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Donations to The Paros Foundation Projects for Prosperity are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. To sponsor a project through The Paros Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization (Tax ID 20-5094630), or learn more about specific projects in need of funding, please contact us using the information below.


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Getashen Kindergarten Creation


The village of Getashen is a town in the Armavir Province of Armenia, a few hundred meters away from the Turkish border. This village of 2,300 people currently houses one village school with 280 kids in attendance, but does not have an operating kindergarten for its younger children.
Recently the principal of the school has identified the important need for a kindergarten and is committed to put in great efforts to create one. He has made space available which will need to be renovated and turned into the village kindergarten. In addition, he will exhaust all efforts to contribute part of the labor and materials needed to complete this project. Sponsorship of this project will help raise the remaining amount needed in order to complete renovations. The renovations will include new doors and windows, electrical, window blinds, new flooring and new paint. The creation of a functioning kindergarten in the village of Getashen will provide local children a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn. Presently there are 25 younger children that will be able to attend.



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Start Date

June 2015

End Date

August 2015

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

The Need
Studies show that attending kindergarten is important to students’ success in higher education, as well as for their future success. Creating a kindergarten for the village of Getashen will give 25 young children the opportunity to attend and provide them with safe and warm environment in which to begin their education.
Short Term Impact
The short-term impact of this project will be to renovate two classrooms in the Getashen School to be used as a kindergarten for 25 children. Jobs will be created for additional staff and teachers. All materials will be purchased in Armenia, thus providing a boost to the local economy. In addition, local villagers will be hired to complete the construction work, thus providing them with temporary jobs.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, the success of this project will provide a proper facility for current and future young children in the village of Getashen to attend and start their educational journeys. Furthermore, the creation of the kindergarten will help create and maintain employment opportunities for the villagers.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the kindergarten creation in the village of Getashen will be recognized on a plaque in the Kindergarten, on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the kindergarten in the village of Getashen when you are in Armenia.
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Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Dzovig Moses

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
In Memory Of Araxi Moses Semerdjian November 11, 2015
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Mr. Arsene Baran

Granada Hills, CA
In Memory Of Araxi Moses Semerdjian September 15, 2015
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Mr. Gerard Zeitounian

Glendale, CA
In Memory Of Araxi Moses Semerdjian September 13, 2015
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Ms. Anahid Terjimanian

Montebello, CA
In Memory Of Araxi Moses Semerdjian September 13, 2015
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Catherine & Lauren Conrow

Ross, CA March 24, 2015
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Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Charlene Asdourian

Newport Coast, CA September 14, 2014
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Updates: Images & Information

June 25, 2015

As their contribution the Getashen Village School offered to help with some necessary demolish of the two rooms that will be rebuilt into their kindergarten. In addition, they will also build a separate entryway directly into the new kindergarten space.

June 29, 2015

Village residents hired to work on the kindergarten have begun construction work. New doors and windows have been installed and both rooms are ready for the SERVICE Armenia 2015 participants to arrive and work on the kindergarten.

July 21, 2015

SERVICE Armenia 2015 participants spent several of their work days working on the kindergarten. They helped prepare and paint the walls and installed the laminate flooring.

August 8, 2015

The construction of the Getashen Kindergarten is complete. The school will also provide new furniture for the children.