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Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Ani H. - Gohar G. - Anna & Gohar G.


Nor Luyce works with young girls, ages 14-17, from two local orphanages and/or from 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 either beginning or continuing to help 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 the following young girls from Gyumri, with a scholarship that would reduce their out of pocket costs towards their education:



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Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

Ani H.
Ani was born on October 25, 2004 in Gyumri, Shirak region. Her family consists of four people including her mother and two siblings. Her mother does not work, and her father has passed away due to a car accident.

Ani is attending the local medical college and is making good progress. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, and play the piano. She has been attending Nor Luyce since 2017. According to her mentor, due to the hardships in her life, Ani was in a difficult mental state and found it hard to express her opinion and was closed-off. Thanks to hard work, Ani is in a better mental place now. She is developing her skills and has become more active. She comes up with various initiatives and ideas on her own. She is well on her way to becoming an established and stable individual who knows her goals and how to achieve them.

Ani is going to become a nurse as soon as she graduates. Ani needs assistance in buying books, winter clothes and boots, and the necessary medical supplies for her practicum/internship.

Scholarship needed: $500

Gohar G.
Gohar Galoyan was born on December 27, 2000 in Gyumri, Shirak region. She has six people in her family including two sisters and a brother who are all married and live separately. Gohar lives with her father and mother.

Gohar G.

Gohar is studying at the Shirak State University in the Department of English Language and Literature. In her free time she likes to paint, sing, and play the piano. Gohar has been attending Nor Luyce since 2014. According to her mentor, she initially had low self-esteem, which she only talked about with her mentor, but on the outside she acted as if she had very high self-esteem. As a result of personal one-on-one meetings, Gohar admitted that she is now showing her true self and, in her words, she has now got rid of her inner complexes and is living more freely and calmly. Gohar is now in Nor Luyce’s senior group of mentees. She has progressed very well during the Skill-Building phase and has been very active and enterprising during her time at Nor Luyce.

Gohar’s family lives in poor social conditions and needs assistance paying her tuition.

Scholarship needed: $770

Gohar & Anna G.
Gohar and Anna are sisters. Gohar was born in 2002 and Anna was born in 2005 in Hovuni Village. Their family consists of nine people including her father, mother, grandmother, three brothers, and a sister.

Gohar joined Nor Luyce Mentoring Center in 2016. She has been actively engaged in Nor Luyce activities up to now. Gohar is very punctual, modest, active and smart. She has also conducted volunteer work and presented a topic for other mentees in the organization.
Gohar’s sister Anna joined Nor Luyce in 2018. She is also very punctual like Gohar. Anna is a little shy compared to her sister, however, she has a good skill of self-advocacy. Both Anna and Gohar are going to become nurses and they have applied to the local Medical College. Since Gohar’s and Anna’s family is socially vulnerable, it is hard for them to cover the tuition fee.

Scholarship needed for both: $1,000

The Need
Children living in orphanages and/or within poverty stricken families are often isolated and may lack the knowledge, adult support and financial ability necessary to make appropriate life 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
Ani H., Gohar G. and sisters Anna and Gohar g., who all currently live in Gyumri’s, will receive the financial support they need, in a form of a scholarship, covering the costs of their college tuition, uniform, books, stationaries, winter clothes and transportation.
Long Term Impact
The long-term goal is that four girls, being given the opportunity to continue pursuing their educational goals at the university level will have a reasonable chance to become self-sufficient member of Armenian society and have a successful lives.
Sponsors Benefits
Sponsors will be recognized on both the Nor Luyce and Paros Foundation websites. Donors will be given regular progress reports on the girls’ progress during their university studies.
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