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A School Where Every Child Matters

Details: In 2007, despite the fact that his experience in education was very limited – he had been a teacher before studying law, but that was many years ago – he opened the Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School. At first, 36 orphans enrolled. By 2009, the school had students born to both sides – the Boko Haram insurgents and those killed by them.

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Partnership for Artsakh

Details: The participants of the Workshop on Education and Culture, and the moderator of the workshop Narine Aghabalyan discussed the issue of saving from destruction the Armenian cultural heritage currently under the control of Azerbaijani Forces, and the need to make fundamental changes in the field of education, correctly match formal and non-formal

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Nominations Close for the 2021 Aurora Prize for Awakening

Details: In addition, together with UWC Dilijan school in Armenia, a $1 million special fund was established for initiatives focused on education and well-being of children affected by the war.

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Aurora Directs Over $470,000 to Artsakh Aid Program

Details: Former Artsakh Education Minister Narine Aghabalyan to oversee and develop local humanitarian projects The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues to broaden its humanitarian program in Artsakh. Aurora’s international standing and its vast network of engaged donors, experts, humanitarians and beneficiaries are being used to provide support

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Aurora Initiates a Strategic Shift in the Artsakh Aid Program

Details: 9. Assisting in restoring secondary school №1 in Martakert (in cooperation with Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Artsakh) – $20,000 (10,200,000֏); 10. Assistance in restoring school №2 named after Mesrop Mashtots in Martuni hit by aerial bombardment (in partnership with Love Does Foundation) – $26,500 (13,600,000֏). 11.

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2021 Aurora Humanitarians Announced

Details: 2021 Aurora Humanitarians Announced. The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has revealed the names of five 2021 Aurora Humanitarians, chosen by the Aurora Prize Selection Committee for their courage, commitment and impact. The announcement was made today at the Matenadaran, the national repository of ancient manuscripts located in Yerevan, Armenia.

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Vartan Gregorian <br/> (1934

Details: Vartan Gregorian. Born in Tabriz, Iran, of Armenian parents, Dr. Gregorian received his elementary education in Iran and his secondary education in Lebanon. In 1956 he entered Stanford University, where he majored in history and the humanities, graduating with honors in 1958. He was awarded a PhD in history and humanities from Stanford in 1964.

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The American Who Made Liberia Her Home

Details: The clinic grew and eventually became a full-service facility catering to the needs of thousands of Liberians, mainly women and children. In addition to the healthcare services, the Imani House has also launched an adult education program, as building women's literacy skills and self-reliance is at the core of the Imani House’s mission.

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Dedicated to the Most Neglected

Details: To help victims actually recover from such abuse, Syeda says, there is a need for a comprehensive structure that provides mental health care, education, protection and legal counsel. This will help freed workers understand their rights and learn alternative skills they can use to find better employment.

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100 Armenians Who Changed the World

Details: Together, they founded the Armenian Academy of Sciences. 10. Diana Apcar, First Female Diplomat. The honorary consul of the first Republic of Armenia to Japan. 11. Levon Aronian, Chess Grandmaster. Fourth highest-rated chess player in history. 12. George …

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1 million dollars to AUA Students from Aurora Initiative

Details: The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative in cooperation with Scholae Mundi Armenia will grant scholarships to students from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt to study at the American University of Armenia (AUA). This scholarship fund (US $1 mln) is created as part of the Aurora Gratitude Projects. The scholarships are for citizens of the above

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Aurora Doubles Artsakh Aid Program

Details: Assisting in restoring secondary school №1 in Martakert (in cooperation with Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Artsakh) – $20,000 (10,200,000֏) Assisting the Martuni City Administration in restoring school №2 named after Mesrop Mashtots hit by aerial bombardment – $20,000 (10,200,000֏)

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Nominations now Open for the 2020 Aurora Prize

Details: This impact is driven by a range of initiatives funded by the Prize across the world, including microcredit programs, scholarships, primary, secondary and vocational education, provision of medical supplies, and more. Overall, the Aurora Prize has allocated $3.3 million to support 23 projects worldwide in 11 areas of humanitarian assistance.

