SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

See how your sponsorship funds are put to use! Below are some of the highlights from 2022.
If you would like to see pictures from previous years, contact SOAR at info@soar-us.org.

If you would like to send a letter or special gift to the individual you sponsor (Armenia only), please mail to:

Hripsime Muradyan
19/1 Tbilissi Blvd, 052
Yerevan (Kanaker), Armenia
hmuradyan@soar-us.org

CHILD SPONSORSHIPS

JUNE

Arpine Sargsyan from Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center received her orthopedic shoes and slippers.
Arpine Sargsyan received her orthopedic shoes and slippers through the SOAR Child Sponsorship Fund

Updates from Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center, Kanaker

Ala Antanosyan graduated from the Faculty of History of Yerevan State University and will be taking her entrance exams for graduate school this summer.
Anahit Mardoyan completed her second year of studies at the Faculty of Philology of Yerevan State University.
Anahit Chobanyan graduated from the Yerevan State University the Faculty of International Relationships, Public Administration. She will be taking her entrance exams this summer to begin her graduate studies in the fall.
Anahit Aleksanyan has completed her second year studying at the Faculty of Geography and Geology in Yerevan State University. She also completed a 10-day training and educational practice in the village of Byurakan.
Ani Abrahamyan completed her first year of studies at the French University in Armenia.
Arevik Manasyan completed her third year at Yerevan State University faculty of International Relations.
Ella Antanosyan completed her first year at Yerevan State University, Department of Computer Science and Government Mathematics.
Flora Mkrtchyan completed her first year at the State Linguistic University.
Gayane Hovhannisyan graduated from Yerevan State Humanitarian College. She will continue graduate studies at Yerevan Polytechnic University.
Izolda Suqiasyan completed her first year of her master's studies in the faculty of Organization of Education.
Karine Antanosyan finished her second year at Yerevan State University, faculty of Philology.
Lala Antanosyan graduated from Yerevan State University, Faculty of European Languages and Communication. She will be taking her entrance exams this summer to pursue her graduate studies.
Lusya Karapetyan graduated from her Master's studies at the Yerevan State Conservatory.
Marine Antanosyan completed her second year at YSLU, Faculty of Social Sciences and Service.
Marine Baghdasaryan graduated with her Master's Degree from the Armenian State University of Economics.
Narine Barseghyan completed her third year at the Armenian National Agrarian University.
Sirvard Mkrtchyan completed her second year at Yerevan State University, Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology.
Taguhi Matevosyan completed her third year at Brusov State University the faculty of Intercultural Communication.
Varduhi Antanosyan completed her second year at Brusov State University, Translation Studies.
Venera Papoyan has completed her Master's studies at Armenian State Pedagogical University!

Updates from Kharberd Orphanage

Anahit Nshanyan is involved in the pottery workshop program. She likes making sculptures and paints them in bright colors. Anahit participates in the ''bochia'' sport program and does well in sports competitions. She is involved in ''Chakhruk'' ethno-music project as a musician and a singer.
Angelina Harutyunyan continues to work on developing her speech. She attends '' N2 Republican Special School'' where she studies cooking. She has lessons with a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and pottery. Angelina attends the ''Chakhruk'' ethno-music studio and plays an instrument and sings.
Anna Gevorgyan is involved in the home-schooling program. Her favorite activity is being outside and observing the environment.
Anna Yerkanyan is very fond of music and participates in art-therapy. Anna likes to go for walks and observe the environment.
Aren Avetisyan likes to listen to music, watch football, and go for walks. He is very fond of animals and feeds them when he sees them. His is involved in home-schooling and other rehabilitation programs that help him to develop his communication and orientation skills.
Arman Hakobyan continues to participate in the pottery and wood workshops. These help him develop his concentration, creativity, and life skills.
Armen Arakelyan is attending physical rehabilitation therapies and has successfully overcome a lot of problems related to the gastroenterological issues.
Armen Papakchyan attends art-therapy sessions. He is very fond of sand therapy, drawing, and music.
Arsen Khachatryan is involved in the ''Chakhruk'' ethno-music project as a musician. He is fond of animals, especially horses, and helps the hippo-therapist to take care of them. Arsen has participated in international and local music festivals of people with special needs. Arsen loves sport and took place in a para-rafting championship.
Arsen Margaryan is involved in pottery and wood workshops. This has helped to develop his hand and finger motor skills. Currently he is trying to use spoon himself to become more independent. Arsen has been attending the ''Chakhruk'' ethno-music studio.
Arthur Ghazaryan is busy with alternative drawing by using his hands, and other materials to develop his minor motor skills, orientation, and color recognition. He is involved in home school sessions.
Artiom Davtyan is involved in the pottery workshop. When he started his attendance to the pottery workshop, he was able to knead the raw clay, but now he cuts the clay with an adapted tool and soothes the edges. As a result, he has developed his motor skills and self-esteem.
Vardan Markosyan participates in progression group games gaining progress in his motor skills and abilities.

MAY

Artyom Davtyan at Kharberd Orphanage had his birthday wishes come true! He had a special birthday cake and received a Bluetooth microphone with voice affects and a charger.
Birthday celebration for Artyom at Kharberd Orphanage

APRIL

Art supplies for Mariam Shahjanian through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund
Art supplies were purchased for Mariam Shahjanian at Gavar Orphanage.
Ella Antanosyan continues to receive her monthly needs and tuition payments.
A thank you video to her sponsors…
Birthday gifts for Lilit Karapetyan at Kharberd Orphanage
Birthday gifts for Lilit Karapetyan at Kharberd Orphanage.

MARCH

Pamela Kurkelian at Birds’ Nest Orphanage, Lebanon continues to receive her day to day and educational needs taken care of through the Sponsorship Fund. She (with a picture of her younger sister), wrote a letter thanking her sponsor.
Pamela K sponsorship update through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund
New clothing for Vanik through the SOAR Child Sponsorship Fund
New clothing for Vanik to help as he is searching for employment.

FEBRUARY

Loucine K from Armenian Evangelical Boarding School, Lebanon continues to receive assistance with her educational and day to day needs. We have been told that Loucine is growing and maturing. The directors inform us they are witnessing how caring and loving she is becoming. Last month she had a haircut to donate to a lady with breast cancer.
Tuitions paid for the residents at Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center in Kanaker through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund
Sponsorship funds were used to support university tuition for all of the residents at Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center in Kanaker.
Varduhi Antanosyan from Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center was able to get much needed braces on her teeth!
Varduhi from OLA Kanaker new braces through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund
Medications for Ella from OLA Kanaker through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund
A sponsored child continues to receive her monthly medications.

JANUARY

Gor and Vika Davtyan from Orran and their younger sister went shopping for warm clothing. Dry milk and diapers were also purchased for the younger sister. The family received a new electric heater for their home as the gas stove was dangerous.
Davtyan family from Orran receives clothing for the children and a new heater
Sponsorship update for Tigran Torossian of Our Lady of Armenia Center through the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief Sponsorship Fund.
Tigran Torossian from Our Lady of Armenia Center, Gyumri, his siblings and other children visited “Ponchik- Monchik” children’s cafe due to the generous support of their sponsors.