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[FAR Schools:] Friends of Gavar Special School Make Big Changes Happen image

One of the best parts of our work are the compassionate supporters whose dedication knows no bounds. They inspire us, day after day, year after year. In continuation of their years of previous support, the Friends of Gavar Special School of New York accomplished a great deal in 2016. They funded the renovations of the school’s roof, five new dorm rooms, and the kitchen and cafeteria for which they also purchased new equipment.

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[FAR Schools]: Students Enjoy Special Holiday Celebrations image

It’s one of FAR’s traditions to visit the Nubarashen Special School on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the holidays with its students. This is thanks to good friends of ours, Michael and Marie Haratunian and their family, who have provided support to the school for the past three years. The Nubarashen school, which is located in Yerevan, serves children of varying disabilities starting from age 6.

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[FAR Schools]: Daniel Varuzhan Continues its Quest to Improve image

Each year when we make our visits to Daniel Varuzhan School No. 89 in Yerevan, we witness positive changes and learn more about the inspiring programs they want to implement with the goal of making their school even better. This most recent visit last month was no exception. A newly renovated and furnished concert hall, a renovated and redesigned gym to be used as assembly hall for motivational talks, and the purchase of a color printer and audio equipment were all made possible due to FAR’s support to the school this year.

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[FAR Partnerships]: FAR Partner Generously Surprises Students with New School Bags image

Thirteen students started off this school year with a nice surprise: new school bags filled with supplies. The gifts were generously sent to children in the border village communities of Tavush Province by Dr. Areg Mikaelian, co-founder and head of the Armenian Astronomical Society and leading specialist at Armenia's Byurakan Observatory. After his last visit to the region in May when he lectured to the students and teachers in the communities supported by FAR's Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), Dr. Mikaelian was struck by the level of poverty in the area.

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