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[FAR Partnerships]: Sahan Arzruni’s “Keyboard Conversations” Reaches Across Generations image

Leaning over the black piano, poised with that special tension common to great musicians, Sahan Arzruni opened his performances with poignant chords that reverberated like a tender conversation. These conversations skimmed through six major cities of Armenia and Artsakh: Gyumri, Vanadzor, Berd, Ashtarak, Goris and Stepanakert.

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[FAR CASP]: Program that Helps Children in Most Need standard

Carefully written letters by children – addressed to those who have played a role in the realization of even one of their dreams. “Thank you”s to these supporters from widowed mothers who are grateful for alleviating their struggles at least a little bit. FAR Armenia staff needs to convey all this gratitude to donors following each visit they make to Armenia’s regions for Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) distribution meetings. The 2014 fall destination was the Syunik province of Armenia. Distribution was held in Goris’s Saint Grigor Lusavorich Church, Kapan’s Saint Mesrop Mashtots Church with the help of the regional Family, women’sand children’s rights protection unit staff Anna Voskanyan and Ruzanna Alaverdyan, in Kajaran’s Saint Mariam Astvatsatsin Church with ...

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[CASP]: Children Welcomed Back to CASP Summer Camp. standard

By Eduard Karapetyan More than 80 children recently received a warm welcome back to the Siranush Camp in Yeghegnadzor this summer. Each year children who are either orphaned or growing up in single-parent households are able to spend a few weeks at this summer camp, which is administered by FAR and supported by the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program, a project of the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern). This summer children from Shirak, Tavush and Syunik marzes will spend their leisure time at the camp, which is located near the Eghegis River. Their days will be filled with various sports and games; during the evenings they will dance and sing songs ...

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[CASP]: Chinari Kindergarten Receives Christmas Gift from CASP. standard

By Margaret Piliposyan FAR’s periodic interventions in the Shamshadin region of Tavush help a population that suffers greatly from social and economic hardship. In the most recent development, the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) has made it possible for children in the area’s school to receive healthy and nutritious lunches. This region has had its share of tragedy, as it is situated along the longest frontier with neighboring Azerbaijan and many villagers have been killed in skirmishes over the years. Meanwhile, many members of the younger generation have left the area in search of jobs and greater stability. The village of Chinari is located in the easternmost settlement of Shamshadin. Here there is one kindergarten with 25 children, which ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: FAR Expands its Support to the Remote Border Region of Shamshadin. standard

By Margarit Piliposyan In order to expand the coverage of its activities to the places most in need in Armenia, FAR has decided to stretch its helping hand toward one of the most remote and vulnerable regions of Armenia – the Shamshadin region of Tavush marz. Situated in the northeastern part of Armenia, Tavush marz includes Ijevan, Tavush, Noyemberyan and Shamshadin. The region borders Gegharkunik and Kotayk marzes to the south; Lori marz and Georgia to the north; and Azerbaijan to the east. Berd, its major town, is located about 200 kilometers from Yerevan, and has a population of roughly 9,000 people. The town used to be a center for diamond cutting, woodworking and food production industries. Today, sadly, almost no ...

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