Posts in War
Snapshots of a Magical Week in Artsakh

On the second day that we were in Artsakh, I marked the second time in my life that I have climbed a mountain in Converse. Luckily, we had Pavel Sargsyan's trusty 1948 army Jeep (kept in completely perfect condition) to carry us up some of the way, but at the end of the road, there was still a two hour hike up the steep slope.

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FAR: Working for Change in Tavush

 In a way, it all started with FAR, the Fund for Armenian Relief. Last year we met Helena Melkonian to talk about their Ayo! crowdfunding project, and she was the first one to tell us about their work in the border villages. I still remember sitting across the table from her, amazed as she told us about their project to build a wall around the school in Aygepar, and how the villagers, and even schoolchildren donated their last spare change to help the project.

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