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[FAR Yerevan]: On the Brink – Stories of Refugee Families in Border Villages. standard

Hetq reporter Sara Anjargolian has powerfully documented the lives of refugee families in Armenia’s border villages. By Sara Anjargolian via Hetq Online Jaghatsadzor village, Gegharkunik: DerGrigoryans although not refugees are one of the poorest in a refugee village. Before authorities stepped in, they were planning to keep the children from school because they could not afford proper clothes. Credit: Hetq Online

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[CASP]: CASP Children Express Their Appreciation. standard

By helping hundreds of parentless and needy children CASP* carries out an important social mission in our homeland. Because of the difficult economic situation in Armenia, thousands of people are unemployed and in urgent need of supplemental income. Families living in the U.S. who sympathize with those children through this program try to ease the pain and hardships of low-income families living in Armenia and Javakhk. CASP is a lifeline for many of them. The areas where CASP stipends are distributed grow every year. Currently, nearly 1,200 children benefit from CASP. This year stipends were distributed to 653 beneficiaries in the Araratian region, which encompasses the cities of Yerevan, Ararat, Armavir, and in the Aragatsotn, Kotayk and Gegharkunik regions. Two ...

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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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[CASP]: CASP Diocese Member Receives Special Thanks. standard

When CASP representative Anne Terkanian visited Armenia earlier this month, she also went to the Araratian Diocese to present Dikran Zoulikian with a special thank you from Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern). Ms. Terkanian is a member of the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), which runs CASP. Thanks to the Office of the Araratian Diocese and their programs, CASP stipends have been distributed to roughly 3,500 families throughout Armenia since 1993. As the former head of the office, Dikran has worked diligently for more than 20 years on coordination of the program in the regions of Ararat, Armavir, Aragatsotn, Kotayk and Gegharkunik. ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: Beneficiaries Stories, Mariam from Noratus. standard

Thanks to the support of Washington resident Jerair Nishanian, more than 40 children from socially vulnerable families have an opportunity to study at Gavar State University, which was established in 1993 to help educate youngsters around the Gavar and Gegharkunik regions. Mariam Margaryan, born in 1991 in village Noratus (famous for thousands of medieval khachkars), is one of the scholarship recipients. Mariam was 10 years old when both of her parents separately abandoned their family, leaving Mariam and her younger sister Mary in the care of their grandfather and grandmother. Grandfather Sargis is already 82 years old, but his aim is to live long enough to help his grandchildren reach their goals. Mariam with her grandfather and grandmother Credit : ...

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