Orphaned Children’s Day Excursion 12

Sponsor Name
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PROJECT BUDGET $750 AMOUNT NEEDED $0
REGION Yerevan
CITY / VILLAGE Kentron & Nor Nork
START DATE July 2017
END DATE July 2017

DESCRIPTION

More than 1,200 children live in Armenia's 15 orphanages. These facilities provide for the children's basic needs, but their limited budgets do not allow these children to participate in visits to popular historical sites, an amusement park or concert, or attend a cultural event.

Armenia's orphan children should have the opportunity to experience popular cultural events, exhibits, and excursions in Armenia, or simply have a fun afternoon or activity that they normally would not be able to experience. Many different activities and excursions can be organized for these children. The extent of the activity or trip is directly related to the sponsorship amount. For sponsorships amounts between $250 -$750 approximately 20 children and an appropriate number of chaperons will be able participate in a memorable activity. Please consider supporting multiple excursions for these children.

The Paros Foundation staff and volunteers will organize and oversee the excursion/activity. Opportunities to sponsor excursions for orphanages serving both disabled and non-disabled children exist. Whenever possible, our staff will work with the destination for the excursion to secure group pricing and/or discounts.

THE NEED

Armenia's orphanages generally are able to provide for their children's basic care, but limited funding does not allow these children to visit museums, historical sites and popular cultural events. Allowing a child a few hours of recreation and/or entertainment as a regular child greatly enhances his/her outlook on life and reduces the emotional complexes of being an orphan.

SHORT TERM IMPACT

The short-term impact of this project will be the immediate employment of a bus driver, money being spent in Armenia's local economy and most important the education and social benefits for orphan children.

LONG TERM IMPACT

This project has considerable long-term emotion, education and psychological benefits for the children, as they will be able to participate in activities that are above and beyond basic existence in an orphanage.

CURRENT SPONSORS

  • Anonymous  (2016)

SPONSORS BENEFITS

Your support of this project will be recognized at the relevant orphanage, your name listed as a sponsor on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation stands ready to help you arrange a visit to the care facility when you are in Armenia.

July 3, 2017

Today our 2017 SERVICE Armenia participants and volunteers organized a terrific day with 60 at-risk children from the Ghoghanj Children's Center. We went to a relaxation and play area in the Ashtarak Gorge after visiting the Saghmosavank Monastary.

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