Project: Hatsik School Gym Rebuild (Completed)
     
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Project Name Hatsik School Gym Rebuild
Full Description

Hatsik is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. This village of 2,558 people currently houses one school with 285 students in attendance. The Hatsik Village School, which was the site for renovations completed by the Paros Foundation's SERVICE Armenia 2013 group, is in need of a complete gym makeover.

The gym at the Hatsik Village School not only serves as the main sporting area for the entire school, but a meeting place for the entire village. The gym is home to several village meetings and events, and sporting functions for all children and adults from the entire village. Thanks to the generosity of past and present donors, The Paros Foundation renovated five classrooms, a restroom and the hallway housing the elementary school wing during the SERVICE Armenia 2013 trip and plans to renovate several more classrooms and restrooms during this year's SERVICE Armenia 2014 trip. The regional government has allocated funding to complete the school's heating system. In addition, the Hatsik Village Municipality is committed to help raise funds within their network of donors to help with the restoration of the school's kitchen.

Sponsorship of this project will help raise the amount needed in order to complete renovations at the Hatsik School gym including, new doors, windows and window netting, new lighting, repairs to the walls ceiling and paint, and boys and girls locker rooms. Our previous renovations at the Hatsik School are well maintained, thus giving us great motivation to continue our work at this site. The Paros Foundation is committed to completing renovations and dramatically improving the overall condition for the children at this school.

Need

According to medical research exercise has many physical and mental advantages for school aged children. Although the Hatsik Village School has a gym, it is in no condition to allow students to participate in physical education classes and receive exercise. A complete gym renovation will provide 285 students the opportunity to participate in sports related education and events in a safe and suitable environment. Furthermore, the renovated gym will serve as a meeting space for the entire village of Hatsik.

Category Education
Start Date Immediately
End Date 3 months to complete renovations based on school's schedule and weather.
Region Armavir
City/Village Hatsik
Partner/s Village of Hatsik Municipality
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $27,500
Amount Needed $0
Short Term Impact The short-term impact of this project will be to complete a full renovation of the gym at the Hatsik Village School with new doors, windows and window netting, new lighting, repairs to the walls, ceiling and paint, and boys and girls locker rooms. The gym will immediately serve as a sporting area for 285 students, and a community meeting center for the entire village. In addition, local villagers will be hired to complete the construction work, thus providing them with temporary jobs. Furthermore, materials, when possible, will be purchased from the surrounding area.
Long Term Impact

In the long term, the success of this project will provide a proper facility for physical education, sporting events and community events for current and future students and residents in the village of Hatsik. A new gym will further promote good health and exercise for students for years to come.

Sponsor Benefit Your donation to sponsor this project will be recognized on a plaque in the gym, on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project.  The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the Hatsik Village School when you are in Armenia.
Link www.parosfoundation.org

 


Sponsors

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

2015
Genocide Centennial Committee-San Francisco (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Jirair & Aline Christianian (CO-USA)
Mr. Richard Rakoobian (CA-USA)
Anonymous (MA-USA)
Anonymous (NY-USA)
Mr. Martin Papazian (RI-USA)
Ms. Aline Kurkjian Said (MA-USA) 
Mr. & Mrs. John & Gayane Pridjian (CA-USA)

Pilgrimage to Armenia 2015 Group
Mrs. Sosi Adourian (CA-USA)
Mr. Daniel Ajamian (CA-USA)
Mrs. Lori Keurian Alonso (NY-USA)
Ms. Lynn Bedrosian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Gail Chelebian (CA-USA)
Ms. Tina Essegian (CA-USA)
Ms. Sevana Ghazarian (CA-USA)
Mrs. Beth Grigorian (CA-USA)
Ms. Diane Jebejian (CA-USA)
Mr. Diran Jebejian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Rose Kizirian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Assadour & Lena Kizirian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen & Sylvia Melikian CA-USA 
Mrs. Lena Soghomonian (CA-USA)
Ms. Ani Tajirian (CA-USA)

SERVICE Armenia 2015
Celine Arabatlian (PA-USA)
Emily Barsoumian (TN-USA)
Noushig Benlian (CA-USA)
Parik Benlian (CA-USA)
Derek Boghosian (CA-USA)
Arpie Bosnoyan (CA-USA)
Christine Boyajian (CA-USA)
Ralph Boyajian Jr. (CA-USA)
Stepan Cannuscio (PA-USA)
Alik Christianian (CO-USA)
Viken Christianian (CO-USA)
Catherine Conrow (CA-USA)
Fabian Grigorian (CA-USA)
Jordan Heaton (PA-USA)
Alina Hokokian (CA-USA)
Christopher Hokokian (CA-USA)
Mark Julius (CA-USA)
Peter Julius (CA-USA)
Samuel Karabashian (NJ-USA)
Serbuhi Kzelian (PA-USA)
Taline Mardirossian (CA-USA)
Lori Moses (CA-USA)
Raquel Parseghian (CA-USA)
Narine Panosian (CA-USA)
Lara Rostomian (CA-USA)
Nicole Sarkisian (MI-USA)
Weston Scott (CA-USA)
Aleen Streeter (PA-USA)


This project needs $0 to be fully implemented. Please donate now!

Send your donations through PayPal to account@paros-foundation.org

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

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


Sponsor Benefits

Your donation to sponsor this project will be recognized on a plaque in the gym, on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project.  The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the Hatsik Village School when you are in Armenia.