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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]: Runner with a Cause standard

A few months ago, seasoned runner Anahid Ugurlayan finished her most difficult race. As a marathoner with 10 years of experience Anahid is used to distance running. But this time, in addition to the usual challenges, she also found herself battling 40 mph winds as she pushed toward the finish line of the Edinburgh Marathon. “I did finish this marathon, but with my slowest time of 6:31 as I ran in very harsh conditions for the last 9.2 miles. Yet the scenery was amazing! I am very proud to have run for the Gavar Special School,” she said. What Anahid started as a personal challenge 10 years ago has become an exemplary pursuit of the sport. “I decided from the ...

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[FAR Schools]: A Significant Gift from Friends in NY standard

This past winter the Gavar Special School for disabled children received a significant gift from its friends in New York – the Gavar Special School Auxiliary Committee. A new van equipped with winter tires will now be used to safely transport the 60 students of the school to and from home and to various educational and recreational outings. The Gavar Special School students were thrilled upon receiving the present and expressed their thanks to their generous supporters in their own creative way. You may get a glimpse into the celebratory day in the video below.

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[Economic Development]: Sustainable Economic Development in the Berd Region standard

Soon five families in Berd will become the proud owners of new certified greenhouses. FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program’s (BCPP) economic expert Eric Baghdasaryan and the future greenhouse-owners have already explored and chosen the best place to install the greenhouses. One future owner, Seda Antonyan, is an active farmer growing vegetables and fruits – and even flowers. She had considered having a greenhouse for a long time, but never went through with it because of the lack of resources to build one or a comprehensive professional consultation. “When I learned about FAR’s greenhouse program, I decided to take a risk and apply for it – especially as I will be obliged to pay back for only a part of ...

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[Ayo!]: Ayo! Advocates for Accessible Schools in Armenia standard

Children of the Gavar Special School will have to say “bye” to one of their favorite places to play games. Yet, they’re not sad about this. Rather, they’re happy to soon have an elevator installed in that very same place. The children will now be able to access all floors of the school on their own – thanks to Ayo!’s campaign for accessible education that was recently funded in full. This is Ayo!’s second completed campaign – thanks to FAR and Ayo! supporters, including the Gavar Special School Auxiliary Committee in New York and the

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