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[CASP]: On its 20th Anniversary, CASP Distributes Stipends to Nearly 550 Children in Need image

This year, Astghik was welcomed into the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) as one of its 83 new beneficiaries thanks to the enormous efforts of the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. CASP helps orphans and children of single mothers with their living expenses through annual stipends.

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[Ayo!]: Ayo! Launches GameChanger. Join the Effort and Help Us to Build a Female Soccer League in Kotayk Province! image

Our Ayo! platform just launched another ambitious project that will aim to raise the crowdfunding platform to a higher level of engagement in Armenia’s social issues. GameChanger will help the Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS) initiative to build a girls soccer league in Kotayk Province, which will be used as a tool to empower a new generation of independent and self-confident young women.

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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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[CASP]: CASP Helps to Fill the Gap for Goris Family image

Eleven-year-old Gor Grigoryan wants to be a professor. He studies hard in school; natural sciences are his most liked subject. “I like experiments very much. Recently, for example, we did an experiment with clay,” he said. His mother Nune Javahiryan quickly jumped in. “One day he came home, immediately put his book bag aside, took a jar and filled it with soil, then placed it in a dark room,” she said. “Then he came to me and explained that he wanted to repeat the experiment with clay that they tried in school.” Gor lives in the town of Goris in Syunik Province with Nune, his sister Nona, and his grandparents. His father Sevada died of blood cancer five years ago. ...

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[CASP]: CASP Delivers Support to the Children of Armenia and Javakhk. standard

By Edik Karapetyan The Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) is implemented twice a year thanks to the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) and FAR’s Armenia country staff. For the 2012 spring distribution, staff traveled to provide stipends to 432 families in Shirak, Syunik and Tavush, along with 100 children in Javakhk. This aid assists these children who are living in extremely difficult conditions. The additional support helps families purchase food, school supplies, clothing and fuel. Thanks to the efforts of the Women’s Guild year by year the number of children who receive CASP stipends is increasing. Currently, the CASP distributions for this fall, which are being implemented by the Araratyan ...

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[FAR New York]: Levon Lachikian Exhibit to Benefit Hintlian School in Armenia. standard

For five years FAR Press Secretary Levon Lachikyan has coordinated the Hintliyan School Program, which is sponsored by the Constantinople Armenian Relief Society. Levon recently traveled to the U.S., where his personal artwork was shown at the Kalustyan Hall of Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Bayside, Queens. All proceeds from the sale of his work will go to the Hintliyan school. By Florence Avakian via The Armenian Mirror-Spectator Datev Monastery in Goris; Hovhannes Shiraz Museum in Gumri; a Meghri backyard with old wooden houses on stilts; Baalbek Temple in Lebanon; the Bridge of Sighs in Venice; the Empire State Building in New York. Please continue reading here. Levon Lachikian explains some of his works. Constantinople Armenian Relief Society President Tamar ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: Aksel Bakunts “Dark Valley”. standard

A piece on an Armenian writer whose life was cut far too short. “Bakunts started writing short stories in his teens, but it was only in his twenties that he began to take his craft more seriously. His first bundle of short stories appeared in 1927 under the title Mtnadzor (Dark Valley). In these stories, Bakunts chronicled life in rural Armenia just before and right after the Communist revolution. One of the greater themes running through most of the stories is that of the hapless villager caught between powers beyond his or her control.” – Nairi Hakhverdi By Nairi Hakhverdi via Ararat Magazine Aksel Bakunts (Alexander Stepani Tevosyan) was born in Goris, in Russian Armenia, on June 13, 1899. After ...

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[CASP]: CASP Children Express Their Appreciation. standard

By helping hundreds of parentless and needy children CASP* carries out an important social mission in our homeland. Because of the difficult economic situation in Armenia, thousands of people are unemployed and in urgent need of supplemental income. Families living in the U.S. who sympathize with those children through this program try to ease the pain and hardships of low-income families living in Armenia and Javakhk. CASP is a lifeline for many of them. The areas where CASP stipends are distributed grow every year. Currently, nearly 1,200 children benefit from CASP. This year stipends were distributed to 653 beneficiaries in the Araratian region, which encompasses the cities of Yerevan, Ararat, Armavir, and in the Aragatsotn, Kotayk and Gegharkunik regions. Two ...

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