04, 2020

At the initiative of the President of Armenia, Presidential Administration provides support to a number of social groups

On the photo President Armen Sarkissian with the students of Chalet Gyumri center

Gyumri, December 7, 2019

In the light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Presidential Administration has adopted new approaches for social assistance.

On the instruction of the President of Armenia, attention is currently centered on the most vulnerable social groups and needy people, especially from the border and remote regions and from the earthquake zone.

The beneficiaries were selected based on the contacts of the President of Armenia had during his visits to the regions, information obtained at the time, as well as based on the analysis of the letters addressed to the President.

The assistance programs will be implemented in stages. The current stage will include over 200 beneficiaries from different social groups.

At this point the priority will be given to whose, who have no opportunity of distant learning, particularly children from border communities and socially vulnerable groups, large families and the elderly.

At this stage of the program, the assistance will be provided to the children from needy families of Shirak and Tavush marzes and those residing in temporary housing. In Shirak, these will be the students of the Chalet Gyumri center of the Shirak Center non-profit organization. President Sarkissian met with them in person during one of his working visits to Gyumri.

Another group comprises children of some border communities in Tavush marz, disadvantaged, and children of the fallen servicemen. President hosted these children at the Presidential Palace in the end of last year.

A number of large families from Yerevan with 6 to 14 children are also included on the program, as well as families from Ararat, Armavir, Syunik, Tavush, and Kotayk marzes. All beneficiaries received food and first necessity items.

To make distant learning accessible, the children from needy families and families of fallen servicemen of Chinari, Nerqin Karmiraghbyur, Movses, Choratan, and Aygepar communities received computers.

Computers were donated also to five students of the Shirak Center non-profit organization and 7 large families.


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