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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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Help Build the Artsvabert Kindergarten


More than 2,700 people live in the isolated border community of Artsvabert. The village is in desperate need of a second kindergarten to accommodate two additional groups of children (60 total), as the current existing kindergarten is full. 

Near the primary school in the village, there is an existing building that needs a complete renovation including new roof, windows, doors, kitchen, bathrooms.  In addition, work will be completed to the entrance to create a safe and convenient entry to the kindergarten.  Once renovated, this building would easily house two additional groups of kindergarten aged children. 

Following the complete reconstruction of the new kindergarten, new furniture and kitchen equipment will be installed.




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Start Date

April 2021

End Date

October 2021

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

The Need

The village of Artsvabert needs an additional kindergarten to facilitate early education for the growing number of children in this larger border community.  A building located near one of the village’s two schools needs to be complete reconstructed to serve as the village’s second kindergarten.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, 60 children will begin receiving the benefit of early education.  At least 6 more employment positions will be created in the community.  In addition, a modest economic benefit will be realized as all materials will be purchased locally.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, the community of Artsvabert will benefit as a whole from having a second kindergarten in the community.  In addition, 60 families will directly benefit from the services provided by the kindergarten.  

Sponsors Benefits

All sponsors of this important project will be listed on The Paros Foundation’s website, on a plaque installed at the kindergarten, and in all appropriate press. Visits to the Artsvabert Kindergarten can be arranged for sponsors during their visit to Armenia.

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Ms. Annette Stepanian

Walnut Creek, CA February 15, 2021
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Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Sarah Goorjian

Oakland, CA February 12, 2021
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Ms. Laura Beulens

United States February 11, 2021
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Mr. & Mrs. John & Maria Sheridan

NY, United States
In Memory Of Dorothy Jenkins February 1, 2021
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Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Jody Thompson

Roseville, CA
In Memory Of Margred Thompson January 19, 2021
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Hillsborough, CA December 22, 2020
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Updates: Images & Information

April 2, 2021

Demolition work began today at the building that will be the new kindergarten in the village of Artsvabert.


July 3, 2021

The roof is now complete at the kindergarten in Artsvabert and work on installing the new windows has begun.

October 5, 2021

The construction work on the building to house the new kindergarten is complete.  The process for licensing the new building has begun.  Soon the facility will be open for students!