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[FAR Social Services]: FAR Supports Syrian-Armenian Families image

Last fall, FAR started a project with the aim of supporting Syrian-Armenians who have found a new home in Armenia as the conflict still rages in their native country. Two hundred and fifty Syrian-Armenian families received humanitarian aid, including emergency packages of pillows, mattresses, bedding, towels, kitchenware, and basic furniture for those living in temporary dormitories. Four distributions were carried out during November and December.

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[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.

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[FAR Partnerships]: FAR Continues to Facilitate Partnership Between Armenian and American Engineers image

For more than four years now, FAR has been facilitating a collaboration between Rutgers University, the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia (NUACA), and the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) to support the upgrade of NUACA’s curriculum, and to create opportunities for Armenian engineers to learn more about the best practices of civil engineers from leading centers in the U.S.

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[Child Protection]: Another Unforgettable Summer at FAR’s Summer Camp image

One of our most successful programs, FAR’s summer camp for socially vulnerable children proved once again to be a success. Held in beautiful, bucolic Kotayq Province at the Aragats Summer Camp venue, FAR made it possible for 126 orphaned kids and those from single-parent homes, along with 18 Syrian-Armenian refugees to enjoy 18 wonderful days of joy and fun. The Aragats program, which started in 2015, is fully supported by the SJS Foundation.

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