The “Amanor” program was established in 2000. Over $200,00USD has been allocated to this program in Lebanon, Syria, Armenia, Artsakh, Javakhk, Bulgaria, and South America. Through the “Amanor” program, Christmas and New Year celebrations are organized and gifts are distributed to seniors and needy children.
The following organizations receive funds from this program: The “Birds’ Nest” of Lebanon, The Armenian Home of the Aged, the “Zvartnots” School for Afflicted Children, the “Badsbaran” and the Senior Home of Syria, the Artsakh “Soseh” Kindergartens, Children’s Homes of Armenia on the receiving list of the ARS “One-Day’s Food” program, children in Javakhk considered needy by the local ARS, “Soseh” Kindergartens of Bulgaria, and the two ARS Senior Homes of South America.
In the last two years, the ARS Canada has been allocating additional funds to the “Amanor” program to provide jackets and sweaters to students of Armenian Schools in Syria as a New Year present.
The ARS “Mother and Child” Health and Birthing Center was established in 1997. The Medical Center serves the Akhourian regional community which has a population of around 40,000. The Center registers more than 1,200 births annually. The ARS provides financial support to ensure healthy births at the Center through its “Sponsor a Birth” program.
The Center is equipped with technical facilities such as Ultra Sound and X-Ray equipment which provide diagnostic services. Moreover, pediatric, obstetric and gynecological services are provided by the medical staff. Expectant mothers are provided with education about parenthood, healthy living and personal hygiene.
By the decision of the Republic of Armenia Health Ministry, on April 10, 2014, in appreciation of high quality services, the “Mother & Child” Health and Birthing Center was granted the “Title of 2nd Highest Degree” in the Medical Assistance field.