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[FAR Yerevan]: In Pursuit of a New Experience, or What It Means to be a Part of the FAR Family image

Hi, I’m Margaret, (or Maga II, as some of my colleagues call me), a new member of a large family called Fund for Armenian Relief. I want to tell you about my new family—people who make life-changing impact in this small country called Armenia through projects aimed at easing the pain of thousands, through initiatives that ensure the future of the new generation, and about my six-month experience, which seems like a small wave in the ocean of FAR’s multi-yearlong journey in the quest of dignity, trust, and service.

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[BCPP]: Supporting Teach For Armenia Fellows in Border Communities image

In 2017, FAR, as part of its Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), conducted a survey in Tavush Province to understand where the Berd Region’s public schools stood in terms of having qualified teachers. We found there was a dearth of teachers for subjects like math, chemistry, biology, English, history, etc. As a result, we developed a partnership with Teach for Armenia so that select fellows could start teaching in Berd and its surrounding communities, which is where FAR has been implementing BCPP for the past five years.

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[BCPP]: Berd’s Postgraduate in General Medicine Going for Otolaryngology Residency image

Arayik Narinyan’s recollections of the Nagorno-Karabakh war are intertwined with his childhood. “I was a little kid, and we used to hide in the cellar when we heard shelling or bombing. I even remember how the Azeri snipers bombarded the school building,” he says stressing the lack of doctors they had back then.

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[BCPP]: Hobby Groups Provide Children in Tavush with a Much-Needed Outlet image

One of the objectives of our Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP) is to provide psychosocial support through extracurricular activities and hobby groups that operate in different villages in Tavush Province, where BCPP is implemented. BCPP started out supporting eight hobby groups in five different villages back in 2013 when the program began. Today, it supports 20 groups in 15 different villages and in Berd City.

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