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[FAR Scholarships]: For One Scholarship Student, FAR Teaches the Art of Gratitude standard

“FAR taught me to be grateful to my benefactors, those who helped me to pursue my education. It’s the most important thing. FAR taught me the art of saying ‘Thank you.’ And through my Thank You letters, I truly tell my benefactors about my life, my studies, and my achievements," said Naira Sardaryan, 24, one of our most energetic and ambitious scholarship students.

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

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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[FAR Scholarships]: Seeds of Hope, Support, and Encouragement standard

September 2014 was a turning point in Armine Sahakyan’s life. “I remember attending a university meeting where the representatives of Fund for Armenian Relief announced the Avetis and Arsho Baghsarian Scholarship Program and shared the application instructions,” recalls Armine with excitement. “Looking around and seeing so many students from different departments made me feel uncertain about receiving the scholarship that I wanted so much. Interestingly, a few days after applying, I got a call from FAR to tell me, ‘Congratulations, you won the scholarship.’

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