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Meet Our Staff:

Our administrative assistant, Lilit Sargsyan, graduated from the Yerevan State University, in the department of Romance and Germanic Philology in 2014. She is fluent in Armenian and English and interprets for English speaking visitors when needed. She has been married for three years to Gor Simonyan.

Lilit, who became a full-time employee in 2017, wears many hats. She is the link between the public and our program director and executive director, handling phone calls, email and written correspondence, appointments, and managing all communications for the program. Lilit also greets visitors, maintains electronic communications directed to the Center, and organizes all documentation. She often translates documents from English to Armenian and vice versa when needed.

Lilit also works directly with U.S. Board to manage social media publications, including Facebook. She initiates our “Meet our Staff”and “Meet our Girls” posts, ensures that special events are photographed, and manages videos for social media. Her initiative, willingness and talent in maintaining public relations has been extremely valuable to our team.

Lilit’s contribution to our program is invaluable to the executive director and program director in Armenia and to our U.S. Board. She is a true example of a team player. She participates in activities and field trips with the children and is always willing to help the staff and children without hesitation. She is an excellent and cheerful role model for the girls, and a friend to the staff and the members of the Board. In 2017, the Mer Hooys staff voted to award Lilit with a certificate of gratitude as a good worker. The award was well-deserved.

Mer Hooys is very fortunate to have Lilit as part of the team, and we look forward to her continued relationship with the Mer Hooys program.
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Our Christine has become 11 years old.
Let's wish her a very Happy Birthday, may all her dreams become true👍🎁🎊🎉🎂
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Today in Armenia people celebrate "TearnYndaraj". The traditional bonfire is lit, in symbolism of the Light and Wisdom of Christ. ...

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Meet our girls at Mer Hooys!

Manoush and Anoush are fraternal twins with very different personalities. The girls have a living father who is married to his second wife, and they have a son, who is a half-brother to the girls. The father is working hard to earn a living, so he can keep his family together. However, his home is a very small flat where he lives with his wife and son, along with grandmother and grandfather. The wife is very caring toward the twins, but the home is too small to accommodate everyone, and the father is unable to support his daughters. The girls’ grandmother actively participates in family reunification activities organized by our social worker and the girls are emotionally very attached to her.

The girls are in 6th grade. In addition to their regular courses at school, the twins study English with Miss Rima, a benefit made available to Mer Hooys program by AIWA San Francisco Affiliate. Once a week they participate in folk dance classes with the rest of the Mer Hooys girls at the nearby Youth Center. Anoush also attends sport acrobatics at the Youth Center. Manoush and Anoush attend art school twice a week, where Anoush takes Shvi (musical instrument pipe) lessons and Manoush takes dhol lessons.

Mer Hooys gives them HOPE to fulfill their dreams by making resources available to them to help them reach their goals.

The Board invites members of the Diaspora to become an annual sponsor for Anoush and Manoush. A sponsorship of $500 annually per girl will help us to continue to provide the opportunities for their success as young adults. Donations can be made through the Mer Hooys website, by printing the form, noting that the donation is for a sponsorship for Anoush or Manoush, and mailing the donation to the address on the website.

We are very proud of and grateful to our staff for identifying Anoush and Manoush’s talents, and encouraging the development of their psychological health, and progress in education and personal talents.
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Meet our girls at Mer Hooys! Manoush and Anoush are fraternal twins with very different personalities. The girls have a living father who is married to his second wife, and they have a son, who is a half-brother to the girls. The father is working hard to earn a living, so he can keep his family together. However, his home is a very small flat where he lives with his wife and son, along with grandmother and grandfather. The wife is very caring toward the twins, but the home is too small to accommodate everyone, and the father is unable to support his daughters. The girls’ grandmother actively participates in family reunification activities organized by our social worker and the girls are emotionally very attached to her. The girls are in 6th grade. In addition to their regular courses at school, the twins study English with Miss Rima, a benefit made available to Mer Hooys program by AIWA San Francisco Affiliate. Once a week they participate in folk dance classes with the rest of the Mer Hooys girls at the nearby Youth Center. Anoush also attends sport acrobatics at the Youth Center. Manoush and Anoush attend art school twice a week, where Anoush takes Shvi (musical instrument pipe) lessons and Manoush takes dhol lessons. Mer Hooys gives them HOPE to fulfill their dreams by making resources available to them to help them reach their goals. The Board invites members of the Diaspora to become an annual sponsor for Anoush and Manoush. A sponsorship of $500 annually per girl will help us to continue to provide the opportunities for their success as young adults. Donations can be made through the Mer Hooys website, by printing the form, noting that the donation is for a sponsorship for Anoush or Manoush, and mailing the donation to the address on the website. We are very proud of and grateful to our staff for identifying Anoush and Manoush’s talents, and encouraging the development of their psychological health, and progress in education and personal talents.

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Enjoy the "Dance of Mermaids" by our girls...
Thank you Հրեշտակներ պարի դպրոց, Angels Dance School for you dedicated work.
What an achievement, our girls performed on the stage of Russian drama theater named after Stanislavsky!!!

Վայելեք «Ջրահարսների պարը» մեր աղջիկների կատարմամբ..
Շնորհակալություն ենք հայտնում Հրեշտակներ պարի դպրոց-ի գեղարվեստական ղեկավարներ Ալինա և Էլինա Հակոբյաններին նվիրված և անշահախնդիր աշխատանքի համար:
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