Short Term Impact

Sponsoring the Birthday Cake Fund will allow the Debi Arach Children’s Center to celebrate all of the children’s birthdays, with a monthly cake for each group. In addition to the benefit to the children, the local economy will gain a modest benefit from the sale of two larger cakes per month.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, children at the center will develop a sense of confidence and well being because of the well rounded and normal set of childhood memories they have developed as part of their attendance. This will contribute to the overall goal of helping these children gain the skills they need to become productive adults.

Start Date: January 2016

End Date: Three years from start date

Full Description

To date, the center has already had several important successes. The children as a whole have gained several pounds since they have started attending, demonstrating their need for nutritious and consistent meals. Additionally, three children have been taken out of boarding schools and brought to our center and now live back at home with their families. Staff trainings have begun with an academic counsel of professionals from the United States and Armenia to ensure that the children are receiving the best methods of care and treatment for their development.

To support the psychological development of the children and underscore their sense of self worth, developing positive childhood memories is important. To this end, each month, all of the children having birthdays will be celebrated following lunch with a cake. Both groups of attendees will celebrate the children monthly.

Need

Thousands of children in Gyumri are living in extreme poverty, with little hope for a decent future. These socially vulnerable children are in need of a safe and enriching environment where they can receive additional guidance through social, psychological and academic support giving them a chance to break their cycle of poverty. An important component of normal psychological development is developing normal childhood memories. Celebrating important occasions such as a birthday with a group of their friends and peers significantly contribute to a child’s proper psychological development.

 

 

Sponsors

  • Anonymous  (2016)

  • Miss. Celine Gharapetian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Lia Krumian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Natalie Shabazian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Nicole Timour In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Patil Kilisian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Sareen Kasparian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Sarin Khatcherian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Tara Arouchian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Tsolaire Menechian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Miss. Vauna Derderian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ari & Nanor Boyadjian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Mr. & Mrs. Eli & Noushig Dekermenjian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2015) - CA, USA

  • Mr. & Mrs. Mher & Sossy Tavidian (2016) - CA, USA

  • Mr. & Mrs. Vartan & Taline Gharibian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Mr. Richard Alonso In Honor of Greg & Karmen Dadourian (2017) - NY, USA

  • Mrs. Lori Keurian Alonso In Honor of Greg & Karmen Dadourian (2017) - NY, USA

  • Ms. Alina Azizian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Ms. Cynthia Arslanian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Ms. Elvina Torres-Campos In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Ms. Gohar Harutyunyan (2017) - NJ, USA

  • Ms. Lisa Manookian (2017) - PA, USA

  • Ms. Maroush Dekermenjian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Ms. Nyree Arabian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Ms. Sylva Khayalian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Ms. Talar Sarafian (2017) - USA

  • Ms. Taleene Karamardian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

  • Ms. Zov Karamardian In honor of Nyrie Tavidian's Birthday (2016) - CA, USA

With support from the

Movses Khorenatsi 38/1 

Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia

depiarach@gmail.com

debiarachcc@gmail.com

+ (374 91) 426 120

+ (374 99) 451 337

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