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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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[FAR Social Services]: New Start of the Social Project Brings Hope to More standard

As fall approaches its end, the FAR Children’s Center staff finishes monitoring of new families, included in the Child Poverty reduction program implemented in Armenia’s Ararat region. This year’s start of the project, designed for five years, was done on August 1st to include 50 more large families with three and more children to help overcome social and everyday problems with comprehensive support. Families in the Ararat regions Artashat and Masis cities, as well as their surrounding villages, have many issues: financial, social, psychological, and family. Last year, the staff of Children’s Center was able to help 61 such families through its Child Poverty Reduction Program in the Ararat region. Large families of the Ararat region are able to receive support ...

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[FAR Children’s Center]: Helping Children Out of Poverty standard

The Fund for Armenian Relief is starting a 5-year child-poverty prevention program in the Ararat region of Armenia. The program aims to identify children from families at risk and provide them with comprehensive support packages through early intervention. Long-term consistent work with the beneficiaries aims to consolidate the program’s impact. Based on specific criteria used to determine a family’s economic standing, 25 families will be selected to benefit from the program. Services included in the support packages will range from legal consultation and assistance, socio-psychological, material and humanitarian assistance, as well as development of parental skills through a variety of methods, including workshops and trainings. At the moment, the FAR Children’s Center, which is the direct implementer of the program, ...

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[FAR Economic Programs]: More Children Will Attend Kindergarten in Zangakatun. standard

Last week, loyal FAR benefactors Hratch and Suzanne Toufayan visited Zangakatun along with FAR representatives to see the results of the town’s newly renovated kindergarten, which they helped to support. Especially happy about the visit were the school’s children who were present during the opening ceremony. Thanks to the renovation, the number of children who attend the school will be doubled from 25 to 50. Zangakatun is one of Ararat marz’s border villages, which is famous among Armenians as being the birthplace of the great Armenian poet Paruyr Sevak. Prior to this renovation Zangakatun’s kindergarten was deteriorating and unable to appropriately accommodate enough students. Last year it became possible to renovate only one section of the building, which was still not ...

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[Armenian Life]: Zangakatoun – The Center of Village Life. standard

By Eduard Karapetyan Zangakatoun is one of a few villages in the Ararat region, a place settled low between its beautiful mountains. The elders will tell you that Armenians first settled here in 1828. They originally came from Salmast, which is now located in Iran. The public, cultural and educational centers in this rural area include a high school, the house-museum of Paruyr Sevak (as Zangakatoun is the birthplace of the great Armenian poet), a cultural center, a kindergarten and a medical clinic. On my first visit, I noticed the school building in the center of the village, where 180 students are currently enrolled. The school also serves as a community center for the villagers, as everybody considers it to ...

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