USAID Launches Two Programs
for Rural Economic Develpoment
The PRP and ARDI programs build upon current and previous initiatives of the Government of Armenia, the U.S. Government, andother organizations to foster the country’s broader development beyond capital Yerevan
and address the economic challenges in rural communities.
Fuller Center for Housing Armenia to Build 100 Homes
in Honor of 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
Unique Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Genocide Launched in Armenia
The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA) announced that it will build and renovate 100 homes between now and December 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The project, called “Honoring 100 Years by Saving 100 Families,” will be driven by charitable contributions to give low-income and homeless families a safe and decent home, while emphasizing the importance of families remaining in Armenia on a permanent basis.
Armenian National Lyceum after Anania Shirakatsy Building a Home with the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
On 14 September pupils of high school from the Armenian National Lyceum after Anania Shirakatsy joined the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia in the Aragatsotn region, the village of Irind to help build the home of a low-income family. They worked together with the FCHA Global Builders volunteer team and the FCHA team.
Armenian National Lyceum after Anania Shirakatsy is an institution that deals with talented children, reveals them and organizes their education and upbringing. And this collaboration, which is planned to do on annual basis, became an educating example for the learners. We all want to raise good kids, and part of doing that is giving them real responsibilities above their studies. Children of all ages can benefit from volunteering by giving back to their community. Helping others build their dream home and making difference in their lives becomes a character-building ingredient of their education helping them acknowledge that there is another side of the life where people need our help, and that we don’t need super powers to help them – just willingness.
U.S. Embassy's Helping Hands & Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Joined Forces to Build a Home for a Family in Need
On August 6, 2013, the United States Ambassador to Armenia, John A. Heffern, Mrs. Libby Heffern, and members of the Embassy’s Helping Hands organization joined the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA) in the village of Ujan (Aragatsotn Region) to build the home of the Aleksanyan family, currently living in substandard and poor conditions.
The U.S. Embassy and FCHA have partnered on home builds since 2008. Every year, staff of the U.S. Embassy works together with FCHA’s local and international volunteers. This partnership demonstrates a unique collaboration that is focused on helping people in need. This year, members of the Embassy’s Helping Hands organization and FCHA assisted the Aleksanyan family, including the father, the mother, and their four children, ages 15, 14, 4, and 3.
Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Celebrated its 5th Anniversary
On June 28, 2013, the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA) celebrated its 5th anniversary at the Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan, which was the generous sponsor of the event. This event marked an important milestone not only for the Fuller Center for Housing, but also for the Republic of Armenia. Since its inception in 2008, FCHA has built or renovated hundreds of safe and decent homes for needy families in remote regions of Armenia.