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[CASP]: Children Welcomed Back to CASP Summer Camp. standard

By Eduard Karapetyan More than 80 children recently received a warm welcome back to the Siranush Camp in Yeghegnadzor this summer. Each year children who are either orphaned or growing up in single-parent households are able to spend a few weeks at this summer camp, which is administered by FAR and supported by the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program, a project of the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern). This summer children from Shirak, Tavush and Syunik marzes will spend their leisure time at the camp, which is located near the Eghegis River. Their days will be filled with various sports and games; during the evenings they will dance and sing songs ...

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[CASP]: CASP Delivers Support to the Children of Armenia and Javakhk. standard

By Edik Karapetyan The Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) is implemented twice a year thanks to the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) and FAR’s Armenia country staff. For the 2012 spring distribution, staff traveled to provide stipends to 432 families in Shirak, Syunik and Tavush, along with 100 children in Javakhk. This aid assists these children who are living in extremely difficult conditions. The additional support helps families purchase food, school supplies, clothing and fuel. Thanks to the efforts of the Women’s Guild year by year the number of children who receive CASP stipends is increasing. Currently, the CASP distributions for this fall, which are being implemented by the Araratyan ...

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[FAR New York]: The Saga of Trchkan. standard

“The group of activists hopes to continue fighting for environmental protection in Armenia. The Hrazdan iron mining project could be next on their list. There is not a shortage of issues. Mining projects threaten Armenia’s nature in places such as Hrazdan, Teghut forest, Kapan, Svarants (near Tatev), and Sotk (near Sevan).” -Nieri Avanessian By Nieri Avanessian via The Armenian Weekly The Trchkan waterfall is located on the Trchkan tributary of the Chichkhan River, on the border of Lori and Shirak Marzes, near the villages of Shirakamut and Mets Parni. This picturesque waterfall has a unique beauty and power. Nevertheless, to the surprise of many, and contrary to the responsibilities and declarations of the Armenian Ministry of Environmental Protection, the government ...

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[CASP]: CASP Children Express Their Appreciation. standard

By helping hundreds of parentless and needy children CASP* carries out an important social mission in our homeland. Because of the difficult economic situation in Armenia, thousands of people are unemployed and in urgent need of supplemental income. Families living in the U.S. who sympathize with those children through this program try to ease the pain and hardships of low-income families living in Armenia and Javakhk. CASP is a lifeline for many of them. The areas where CASP stipends are distributed grow every year. Currently, nearly 1,200 children benefit from CASP. This year stipends were distributed to 653 beneficiaries in the Araratian region, which encompasses the cities of Yerevan, Ararat, Armavir, and in the Aragatsotn, Kotayk and Gegharkunik regions. Two ...

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[CASP]: Another Great Summer at CASP’s Camp. standard

Before we even entered Lucy Camp, we could hear the joyful shouts of children from afar. Groups had already been formed and everyone was preparing for the “Flower Holiday,” the one day each summer when camp children compete in order to give the best presentation on their favorite flower through songs, poems, and folktales. Once we arrived, we started to talk to the children, who shared their impressions of the contest with great excitement. It is the efforts of the Women’s Guild of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) that make it possible for CASP beneficiaries to spend their summer playing, learning and making new friends at the scenic and peaceful Lucy Camp in Yeghegnadzor. This year, ...

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[GTech]: GTech Provides Local Schools with Network Support. standard

By Arpine Sargsyan Following the success of GTech’s seven-week static web design training course for informatics teachers from local Shirak schools, a new program has been initiated. The Schools Network Support Program is now providing computer maintenance, software installation and network support to 15 local Gyumri-area schools, which will enable them to utilize their technological resources more fully. The project has been made possible through the efforts of GTech System administrators and students. In the future, GTech hopes to expand its network of local schools that receive this service. GTech recently started an initiative to assist local schools with tech support and computer maintenance. Credit: Felix Arustamyan

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[FAR Schools]: Armenian Church and the WGCC donates gifts to Gyumri’s disadvantaged. standard

FAR, the Armenian Apostolic Church, and the Women’s Guild Central Council (WGCC) of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) recently traveled to the Shirak province to distribute much needed school supplies and toiletries to more than 500 children. The gifts were given out just in time for the Armenia’s April 7 holiday celebrating Beauty and Motherhood. Most of the childrens’ mothers were present at the Ounjian and Catholicos Vazgen A schools for the distribution. With so many of the parents in this region out of work, such gifts will benefit entire families of these children, and the women graciously accepted the help. Children at the Distribution Credit: FAR Staff

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