Last week, 508 orphans and children of low-income, single mothers from Armenia and Javakhk received their annual Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) stipends.
In addition, another 318 children who had lost their fathers to the recent Artsakh War also received CASP stipends for the first time ever. This is thanks to the efforts of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan and the Women’s Guild Central Council of the Armenian Diocese Eastern, who collectively sponsor this longstanding project.
CASP provides respite to vulnerable children and their families by helping them to cover the costs of basic essentials, like food, fuel, and clothing.Children accepted into CASP receive a financial stipend each year until they turn 18.
CASP is one of the projects that make up our Child Protection Program, which provides support to Armenia’s youngest generation. Consider making a donation to strengthen child protection today on our secure website.
Five-year-old Artyom lives in Goris with his mother, Anna, 29, and attends daycare. Anna, who works for her municipality, tends to their small farm where they grow beans, potatoes and strawberries, along with apples and cherries. It is still hard to make ends meet. For her, CASP means hope for the future.
“It’s the first time we have received CASP support. It’s very timely and in the long run, I plan to open up a bank account and save money to buy this house so that my Artyom can have a roof over his head when he turns 18,” she said.