Tags Archivesgulamerian scholarship

[Child Protection]: Aragats Camp Provides a Memorable Summer Experience image

For the third year in a row, FAR, with help from the SJS Foundation , has made it possible for many socially vulnerable children, orphans, kids from single-parent families, and Syrian-Armenian refugees, to get the true summer camp experience at Aragats. This year, the camp hosted 138 children from Shirak, Syunik, Tavush, and Ararat provinces, as well as from Yerevan. All of these kids already had FAR’s support through either the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP), the Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), the FAR Children’s Center, or any of the various programs aimed at helping Syrian-Armenians.

Continue Reading

[FAR Scholarships]: Scholarship Students Find Real Joy in Helping Others standard

FAR’s scholarship students don’t necessarily wait to finish college before they offer a return on their investment. Instead, they use every chance they can to help their fellow community members. This year, for instance, a group of our Mathevosian, Jerair Nishanian, Gulamerian and Mardigian scholarship recipients joined the villagers of Yervandashat in the Armavir Region at the end of June for their apricot harvest. The crop yield was especially rich this year. Arkadiy Khachikyan, president of the Yervandashat Agricultural Association Consumers Cooperative, hosted students who spent 14 days there and worked in fields belonging to seven of the cooperative’s farmers. “We are very grateful to FAR and its students for this support. Their help was a great incentive for us. ...

Continue Reading

[FAR Scholarships]: FAR Scholarship Students Join the Effort for Genocide Recognition standard

Millions across the world joined the quest for justice and recognition of the Armenian Genocide on April 24th. FAR’s scholarship students were no exception as they marched from Yerevan’s Sports and Entertainment Complex to the Genocide Memorial or Tsitsernakaberd to lay flowers around the eternal flame in memory of 1.5 million victims. More than 70 students supported by FAR’s Mathevosian, Gulamerian, Nishanian, Ajemian, Zambak, Berberian and Baghsarian scholarship programs, among others, joined the effort, which was led by FAR’s Education and Scientific Programs Coordinator Eduard Karapetyan. Many students openly expressed their passion for joining this effort. “Genocide is a crime that has no potential for forgiveness and no date of expiration. Even after one hundred years justice should be restored ...

Continue Reading

[FAR Scholarships]: Gulamerian Scholar Lands New Job, Launching her Career standard

With her new hairdryer, scissors and combs Qristine Petrosyan, 18, is equipped with the tools she needs to start her new job at one of Yerevan’s salons. A FAR Gulamerian Scholarship recipient, Qristine was able to successfully complete a 4-month training course in hair styling in order to land her first job in her chosen profession. FAR also recently presented her the styling tools she needed as a gift. Qristine’s relationship with FAR goes back to her childhood when she would spend summers at the FAR Children’s Center. After her mother’s death, her father was unable to take care of Qristine and her sisters during their boarding school holidays so they were put into the care of the Center staff. ...

Continue Reading

[FAR Scholarships]: Stepping into New Life standard

In the past five years, nine young residents of Mer Doon have been married. Prior to forming their own families, the young ladies had outgrown orphanages and found a home at Mer Doon that fostered their education in a loving and compassionate family environment. Throughout their stay, they were backed by the support of benevolent individuals and organizations, among which is FAR. Two of the latest Mer Doon marriages were celebrated at the end of last year. Two girls, Gohar and Tehmine got married on the same day: December 29, 2012. Gohar Gabrielyan had lived in the Gavar boarding-house through 2006, after which she was placed in a foster home until 2011. She then found herself at the FAR Children’s ...

Continue Reading

[FAR Scholarships]: Scholarship Recipients Teach Dance at FAR Children’s Center. standard

After noting a rise in volunteer activity among our scholarship students, many have come forward with some of their own suggestions for ways they can contribute to FAR’s programs. For Gulamerian Scholarship recipient  Ani Cherbechyan and Mathevosian Scholarship recipient Satenik Hovhannisyan, this meant establishing a folk dance program at the FAR Children’s Center. Both girls have previously worked with the Center and have experience as dancers. Now, twice a week the children take part in dance training, which also familiarizes them with the history of Armenian national dance. The children eagerly look forward to each and every session. Gulamerian scholarship recipient Ani Cherbechyan teaches Center children the elements of Armenian national dance. Twice a week, scholarship recipients Ani Cherbechyan and ...

Continue Reading

[FAR Yerevan]: From “Our Home” To Husband’s Home: Mer Doon Celebrates Another Wedding. standard

Another article about FAR’s Gulamerian Scholar Lusine Hunanyan… By Gayane Mkrtchyan via ArmeniaNow Twenty-year-old Lusine Hunanyan carefully puts on her wedding dress, trying to not spoil the festive hairdressing that has been elaborately crafted. Lusine’s friends help, and the wedding white dress finally the excited bride. “We must prove to society that we also can become as good brides, wives and mothers as other girls brought up in common families,” the bride says. Lusine lived at the orphanage in Gavar, Gegharkunik province, since she was 11 years old. After becoming adult, she moved to ‘Mer Doon’ (Our Home) organization in Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin), Armavir province. Here she studied at the Faculty of Law of Echmiadzin Grigor Lusavorich University. Now Lusine is ...

Continue Reading

[FAR Scholarships]: A FAR Gulamerian Scholar and an Armenian Wedding. standard

Twenty-year-old Lusine Hunanyan spent her childhood in the Gavar Orphanage. Through the support of FAR’s Gulamerian Scholarship Program, which provides older orphans access to education through tuition coverage and monthly living stipends, Lusine was able to attend Etchmiadzin University. During her studies she lived with “Mer Dun” or “Our Home,” an NGO that provides shelter and support to older orphans who continue their education at the university level. Last Friday, Lusine married Artavazd, the director of a local taxi company. Dozens of people attended the beautiful wedding. Lusine’s Mer Dune “family” came, as did the mayor of Etchmiadzin, the director of Gavar Orphanage, representatives of various ministries, non-profit organizations, and the groom’s entire family. FAR’s Press Secretary Levon Lachikyan also ...

Continue Reading

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work!

Please upgrade today!