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[CASP]: CASP Support Helps Five Talented Children image

  Karine, Syuzanna, Lyova, Suren and Nare live with their mother Lusine Kustuzyan in Gyumri. Unemployed, she has to manage to keep the family afloat on $300 per month—the total of her state poverty allowance and the children’s benefits. Karine, 14, is in the 9th grade. She likes to read; her favorite book is the novel “The Grandmother” by Czech writer Bozena Nemcova. Karine also loves to paint. Susanne, 13, is in the 8th grade. Karine and Syuzanna attend dance classes. This year, they took first place in an international dance competition in Georgia. They have also won prizes during their participation in various dance competitions in Armenia. Ten-year-old Lyova is a very active 4th grader. Along with school, he ...

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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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[CASP]: CASP Stipend Helps Family Afford Surgeries image

Gor Bidandunyan, 7, is a very gifted student. Every day, he brings home gold stars on his work as a testimony to his good performance at school. He likes drawing, soccer, and is a fan of Real Madrid soccer club, especially Ronaldo, one of the team’s most famous players. Gor wants to be like his older brother, Sergey, 9, who is in the 3rd grade and does well at both school and sports. Sergey has been training in karate for four years now, and now holds a purple belt and several medals and certificates. He wants to be a banker when he grows up.

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[CASP]: A Talented Young Lady Receives CASP Support image

Fifteen-year-old Anna Gabrielyan dreams of becoming a pianist. She has been taking piano lessons for the last three years in order to be able to play as well as her mother, Geghecik and her brother Rafik. Anna also sings beautifully. She has participated in numerous song festivals, most recently in November. She is able to perform songs of different genres but Armenian folk is her favorite. She also loves to dance and paint.

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