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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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Helping At-Risk Kids Get Help


The mission of the Ghoghanj Children’s Center is to provide the proper support and guidance children need to excel in school and become self-confident and respectful young adults. Founded in 2003, the Ghoghanj Children’s Center works with vulnerable “at-risk” children and their families to help them overcome social, psychological and legal issues.

The Center’s programs are specifically designed to facilitate group discussion and are sensitive to the psychological challenges of an at-risk child and their families. The Center works to develop successful communication, self-expression and tolerance skills among the students. A fundamental focus on homework assistance and tutoring to ensure academic success is a key ingredient of the programs’ success.

The Center is located in the center of Yerevan in a facility provided to them rent-free by the Strauch-Kulhanjian family and the Paros Foundation. Several children in the Kilikia neighborhood and the Yerort Mas neighborhoods of Yerevan are in need of the Center’s services, but cannot afford the daily transportation fees. Providing transportation scholarships for these children will facilitate their attendance.



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

The Need

Children who do not receive proper support in their home life benefit tremendously from an afterschool program that focuses on homework assistance and offers other classes aimed at providing children an opportunity to develop into successful and productive adults. The Ghoghanj Children’s Center has a successful track record of turning children’s lives around. This project will provide transportation stipends to ten children to allow them to participate regularly in the Center’s program.

Short Term Impact

The short-term impact of this project will be the immediate allow ten children who currently cannot attend the Ghoghanj Children’s Center’s programs to begin attending through the transportation scholarships.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, this project has the potential of turning around the lives of ten students by helping them gain the support they need to stay in school and develop into successful young adults.

Sponsors Benefits

Sponsors will be listed on the websites of the Paros 100 Projects and the Ghoghanj Children’s Center, in addition to all press related to this project. Sponsors visiting Armenia can visit the Ghoghanj Children’s Center.

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Mr. & Mrs. Adam & Rita Kablanian

Los Altos Hills, CA March 12, 2012
September 3, 2012

Transportation arrangements have been made for 12 children to attend classes at the Ghoghanj Children's Center for the 2012-13 school year!