A Sustainable Future for Orphanage Girls: Arpine T.

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PROJECT BUDGET $1,000 AMOUNT NEEDED $1,000
REGION Shirak
CITY / VILLAGE Gyumri
START DATE 2013
END DATE 2014

DESCRIPTION

screen-shot-2017-02-13-at-11-51-50-amNor Luyce works mentees, ages 14-17, from two local orphanages and/or poverty stricken families from Gyumri, Armenia. Under the direction of their Executive Director, Shoghik Mikayelyan, the program provides their mentees with positive roles models and emotional support. The reduction of isolation is provided by mentors and by field trips, which expose the children to various work and educational settings. In addition, Nor Luyce's program emphasizes the development of educational and career plans. They are now at the stage of beginning to implement each older child's plan for higher education. Each child has also either completed or is in the process of completing a career plan, which includes the most appropriate type and place of higher education.

Nor Luyce is trying to provide Arpine, a young girl who lives at the Fritjof Nansen Boarding School in Gyumri and attends the Gyumri Olympic College. Her fathered passed away in 2003 and she is estranged from her mother. Since childhood Arpine has had a great interest in sports. Her main passion currently, is weightlifting. She had participated and won medals at several competitions. According to the nurses at her boarding school, she is very calm, even-tempered, and responsible. The requested scholarship funds will cover the costs of her tuition, books, stationaries, winter clothing and her transportation fee for one year.

THE NEED

Children living in orphanages are often isolated and may lack the knowledge and adult support necessary to make appropriate post orphanage choices. As a consequence, many of these children are deprived from the opportunity to pursue their education. The frustration of these deficits in addition to the expectation that they will not be able to afford additional education may even lead to a lack of motivation to seek the knowledge and support needed. By being given the opportunity to pursue educational goals, they will be able to secure job opportunities, a good future and a successful life.

SHORT TERM IMPACT

Arpine, who currently resides at the Fritjof Nansen Boarding School in Gyumri and attends the Gyumri Olympic College will receive the financial support she needs, in a form of a scholarship, covering the costs of her college tuition, books, stationaries, winter clothing and transportation for one year.

LONG TERM IMPACT

The long-term goal is that Arpine, being given the opportunity to pursue her educational goals at the university level will have a reasonable chance to become self-sufficient member of Armenian society and have a successful life.

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SPONSORS BENEFITS

Sponsor will be recognized on both the Nor Luyce and Paros Foundation websites. Donors will be given regular progress reports on the girl's progress during their university studies.
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