The Gulamerian Fund is a major contributor to the SOAR Mobile Eye Care Project, the SOAR Dental Fund, and the SOAR Transitional Centers in Gyumri and Yerevan.

November

Renovations of the 3rd floor bedrooms (right side) at Dzorak Care Center

CPN

SOAR staff hosted a training on "Professional First Response in Emergency Situations" held for CPN member organizations in their Tbilisyan office. There were 20 participants were from different organizations.

October

Oxygen reader for Sisters of Charity Orphanage, Bethlehem

Oxygen reader for Sisters of Charity Orphanage, Bethlehem

September

Residents of Mari Izmirlyan summer vacation in Dzaxkadzor Sport Complex hotel funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

Residents of Mari Izmirlyan summer vacation in Dzaxkadzor Sport Complex hotel.

Food for Prkutyun.

Prkutyun is a day center in Armenia that offers nourishment, educational, and therapeutic services to children and young adults with disabilities.

Food for Prkutyun

August

Summer vacation for the young ladies at Nakashian Children’s Support Center

Summer vacation for the young ladies at Nakashian Children’s Support Center.

New furnishings for the new SOAR Papken and Anahid Megerian Transitional Center, Yerevan.

New furnishings for the SOAR Transitional Center, Yerevan
New furnishings for the SOAR Transitional Center, Yerevan

AGBU Camp in Bulgaria for children of Fallen Soldier Families and SOAR Transitional Center residents.

The trip was long one with transit in Turkey/Istanbul.
SOAR Ankara and Istanbul chapter volunteers, Monica and Markos, the group visited the Armenian church and visited leaders and members of the Armenian community in Istanbul.
The trip continued on to Sofia where they met Marie Gazazyan and Anush Ezegelyan who took them to the hotel.
In the morning staff from Sofia AGBU, Armine Manukyan and Nina Andryan me,t them and they took to a short city tour in the city.
The next day they had dinner at an authentic national restaurant, where children tasted Bulgarian food and spices. Marie Gazazyan also took them to a national Museum where the children learned history about Bulgaria.
Camp started on July 30. The group successfully reached the city Bansko and were placed in a very nice hotel with pool and comfortable accommodations. In Bansko the children met about 100 more children from Sofia and Plovdiv. The camp project was very well planned. It had physical and cultural activities.
Camp leaders from Plovdiv city;  Aharon Kochiyan and Verjinia Garabedian managed the hiking trips to Pirin Mountains.
During the evenings the cultural program (Thanks to the translator Anusk Kirakosyan from AGBU) was on the schedule. Armenian and Bulgarian dancing was performed. Our Tansitional Center, Gyumri girls, Liana Unusyan, Astghik Mkhitaryan and Shoghik Piruzyan were very active in the cultural programs. The children made many new friends.
Camp was over in 7 days and the children were very excited and of course a bit sad and are looking forward to camp next year
After Camp the group spent 4 days in the city Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, standing on the banks of Maritsa River in the historical region of Thrace staying in a guest house making more friends with the family.

July

Renovations of the 10th Department at Children's home of Gyumri.

Renovations at Children's Home of GyumriRenovations at Children's Home of GyumriRenovations at Children's Home of GyumriPlaques placed and completion of the 10th department renovations at Children's Home of Gyumri

A 3-day holiday from July 17th to 19th at Aghveran Park Resort for our 12 Fallen Soldier Artsakh families.

During these 3 days the wives and the children were having a rest and along with individual and group meetings with psychologists from “Arevamanuk” psycho- social support foundation.

On the 18th we had a Bumbumik show for the kids. They made ice cream for the kids, danced, played funny games and at the end they had a foam show which was really fun. The kids were very happy. Both the wives and the children felt very relaxed and didn’t want to go back to Artsakh.

On the 18th it was Gagik Allahverdyan’s daughter’s birthday and we bought a nice cake and celebrated it there with Bumbumik.

Aghveran Park resort 3 day retreat for SOAR's Families of Fallen Soldiers living in ArtsakhAghveran Park resort 3 day retreat for SOAR's Families of Fallen Soldiers living in Artsakh

Renovations of the 2nd floor bathrooms at Yerevan Ajapnyak Community Children’s Social Care Center.

Renovations of the 2nd floor bathrooms at Yerevan Ajapnyak Community Children’s Social Care Center funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan FundRenovations of the 2nd floor bathrooms at Yerevan Ajapnyak Community Children’s Social Care Center funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan FundRenovations of the 2nd floor bathrooms at Yerevan Ajapnyak Community Children’s Social Care Center funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

Renovations of the 7th area at Children's Home of Gyumri.

A floating library at the SOAR Transitional Center, Gyumri.

A floating library at the SOAR Transitional Center, Gyumri, funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.

  • New Roof for Kharberd Orphanage - Before
    New Roof for Kharberd Orphanage - Before

New roof for the Wood Craft Shop and Horse Arena at Kharberd Orphanage

June

June 1st celebrations for the children of our fallen soldier families.

June 1st celebration for children of our fallen soldiers.

May

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Work on the garden at the SOAR Transitional Center, Gyumri.

New garden furniture funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenia Orphan Fund.

33 residents of Dzorak Care Center received new eyeglasses!

March

Renovations of the kitchen at Our Lady of Armenia Center, Gyumri

February

AFRF

Tools and equipment provided for families through the Artsakh Family Restoration Fund.

The items were provided by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.

The grand opening for the new Martuni Center for Social-Psychological Support of the Ministry of Social Development and Migration of the Republic of Artsakh took place. SOAR provided office furniture, computers and other office accessories for the center. These items were funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.

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Diapers for Kharberd Orphanage in Yerevan

Diapers for Kharberd Orphanage. Kharberd Orphanage in Yerevan houses children and young adults with severe disabilities.

January

Renovations of the 1st floor bathroom at Yerevan Ajapnyak Community Children’s Social Care Center, funded by SOAR London and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.

The plaque was placed at the Grand Opening and developmental games purchased by SOAR were in use.

  • Renovations of bathroom at YerevanState Day Center funded by the Gulamerian Fund
    Renovations of bathroom at YerevanState Day Center funded by the Gulamerian Fund
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Edgar and Arina from Sister’s of Charity Orphanage were both able to have their needed surgeries with the shunts supplied by SOAR and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.