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[FAR Economic Development]: FAR Donors and Friends Excited to Learn about Zangakatun’s Community Development Program image

Fund for Armenian Relief’s Zangakatun Community Development program was born as a collaboration between FAR and local farmers. While Zangakatun is famous for a variety of traditionally grown apples, very often its farmers faced challenges as they did not have adequate storage facilities, and were continually faced with the challenge to either rapidly sell their entire harvest or experience significant losses.

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[BCPP]: Supporting Teach For Armenia Fellows in Border Communities image

In 2017, FAR, as part of its Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), conducted a survey in Tavush Province to understand where the Berd Region’s public schools stood in terms of having qualified teachers. We found there was a dearth of teachers for subjects like math, chemistry, biology, English, history, etc. As a result, we developed a partnership with Teach for Armenia so that select fellows could start teaching in Berd and its surrounding communities, which is where FAR has been implementing BCPP for the past five years.

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[FAR Economic Programs, BCPP]: New Potable Water System to Help Rural Tavush Province image

Constructing and rehabilitating potable water systems is an important part of FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP). A multi-faceted and comprehensive project to reduce the effects of poverty in the Berd Region of Tavush, BCPP aims to strengthen overall economic and agricultural activity, infrastructure, healthcare, and education.

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[Child Protection]: Aragats Camp Provides a Memorable Summer Experience image

For the third year in a row, FAR, with help from the SJS Foundation , has made it possible for many socially vulnerable children, orphans, kids from single-parent families, and Syrian-Armenian refugees, to get the true summer camp experience at Aragats. This year, the camp hosted 138 children from Shirak, Syunik, Tavush, and Ararat provinces, as well as from Yerevan. All of these kids already had FAR’s support through either the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP), the Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), the FAR Children’s Center, or any of the various programs aimed at helping Syrian-Armenians.

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