Fourth Graders Raise Funds to Support Peers in Armenia, Kessab

Fourth grade students at St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School in Watertown, Mass.

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—Fourth graders at St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School in Watertown raised $435 recently for their peers in Kessab and for the ARS Sponsor-a-Child program.

In recent years, the school’s fourth grade students have begun raising funds to support the ARS program. This year, as news of the Kessab crisis reached them, they decided to raise additional funds ($235) by selling hand-made bracelets and recycling bottles and cans.

“We felt bad for the Armenian students in Syria and wanted to help more people than just the orphans in Armenia, so we raised more money,” said fourth-grader Nathan Kefeyan. His classmate, Ani Belorian, said, “When you help others you feel like you’ve helped yourself.”


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