Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew 18:5
Directly after the devastating earthquake in Armenia in 1988, the AMAA initiated and supported various relief programs in Armenia, providing basic necessities of normal life to people, including orphans and needy children.
The AMAA continues to operate and support a number of orphan and child care programs in Armenia, such as:
Child and Orphan Care Sponsorship Programs through which the AMAA reaches out to over 2800 destitute and marginalized orphans and children in Armenia and Artsakh. Through regular year-round home visits by AMAA’s local relief workers, the sponsored children and their families are supplied with necessary provisions, such as food, clothing, personal hygiene items and school supplies. Children are matched with sponsors who receive the photographs of the children, with information about their circumstances and their families.
The “Shogh” Day Centers in Yerevan, Gyumri, Stepanavan and Vanadzor in Armenia, and Askeran and Shushi (currently operates in Stepanakert) in Artsakh, are educational after school programs serving nearly 290 children, from ages 6-12 years old, who grow in socially underserved families by offering:
- Tutoring by highly qualified and experienced Teachers, Social Workers and Psychologists
- Group or One on One Social, Psychological or Psychotherapy Sessions
- Relationship Building and Personal Development Sessions
- Recreational Summer Camps, Excursions and Cultural Events
- Fine Art Classes
- Parental Skills Sessions
- Daily Hot Meals
Child Education Programs in Near East: The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), the cornerstone of Armenian education for many decades, supports schools in Lebanon and Syria which are owned and operated by the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE). They provide an educational, cultural and spiritual setting for students to grow.
There are three methods in which the AMAA provides educational support:
- Directly to schools
- Through tuition sponsorship
- Through scholarships
There are ten schools which are a part of the AMAA’s Child Education program: four in Lebanon and six in Syria. The AMAA’s goal is to help empower and enable the next generation with the right tools to grow and prosper into their own sense of self as responsible members of their communities.
For more information and if you would like to sponsor a child in Armenia/Artsakh and/or in the Near East, please get in touch with us today.