Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 08, 2006
Founder of children's education fund for Armenia, Anoushavan Abrahamian, embarks on four-week Armenian tour to mark the transition of the Anoushavan Abrahamian Education Fund - the AAEF - to active projects including school renovations, teacher training, and distribution of books and learning materials.
"I am very pleased to be bringing the Anoushavan Abrahamian Education Fund - the AAEF - to this active and operational moment," said Anoushavan Abrahamian, founder of the AAEF. "We have been focused since our inception in 2004, with needs assessment, program scoping, and of course, fundraising. Now it is time for the actual work to begin."
Abrahamian's remarks came as he made plans to embark on a four-week tour of Armenian educational facilities and meetings with local school and governmental officials. His trip begins in Yerevan, Armenia on March 10, and is intended to initiate the funding of several renovation, training, and educational material distribution programs.
The work of the Anoushavan Abrahamian Education Fund has been recognized by the Western Diocese of The Armenian Church of North America. In a written statement, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian noted, "It is a source of inspiration for us to witness the beneficial work of the AAEF, the Anoushavan Abrahamian Education Fund. By adopting neglected schools in Armenia and giving the necessary funds, equipment and resources to better serve the children of Armenia, the AAEF ensures the prosperity of the Motherland."
The Anoushavan Abrahamian Education Fund - the AAEF - is dedicated expressly to children's and adolescent's trade school education in Armenia. Alll necessary funding to organize AAEF and provide for its initial projects was provided at that time by American entrepreneur Anoushavan Abrahamian.
"I am confident that the AAEF will make a significant and long lasting impact on the youth of Armenia," said Levon Thorse, a newly-installed AAEF Board Member and Chairman of the Ardaz Lodge of the Knights of Vartan, "I look forward to providing support and guidance to the AAEF as it pursues its mission in Armenia." The Knights of Vartan is a worldwide brotherhood of Armenians dedicated to sustaining Armenian culture and improving economic and living conditions in Armenia. Mr. Abrahamian was recently invited to become a member of the Knights of Vartan.
The mission of the Anoushavan Abrahamian Education Fund includes a commitment to repair and upgrade Armenian schools in accordance with local standards and to assist with the continuing education and improvement of Armenian schoolteachers. The AAEF also plans a Social Fund to provide textbooks and other learning materials for needy children and families, as well as after-school programs for arts, culture, and sports. A Scholarship Fund is also envisioned to support gifted students in their higher education and advanced studies. The Anoushavan Abrahamian Education Fund is an independent, non-profit non-governmental 501(c)3 organization.
With the AAEF now moving to active funding and program operation in Armenia, a lifelong aspiration of Anoushavan Abrahamian has been fulfilled. Abrahamian began working to help his family at a very young age, and resolved even then that he would help Armenian youth to have an opportunity for education that he had not experienced.
Anoushavan Abrahamian serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A&O Properties Management, Inc., a real estate development and asset management firm which he founded, and is managing partner of a number of real estate investment entities active in U.S. real estate properties. A native Armenian, Mr. Abrahamian moved to Germany in 1963, later relocating to the United States where he resides today. In Germany and in the U.S., he successfully created and operated numerous businesses that contributed to his present financial success.
Abrahamian is active in numerous charitable and community organizations. He resides in Los Angeles, California, with his wife of 28 years - Ofik Abrahamian and their three children, with an extended family in the area that includes his brother, his three sisters, and numerous uncles and cousins.
For more information about the Anoushavan Abrahamian Education Fund - the AAEF - please visit http://www.aaefund.org or call 818.866.4471 (U.S.). For general information and media queries, please contact Amy Giggins at Adventure Entertainment iMedia at http://www.adventureEC.com.
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