christmas Gift to the children, the donations were sent on December 15, 2015.
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Le Fonds de l’enfance pour l’Arménie a soutenu les enfants de Vayots Dzor

Le conseil du Fonds de l’enfance pour l’Arménie a décidé de se concentrer sur le soutien des enfants vulnérables, qui vivent dans les villages de la région de Vayots Dzor, à la frontière avec le Nakhitchevan.
Sa Grâce l’Évêque Abgar Hovakimian, Primat du Diocèse arménien du Canada a demandé à Sa Grâce l’Évêque Abraham Mkrtchyan, Primat du Diocèse de Vayots Dzor de l’Eglise Apostolique Arménienne, de fournir la liste des enfants des familles nécessiteuses des villages de la région de Vayots Dzor.
Sa Grâce l’Évêque Abraham Mkrtchyan a fourni la liste des enfants vulnérables des villages – Khachik (34 familles, 79 enfants), Khndzorut (16 familles, 46 enfants), Bardzruni (24 familles, 38 enfants), Nor Aznaberd (18 familles, 34 enfants), et Sers (7 familles, 16 enfants). Les données comprennent le nom du chef de la famille, le nombre d’enfants, la date de naissance, l’adresse et le numéro de téléphone.
CFFA a fait campagne partout au Canada pour amasser des dons afin d’améliorer la qualité de vie de ces enfants. Le nombre de familles à soutenir dépend de la quantité des dons.
Pour faire un cadeau de Noël à ces enfants, les dons ont été envoyés le 15 Décembre 2015. 
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Children’s Christmas Blessing and New Year Celebration

Children’s Christmas Blessing and New Year Celebration On December 20, 2015, Children’s Fund for Armenia..

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Children’s Christmas Blessing and New Year Celebration

Children’s Christmas Blessing and New Year Celebration
On December 20, 2015, Children’s Fund for Armenia organized Children’s Christmas Blessing and New Year Celebration Party under the presidency of His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate.
Children and parents gathered at Marie Manoogian Hall of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral of Montreal to play, to dance, to sing, and of course, to welcome and to receive gifts from Kaghand Pap (Santa Claus).
Upon the Primate’s initiative, 20 children and their parents who have recently arrived from Syria to Quebec, participated in the event. Mrs. Hélène David, Minister of Culture and Communications of Quebec, and Mrs. Kathleen Weil, Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness of Quebec, upon the Hay Doun’s invitation, joined the celebrants on this joyful occasion.
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Bénédiction de Noël et célébration du Nouvel An des enfants
Le 20 Décembre, 2015, le Fonds des enfants pour l’Arménie a organisé la fête de la Bénédiction de Noël et la célébration du Nouvel An des enfants sous la présidence de Son Excellence l’évêque Abgar Hovakimian, Primat.
Enfants et parents étaient réunis à la salle Marie Manoogian de la Cathédrale Arménienne Saint Grégoire l’Illuminateur de Montréal pour jouer, danser, chanter, et bien sûr, pour accueillir Kaghant Papa (Père Noël) et de recevoir des cadeaux.
Sur l’initiative du Primat, 20 enfants et leurs parents récemment arrivés de Syrie au Québec, ont participé à l’événement. Mme Hélène David, ministre de la Culture et des Communications et ministre responsable de la Protection et de la Promotion de la langue française du Québec, et Mme Kathleen Weil, ministre de l’Immigration, de la diversité et de l’inclusion du Québec, sur l’invitation de Hay Doun, ont rejoint les célébrants de ce joyeux évènement.
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Third Generous Donation to the CFFA

The Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA), affiliated with the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese, is..

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Third Generous Donation to the CFFA

The Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA), affiliated with the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese, is delighted to inform you that it has recently received a third generous donation of 20,000 Canadian Dollars. According to the will of the donor, the donation will be distributed to the children of poor and needy families living at the border villages of Armenia. Thank you very much for the generous donation!

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Le Fonds de l’enfance pour l’Arménie, affilié à l’Église apostolique arménienne, Diocèse canadien, est très heureux de vous informer qu’il a récemment reçu le troisième don généreux de 20,000 dollars canadiens. Selon la volonté du donateur, le don sera réparti pour les enfants de familles pauvres et nécessiteuses vivant dans les villages frontaliers de l’Arménie. Nous tenons à vous remercier profondément pour votre don généreux !

 

Second Generous Donation to the CFFA

The Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA), affiliated with the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese, is..

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Second Generous Donation to the CFFA

The Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA), affiliated with the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese, is delighted to inform you that it has recently received a second generous donation of 15,000 Canadian Dollars.
According to the will of the donor, the donation will be distributed to the children of poor and needy families living at the border villages of Armenia.
Thank you very much for the generous donation!
With love and dedication,
Children’s Fund For Armenia
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Le Fonds de l’enfance pour l’Arménie, affilié à l’Église apostolique arménienne, Diocèse canadien, est très heureux de vous informer qu’il a récemment reçu le deuxième don généreux de 15,000 dollars canadiens.
Selon la volonté du donateur, le don sera réparti pour les enfants de familles pauvres et nécessiteuses vivant dans les villages frontaliers de l’Arménie.
Nous tenons à vous remercier profondément pour votre don généreux !
Avec amour et dévouement de notre part,
Fonds de l’enfance pour l’Arménie

CFFA donation to Mari Izmirlian Orphanage

CFFA donation to Mari Izmirlian Orphanage On June 28, 2015, a representative of the Children’s..

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CFFA donation to Mari Izmirlian Orphanage

CFFA donation to Mari Izmirlian Orphanage
On June 28, 2015, a representative of the Children’s Fund for Armenia (CFFA) affiliated with the Armenian Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese, visited the Mari Izmirlian Orphanage in Yerevan, Armenia where she met the Director and children. Based on the Orphanage Administration’s request, CFFA donated to the Orphanage kitchen appliances and items of furniture that were made available thanks to the donations of Canadian Armenians. We would like to express our gratitude to Mrs. Siranoush Hovhannisyan, Executive Director of the Society of Orphaned Armenian Relief – Armenia for her support.
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Don du Fonds de soutien pour les enfants de l’Arménie à l’Orphelinat Mari Izmirlian
Le 28 juin 2015, une représentante du Fonds de soutien pour les enfants de l’Arménie, affilié au Diocèse canadien de l’Église apostolique arménienne, a visité l’Orphelinat Mari Izmirlian à Erevan, en Arménie. Elle a rencontré la directrice et les enfants, et sur la base de la demande de l’Administration de l’orphelinat, a fait don, au nom du Fonds, des appareils de cuisine à l’Orphelinat ainsi que quelques meubles qui ont été mis à la disposition grâce aux dons des Canadiens-arméniens. Nous remercions Mme Siranoush Hovhannisyan, la Directrice exécutive de la Société de soutien des orphelins arméniens – Arménie pour son support pendant la mission de notre représentante.

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