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Friends who Changed My Point of View or Before and Now

Maybe you will remember from my first article that I was wandering in the streets of London during Biology lesson and again the school bell brought me back to the reality depriving me from my sweet dream, from getting wet in the rain, etc. 

“What’s the next lesson?” I asked my classmates and the answer “Sociology” changed my mood. “So good”, I thought, “Ms Grigoryan will come just now and will conduct a lesson full of hot discussions”. 

To the “Hello, take your seats” followed the topic of the lesson “Friendship”. A topic about which I had a special point of view: there are no friends. As always Ms. Grigoryan began talking clearly and calmly. Oh, I forgot to mention that all these things happened two years ago when I was an 8th grade student. Till now I remember these words, “Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle is distinguishing three kinds of friendship: friendships of pleasure, of utility, and of virtue”.  Well, it’s already clear the nature of each type. I raised my hand immediately and… 



 

Healthy Pregnancy Health Education Book

The Jinishian Memorial Foundation published the “Healthy Pregnancy” book in the framework of its Health program in 2014. The book is intended to improve the quality of life of pregnant women and child development through increasing knowledge of future mothers on healthy pregnancy. There are no restrictions on downloading the “Healthy Pregnancy” book; however, copyright rules and regulations apply. Our copyright regulations state that any copy of this book is to be used solely for the purpose of research or private study. Any use of the copy for other purpose may require the authorization of the copyright owner, i.e, of the Jinishian Memorial Foundation.

Voice of America Report on Jinishian Memorial Foundation

The Jinishian Memorial Foundation (JMF) began work in Armenia in 1993 and became legally registered in Armenia as a local foundation in 1999. The JMF is primarily sponsored by the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) of the Presbyterian Church USA. The Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) is a charitable trust that was established on May 17, 1966 by the bequest of Vartan H. Jinishian in memory of his parents. Since 1966 the JMP has provided basic services and direct relief to millions of poor Armenians in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, South America, Jordan and Armenia, who have lived in the midst of conflict and instability. After independence came in 1991, the JMP began to explore extending its relief and development activities to Armenia. Since then it has provided economic, social and spiritual assistance to millions of needy Armenians, and supported more than 200 grassroots and local NGOs through partnering and collaboration.

Child Care from Birth to One Year Old

The Jinishian Memorial Foundation published the “Child Care from Birth to One Year Old” book in the framework of Health program in 2012. The book is intended to improve the knowledge of parents and family members of newborns on healthy child growth and development.

There are no restrictions on downloading the “Child Care from Birth to One Year Old” book; however, copyright rules and regulations apply. Our copyright regulations state that any copy of this book is to be used solely for the purpose of research or private study. Any use of the copy for other purpose may require the authorization of the copyright owner, i.e, of the Jinishian Memorial Foundation.

Cooperation with Jinishian Memorial Foundation

June 1, 2006

UNDP has established cooperative relations with Jinishian Memorial Foundation (JMF) in the sphere of strengthening civil society organizations – namely, non-government organizations and community based organizations. The aim of this cooperation is to support efforts that contribute to democratic institution building, strengthen communities, promote equitable access to resources and encourage participation of citizens in public affairs, and improve the quality of education through capacity development of educators and educational institutions.

Rural Nurses Pass Training

June 16, 2007

Around 126 rural nurses of Tavush, Lori, Vayots Dzor, Armavir, Syunik, Kotayk, Gegharkunik provinces passed training within the framework of a program of training and increasing the skills of the rural nurses. The program is being carried out from 2005 by the Jinishian memory foundation. Coordinator of the program Zara Janibekian said as a result the skills of the nurses increased by 33-50 percent. In the first round 30 nurses of Vayots Dzor, Lori and Tavush provinces were trained, in the second round 96 nurses from Syunik, Gegharkunik, Armavir and Kotayk provinces were trained. “Rural nurses have not passed training for already 15 years and are not aware of medical innovations. The approaches they had changed a lot,” Janibekian said. The training program has been developed in collaboration with the Armenian Health Ministry.
 

PHCR Leverages Outside Funds

May 20, 2008


It is very gratifying to realize that one’s support for improving peoples’ lives is, in fact, doing that. It is even more gratifying to witness how one’s support serves as a catalyst for further improvements.

With funds provided by the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Primary Healthcare Reform Project (PHCR) helps improve quality and accessibility of primary care in Armenia. To increase effectiveness and efficiency in the use of funds, the Project not only coordinates activities with other donor organizations, but, where possible, also endeavors to leverage and mobilize outside resources.

Jinishian Memorial Foundation gears up to host two special Study Tours across Armenia in 2009-Interview with JMF Executive Director

January 12, 2009

By Sona Hamalian

Among the key aspects that make the Jinishian Memorial Foundation unique is its profoundly compassionate approach to the design of its programs, and, ultimately, its beneficiaries. Rather than provide quick fixes or handouts, the organization invests in the lives of individuals and entire communities, guided by both an abiding sense of empathy and a vision of long-term development – in terms of fostering economic self-sufficiency, social equality and vibrancy, educational excellence, and spiritual growth.

Sponsored mainly by the Jinishian Memorial Program of the Presbyterian Church USA, the Jinishian Memorial Foundation operates a comprehensive program in Armenia, focusing not only on direct aid to disadvantaged families, but also community development, education, economic development, civil-society growth, health services, and spiritual uplift.

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