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[BCPP]: Course Encourages Young People’s Creativity and Self-Sufficiency Through Woodworking image

“Pomegranates, khachkars, statues, different bowls and jugs—each class we try to craft something new, something innovative. I try to be encouraging and tell my students the old saying that a man who knows how to work with his hands will never go hungry,’” said Sargis Ghevondyan, 24, who has been teaching woodworking in the rural border village of Chinchin for the last four years. The extracurricular course is made possible by FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program.

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[FAR Child Protection]: Children on the Border Celebrate the First Day in their “New” Kindergarten standard

As many around the globe today celebrate International Children’s Day , we at FAR want to share a video about the powerful impact one of our projects has had on children. March 18th was a truly special day for nearly all 600 residents of Chinchin Village in Armenia’s Tavush Province, as it marked the official opening of the village’s newly renovated kindergarten. This is just one of several FAR programs that help the children of Armenia. *The improvements to Chinchin’s kindergarten were made as part of FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program, which is funded by the Mardigian Family Foundation.

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[FAR Schools]: Newly Renovated Schools to Improve Educational Opportunity for Armenia’s Border Villages standard

March 18 was a truly special day for nearly all 600 residents of Chinchin Village in Armenia’s Tavush Province, as it marked the official opening of the town’s newly renovated kindergarten and secondary vocational school. The improvements were made as part of FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program. The kindergarten’s 60-year-old building was previously in such poor condition that some parents stopped bringing their children to school because they felt the structure wasn’t safe or clean enough. “This great gift made to our kindergarten will create positive changes in our lives,” said Principal Lilit Arakelyan with great joy. “We already have 20 kids attending school instead of the 14 we had prior to the renovation.” The same day Chinchin ...

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[CASP]: Supporting The Dream of a Future Artist standard

10-year-old Erik loves to draw and dreams of becoming a painter. He lives in the Chinchin village of the Berd region with his mother and brother who is disabled. Erik’s father passed away two years ago in a car accident and Erik is now his mom’s and brother’s sole helper. He brings the cows home from pasture, helps his mom work their small land, cuts wood and brings it home, fetches water, and still manages to study hard, play in the field with his friends, and most importantly – to him, draw. Erik’s mother, 45 -year-old Nvard Arakelyan, has been feeling lost since she was widowed. Her husband’s relatives don’t live in Chinchin or the nearby villages, so she is ...

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