Generous Donation To GTech



GTech’s group of friends and supports is continuously growing, as more members of the Diaspora become aware of FAR’s unique technology education program. This month, FAR was blessed to have the support of a new donor, Mrs. Shahaspyur Baghdoyan-Baran of Boston, Massachusetts.


Mrs. Baghdoyan-Baran visited Armenia with a kind mission; she had decided to make a donation to GTech in memory of her husband John Shukri Baran. Mr. Baran was born in Syria and spent his entire career, both in Syria and later in America, working as a teacher educating generations of youth. Regarding GTech, Mrs. Baghdoyan-Baran mentioned, “Initially, I intended to support one of the orphanages of Armenia. However, I then decided to contribute to an educational institution that educates a generation and equips the youth with new knowledge.”


One of the computer classrooms in GTech henceforth will be named after the devoted Armenian teacher John Shukri Baran, in order to symbolize the benevolence of the Baran family. A dedication ceremony was held on September 20th. Mr. Baran’s wife and sister traveled from Boston to Gyumri to attend the event, and Mr. Baran also had friends from Dubai and Yerevan in attendance.

FAR Press Secretary Levon Lachikyan commemorated the event by mentioning the importance of supporting Gyumri and the future of its youth. In their speeches, leaders of the GTech staff stressed the importance of GTech in shaping Armenia’s future as a scientific and educational hub. FAR is delighted to be building GTech’s community of supporters!