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[FAR Yerevan]: From “Our Home” To Husband’s Home: Mer Doon Celebrates Another Wedding. standard

Another article about FAR’s Gulamerian Scholar Lusine Hunanyan… By Gayane Mkrtchyan via ArmeniaNow Twenty-year-old Lusine Hunanyan carefully puts on her wedding dress, trying to not spoil the festive hairdressing that has been elaborately crafted. Lusine’s friends help, and the wedding white dress finally the excited bride. “We must prove to society that we also can become as good brides, wives and mothers as other girls brought up in common families,” the bride says. Lusine lived at the orphanage in Gavar, Gegharkunik province, since she was 11 years old. After becoming adult, she moved to ‘Mer Doon’ (Our Home) organization in Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin), Armavir province. Here she studied at the Faculty of Law of Echmiadzin Grigor Lusavorich University. Now Lusine is ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: A FAR Gulamerian Scholar and an Armenian Wedding. standard

Twenty-year-old Lusine Hunanyan spent her childhood in the Gavar Orphanage. Through the support of FAR’s Gulamerian Scholarship Program, which provides older orphans access to education through tuition coverage and monthly living stipends, Lusine was able to attend Etchmiadzin University. During her studies she lived with “Mer Dun” or “Our Home,” an NGO that provides shelter and support to older orphans who continue their education at the university level. Last Friday, Lusine married Artavazd, the director of a local taxi company. Dozens of people attended the beautiful wedding. Lusine’s Mer Dune “family” came, as did the mayor of Etchmiadzin, the director of Gavar Orphanage, representatives of various ministries, non-profit organizations, and the groom’s entire family. FAR’s Press Secretary Levon Lachikyan also ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: Children of “Mer Dun” (Our Home). standard

“Mer Dun” is a social non-governmental organization that has been operating in Armenia since 2005. The aim of the organization is to provide shelter to the adult girls (18-23 years old) of the Orphanage as well as to help them in professional orientation. In fact, today more than 200 graduates of Orphanages in Armenia have no place to live. As a result, most of them appear in the streets. The State has assumed the obligation to provide them with apartments, still the queue progresses very slowly. “Mer Dun” Organization’s office is located in the Armenia’s spiritual center Edjmiadzin. It creates a real family environment for the 10 girls living there. All of them study at higher educational institutions, mainly in ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: Beneficiary Portraits – FAR visited Gulamerian Scholarship Program beneficiaries. standard

On March 1st, FAR Project Manager Eduard Karapetyan visited the Vanadzor Orphanage and summarized the 2009-2010 academic year’s winter semester results with Gulamerian Scholarship Program beneficiaries. He also talked with prospective graduates and explained the program’s purpose and requirements. Eduard with Gulamerian Scholarship Program beneficiaries Credit: FAR Staff On his way, Eduard also visited the house of one program beneficiary, Christine Ghalechian, which is sponsored by Michael Haratounian and Rosette Carabedian. Christine, Anna & Gurgen Ghalechian in front of their house in Vanadzor Credit: FAR Staff

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[FAR Scholarships]: Three Sisters Receive Gulamerian Scholarships. standard

Through the Gulamerian Scholarship, FAR aims to help the most destitute but promising young students. Today, we would like to highlight the story of the Haji-Poghosyans sisters, Mariam, Tatevik, and Anna. Though their parents are living, the three girls were raised in the Vanadzor orphanage.  Before arriving at the orphanage, their home life was a domestic nightmare. Their father, Grigor, suffered from an alcohol addiction while their mother, Marietta, remained bedridden and seriously ill. Marietta took the girls to Vanadzor, in the hopes that they would have a better upbringing there than she was able to provide for them. Mariam, Tatevik, and Anna Haji-Poghosyans Credit: FAR Staff The three sisters have now matured to become lovely young ladies, and have ...

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