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[CASP]: Stipends Making a Difference in the Lives of Vulnerable Children image

Since its inception in 2000, FAR’s Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP)* has made a tremendous impact on the lives of orphans and children of children single-mothers. It thus promotes the eradication of child poverty in a number of regions in Armenia and Javakhk, Georgia. CASP sponsorship allows children to have access to life-changing benefits until they turn 18, like school supplies and other forms of educational support, everyday essentials like food, clothes, and extracurricular activities, and medical care.

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[CASP]: Blessed by Sunlight standard

Close coordination and cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Church has become common practice for FAR. This partnership is especially pronounced during the distribution of stipends within the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP), which was founded by the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. The dispersal normally takes place in churches or in buildings adjacent to churches and is assisted by local dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church. St. Hovhaness Church of Sisian was the location of this year’s fall distribution on October 5 for the 83 beneficiaries from the Sisian region. The stately structure dates back to 691 A.D. It has four apses of equal size and is generally very cold, though ...

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[Armenian Life]: Karahunj. standard

With a history stretching back farther than the pyramids, the stones of Karahunj near the town of Sisian in Southern Armenia, is considered by both Armenian and foreign archeologists alike to be one of the ancient astronomy centers of the world. For years, parallels have been drawn between Karahunj and England’s Stonehenge. Recently, Vachagan Vahradyan, biologist, adviser and chief scientist of the 2010 Armenian-British “Stones and Stars” expedition, summarized his latest research, reporting that Karahunj is older than its previously thought 3,800 years, and that it is in fact 7,000 years old. During a recent press conference he quoted Heinrich Schliemann, an excavator of ruins of the famed city of Troy by saying, “For Europe, the tragedy was to choose ...

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