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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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[Child Protection; BCPP]: Mardigian Children’s Center Holds Retreat to Help Children and Youth image

This was the first time the Center held such an activity. A relatively new institution in the region, the Center helps children and youth typically between the ages of 6 and 16 to grapple with some of the issues they might be struggling with, like family problems, poor self-esteem, self-doubt or anxiety, through special programs and counseling.

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[BCPP]: Three Years In, Farmers Cooperative Shows Positive Effect on Village Life image

Three years ago in 2015, Andranik Dumanyan happily drove six hours roundtrip to pick up the new wheel tractor that would benefit his village of Artsvaberd in Tavush Province. The tractor, with its attachments suited for plowing, chopping, collecting, seeding, etc., was designed to ease work in the fields. It was the first major purchase of the then newly-established Artsvaberd Agricultural Cooperative. The 46-year-old mechanic, who harvests grass for livestock feed, is able to produce significantly more with the new tractor. Previously, he did all the harvesting manually.

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[FAR Partnerships; FAR Health Programs]: FAR’s Support Enables More Children to Attend Summer Camp image

This year, FAR started supporting the Aparan Summer Resort Camp with the help of the SJS Foundation, and as a result the summer camp was able to expand its capacity by hosting 10 additional children, and 130 in total. FAR also provided additional resources to the camp’s game store and library.

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[FAR Health Programs; BCPP]: Study on Children’s Development to Inform BCPP’s Next Project image

FAR’s health team recently wrapped up a year-long study on the cognitive and mental development of toddlers. The study, which focused on 700 children between nine and 36 months in the Berd Region of Tavush Province, showed that a significant portion—28 percent—struggle with issues related to communication, problem solving, socialization, and both gross and fine motor skills.

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