Manuscripts and Bibliography …

The Coordinating body of the Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization, “Social Psychological Assistance to Syrian Refugees”, held its regular meeting on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 1.30 pm, with the participation of 46 members.

Co-founding Vice President of Aleppo-NGO, Dzovig Makarian-Baitarian, welcomed the attendees and offered to stand to commemorate the victims of Sumqayit. Afterwards, announcements were made, members of the auxiliary committee were introduced.

The Coordinating Body, by taking into account the current situation in the country, spoke about the “Corona” virus disease, which was introduced by Dr. Mayda Chavoushian, a volunteer member of the Coordinating Body. Dr. Mayda Chavoushian talked about means of protection and the prevalence of the disease.

The meeting was attended by Ani Balkhian, the Founding President of Aleppo-NGO, who shared her helpful advice with those present. The attendees actively shared their opinions and inquiries as well. The main topic of the day was devoted to one of the most important branches of Armenian Art – Manuscripts and Bibliography, presented by Dr. Mayda Chavoushian.

“The handwritten spiritual and scholarly literature created in Armenian medieval monastic educational centers is one of the unique arts in the world created by our Writers and Illustrators. They, in contrast to other civilizations, have created the parchment, where was written our history, literature, medical, philosophical, scientific rules, and laws.  This wealth is found in various Armenian centers around the world, as well as in the “Matenadaran” of Yerevan, where the largest collection is located.

The attendees followed the theme with great interest and expressed their appreciation for the importance of the diverse issues raised during the gatherings. At the end of the meeting, the members were receptioned with coffee and pies provided by the Aleppo Cuisine center. The meeting ended with warm greetings of farewell.

Dr. Mayda Chavoushian.

As a reminder, the free socio-psychological assistance meetings at Aleppo-NGO provide support to Syrians who went through the war and find themselves experiencing psychological side effects, helping them to recover and become actively involved in the civil life of Armenia.

During these meetings, lecturers of different professions are invited to share their knowledge and experience with the participants.


The meetings take place every Friday at 13:00, at Aleppo-NGO’s office. The address is 11 Northern Avenue, -1 floor (entrance from Abovyan street).

The meetings are free for participation.