Rind Village School Revival

Sponsor Name
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PROJECT BUDGET $23,550 AMOUNT NEEDED $0
REGION Vayots Dzor
CITY / VILLAGE Rind
START DATE Immediately
END DATE Three month after start date

DESCRIPTION

The Armenia Tree Project and Paros Foundation are joining forces to dramatically improve conditions at the school in the village of Rind. Currently, more than 1,800 people live in Rind and almost 300 children attend the village school. The children do not receive a hot meal because the kitchen and cafeteria are operated from a small space located via a separate entrance behind the school. This situation makes it impossible to cook hot meals for the children. It is often cold and too difficult for the children to access this space in the rainy and snowy months.

Additionally, the school has a large yard that is barren. With the addition of irrigation, the school could accommodate 500+ fruit and shade trees. This would be a tremendous benefit economically for the village, for the environment and for the children’s nutrition.

This project would also introduce environmental education into the school’s curriculum. Age-appropriate methods will be used to teach children of the importance of caring for the environment and its benefits for society. This curriculum would be especially timely given the large and dangerous wildfire that destroyed hectares of old growth forest in the summer of 2017 in the Vayots Dzor region.

The implementation of this project will take three months and include the relocation of the kitchen and cafeteria to an available space in the main school building. New water and sewer lines will be run to the new kitchen. At the same time, water will be provided for irrigation in the schoolyard. The kitchen space will be renovated and joined to the cafeteria. New flooring and wall tiles will be installed, along with new paint and lighting. New kitchen furniture and needed appliances will be purchased and installed. New tables and chairs for the dining room will complete the renovation. Following the renovation work, 550 new fruit and shade trees will be planted at the school via a team of both students, volunteers and paid staff. The expert staff of the Armenia Tree Project will introduce environmental education curriculum to the students.

THE NEED

The kitchen and cafeteria at the school in the village of Rind are in terrible condition. Children are not able to benefit from a daily hot lunch because of the lack of facilities and unsanitary conditions. In addition, the schoolyard is large and spacious, but does not have many fruit trees or shady areas.

SHORT TERM IMPACT

The short-term impact of implementing this project will be the immediate reconstruction of the kitchen and cafeteria, planting of trees and launch of the environmental education curriculum. Local labor, trees and materials will be utilized and purchased benefitting the local economy.

LONG TERM IMPACT

The long-term impact of this project will include the increased health and welfare of the village children as they benefit from hot meals, fresh fruit and improved environmental conditions at the school. The new environmental education classes will help future generations better manage their resources.

CURRENT SPONSORS

  • Mr. Vatche Varjabedian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Mr. Zorik Gharibian (2017) - Italy
  • Ms. Elise Yacoubian (2018) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Nicole Vartanian (2017) - NY , USA
  • Keleshian Family (2017 ) - CT, USA
  • Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ardem & Cynthia Arslanian (2017 ) - NJ, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Christopher & Lisa Parnagian (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dikran & Lynn Barsamian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Greg & Karmen Dadourian (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Greg & Kelley Badishkanian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Haig & Nairi Koroghlian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kirk & Arsineh Kazazian (2017 ) - USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Rachel Nadjarian (2017 ) - VA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Vartan & Asya Nazarian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Vicken & Rosette Arslanian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Mr. Anthony Barsamian (2017 ) - MA, USA
  • Mr. David Ekizian (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Mr. Diron Jebejian (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Mr. Douglas Graham (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mr. Edward Boladian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mr. Hakop Hakoopian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mr. James Schamus (2017 ) - NY , USA
  • Mr. Jason Sohigian (2017 ) - MA, USA
  • Mr. Jirair Tcholakian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mr. Karekin Arzoomanian (2017) - USA
  • Mr. Michael Aram (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mr. Michael Takvorian (2017) - USA
  • Mr. Richard Alonso (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mr. Richard Mikaelian (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Mr. Roger Strauch (2017) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Ronald Claveloux (2017) - CT, USA
  • Mr. Sebouh Nahabedian (2017 ) - NJ, USA
  • Mr. Vatche Varjabedian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Mr. Vram Jingirian (2017 ) - NJ, USA
  • Mr. Zorik Gharibian (2017) - Italy
  • Mr. Zorik Gharibian Saki (2017) - Ireland
  • Mrs. Alexis Alexanian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Mrs. Andrea Montalbano (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Mrs. Eileen Karakashian (2017 ) - NJ, USA
  • Mrs. Lori Keurian Alonso (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Anahid Ugurlayan (2017 ) - NY , USA
  • Ms. Arpi Cankar (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Audrey Mardoian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Carolyn Mugar (2017) - MA, USA
  • Ms. Claire Kedeshian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Elise Yacoubian (2018) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Eliz Agopian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Elizabeth Akian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Grace Kurdian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Hooshere Bezdikian (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Houry Geudelekian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Iveta Stephanopoulos (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Jennifer Simonian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Joyce Kurdian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Lara Setrakian (2018 ) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Lisa Sarajian (2017) - NY , USA
  • Ms. Makrouhi Kalayjian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Margot Takian (2017 ) - NY , USA
  • Ms. Melanie Dadourian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Melanie Mesrobian (2017) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Melanie Toufayan (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Nancy Kricorian (2017 ) - NY , USA
  • Ms. Nancy Vale (2017) - NY , USA
  • Ms. Nicole Vartanian (2017) - NY , USA
  • Ms. Renita Esayian (2017) - PA, USA
  • Ms. Rosie Potamkin (2017) - USA
  • Ms. Sarah Partin (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Sarine Adishian (2017 ) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Susan Yacoubian Klein (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Sylvia Khatcherian (2017 ) - NY, USA
  • Ms. Yelena Nersesyan (2017 ) - USA
  • St. Illuminator’s Armenian Cathedral (USA) - NY , USA
  • Tufenkian Artisan Carpets (2017 ) - NY , USA
  • World’s First Wines (2017) - CA, USA

SPONSORS BENEFITS

Sponsorship of this project at the Rind Village School will be recognized on a plaque at the School, on The Paros Foundation website, and in all appropriate press related to this project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the Rind Village School for sponsors of this project.
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