Aknashen Speech School, Multipurpose Classrooms
The Aknashen School for Children with Speech Disabilities provides speech therapy to approximately 20 children ages 3 to 7 each year. With proper speech therapy, these children often avoid a life of difficulties if they can correct their speech disability prior to beginning their primary education. The Aknashen School is housed in a building donated to the School by the Village Municipality. The School is currently comprised of two small classrooms. The addition of two additional rooms with proper lighting and heating will dramatically improve the space for these children to engage in their therapy. In addition, the expanded classroom and multi-room space will also allow the School to expand its activities and bring in additional children.
Local villagers have a history of contributing to the well-being and renovation of the School. These same locals will be engaged with this project and stand ready to donate their time and talents to the successful implementation of this project.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
Short Term Impact
Long Term Impact
Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Esther KulhanjianBloomfield Hills, MI
Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Sosy HachigianNewport Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Adam & Rita KablanianLos Altos Hills, CA
To help with the renovation, the village's mayor helped deliver sand and crushed stone as part of their local contribution.
The work on the hallway and classroom was completed in time for a New Year's party for the children to take place in their new space! Be sure to view the video below!