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[FAR Soup Kitchens, VOAH]: The Power of Giving Back Unites Youth and the Elderly image

On April 27, a group of FAR Mathevosian Scholarship Program students from Gyumri, gathered together to clean FAR Gyumri Nishan and Margrit Atinizian Senior Center and the surrounding areas. The results of the hard work that day came as a nice surprise to the elderly beneficiaries when they came in for their daily nutritious hot meal. And students, too, were happy.

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[BCPP]: “No Candy, Mom, Get Me Some Thread Instead” image

15-year-old twins Nare and Meline are members of a Chinari hobby group operated by FAR’s “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program” (BCPP)* in the Tavush region. The twins, along with other members of the Chinari and Aygepar hobby groups, recently displayed their handmade works at exhibitions held in their village. The BCPP hobby groups provide much-needed extracurricular activities in the border region and introduce children to a variety of sports and art forms otherwise unavailable to them.

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[FAR Scholarships]: Ahnert’s Student on her Studies and her Female Role Model image

“Nothing happens by chance or luck,” starts Ani with a glimmer in her eyes. “Those who cross our path have a message for us. When I first learned about Margaret Ahnert and her [book] The Knock at the Door while watching the Voice of America, I couldn’t have imagined that five years later I would receive Ahnert’s support through the Ester Ajemian Scholarship Program.”

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[FAR Health Programs]: Syrian-Armenian Doctor Finds Peace in Remote Region of Artsakh image

  After 22 years of а medical career in Qamishli, Syria, Syrian-Armenian Hayk Khacho, 49, decided to move to Artsakh in the beginning of 2016. “When I made the final decision to return to Armenia, I contacted my relatives here, and they told me that there was a lack of doctors in Artsakh. So, I immediately headed to Ishkhanadzor, my new gorgeous and peaceful home,” says the doctor. He is the only family doctor in Ishkhanadzor who accepts more than five patients each day from four nearby communities. Hayk has endured a heartbreaking struggle before arriving in Ishkhanadzor. Hayk was born in Syria. In 1994, he graduated from Yerevan’s State Medical University and returned to Qamishli. For more than 20 ...

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