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[BCPP]: Seminar Urges Staff to Take a Holistic Approach to Benefit the Child image

We at FAR try to not only help meet the basic needs of children though our programs, but to also nurture their potential. With this in mind, our own Eduard Karapetyan, FAR's Education and Science Programs Manager, initiated a day-long training for the staff of our Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), specifically its extracurricular group teachers and social workers.

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[FAR Health Programs]: FAR Celebrates Seven Years of Cooperation with AAHPO, and the Improvement of Healthcare in Artsakh image

Over 200 doctors from Artsakh trained in the latest medical approaches. More than 20 trainings on various healthcare issues held in Stepanakert. Dozens of items of vital medical equipment sent to Artsakh’s medical institutions. These are the quantitative results of the seven-year collaboration between FAR and the Armenian-American Healthcare Professionals Organization (AAHPO) on the Continuing Medical Education Program (CME).

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[CASP]: A Talented Young Lady Receives CASP Support image

Fifteen-year-old Anna Gabrielyan dreams of becoming a pianist. She has been taking piano lessons for the last three years in order to be able to play as well as her mother, Geghecik and her brother Rafik. Anna also sings beautifully. She has participated in numerous song festivals, most recently in November. She is able to perform songs of different genres but Armenian folk is her favorite. She also loves to dance and paint.

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[FAR Partnerships]: FAR-Supported Vocational Training Program Helps Military Veterans Find Employment image

After finishing their two years of military service, Samvel Evoyan and Levon Avetyan, both 20 years old, were skeptical about obtaining work quickly. However, once they completed a training program entitled Non-Formal Education for Returnees run by the local NGO Zinvori Mair (Soldier’s Mother), they soon found themselves gainfully employed.

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[FAR Social Services]: FAR Supports Syrian-Armenian Families image

Last fall, FAR started a project with the aim of supporting Syrian-Armenians who have found a new home in Armenia as the conflict still rages in their native country. Two hundred and fifty Syrian-Armenian families received humanitarian aid, including emergency packages of pillows, mattresses, bedding, towels, kitchenware, and basic furniture for those living in temporary dormitories. Four distributions were carried out during November and December.

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