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Berkeley CA 94710

(310) 400 9061

Verin Getashen School Renovation


Verin Getashen is a large village located just southwest of Lake Sevan.  The village was founded in the early 1800s by migrants from Mush and Alashkert in present day Eastern Turkey.  Almost 5,000 people call Verin Getashen their home.  More than 300 children attend the school, which is in poor condition.  Major needs of the school including replacing the roof, windows and heating system will be addressed as funds become available for this project.



City / Village

Verin Getashen

Start Date

August 2019

End Date

November 2022

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

The Need
The children in Verin Getashen attend school in very poor conditions. The school is in need of a new roof, new windows and a proper heating system.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, students attending the school will benefit from a safer, more comfortable environment in which to learn. Materials and labor will be purchased locally whenever possible, thus adding to the local economy.
Long Term Impact
In the longer term, once the school improvements have been completed (in phases) the entire community will benefit for years to come with the school providing generations of residents with safe, comfortable and clean surroundings in which to learn.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors will be listed on The Paros Foundation website, on a plaque installed at the school and in all appropriate press related to this important project.
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Developmental Services for Armenia

Arcadia, CA November 9, 2022
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Ms. Suzanne Papaian

Los Angeles, CA
In Memory Of Flora Dunaians August 15, 2022
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Mrs. Joyce Abdulian

Studio City, CA
In Memory Of Flora Dunaians August 11, 2022
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Developmental Services for Armenia

Arcadia, CA August 10, 2022
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Ms. Rita Barsoumian

Toluca Lake, CA
In Memory Of Flora Dunaians August 9, 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Greg & Gina Felikian

Sierra Madre, CA
In Memory Of Flora Dunaians August 8, 2022
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Updates: Images & Information

August 15, 2019

Thanks to the generous support of Developmental Services for Armenia and the Dunaians Family, work on the roof at the school has begun.

September 23, 2019

Work on the roof has been completed.

October 29, 2019

The Dunaian Family visited the school today with Paros Project Manager, Gegham Minasyan. During their visit, they viewed the interior of the school to determine the next steps forward.

February 17, 2020

Work on the kitchen, dining hall and storage room began today. This effort is supported in partnership with support from Developmental Services for Armenia and the municipality of Verin Getashen and materials from the World Food Program.

April 2, 2020

With the subfloor installed and drying, the work at the Verin Getashen School has stopped. Work will begin once the stay at home orders are lifted and it is safe to return to work.

May 1, 2020

With the easing of the stay at home orders, work once again began at the Verin Getashen School's kitchen, cafeteria and storage room.

July 4, 2020

Renovations on the cafeteria are finished! Shortly after sinks, tables, and chairs were added to the cafeteria. Now the students have a brand new area to enjoy their lunches.

August 10, 2022

The Verin Getashen School's computer room renovations have started and we look forward to providing computers with the new classroom. 

December 19, 2022

Computer room renovations are finished! The classroom is now full operational and  equipped with computers for students to learn new skills. Thank you to our donors for making this project possible.