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Book In A Bag

Description

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. English language classic novels are not readily available or affordable, especially in rural and impoverished villages, towns and cities.

Peter Chelebian (16), 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, throughout impoverished villages, towns and cities. The bookshelves housing the books will be built in Armenia. $2,025 ($675 each) is needed in order to complete three full libraries in three different locations throughout Armenia. Donations of books (in excellent condition) are welcomed alongside monetary support for this important project.

Region

Armavir, Gegharkunik, Tavush

City / Village

Hatsik, Ljashen, Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur

Start Date

December 2015

End Date

March 2016
Book In A Bag
$1,385 of $2,025 raised
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Honoree Details

Donation Total: $100 One Time

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 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
Your 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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Ms. Lynn Bedrosian

Torrance, CA January 1, 2016
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Mrs. Louise Bedrosian

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA January 1, 2016
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Mr. & Mrs. Sebastian & Thamar Linnemayr

Los Angeles, CA January 1, 2016
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Ms. Leann Stepanian

Los Angeles, CA January 1, 2016
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Updates: Images & Information

July 11, 2016

Peter Chelebian and the SERVICE Armenia 2016 group delivered libraries of books to Ljashen, HatsiK and Nerkin Karmir Aghpyur village schools.