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[FAR Scholarships]: “Animal Liberation” or a Snapshot of a Young Armenian Author from Syria image

Starting from 2012, with a massive flow of Syrian Armenians to Armenia, many things have changed in our country that has had a positive impact on economy, services, and even culture. Manuel Markeian is trying to raise awareness on the pros of the plant-based lifestyle, and the cons of eating animal products including meat, eggs, and/or dairy products.

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[FAR Scholarships]: Tigran Tsughuryan – Meet the Youngest Entrepreneur from Arstvaberd image

At just 23 years of age, Tigran Tchughuryan became the youngest successful businessperson in Artsvaberd - his village located in the Tavush province of Armenia. Tigran was raised in a family of pedagogues with the belief that he would become a geography teacher, just like his two older brothers. However, his brothers one day popped the idea of entrepreneurship into his mind, and in 2010, Tigran applied to the Armenian State University of Economics, the Department of Microeconomics and Organization of Entrepreneurial Activities.

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[FAR Scholarships]: Gulamerian Scholarship Helps Many Young Armenians Master Vocational Skills image

One of the goals of our Gulamerian Scholarship Program is to ensure that teenagers who grow up in orphanages are able to learn a trade or profession they can use once they transition out of these orphanages when they turn 18. Today, there are 117 teenagers and young people involved in the Gulamerian Scholarship Program, 80 of whom study cooking, cosmetology, carpentry, computer skills, etc.

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[FAR Scholarships]: One Gulamerian Scholar Finds Inspiration in Social Work image

Twenty-year-old Gohar Khachatryan is an ideal role model for others. Gohar started her bachelor’s degree last year in sociology from Yerevan State University (YSU). Recently she was chosen to spend the day as the school’s vice-rector, an honor and additional attribution for her CV. "They chose me based on my academic grades, active involvement in university issues, and my application. Then I underwent an interview and was the lucky one selected," said Gohar who was also chosen last year to be the Sociology Faculty’s dean for a day.

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[FAR Scholarships]: FAR Selects the 2016 Antranik and Betty Berberian Scholarship Recipients image

The need for highly-qualified labor in the field of biotechnology has gradually increased in Armenia, thanks to new start-up companies that have opened their doors in the country over the past several years. As such, FAR donors Antranik and Betty Berberian have focused their support on those studying in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, informatics, and applied mathematics.

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[FAR Scholarships]: FAR Supports Local Girls Home with Donation image

A big part of our educational work here at FAR focuses on helping youth who have been raised in orphanages. Our Gulamerian Scholarship Program in particular has been a longstanding initiative in this area, as it primarily helps young girls to fund their educations once they age out of institutionalized care at 18. Yet the Gulamerian Program also provides support to local initiatives in other ways. Most recently, the program made it possible to donate a sewing machine to the residents of Mer Doon, an NGO that provides a supportive home to orphaned young women over 18 by ultimately steering them away from a life that might otherwise lead them to live on the streets or turn to prostitution, until they can find their own stable home.

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