Posts Tagged ‘housing’

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[Armenian Landscapes]

June 6, 2010

The City of Goris

Credit: Levon Lachikyan

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[Beneficiary Potraits]: The Karapetyan’s

October 21, 2009

Due to the difficult socio-economic situation in Armenia, many families leave for Russia during the summer in search of seasonal employment. The Karapetyan’s felt that this year, they had no other choice than to follow this path to keep their family together.

The couple’s grandmother usually watched the three children while the Karapetyan’s went to Russia seeking work. However, the grandmother had become too old and found herself unable to properly care for the children. She decided to call FAR’s Homeless Children Center. Today, the children are there spending the summer with other youngsters, and have just returned from summer camp in Hrazdan.

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[CSFC]: A Second Chance

August 18, 2009

Another child has a second chance at life thanks to FAR’s Children Support Center. Armine, 5, was admitted to the center about a month ago after a concerned resident discovered that she and her family were barley surviving in an undeveloped area of Ashtarak.

Armine, her mother, and her father had called an underground hole their home for five years, during which time they were isolated almost completely from Armenian society.

Today, Armine is receiving psychological counseling and therapy as well as social support from the center. Step-by-step she is being rehabilitated by the center’s excellent staff, who teach her basic daily habits like how to bathe and eat meals from a table instead of off the ground, and how to integrate into society.

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Armine's house 1

Credit : Levon Lachikyan