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Project Name Kindergarten in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur
Full Description

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is a village with 1,380 residents in the Bert area of Armenia’s Tavush Region.  This community lives on the border with Azerbaijan under the risk of sniper fire and renewed armed conflict.  The kindergarten currently can serve only 25 village children due to its physical condition and the fact that part of the building and playground is exposed to Azerbaijan. The kindergarten is housed in a building that also contains the newly renovated village medical center (a completed Paros 100 for 100 Project) and the village administrative office.  

The kindergarten consists of two floors and totals approximately 4,600 square feet.  The first floor is the kitchen, bathroom and playroom.  The second floor is currently not in use because of its condition and the fact that four windows face Azerbaijan and are within sniper range.  As recent as May of 2013 this building was hit with sniper fire.  Four windows on the second floor would be blocked shut.  The second floor would ultimately house the kindergarten’s storage room, principle’s office, a room to allow the children to nap during the day, and a classroom. The kindergarten needs a new roof over its portion of the building, new windows and doors and a heating system.  Its current bathroom and staircase needs to be redone.  The facility would also be completely painted and have new flooring and carpet installed.  The floor support structure beneath the first floor also needs to be repaired to support the existing flooring, as there are some minor structural issues that must be corrected.

Any partial funds received for this project will be first used to replace the damaged roof.  Then funds will be allocated to replace the windows and secure the building and playground from exposure to Azeri sniper fire and ultimately complete the needed interior renovations.  The Paros Foundation team will work with the village administration to ensure that they support the project in as many ways as possible including donated materials, free labor and/or support services.  

It is anticipated that the repairs to the kindergarten will take approximately three months depending on weather conditions.
Need Kindergarten education is important for all children.  The children in the village of Nerkin Karmir Aghpyur are limited in their opportunities because many more children would like to attend kindergarten then the current facility allows.  In addition, villagers living in this isolated border village are under the constant threat of enemy fire and renewed armed conflict.  A normal functioning kindergarten that is safe and can facilitate the resident’s needs is important for this community.
Category

Humanitarian, Education

Start Date Immediately
duration Three months for construction
Region Tavush
City/Village Bert Region, Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur
Partner/s  
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $50,000
Amount Needed $0
Short Term Impact The renovation of the kindergarten will immediately better facilitate the educational needs of the residents in this village.  Materials will be purchased locally when possible, thus providing a boost to the local economy.  Several local workers will be hired during the renovation process and thus provide these residents short-term employment.
Long Term Impact In order for a community to thrive, its residents must have access to an adequate, clean and safe kindergarten.  This renovation will impact the lives of all of the residents of the village of Nerkin Karmir Aghpyur and their children.
Sponsor Benefit All sponsors will be recognized with a plaque installed in the newly renovated kindergarten. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on the Paros 100 website.  Visits to the village and kindergarten will be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.
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The Paros Foundation,
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Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsor(s) for their support of this project:

Mr. & Mrs. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian (NY-USA) 2015
Mr. & Mrs. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian (NY-USA) 2013


This project needs $0 to be fully implemented.


Sponsor Benefits
All sponsors will be recognized with a plaque installed in the newly renovated kindergarten. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on the Paros 100 website.  Visits to the village and kindergarten will be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.




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