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Book in a Bag 3


Students attending schools in Armenia do not easily have access to Western/English language literature. In the last decade, English has steadily become the most popular foreign language in Armenia. Students throughout the country are learning how to read, write and speak English and could really benefit from another means by which to learn and practice the language further. In addition, reading can significantly increase students’ vocabularies as well as strengthen their creativity. These books are not readily available or affordable, especially in rural and impoverished villages, towns and cities.

Peter Chelebian, an Armenian-American from Los Angeles has recently come up with a brilliant idea to help children in Armenia gain access to terrific literature. He hopes to use his passion for books to help make a difference in the lives of his fellow brothers and sisters.

Peter will be helping lead the effort in raising funds to place small English literature libraries, each stocked with 50 important literary works. The bookshelves housing the books will be built in Armenia. In the last two years Peter has successfully helped raise enough funding to place six libraries throughout Armenia. $2,025 ($675 each) is needed in order to complete three full libraries in three different cities, towns and/or villages. Donations of books (in excellent condition) are welcomed alongside monetary support for this important project.


Throughout Armenia

City / Village

Throughout Armenia

Start Date

December 2017

End Date

February 2018

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

The Need

Students could really benefit from access to Western/English literature throughout Armenia. As the English language becomes more popular in Armenia, the need for language aids such as these books has become a necessity

Short Term Impact

Three small libraries stocked with 50 books will be placed in three different schools in Armenia for children to read.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, children will benefit from these libraries as their proficiency in reading and writing in the English language will increase. In addition, mastering the English language will open the doors to more opportunities in their future.

Sponsors Benefits

our donation to sponsor the Book in a Bag project will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. There will be a small sign with donor name(s) on each library. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to your library when you are in Armenia.

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St. James Armenian Church School

Los Angeles, CA January 21, 2018
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Aram, Arek & Haig Kedeshian

Pasadena, CA December 27, 2017
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Mr. & Mrs. Bernd & Lori Stephan

Santa Monica, CA December 14, 2017
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St. James Armenian Church

Los Angeles, CA
In Honor Of Dr. Vazken Movsesian December 10, 2017
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Mr. & Mrs. Gary & Nina Turpanjian

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA December 3, 2017
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Mr. & Mrs. Gabe & Stephanie Goshtigian

Hermosa Beach, CA December 3, 2017
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