Our Children’s Future

Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. -Matthew 18:5

HOW SPONSORSHIP STARTED

Directly after the devastating earthquake in Armenia in 1988, the AMAA initiated and supported various relief programs in Armenia, providing basic necessities of normal life to people, including orphans and needy children. The AMAA continues to operate and support a number of Orphan and Child Care Programs in Armenia and Artsakh.

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SPONSORING A CHILD IN ARMENIA, ARTSAKH & GEORGIAOC3

AMAA Child Sponsorship Provides

  • Various relief supplies
  • Quarterly financial assistance to meet their most basic needs (food, clothing, school materials) *
  • Visitations by Social Workers twice a year for needs identification, assessment and follow-ups
  • Christmas and Easter Programs, which fill children with joy and help them learn important Christian values
  •  Summer Camps to provide an active and creative lifestyle and or Daily Vacation Bible School
  • Medical and Dental services at AMAA clinics
  • Medical Fund to address the health problems of sponsored children
  • The opportunity to stay in the program until child completes high school or is of working age

*100% of Sponsor’s contribution reaches the child’s family directly. All administrative expenses are underwritten by the AMAA. Payment Options: $25 monthly, $75 quarterly, $150 semi-annually, $300 annually.

SPONSORING A STUDENT IN ARMENIAOC6

The Khoren and Shooshanig Avedisian School (AHS) is an educational institution that provides a K-12 holistic, tuition-free education in an environmentally friendly state of the art facility, within the low-income district of Malatia-Sebastia, Yerevan.

The versatile education of the School consists of:

  • High level academic subjects such as Armenian, English and French languages, Math, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Art Classes and Clubs
  • Sound Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Life Skills Training
  • Emotional and Social Learning
  • Moral and Character Development Sessions
  • Environmental Training
  • Debate Clubs
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Literacy and Robotics
  • AHS Library dedicated to Hrant Dink
  • Small class sizes that enable teachers to allocate more time to each student

*100% of Sponsor’s contribution goes directly the child’s AHS tuition.

SPONSORING A STUDENT IN LEBANON/SYRIAOC7

 Armenian Evangelical Secondary (Boarding) School in Anjar Armenian Evangelical
 Central High School in Ashrafieh Armenian Evangelical Y. & M. Philibosian High School in Beirut
 Armenian Evangelical Secondary School of Bourdj Hammoud in Nor Marash

The versatile education from each school consists of:

  • High level academic subjects such as Armenian, English and Arabic languages,
  • Math, and Physics
  • Life Skills Training
  • Art Classes
  •  Physical Education
  • Computer Literacy
  • Special Needs Classes
  • Environmental Training
  • Moral and Character Development
  • Small class sizes that enable teachers to allocate more time to each student

*100% of Sponsor’s contribution is applied directly to the child’s tuition, which pays approximately 1/5 of the bill per academic year. The balance comes from other sources. Payment Options: $25 monthly, $75 quarterly, $150 semi-annually, $300 annually.

SPONSORING A CHILD AT “SHOGH” DAY CENTERSOC5

The “Shogh” Day Centers in Yerevan, Gyumri, and Vanadzor in Armenia, and Shushi and Askeran in Artsakh, are educational after-school programs serving nearly 290 children, from ages 6-12 years old, who grow in socially underserved families by offering:

  • Tutoring by highly qualified and experienced Teachers, Social Workers and Psychologists
  • Group or One on One Social, Psychological or Psychotherapy Sessions
  • Personal Development Programs
  • Recreational Summer Camps, Excursions and Cultural Events
  • Fine Art Classes
  • Parental Skills Sessions
  • Daily Hot Meals

*100% of Sponsor’s contribution goes directly to the child’s Day Center Expenses. Additional Special Gifts can also go to the child. Payment Options: $25 monthly, $75 quarterly, $150 semi-annually, $300 annually.

A sponsorship will be matched with a child in need. You can give a contribution of $25 monthly, $75 quarterly, $150 semi-annually, or $300 annually. With your sponsorship, you will receive pictures of your child, information about his/her family and circumstances, an annual thank you letter from a child in Armenia, and the opportunity to meet him/her if you are visiting Armenia.
We thank all of our donors for their generosity and for making an impact in the lives of our children around the world.

OVERCOMING DIFFICULT TIMES
A SUCCESS STORYOC4

When Alla was just 4 years old, her parents got divorced. Alla had to move to her grandmother’s house where she, her mother Lousine, and her two uncles lived. Four years later, Alla’s father died of a heart attack. The transition between her parents divorcing, moving into a different home and her father dying placed Alla and her mother in a psychological crisis.

A relative introduced Alla and her mother to the AMAA Center in Gyumri, where Alla attended Sunday School and a theatrical group. Due to their social condition, Alla became included in AMAA’s Child Sponsorship Program. The only income Alla and her mother had was the stipend and support from the AMAA Sponsorship Program.
Utilizing her sewing skills, Lousine participated in events hosted by the AMAA Center by making costumes and designing the stage. She also volunteered as a Math teacher at “Shogh” Day Center and a summer camp volunteer at Sheen-Shoghig Camp in Hankavan. Consequently, AMAA decided to hire Alla’s mother as a full-time tutor.

Over the years, the family’s social condition improved drastically. Alla has become an active participant in camps. She is very talented and smart. The support of the AMAA Gyumri Community helped Lousine and Alla have stronger faith and belief in God. Today, Lousine has become financially independent. She and Alla are respected and loved among the community. The AMAA Center in Gyumri has become a second family for Alla and her mother and the AMAA Child Sponsorship Program.

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