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[CASP]: Beneficiary Potraits – CASP Beneficiaries Rafayel and Irina Stepanyan. standard

Rafayel and Irina Stepanyan live with their mother and grandmother in the city of Akhlkalak in Javakhk, Georgia. Their mother works at a shop in town, and earns barely enough to make ends meet. Often, they can’t afford to buy medicine for the children’s ailing grandmother. Irina is in the ninth grade and Rafayel in the fifth grade. Irina is an exceptional student, and hopes to continue her formal education after high school. However, the family’s poverty is quite overwhelming. Rafayel is fond of sports, and enjoys playing football with his peers. With great pleasure, Rafayel and Irina help their mother with all of the housework. The children were elated to receive the CASP stipend, and they express their deepest ...

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[CASP]: Beneficiary Potraits – CASP Beneficiary Katya Galstyan. standard

Katya Galstyan lives with her grandmother and uncle’s family in Javakhk’s Khospio village.  She is 13 years old, and attends high school.  In 2001, Katya’s family left for Russia, in order to find work there. Unfortunately, her father died in 2003, forcing her mother to return back to Javakhk with her two infant daughters.  A year later, Katya’s mother left again for Russia, seeking medical care for Katya’s sister, who suffers from a severe disease affecting her limbs. Katya has not seen her mother in five years.  Her mother is unable to return to Javakhk due to the Russia-Georgia conflict, and therefore works in Russia hardly making a living.  Sometimes, she sends money for Katya.  Katya’s uncle and his wife ...

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[CASP]: Javakhk Distributions Made standard

The most recent distribution for CASP beneficiaries in the Javakhk region was held last month.  An interesting feature of the Javakhk region distribution is that it happens during the harvesting season, when many of the beneficiaries are quite busy cultivating potatoes.  Therefore, the children and their families are available to receive their CASP stipends only after the workday is complete. Father Tatev with CASP Beneficiaries of the Soorp Khatch Church Credit: FAR Staff Vicar Father Babken Salbian from the Javakhk church, Father Armash, Father Tatev and CASP’s Javakhk Program contact Lusine Muradyan were responsible for the 99 cash stipends distributed to the CASP beneficiaries.  FAR thanks these individuals, as well as our generous donors, for their ongoing support. Father Babgen ...

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[CASP]: Camp Season Has Begun standard

For three weeks FAR/CASP Summer camps give children from the poorest regions of Armenia an opportunity to engage in sports, games, go on trips to historical places, learn handicrafts, dance, sing, and take nature walks. But most importantly the camps give every child an opportunity to just be a child again… Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) in cooperation with Fund for Armenia Relief (FAR) sent 50 children from the Suyniat Diocese (Meghri, Kapan, Goris & Sisian), to “Siranush” Summer Camp and 22 children from Shirak Diocese and 3 children from Javakhk region of Georgia to Sirak Diocese Summer Camp. Handicraft workshop Credit : FAR Staff Children bidding farewell to CASP/FAR delegation Credit : FAR Staff

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