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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A local construction crew has begun work at the Hatsik Village School. They have started with the demolition of five classrooms.
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.
The SERVICE Armenia 2014 group has arrived and will be working on these five classrooms for several of their service work days.
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.
Work on the second set of five classrooms is done and the classrooms are ready for students in September.