Help Erik and Ruby finish college

Ruby and Erik are Armenian and need your help to pay their college fees. They are undergrads at LCC, an English-language university in Lithuania. Ruby studies International Relations and Erik Contemporary Communications. I met them both through the National Poetry Recitation Contest in Armenia--since then, they have gone on to record TEDx talks, and to take part in a range of public speaking and creative writing events. They are both bright sparks and eager to reach their full potential, making their own way in the world.
The last year in Armenia has been hard on every family--and particularly those of Ruby and Erik. Erik is from the town of Tumanyan, near the border with Georgia. His father is disabled and his mother has no paid work. Ruby's father was a small farmer but the war with Azerbaijan/Turkey, COVID, and the collapse of the Armenian economy have robbed him of his livelihood. Ruby's mother is a teacher but she has tween twins at home and the family budget can't now stretch to keeping Ruby in college. Ruby is from Aragatsavan, a large village right on the border with Turkey. Please will you contribute to tuition, dormitory and travel expenses to allow Ruby and Erik to enrol for the next year of college? Their first payment to LCC is due in June 2021. Thank you for your help!







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Liz Barron 
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Charles Town, WV
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