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[CASP Javakhk]: CASP Helps Family Return to Normalcy image

As of October 2016, Pavlik and Marieta’s childhood turned to a new chapter. They became beneficiaries of FAR’s Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP)*. The program is designed to bring some relief through supplementary income to the families of orphans or children being raised by single mothers in low-income and undeserved households.

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[FAR Children’s Center]: FAR Children’s’ Center is the Reason why Narine felt Supported and Assertive image

As a teenager, Narine - the name given to protect her identity - has faced burdens that could have staggered many adults. Now, eight months later, she is bold, she is strong, and she is self-confident. The rehabilitation she received at the FAR Children’s Center* has helped Narine to get back on her feet and to integrate into her family again.

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[CASP]: CASP Gives Access to Basics for Second Grader from Karahunj image

Svetlana Hayrumyan became a beneficiary of FAR’s Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP)* two years ago, which means that she will receive a stipend from her U.S. benefactors until she turns 18. The program aims to promote child poverty reduction in Armenia through the provision of financial support directed to the betterment of the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable families in Armenia and Javakhk (Georgia).

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[CASP]: A Nice Day with the Jinisyans from Javakhk image

10-year-old twins Rafael and Samvel Jinisyan live in Javakhk’s Gumburdo community in Georgia. They are both recipients of FAR’s Children of Armenia Sponsorship (CASP)* program. Together with sister Margarit, 11, do their best to help their mother Lusine, 39, with the household. In their free time, Rafael and Samvel used to attend boxing classes at the local club - until it was closed down. Instead, they now play football with the community peers.

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[FAR Child Protection]: A Colorful Perspective from Yerevan to Berd on International Children’s Day image

On June 1, FAR Children’s Center beneficiaries found themselves at the Human Rights Defender’s office. They had been invited there to celebrate International Children’s Day – a day to raise awareness about children’s rights and wellbeing – and were at first shy and a bit overwhelmed by the experience.

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[CASP]: Stipends Making a Difference in the Lives of Vulnerable Children image

Since its inception in 2000, FAR’s Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP)* has made a tremendous impact on the lives of orphans and children of children single-mothers. It thus promotes the eradication of child poverty in a number of regions in Armenia and Javakhk, Georgia. CASP sponsorship allows children to have access to life-changing benefits until they turn 18, like school supplies and other forms of educational support, everyday essentials like food, clothes, and extracurricular activities, and medical care.

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[Child Poverty Reduction]: Greenhouse Enables a Rural Family to Thrive image

  For more than seven years, Lusine Mkhitaryan, 40, and her husband Lego, 44, have lived and raised their family in Burastan – one of the villages of the Ararat Region. A low income and no sustainable job had long become a source of anxiety for the couple, especially with their eldest child Julieta, 18, who has vision problems, for which she receives a meager $33 illness benefit from the state – not enough to cover the cost of her medications or doctor visits. Julieta and her four siblings – Laura, 17, Ashkhen, 16, Saro, 14, Samvel, 5, attend the village school. For many years, the family’s modest income was comprised of a state benefit – $86 (42,000 AMD) and ...

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