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Aurora Community Program Launched Globally

Details: As the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative marks its fifth anniversary, the Aurora Community program will give exceptional modern-day heroes an opportunity to use Aurora’s humanitarian network, established over the years, to advance their causes ranging from gender equality and human rights violations to quality education, child protection, and

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Haifa Dia Al-Attia

Details: Haifa Dia Al-Attia is a leader in education and the not-for-profit sector in Jordan and on both the regional and international levels. Currently a Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative fellow, she has worked on national educational reform projects and strategies, as Deputy Director of the Office of the then Crown Prince, as VP of the Council of Foundation of the International Baccalaureate

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A Mother and Daughter Rebuilding Somalia

Details: In 1996, Elman Ali Ahmed was shot in the back by a gunman in a crime that was never solved. He was a well-known Somalian peace activist, who had launched a program called Drop the Gun, Pick up the Pen to empower young people with education in the early …

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Saying Farewell to A Great Man

Details: I had opportunities, on several occasions through my life, to meet and converse with Vartan Gregorian. His work was pretty diverse and varied. Vartan was a Renaissance man – after receiving his university education, he worked at different educational institutions, and he was a brilliant specialist in oriental history,” noted Dr. Martirosyan.

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2019 Aurora Humanitarians

Details: Mr. Zannah Bukar Mustapha, lawyer, Director and Founder of Future Prowess Islamic Foundation – a school that provides education to some of the most deprived children in Maiduguri, Nigeria. In October 2016, he secretly traveled to meet with Boko Haram rebels in their Sambisa forest hideout during a media blackout and left with 21 children.

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Émile Lahoud

Details: Having received an excellent military education both in Europe and the United States, Émile Lahoud began his naval service. The handsome and stately captain drew the attention of many a young lady, but he chose an Armenian wife. “Émile’s mother was happy after …

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Aurora continues helping people of Artsakh and announces

Details: Assisting in restoring secondary school №1 in Martakert (in cooperation with the Artsakh Ministry of Education). - $20,000 (AMD 10.2 million) Assisting the Martuni City Administration in restoring school №2 named after Mesrop Mashtots hit by aerial bombardment - $20,000 (AMD 10.2 million)

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Statement of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on the

Details: He was an ardent advocate of education and enlightenment, seeing books as “stations of hope, education and better future.” In 1956, he enrolled at Stanford University, where he majored in history and the humanities, graduating with honors in 1958.

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Why You Should Work for a Nonprofit Organization

Details: Driven by the desire to help people in need, Dr Maung later founded Mae Tao Clinic in Western Thailand, close to the Thailand-Myanmar border, to provide medical care, education and protection services to thousands of people from all ethnicities and religions.

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Mother of Afghanistan

Details: It was the time of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban, and women and girls were forbidden from getting an education. Rule-breakers risked paying with their life. Sakena Yacoobi was born before those rules and brought up in a family and in an environment where education …

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Armenians Thank Peoples of the Middle East

Details: “By providing crucial access to education, we truly hope to be able to provide these children opportunities to have the successful future they deserve—much like the extraordinary work the NEF has been committed to these past hundred years,” says Armine …

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Aurora to Give a $100,000 Grant to the Elmhurst Hospital

Details: As the hospital passes the seven-month mark of the COVID-19 crisis and plans for the future, their teams are more focused than ever on community outreach programs, chronic disease education, and other initiatives that will help strengthen the health of their communities well into the future.

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100 LIVES launches the "Amal Clooney Scholarship"

Details: The college strives to make education a force for peace by bringing together aspiring young leaders from all over the world." Through this new scholarship, 100 LIVES will send one female student from Lebanon to Dilijan each year to enroll in a two-year international baccalaureate program. Recipients of the Amal Clooney Scholarship will be

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10 Students to Receive Scholarships

Details: The student is selected based on her exemplary academic performance and interest in the promotion of human rights and international issues. The scholarship was established to strengthen cross-cultural education and understanding, in honor of the scholarship’s namesake, esteemed international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.

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Kyaw Hla Aung: “We are not from another land”

Details: 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung is a lawyer and Rohingya Leader from Myanmar. Despite being imprisoned for a collective 12 years for peaceful protests against systematic discrimination and violence, he uses his legal expertise to fight for equality, improvements in education and human rights for his community.

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Lamya Haji Bashar Scholarship

Details: The first beneficiary of the ‘Lamya Haji Bashar Scholarship’ is Aido Khiro Omar, a 18-year-old student from Mosul, Iraq, a city ravaged by violence since 2014. Aido was selected for his academic excellence and ambition to create education opportunities for orphans in Iraq, for whom access to life-enriching learning has been disrupted.

