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[FAR Scholarships]: FAR Works to Assist Older Orphans Through Gulamerian Scholarship. standard

Armenian children who grow up in orphanages face numerous challenges. One of the most acute problems is the lack of housing faced by young people once they turn 18. According to data provided by Armenia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Issues, around 200 children struggle with finding housing when they age out of orphanages. And while this issue has been debated and discussed for years, a solution is yet to be found. Today in fact, the majority of young adults raised in orphanages are homeless. Often unemployed, they find themselves trapped in desperate situations. FAR’s Gulamerian Vocational Training and Education Program provides tuition and a 7,000 AMD monthly stipend to orphanage children who’ve chosen to pursue their educations at colleges ...

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