Friday, July 30, 2010

Vanessa Kachadurian Photos of Armenia!!!

Vanessa Kachadurian
Thank you for all the donations.

Vanessa Kachadurian-Update on Karen Sarafyan the concert pianist

Some of you have been asking about Karen Sarafyan one the most talented Piantists in Armenia who has make a CD. He is 15 years old and was stricken with cancer this past year. His father and relatives asked for help, we gave some benefit concerts in Armenia and St. Petersburg with the Young Musicians of Armenia.
Ironically this is where Karen is today at the Children's Hosptial in St. Petersburg getting chemo treatment.
We are currently raising more money for his bone marrow transplant which will be done in Israel. Israel has a great government regulated health care system, I hope when I visit again he is behind his piano playing for us all.
Thank you so much for your donations and the first lady of Armenia Mrs. Sargesyan for her much needed help and support.
Vanessa Kachadurian- thank you for your support.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Vanessa Kachadurian Lah mah joon- ooh zum em

ok, ok, so we both like Lah Mah Joon. K can eat lah ma joon morning, noon and night, good thing we have a selection of great bakeries near us. When I told her she was going to turn into a lah ma joon ..she asked me "is that possible?"

We eat ours with Madzoon and always a soda, although it is the only time we drink soda (or with Pizza) Orange soda preferable.

Vanessa Kachadurian- thank you for the donations INTERNATIONALLY. MERCI TO FRENCH ARMENIANS.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vanessa Kachadurian- Armenian Orphanages

This is fantastic news! The Western Diocese has received the funding and support for the 2 new orphanages. They will house children until they age out of the system but will have training and vocational schools attached to them so the children can become active members of society.
We have also established more funds for local Foster Families to care for the children. This is progress, and will make the children stronger and happier to be with their country and fellow Armenians.
Myself and others have met a few of the bio mothers, grandmothers and fathers of these children. While it is hard to grasp why they put their children in an orphanage most had good intentions. Some do it out of economic necessity, as jobs are so hard to find in Armenia.
The orphaned children must not repeat the cycle of taking their children to orphanages. This is why we are pushing for the vocational training.

For you that have asked there is a new Adoption Agency offering Armenian Adoptions, it is called Adoption Related Services. They are located in Pennsylvannia. Here is their contact info.