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September 24, 2020

Aurora to Kick off a Global Series of Events on October 19 in New York City

The “Gratitude in Action” Series will honor the unsung heroes and help the Initiative raise funds to increase its impact and reach.

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September 17, 2020

2020 Aurora Prize Laureates Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman

Somali Mother-and-Daughter Human Rights Activists Receive $1 Million Award.

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September 15, 2020

Young Aurora 2020: The Three Finalists

We are delighted to announce that Project Teams from UWC East Africa in Tanzania, UWC Mahindra College in India and UWC South East Asia in Singapore have been selected as the three finalist teams to proceed to the final of Young Aurora 2020. We congratulate…

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September 10, 2020

Aurora to Support the Reprint of “Ravished Armenia”

A grant from Aurora will help the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute to republish Aurora Mardiganian’s book with additional notes.

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August 26, 2020

Top 20 Finalists are Announced for the Development of Recreational Infrastructure for Friendship Park Competition in Armenia

The Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation launched an Open International Competition for Recreational Infrastructure Elements Design in Gyumri Friendship Park this July. The competition is a part of the integrated development of the…

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August 25, 2020

Wings of Tatev to host schoolchildren

Wings of Tatev, the world’s longest reversible aerial tramway (5,752m) announces a special offer for schoolchildren and kids from orphanages, who will get free access to the ropeway. The special offer is available from 25 August to 15 September inclusive.

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August 11, 2020

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Pledges $200,000 for Beirut Disaster Relief—and Calls on the Global Armenian Community to Help

The Co-Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Noubar Afeyan, Vartan Gregorian and Ruben Vardanyan, and the Chair of the Aurora Prize Selection Committee Lord Ara Darzi have announced that Aurora will donate $200.000 to support citizens of Beirut,…

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July 20, 2020

Aurora’s #AraratChallenge Turns One

The crowdfunding movement will support humanitarian causes in Armenia in its second cycle.

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July 01, 2020

International competition for the development of Gyumri Friendship Park architectural solutions kicks off in Armenia

The Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation launches an open international competition for the development of architectural solutions for the recreational infrastructure of Gyumri Friendship Park. Applications are open on July 1-29, 2020.

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June 23, 2020

Aurora to Honor International Humanitarians and COVID-19 Heroes in October

The fundraising event in New York City will mark the 5th anniversary of the Initiative.

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