One of FAR Soup Kitchens is located in village Nor Hatchn, close to Yerevan. Many of the industrial factories that operated here have been closed for years. The majority of young people left for Russia in search of work and the elderly remaining in the village live on a very small pension. Refugees from Azerbaijan live in dormitories under extremely poor conditions.

Among beneficiaries of this soup kitchen Nor Hatchn are three generations of refugee families and many pensioners of the village. BAFA (Bay Area Friends of Armenia) and FAR have initiated the organization of an entertainment program for children visiting the soup kitchen. The “Manana” organization will conduct workshops and teach photography, journalism, and film shooting for the youngsters.

Young Beneficiary of FAR Soup Kitchen

boy with soup

Copyright 2008 by Julie Dermansky