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[FAR Scholarships]: Gulamerian Beneficiary Profile – Gohar Hovhannesyan. standard

By Veronika Mkrtchyan Children come to orphanages for different reasons. Some come because their parents have died, or because their parents have neglected to care for them. But others go to orphanages even if they have loving parents, simply because their parents cannot afford to take care of them properly. For FAR Gulamerian Scholarship recipient Gohar Hovhannesyan and her twin brother Gagik, this was their reason for coming to Yerevan’s Zatik orphanage at the age of ten. After the sudden death of her husband, their mother Alvard Manukyan was left to singlehandedly raise four young children. Their situation became even worse when they lost their apartment and were forced to live on the street. Alvard had to eventually place her ...

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