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Adopt a Restroom, Khndzoresk School Phase 2

Description

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.

Khndzoresk is a village in the South-East of Armenia to the south of the Goris – Stepanakert highway near Artsakh. Originally, the village school, which has 306 children in attendance and 20 staff members, had no running water or functional restrooms. Students and staff shared an outhouse-style squat bathroom with no working sinks.

This first phase has been completed, including renovations to three of seven restrooms through our partner and lead contributor the Armenian Network of America – Los Angeles Chapter. Furthermore, new water and sewer lines were installed. Sponsorship of this project will help raise the funds needed to renovate four more bathrooms (phase 2) at the school including, addressing such elements as windows, doors, flooring, lighting, paint, sinks, faucet and toilet. We will also install new water and sewer lines for these new restrooms.

Region

Syunik

City / Village

Khndzoresk

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Three months following start date

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

The Need
Students need a dignified and clean restroom to use while attending school. Currently, many students have no option other than to use unsanitary restroom facilities, or, even worse, avoid using the restroom at all until they reach a more appropriate venue, which can lead to health issues in later life.
Short Term Impact
306 children and 20 staff members will have running water and functional restrooms. The reconstruction of four additional bathrooms will employ a contractor and support the local economy through the purchase of necessary building materials and fixtures.
Long Term Impact
Hundreds of children will benefit from a modern, dignified bathroom to use while attending school for years to come. In addition, epidemics and health issues will be avoided through improved sanitation.
Sponsors Benefits
Sponsorship for this project will be recognized on a plaque in the entryway of 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 Khndzoresk School when you are in Armenia.
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Updates: Images & Information

May 9, 2018

Demolition work on the four bathrooms is complete. Our construction crew has installed new sewer lines and is completing the installation of new fresh water lines to the bathrooms.

 
July 23, 2018

The renovation work at all four bathrooms is complete! Our team visited the school on the way to Artsakh this afternoon and viewed the beautiful new restrooms.