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Adopt A Classroom 8 - Hatsik


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?

The Paros Foundation will directly oversee the renovation of a classroom including addressing such elements as windows, doors, flooring, lighting, paint, chalk or white board and desks and chairs. 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.

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. Renovations at the Hatsik Village School began with the Paros Foundation’s SERVICE Armenia 2013 group.

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Start Date

June 2014

End Date

August 2014

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
Many classrooms throughout Armenia’s schools remain in deplorable conditions. Children should not have to try and learn in these conditions. Because of substandard doors and windows, many classrooms become unusable in the winter months because of the cold. In addition, even schools with proper heating are affected negatively with insufficient warmth in the classrooms that have broken doors and windows. While the Armenian Government and others regularly engage in a campaign to remodel schools, they simply cannot meet the huge need.
Short Term Impact
The short-term impact will be the employment of at least two people to renovate the classroom for one month and the benefit to the local economy through the order for needed supplies and classroom furniture.
Long Term Impact
The long-term impact will benefit at least 10 years of students that will be able to take classes using the updated and modern classroom. This will have a huge psychological impact on both the students and teacher. In addition, the school will benefit from energy savings in the winter months.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the renovation of this classroom will be recognized on a plaque at the school, 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.
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Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Gail Chelebian

Palos Verdes Estates, CA January 1, 2016
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Mr. Chris Darakjian

Fresno, CA
SERVICE Armenia January 1, 2016
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Mr. Shant Andrikian

Calabasas, CA January 1, 2016
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Mr. Daron Pogharian

Chester Springs, PA January 1, 2016
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Mr. Ara Yazaryan

Burbank, CA June 5, 2014
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Ms. Dahlia Kizirian, Ms. Vanna Kizirian

Redondo Beach, CA June 1, 2014
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Updates: Images & Information

Video Update

June 18, 2014

A local construction crew has begun work at the Hatsik Village School. They have started with the demolition of five classrooms.

June 22, 2014

The local crew has started installing new doors and windows and will continue to work on the electrical components as well as plastering the walls and ceiling.

July 2, 2014

The SERVICE Armenia 2014 group has arrived and will be working on these five classrooms for several of their service work days.

July 20, 2014

The SERVICE Armenia 2014 group helped sand and paint the walls, refurbished student desks and chairs, and installed the laminate flooring. The remaining final touch ups will be completed by the local construction crew.

August 21, 2014

Work on the second set of five classrooms is done and the classrooms are ready for students in September.