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Emergency Relief & Reconstruction Fund - Artsakh


Nor Luyce works with young girls, from two local orphanages and/or from poverty stricken families from Gyurmi, Armenia. Under the direction of their Executive Director, Shoghik Mikayelyan, the program provides their mentees with positive role models and emotional support. 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 Lia G., a young girl from Gyumri, with a scholarship that would reduce her out of pocket costs towards her education. Lia, her younger brother and parents live in a “domik.” Her mother is a housewife and her father does not have a permanent job. Currently, Lia plans on attending the medical college in Gyumri starting 2016. She is studying to become a nurse and hopes to one day help her patients fight incurable diseases. Lia enjoys cooking and yoga sessions at Nor Luyce and credits the organization for being a shinning light in her life. She is described as a very kind, caring, patient, friendly and goal-oriented individual. Lia is always respectful towards her teachers and always helps her friends and classmates. Lia is in need of financial assistance in order to continue her education at the medical college and reach her goals. The requested scholarship funds will help Flora cover the costs of her tuition, uniform, books, stationary, some clothing and her transportation fee for one year.



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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
Lia G., who currently lives in Gyumri, will receive the financial support she needs, in a form of a scholarship, covering the costs of her college tuition, uniform, books, stationaries, some clothing and transportation for one year.
Long Term Impact
The long-term goal is that Lia G., being given the opportunity to continue pursuing 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.
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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Mr. Michael Candan

Elmhurst, NY
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Ms. Marie Ting

TX, United States
In Memory Of Hrant Candan March 22, 2016
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Ms. Kathleen Gulley

New York, NY
In Memory Of Hrant Candan March 8, 2016
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