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01/08/2020

“If your plan for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children.” Confucius.

The saying is what exemplifies the work of the Knights of Vartan since its inception103 years ago. The very first scholarships were for the American Armenian communities in the Middle East (Vahan Tekeyan school in Beirut, Haygazian National School in Halep and others) as well as in the USA to encourage Armenian youth to return to school after the memories of the horrible genocide of our people.

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Thanksgiving Meal Shared in Berd Town

Thanksgiving is a very special holiday in USA. Giving thanks is a simple human action. NAS Nigoghos Atinizian decided to convey this beautiful tradition of sharing Thanksgiving meal to an Armenian community. The location was chosen- Berd borderline town, target group – low income families. 25 local farm grown turkeys were donated.

To arrange the dinner the KV partner FAR came along and the hot meal was arranged through their kitchen and shared with over 100 elders and children from low income families, who also took food back to home to eat later or share with families. For many of these families and elders this opportunity is the only one to eat a cooked meal during a day.

Fr. Aram Mirzoyan, the priest and KV dedicated partner from Berd town, arranged and coordinated the event locally. He also shared the meaning and tradition of Thanksgiving with the elders. This event promises to have continuation…