Ghoghanj Children’s Center
Created in 2003, the Ghoghanj Children’s Center cares for and mentors children of families severely economically challenged in Yerevan. Their goal is to provide the proper support and guidance children need to excel in school and become self-confident and respectful young adults.
The staff is mostly comprised of professional teachers who volunteer their time and skills to help Armenia’s children.
The center provides homework assistance, English classes and art programs for more than 70 students of hardworking single-parent households or socially dysfunctional families. “At-risk students,” as these children are commonly known as around the world, gain a tremendous benefit from the guidance the center offers.
Some of the children have social, behavioral or physical disabilities. The Ghoghanj Children’s Center places a great emphasis on the psychological and social development of children. Students are recruited with the help of local schools who identify children who would benefit from the services.
The Paros Foundation provides rent free, modern office space to house the Ghoghanj Children’s Center, in addition to modest annual support to sponsor English and theater classes.
Please support the creative and intellectual development of Armenia’s children by helping sponsor this important organization:
To learn more about the Ghoghanj Children’s Center please visit their website at www.childrenscenter.am
Due to severe poverty, several hundred children live in institutions in Gyumri even though they may have a parent. Young women living in orphanages and boarding schools in Gyumri are at a high risk of not pursing higher education, being married off at a young age, or even becoming victims of abuse or trafficking. Mentoring these women through the Nor Luyce Mentoring Center helps provide these women skills, direction and goals for the future.
Sponsor will be recognized on both the Nor Luyce and The Paros Foundation websites, social media sites and in all appropriate press related to this project. Donors will also be mentioned in the Nor Luyce e-newsletter and be given regular progress reports on the girl’s progress during their university studies.