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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]: CASP Support Helps One Woman to Raise Her Grandchildren image

Flora Yesayan is 68 years old. She is the sole caretaker of her three grandchildren, 11-year-old Narek, 17-year-old Nune, and 20-year-old Zina. Flora can't tell the story of her family without tears that she tries to hide from young Narek. Her son died in a car crash five years ago. They then lost the children’s mother to cancer a year and a half ago. Now, the family tries to make the best of it where they live in the tiny village of Tavush, in the Berd Region.

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[FAR Health Programs]: Emergency Care Training Helps VOAH Nurses Strengthen their Practice standard

Amalya Davtyan, one of the nurses at FAR’s Vanadzor Old Age Home (VOAH), knows by heart the blood pressure results of each and every elderly resident she is responsible for. Every morning for the past eight years Amalya has checked their blood pressure before giving medicine to those who need it. She then carefully follows up with the condition of each patient throughout the day and overnight. With 30 years of experience in the cardiology department of Child Rehabilitation State Center in Tbilisi, Georgia, Amalya is quick when it comes to making decisions. “Be it high blood pressure or a heart attack or whatever else, I quickly find a way to react either by giving medicine, recommending rest or immediately ...

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[YPT]: FAR Helps Young Professionals Discover Their Own Armenia standard

Arto Vorperian, FAR’s Project Director, has been leading the FAR Young Professionals Trip (YPT) since its inception 19 years ago. This trip takes a small group of young people just on the verge of their professional careers through Armenia and the surrounding regions. The participants spend an incredibly busy 14 days visiting historic and geographic landmarks, discovering the concrete benefits of some of the FAR programs, and meeting with their Armenian young professional counterparts in the hopes of forging lasting relationships. In the two decades since the YPT began running, the local and diasporan Armenian communities have undergone monumental changes. The YPT has changed as well to adapt to the shifting dynamics and demographics of its participants and beneficiaries. For ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Register Now for the 2012 Young Professionals Trip. standard

Join FAR’s Hayastani Kidak Society in 2012 and discover Armenia — her culture, her history and her future, while making new friends in the process. For the 17th year, HKS will hold its Young Professionals Trip, which provides the ideal opportunity for young professionals between the ages of 23 and 40 to travel to Armenia as a group. Join us and do more than just see the country’s landmarks. You will learn about Armenia’s place in the world, her religious, political and economic heritage, and have the chance to engage with government and religious leaders in official state visits. The 17th annual Young Professionals Trip will take place from June 17th to June 30th, 2012. For the second year in ...

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[FAR Children’s Center]: Center Helps Young Boy to Cope with Family Problems and Attend School. standard

By Casey Kantarian Alex Bayroyan and his sister Kristine were brought to the FAR Children’s Center this past summer after running away from home. Originally from Georgia, the children and their mother moved to a suburb of Yerevan many years ago. Without the proper required papers like their birth certificates and passports, however, Alex, 14, and Kristine, 16, have been unable to attend school. With no one to reach out to for help, their mother ignored the problem and plunged further into alcoholism. With their education put on hold and their home life unstable, the children tried to seek help from their aunt who took them in for a brief time. Once she realized that the children could not go ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: Last Steps of The Yerevan Street Shoe Project. standard

Last chance for a peek at Yerevan’s summer sandals. … By Liana Aghajanian via IanYan Mag While most of the world, including the South Caucasus, gets ready to pull out their warm jackets, boots and scarves from the back of their closets, here’s a continuing look at shoes from our series, “The Yerevan Street Shoe Project,” which also traveled to northern Armenia and Tbilisi, Georgia this summer. As the weather got hotter, the heels got higher, and no doubt there’s still much room for height as winter brings Armenian fashion to the streets of Yerevan. We just wish we could be there during colder months to document it all. Please continue reading here. Credit: Liana Aghajanyan via IanYan Mag

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