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    Meet our staff!!!
    Chef Anahit Rubenyan graduated from the Trade and Economics College of Yerevan. She is a food technologist. Anahit has a years of work experience in the area of institutional food services. She has worked in kindergartens for many years as a cook, and at the American University of Armenia as a cook's assistant for 7 years. She has been with Mer Hooys since 2014. Anahit is married and has two children, and three grandchildren with a fourth expected this year.

    The job responsibilities of the head chef are to coordinate food delivery, menu planning, preparing appropriate dishes according to the daily menu, providing the children with nutritious meals, organize washing, cleanliness and disinfection of kitchen utensils, plates and equipment.The children are all assigned chores to help with meal delivery and clean up.

    Our chef’s assistant, Armine Babayan, has been a member of the Mer Hooys family since 2013. She is a graduate of Yerevan State Pedagogical University. Her job responsibilities include helping the head chef with food delivery, menu planning and meal preparation, and maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen equipment and utensils. Armine has one daughter and two sons. Both sons served Armenia in the “April War”with Azerbajian, and both returned home safe. They both earned medals of honor and are classified as “heroes.”

    Mer Hooys is grateful to have these two talented women as part of our staff. Their roles are critical to the health and well-being of our children and they provide delicious and nutritious meals to the residents.
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    All proceeds will go to support Mer Hooys in Armenia. Please support Mer Hooys by being a sponsor for this event! Email us for more information at info@mer-hooys.org. ...

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    An informative visit from the veterinarian!

    As our Center welcomed new puppy Lucky, the children needed to be taught about her care, behavior, feeding routines, possible illnesses and, of course, hygiene.

    We invited a military veterinarian, Mrs. Armine, to visit the Center. She taught the girls and staff lots of useful information, including the right ways to have contact with the dog, keep necessary hygiene rules and give specific care.

    The children had lots of questions and now they know the particularities of having a dog!
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    During the one-week Spring Holidays Mer Hooys staff made the days interesting and informative for the girls. The children visited the Doll Gallery with social worker Gayane Saribekyan and they were very impressed by the diversity and beauty of the dolls. Each of the dolls has its history. The children were amazed by their Armenian heritage. After the gallery they went to the library named after Khnko Aper, where they got acquainted with various books, their authors and history. Some of our girls even opened a ticket there to be permanent readers.

    Being educated and informed is one of the guaranties of better and brighter future!!! That is one of the primary missions of Mer Hooys.
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    Welcome to your new home Lucky!! ...

    Today was the beginning of Lucky’s new adventure! Today was Lucky’s official adoption day! She was adopted by House of Hope - Mer Hooys, Inc. organization. She will not only be the amazing pet to all of their girls, but will work with their psychologist for dog therapy and teach the girls responsibility. This is the perfect place for Lucky because of her laid back and calm personality. Lucky, we are so glad that you found your forever home and have a bunch of new sisters to love and care for. 🐾☘️🐶💜#lucky #dogsofgyumri #adopted

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