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[CASP]: Despite Daily Difficulties, CASP Child Still has Hope standard

With a dream of one day becoming a computer programmer, 15-year-old Edmon Harutyunyan spends much of his time helping to install or update software programs on his neighbor’s computers in Paravakar. Free of charge, of course. “I won’t accept payment. It’s shameful for me to even talk about that,” said Edmon. “There are only two or three people in the village who can do this, and one of them is me. I know everything about programming. I am good on informatics at school and I always get at least a nine out of ten on my exams.” Edmon’s father died of a heart attack four years ago and his older sister moved away when she got married. When Edmon’s brother ...

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[BCPP]: Six More Schools Provided with Better Conditions in Border Tavush Province standard

Fifteen hundred students in Armenia’s Tavush Region can now enjoy newly renovated, newly furnished classrooms and athletic grounds. Just a little over a week ago Berd City residents gathered to officially celebrate the openings of three new sports fields, two vocational classrooms, a kitchen, new bathrooms and a stadium in several local schools, all made possible by the Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP). Berd’s No. 4 School now has a newly renovated and partially equipped kitchen, a table tennis classroom and a new bathroom. A beautiful new basketball court was gifted to Berd’s No. 3 School, and Berd High School has a new football stadium. Renovations of the outdoor sports grounds and bathrooms were completed for the secondary schools ...

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[FAR Social Services]: BCPP Aims to Strengthen Bonds Among the Youth of Armenia’s Border Region standard

December 19 was an unprecedented day for the youth of the Berd Region. As part of FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program, the border village of Nerkin Karmiraghbyur hosted more than 100 young men and women from neighboring Paravakar, Tsaghkavan, Chinari, Chinchin and Tavush villages to discuss the greatest challenges in their communities and brainstorm possible solutions. The dynamic discussion included many topics, which ranged from routine household struggles to broad cultural issues. For the youth who attended, however, the most important goal of the initiative was getting to know each other. Chinari resident Geghecik Vanyan was very impressed with the youth event. “It was joyful. I am so happy we were invited here. I really got a lot ...

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[FAR Economic Development]: With Stronger Villages Comes Better Lives for Residents standard

FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP) is progressing in economic development with the creation of four farming cooperatives in the Berd Region of Armenia’s Tavush Province. In cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Heifer International, FAR has already provided cooperatives in these border villages with much needed supplies. Chinchin and Paravakar have even started using their new Belarus tractors. Chinchin residents are also happy to have a grass-collecting machine, while the folks in Paravakar are proud of their new seed drill. Very soon the number of available vehicles will grow from four to 12 and they will be used in Tavush and Chinari villages, too. By the end of winter two more farming cooperatives will have been ...

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