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[FAR New York]: Remembering the Earthquake 30 Years Later image

It was 30 years ago today that a tragic, instantaneous incident permanently altered Armenia. The 1988 earthquake nearly leveled Gyumri and Spitak, killing thousands and destroying homes, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure. The devastation of an entire region of the country is still being felt today as nearly everyone in Armenia lost someone (or something) that horrible day.

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[CASP]: On its 20th Anniversary, CASP Distributes Stipends to Nearly 550 Children in Need image

This year, Astghik was welcomed into the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) as one of its 83 new beneficiaries thanks to the enormous efforts of the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. CASP helps orphans and children of single mothers with their living expenses through annual stipends.

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[Child Protection; BCPP]: Mardigian Children’s Center Holds Retreat to Help Children and Youth image

This was the first time the Center held such an activity. A relatively new institution in the region, the Center helps children and youth typically between the ages of 6 and 16 to grapple with some of the issues they might be struggling with, like family problems, poor self-esteem, self-doubt or anxiety, through special programs and counseling.

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