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[BCPP]: Course Encourages Young People’s Creativity and Self-Sufficiency Through Woodworking image

“Pomegranates, khachkars, statues, different bowls and jugs—each class we try to craft something new, something innovative. I try to be encouraging and tell my students the old saying that a man who knows how to work with his hands will never go hungry,’” said Sargis Ghevondyan, 24, who has been teaching woodworking in the rural border village of Chinchin for the last four years. The extracurricular course is made possible by FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program.

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[Healthcare; BCPP]: Course in Disaster Medicine Helps Doctors in Armenia’s At-Risk Border Region image

For those who inhabit the region of Berd, which sits along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, the everyday risk of injury is very real. Here, the ongoing conflict with Azerbajian is palpable, with cross-border gunfire a somewhat normal occurrence. As a result, it’s imperative that local physicians be able to provide the appropriate care.

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[BCPP]: Berd Extracurricular Groups Reveal Young Talents image

As thousands of Armenian children packed their bags for summer getaways, our hobby group students find inspiration back at school. With sparkling eyes and beaming smiles, they hurry to class to paint, to learn Armenian folk music and to prepare songs and dances for performances. They especially love exploring topics such as the motherland, religion, sightseeing, favorite cartoons, and animals.

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[BCPP]: Six More Villages to be Covered by FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program image

Six new villages will be covered as part of FAR's Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), which recently began its fourth year of helping communities in Tavush Province's Berd Region. One hundred and five families from the villages of Movses, Verin Karmiraghbyur, Choratan, Norashen, Navur and Itsaqar were chosen to receive support, which will include the creation of individual family stabilization plans by our social workers that will enable each family to access what they need to pull themselves out of poverty, including vocational skills development, medical care, educational opportunities and financial support, among other things.

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[BCPP]: Virtual Acquaintances in the Diaspora Support FAR Beneficiaries image

A few months ago when Ani Papyan, a social worker at FAR’s Berd office, was contacted via Facebook by Russian-Armenian youth eager to learn more about her job and how she supports people, she couldn’t have imagined the contact leading to much more than the exchange of a few messages. But Ani’s enthusiasm for her work, and her tales of the progress made by the families with whom she serves through FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP) initiative proved infectious. After hearing her stories, the young Armenians from Moscow’s Armenian Youth Association also wanted to help vulnerable families living in the border villages of Tavush Province. “I discussed the idea with FAR’s BCPP staff,” said Ani. “We went ...

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[BCPP]: Fighting with the Stroke of a Brush image

Siramarg Aydinyan teaches the children of Aygepar and Movses villages in the Tavush Region both the beauty and the secrets of arts and crafts. “They should learn how beautiful the life around them is in their early years so they can learn how to carry on that beauty throughout their lives,” said Siramarg. “That would be their pathway out of poverty.” Ignoring the constant background sound of cross-border gunfire and shelling that plague these villages Siramarg, a teacher fully devoted to her work, makes every effort to reach the Armenia-Azerbaijan border to be with her students. She leads one of the extracurricular hobby groups that FAR organizes in Berd City and its surrounding villages through its Breaking the Cycle of ...

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