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[CASP]: CASP Profile – The Harutunyan Family. standard

Meghri is the southern gate of Armenia where, each day, dozens of trucks pass through the border crossing into neighboring Iran. For years, processing plants employed the majority of the town’s population. Most have since shut down, leaving vast unemployment. Today, the most vulnerable are those who have no steady income. The Harutunyans are one such family. FAR staff spent some time with them during the spring distribution of CASP stipends. Hasmik Harutunyan has two kids. For many years Hasmik worked as a teacher in one of the Meghri schools. Recently retired, her pension does not cover the family’s rent. Her husband Hamlet passed away many years ago from a heart attack, leaving the burden on his wife’s shoulders. Nineteen-year-old ...

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[CASP]: 206 Beneficiaries Receive Financial Stipends standard

In early October, FAR was proud to send its own Margarit Piliposyan along with CASP Program Coordinator Eduard Karapetyan to visit the Syunik region of Armenia.  There, Margarit and Eduard distributed the 100 USD stipends to the 206 beneficiaries of this year’s CASP program. CASP Distribution in Syunik Credit: FAR Staff During the visit, Margarit and Eduard were happy to meet with many of the beneficiaries and their guardians. The 50 beneficiaries who were fortunate enough to take part in the “Siranush” summer camp expressed special thanks to CASP and FAR for their financial support. Margarit and Eduard also visited some beneficiaries in their homes in Meghri. Through CASP (Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program), FAR is able to positively impact ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine's Dispatches – FAR's Intern in Armenia – From Yerevan to the doors of the Orient. standard

Last Thursday, as I was sitting in Yerevan, everything around me started shaking. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was experiencing the second earthquake of my life. The epicenter was near Garni and according to seismologists, the magnitude of the quake reached 3.6. Needless to say, this light quake reminded everyone of the past. Within seconds, cell phone networks were saturated by numerous Armenians calling to check on their peers in different regions of the country. On Friday, the Young Professionals jammed their suitcases into the van and headed to southern Armenia. On our way down, we stopped in the Khor Virap monastery, where we had a wonderful view of Ararat. The two highlights of this ...

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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Celine’s Dispatches – FAR’s Intern in Armenia – From Yerevan to the doors of the Orient. standard

Last Thursday, as I was sitting in Yerevan, everything around me started shaking. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was experiencing the second earthquake of my life. The epicenter was near Garni and according to seismologists, the magnitude of the quake reached 3.6. Needless to say, this light quake reminded everyone of the past. Within seconds, cell phone networks were saturated by numerous Armenians calling to check on their peers in different regions of the country. On Friday, the Young Professionals jammed their suitcases into the van and headed to southern Armenia. On our way down, we stopped in the Khor Virap monastery, where we had a wonderful view of Ararat. The two highlights of this ...

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