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“I don’t carry hate in my heart. I am a winner, because I was able to forgive.” Nelly Shahbazyan: breaking the chains of orphan mindset to pave her way to happiness

“I was only seven years old, when my sister and I were placed in a children’s home in Vanadzor. My grandmother took us there, as she had promised my mother not to give us to any relative after her death,” she recalls.

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“I was 14 when my father turned me into the streets, and I am grateful to him for that.” Varda Avetisyan: from cutting a divisive figure to becoming a game- changing restaurateur

“I’ve always felt like an orphan, a parentless child, and I had to stand up for myself, shape myself up, so that whenever I failed I would know it was my fault,” says Varda Avetisyan, a restaurateur and founder of Kchuch, Losh and Tava restaurants of authentic Armenian cuisine in Dilijan.

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“I could not live with the realization of what he had done to children.” Nana Manucharyan: from Stigma to Resilience of Burnt Clay

“The moment I learnt the truth, I just lost any interest in life. I wished I hadn’t known anything at all,” says Nana Manucharyan, who was only 21 when she discovered the ugly, devastating reality of her marriage: her husband was a child abuser.

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“Your life is in your hands, you can change it. Nothing is impossible – I changed my life” — Lena Harutyunyan: from despair to inspirer

“My son was 1.5 year when I first ran into the reality. We discovered he had autism. A big test was awaiting me in this life. I was disappointed with the world, life, relatives, friends, my own mother and father, even myself,” Lena Harutyunyan says, and her eyes fill with tears.

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“The important thing is not take on the role of the victim and to live while you are alive.” / Vardine Grigoryan

At the age of ten, after losing her mother, Vardine was forced to fight alone for her rights and convince society that she had the right to live like any other, . Looking back at her childhood, Vardine realizes that she came out as a winner, admitting that she has fulfilled the most ambitious dreams of her childhood, reaching higher heights.

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