SOAR TRANSITIONAL CENTER

SOAR’s Transitional Center is the first of its kind in Gyumri – a residential setting for older teenage girls who have outgrown the traditional orphanage but who are not yet ready for independent living.  At our new Center, these young women will go to college; cultivate a business; be enriched by our academic programs; appreciate volunteerism; learn essential life skills, including home and money management; build self-nurturance and self-confidence; and prepare themselves for emotional, fiscal, and professional independence.  We look forward to our first graduating class!

Meet Our Girls

Liana U.

Astghik M.

Sima M.

Tehmine A.

December 2020

Sewing classes at SOAR Transitional Center

Professional sewing classes needed for the Transitional Center business venture…

The 1-year celebration of the opening of the SOAR Transitional Center!

1-year celebration of SOAR Transitional Center opening

November 2020

Taking into account the great involvement of the social sphere in the current conditions and modern trends, SOAR Transitional Center emphasizes the mastery of girls’ computer skills. In cooperation with the #KAZA Swiss Humanitarian Foundation, the center has organized computer courses for it’s students. Together with the lecture Armenak Margaryan, the girls have the opportunity to get systematic knowledge about the Microsoft office suite, computer tools and media literacy. Knowledge is a force with which you can defend yourself….

October 2020

The HERA France Association awarded the SOAR Transitional Center a grant to purchase equipment for their new business venture!

The girls at the Transitional Center are helping with Artsakh relief however they can. From distributing hygiene supplies, to making camouflage nets, they are an inspiration to us all!

August 2020

Astghik and Liana  assisted the sisters of Our lady of Armenia Center with the 3rd round of food distributions to the OLA families

July 2020

Birthday celebration for Tehmine at the SOAR Transitional Center

A birthday celebration for Tehmine!

A meeting with all the girls…including a new resident, Tehmine Aslanyan!

All the TC girls!

June 2020

Bikes for the girls from SOAR Zurich!

April 2020

Celebrating Ani's birthday!

Celebrating Ani’s birthday!

The girls take time to work in their garden, and take virtual classes during the Covid19 shelter in place

January 2020

SOAR Transitional Center Garden

The Gulamerian Fund is the major contributor to the SOAR Transitional Center.

The girls there believe the environment is the driving force for creating beauty! Along with the spring in the SOAR Transitional center, they have started gardening activities: cleaning the dried leaves, cutting branches! Keeping their home clean and tidy, they are creating a pleasant area full of interesting and useful ideas…

Grand Opening, December 2019

Transitional Center opening ceremony