Adopt A Classroom 15 - Ljashen
Representatives of The Paros Foundation have visited more than 100 schools throughout Armenia. While some schools have either been renovated thanks to the Armenian government or as a result of the generosity of international donors, many remain in deplorable conditions and have little hope of being renovated in the near future. These conditions affect both the ability for students to learn, as well as the health of students and teachers. How is a student supposed to learn if there are not proper desks, chairs or windows in the classroom? One of the schools recently identified in need of a complete renovation is located in the large village of Ljashen in the Gegharkunik region at Lake Sevan.
Ljashen Village has a population of 5,000 and one local school. About 300 students attend this run down school. The Paros Foundation will directly oversee the renovation of a classroom at this school including doors, flooring, lighting, paint, electrical, and furniture as needed. The heating system was replaced 10 years ago by Developmental Services for Armenia, a California based humanitarian organization, and is still fully functioning. Whenever possible, the school, students and their parents will be incorporated into the classroom remodel project to help build a sense of community and personal investment.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
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Harry & Thomas BonomoGreenwich, CT
Mr. Alex HachigianNewport Beach, CA
Initial renovation work has begun at the Ljashen Village school. SERVICE Armenia 2016 will be arriving shortly and will continue renovation work on three classrooms as one of their service sites.
SERVICE Armenia 2016 has begun their service work at the Ljashen Village School! Funds for this classroom were raised through the efforts of Alex Hachigian (CA) and his friends and family, a SERVICE Armenia 2016 participant. He raised the funds necessary to renovate two classrooms at the school. Alex and his peers will spend several service days during the next month completing renovations to three classrooms at the Ljashen Village School.