Project: Baghanis Kindergarten
   
Project Name Baghanis Kindergarten
Full Description

According to historical sources the village of Baghanis, currently home to 286 households and 955 people, was is established in the fifth century and is situated in the Tavush region of Armenia. The village is adjacent to the Republic of Azerbaijan, sharing a 2 km-long border. Like many of the villages in this area, the village of Baghanis has also endured danger and suffering due to the war followed by frequent cease fire violations by Azerbaijan. Following the cease-fire, eight village residents have been killed, while six others wounded. The village is actively trying to improve the quality of life for its residents and is in need of aid.

Baghanis has a village school with 110 children in attendance, but the existing kindergarten in Baghanis is unusable because of its proximity to the border. 20 children await a functioning kindergarten and municipality is prepared to fund the operation, once a new building is constructed. The construction of a kindergarten will accommodate more than 20 children in the village that currently have no early education available. The village has allocated a plot of land near the school and medical center for this important construction project. The municipality is prepared to assume ongoing expenses of the facility's operation. The municipality will also help prepare the paperwork necessary for construction. Sponsorship of this project will help fund the construction of a 100 sq. meter building along with furniture and a fence.

Need Studies show that attending kindergarten is important to students' success in higher education, as well as for their future success. Constructing a kindergarten for the village of Baghanis will give 20 young children annually the opportunity to attend and provide them with safe and warm environment in which to begin their education.
Category Development - Education
Start Date Immediately
duration Eight months from start date
Region Tavush
City/Village Baghanis
Partner/s  
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $85,000
Amount Needed $72,850
Short Term Impact The short-term impact of this project will be to construct a kindergarten along with furniture and a fence for 20 children. Jobs will be created for additional staff and teachers. All materials will be purchased in Armenia, thus providing a boost to the local economy. In addition, local villagers will be hired to complete the construction work, thus providing them with temporary jobs.
Long Term Impact In the long term, the success of this project will provide a proper facility for current and future young children in the village of Baghanis to attend and start their educational journeys. Furthermore, the creation of the kindergarten will help create and maintain employment opportunities for the villagers.The village economy will also improve, as more jobs will be created for the residents. This will help deter emigration from the village. 
Sponsor Benefit Sponsorship of the kindergarten construction in the village of Baghanis will be recognized on a plaque in the Kindergarten, on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project.  The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the kindergarten in the village of Baghanis when you are in Armenia.

 


Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of this project:

2017


Go Baghanis Kindergarten
2017
Mr. James Taylor (CA-USA)

2016

Mr. & Mrs. David & Christine Balabanian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Vicken & Rosette Arslanian (NJ-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Victor & Bella Stepanian (CA-USA)
Mr. Dan Carson (AL-USA)
Dr. Talene Yacoubian (AL-USA)
Mr. Armen Abnous (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Herman & Shooshig Hintiryan (MI-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. John & Gayane Pridjian (CA-USA)
Anonymous (CA-USA)

2016
Mr. & Mrs. David & Christine Balabanian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Vicken & Rosette Arslanian (NJ-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Victor & Bella Stepanian (CA-USA)
Mr. Dan Carson (AL-USA)
Dr. Talene Yacoubian (AL-USA)
Mr. Armen Abnous (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Herman & Shooshig Hintiryan (MI-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. John & Gayane Pridjian (CA-USA)
Anonymous (CA-USA)


This project needs $72,850 to be fully implemented.

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Or send checks made out to "The Paros Foundation" to:

The Paros Foundation,
918 Parker Street, A14,
Berkeley, CA  94710

 




Sponsor Benefits
Sponsorship of the kindergarten construction in the village of Baghanis will be recognized on a plaque in the Kindergarten, on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project.  The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the kindergarten in the village of Baghanis when you are in Armenia.