Last Spring, the Holy Cross College Armenian Students Association raised $7,500 for a FAR / CASP sponsored summer camp in Gyumri! With leadership of Ms. Ani Nalbandian, the group of students and professors organized a charitable concert titled “Pour toi Armenie.”
Over the years, thanks to the sponsorship of CASP and other organizations, FAR organizes camps for children from socially vulnerable families in the Gyumri and Shirak regions. Recently, we took a trip to Yeghnajur, the sight of this year’s camp. Our fatigue immediately disappeared as soon as we saw the shining and happy faces of the 25 campers, all of whom are CASP beneficiaries from Gyumri and Javakhk. They are enjoying a summer filled with trips to Lake Arpi, sports, English lessons and computer lessons.
Welcoming us with “thank you” posters, the children asked us to convey their thanks to the Armenian Students Association of Holy Cross College for providing them with this opportunity. The childrens’ beautiful faces and clever eyes revealed their great happiness - they have made many new friendship that will continue for years to come.