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[FAR Scholarships]: Gulamerian Scholarship Helps Many Young Armenians Master Vocational Skills image

One of the goals of our Gulamerian Scholarship Program is to ensure that teenagers who grow up in orphanages are able to learn a trade or profession they can use once they transition out of these orphanages when they turn 18. Today, there are 117 teenagers and young people involved in the Gulamerian Scholarship Program, 80 of whom study cooking, cosmetology, carpentry, computer skills, etc.

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[FAR New York]: Helping Students Find Their Place standard

FAR Board member Michael Haratunian and his wife Marie recently visited Armenia to review the progress of the Gulamerian Vocational Training and Education Program*. The Haratunians are longtime FAR supporters and caretakers of the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Foundation. They met with the beneficiaries of the program, which provides tuition and monthly stipends to orphanage children who have chosen to continue their education in colleges and vocational schools. During their trip, the Haratunian also visited the Vanadzor orphanage, which is involved in the Gulamerian Vocational Training and Education program and the Gyumri orphanage, which is supported by FAR. The children were delighted to see the couple who are dedicated supporters of the most underprivileged children of Armenia and of children ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: Gulamerian Scholars Selected for 2011-2012. standard

By Veronika Mkrtchyan Since 1998, the Gulamerian Scholarship Program has helped many young students who have grown up in Armenia’s orphanages get an opportunity to receive higher education. At the beginning of September, FAR’s Educational Programs Committee selected 22 new beneficiaries from Yerevan’s Zatik orphanage, orphanages in Vanadzor and Gavar, as well as beneficiaries from the Tsiadzan (Rainbow) and Mer Tun homes, which shelter adult orphans 18 years old and above. Eighteen of them have been admitted to colleges and vocational schools, where they will learn to master the professions of cooking, agriculture, nursing, mechanics, dental hygiene, etc. Four students have been admitted to universities, where they will study law, fashion design and dentistry. Also this year, Gohar Hovhannisyan, a ...

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[FAR Scholarships]: Beneficiary Portraits – FAR visited Gulamerian Scholarship Program beneficiaries. standard

On March 1st, FAR Project Manager Eduard Karapetyan visited the Vanadzor Orphanage and summarized the 2009-2010 academic year’s winter semester results with Gulamerian Scholarship Program beneficiaries. He also talked with prospective graduates and explained the program’s purpose and requirements. Eduard with Gulamerian Scholarship Program beneficiaries Credit: FAR Staff On his way, Eduard also visited the house of one program beneficiary, Christine Ghalechian, which is sponsored by Michael Haratounian and Rosette Carabedian. Christine, Anna & Gurgen Ghalechian in front of their house in Vanadzor Credit: FAR Staff

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[FAR Scholarships]: Three Sisters Receive Gulamerian Scholarships. standard

Through the Gulamerian Scholarship, FAR aims to help the most destitute but promising young students. Today, we would like to highlight the story of the Haji-Poghosyans sisters, Mariam, Tatevik, and Anna. Though their parents are living, the three girls were raised in the Vanadzor orphanage.  Before arriving at the orphanage, their home life was a domestic nightmare. Their father, Grigor, suffered from an alcohol addiction while their mother, Marietta, remained bedridden and seriously ill. Marietta took the girls to Vanadzor, in the hopes that they would have a better upbringing there than she was able to provide for them. Mariam, Tatevik, and Anna Haji-Poghosyans Credit: FAR Staff The three sisters have now matured to become lovely young ladies, and have ...

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