Jinishian Memorial Foundation (JMF) began work in Armenia in 1993 and became legally registered in Armenia as a local foundation in 1999.
JMF is primarily sponsored by the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) of the Presbyterian Church USA. The Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) is a charitable trust that was established on May 17, 1966 by the bequest of Vartan H. Jinishian in memory of his parents. Since 1966 JMP has provided basic services and direct relief to millions of poor Armenians in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, South America, Jordan and Armenia, who have lived in the midst of conflict and instability.
JMF enables Armenians in need to move from poverty and despair to self-sufficiency and hope – through relief, development and spiritual uplift.
Our overriding goal is to support durable solutions to Armenia’s social and economic problems. We inspire and motivate people to realize the potential of their communities by enriching and expanding the possibilities of their own lives. At the same time, we recognize that there continue to be many vulnerable groups in Armenia that are unable to help themselves and require ongoing social assistance.
Taking a comprehensive approach, JMF aims to:
Reduce poverty by supporting the development of sustainable economic activities.
Empower Armenians at all levels of the society to work together to overcome social and economic problems.
Support the spiritual, intellectual and social development of young Armenians.
Emma Ghazaryan (Financial Assistant), Zaruhi Janibekyan (Health Program Coordinator),
Hasmik Sevumyan (Translator), Ashot Aslikyan (Office Manager), Laura Avanesova (Housekeeper),
Armen Hakobyan (Executive Director), Eliza Minasyan (Chair of JMF Board of Trustees),
Ruben Krikyan (Civil Society & Education Program Coordinator), Zaruhi Sahakyan (Financial Manager),
Harutyun Gharibjanyan (Information Technologies Specialist), Gevorg Aboyan (Community Development Program Coordinator), Anahit Galikyan (YES Project Officer)
Republic of Armenia Advisory Committee Members
Armine Hovannisianis the Executive Director of Junior Achievement of Armenia which offers a school program in applied economics and civic education. Ms. Hovannisian is also the Founder and Board Chairman of Orran NGO assisting needy children and elderly. She has studied in leading American institutions and holds a B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and a J.D. in Law from UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles. Ms. Hovannisian has developed the national curriculum for civic education and authored the official civics textbook for 9th grade students. She has been honoured with a number of awards including the Nansen Fredjov Gold medal for humanitarian work and Junior Achievement International's Platinum Award. Ms. Hovannisian is also a proud mother of 5 children.
In Advisory Committee since 2008.
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address: 34 Abovyan St., Apt. 5, Yerevan 0009, Republic of Armenia
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)
JINISHIAN ANNUAL REPORT 2012
Mary Pendleton Date: Dec 07, 2009
“Thanks ever so much for the opportunity to experience the many facets of Armenia and Karabakh. There is much to process and so much to discuss about the trip and from the learning to which we we...