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From Victim to Changemaker

Details: From Victim to Changemaker. From Victim to Changemaker. In 2017, a photo of Virginia Khunguni with the Queen Elizabeth II appeared in the news. It was a breakthrough year for the activist, as she was among the young changemakers from across the globe who received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award. This was the first high-level recognition of

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Haig Dolabdjian: The Majority of People are Good

Details: “My father was a hard-working and strong-willed person for whom it was especially important to provide us children with an excellent education,” Dolabdjian remembered. “He used to say, ‘Financial and material wealth may be a good thing, but you can’t take it with you when you are forced to flee.

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2017 Aurora Prize Finalists

Details: “Children from Brazil to Ethiopia to the many Burundian refugees in Rwanda are thriving today because they now have the love, education and support they need, thanks to the generous backing of the 2016 Aurora Prize,” said Barankitse. “The powerful work of …

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Beneficiaries of $1Million Award Confirmed

Details: The three organizations will also continue to support the remarkable work of Barankitse’s organization, Maison Shalom, which provides social and economic assistance to Burundian refugees in Rwanda by extending funds for education (secondary & university) and vocational training and restores dignity to orphans, street children, formerly incarcerated children or children of poverty-stricken

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Aurora receives Special Blessing from His Holiness Pope

Details: During their conversation with Pope Francis, the group sought his blessing for the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative as it continues its global efforts in combating poverty, improving healthcare, and providing education to vulnerable communities.

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2018 Aurora Humanitarians

Details: Mr. Kyaw Hla Aung, Lawyer and Rohingya Leader, Myanmar – A Rohingya Muslim who, despite being imprisoned for a collective 12 years for peaceful protests against systematic discrimination and violence, uses his legal expertise to fight for equality, improvements in education and human rights for his community. He has nominated international

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Forgotten People: A Guilt Trip to Darfur

Details: Gabriel Stauring founded iACT, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that utilizes innovative thinking and develops collaborative relationships to co-create replicable and cost-effective programs in refugee camps.Since 2005, iACT has facilitated refuge-led education, sports, and human rights programs that build resilience and cultivate the recovery of Darfuri refugees in eastern …

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Zannah Bukar Mustapha: “I am a person who believes in all

Details: Brought up in a family of an Islamic clergyman, Zannah Bukar Mustapha was fortunate enough to get both a formal and an Islamic education. He studied Sharia and common law and before going into the humanitarian field he had been a lawyer for 20 years. Even with this experience, the transition from an attorney to a humanitarian was not a smooth one.

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Khachatur Abovyan, Author and Intellectual

Details: Khachatur Abovyan was the writer that galvanized Eastern Armenian as a separate dialect of Armenian in his magnum opus, “Wounds of Armenia.”. He was born in the Kanaker neighborhood of Yerevan and entered seminary at an early age. Bored with ecclesiastical education, he left seminary and traveled to Tiflis (modern-day Tbilisi), the

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Vartan Gregorian Scholarship Program Announces Call for

Details: The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announces a call for applications for new research grants. The Vartan Gregorian Scholarship (Research Grants) Program will support exceptional early-career scholars and researchers, with a specific focus on historians and social scientists, in their efforts to study the unexplored questions of the 20th century history of Armenia.

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Armenia to Host an International Forum in October 2019

Details: Armenia to Host an International Forum in October 2019. The first Aurora Forum will take place in Yerevan, Armenia on October 14-21, 2019. The Forum will bring together the world’s leading authorities on social, scientific-technological, educational, and humanitarian innovation, marking the first program of its kind in the region.

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2018 Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung

Details: The third annual $1.1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded today to Mr. Kyaw Hla Aung, a lawyer and activist recognized for his dedication to fighting for equality, education and human rights for the Rohingya people in Myanmar, in the face of persecution, harassment and oppression.

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A Myanmar Lawyer advocating on behalf of the Rohingya people

Details: And he sees education as the key to breaking the cycle of abuse. “We primarily need more teachers for education and facilities to improve the health care sector,” Aung notes. “500 to 1,000 people could die every year without a good health care system, but the whole community would die within a few years without good education.”

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Aurora Humanitarian Project for UWC: Robert Bosch College

Details: Our project thus aims to address this issue by offering a tool to help with the integration of refugees. We believe that providing refugees with education, qualification and training to find jobs is one of the keys to integration. Thus, this online platform will support social organisations that are doing such work.

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Paolo Petrocelli. Spreading Solidarity Through Music

Details: Paolo Petrocelli is driven by the belief that arts and arts education are a major force for growth, development and global change. In 2013 Paolo founded Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy (EMMA) for Peace, an organization promoting peace through music diplomacy and education.

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