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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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Kanakeravan Art School Classroom Renovation


The Kanakeravan Fine Arts School is located in the village of Kanakeravan about 30 minutes outside of Yerevan and serves both this village and a neighboring village. The School provides afterschool program in several of the fine arts including music, dance, pottery, painting and needle work to more than 125 children annually. The School has a committed staff and principal that ensure that their personal passion for the arts is upheld and taught to these children.

The Paros Foundation has provided the school in past years with two new pianos and renovated the schools restroom and multipurpose room. The school is still in need of renovations to several of the classrooms and hallways including new flooring, doors, windows, paint and lighting. The local government provides the Art School support for their administrative expenses, while the students pay a modest monthly fee. Unfortunately, the support and fees are not enough to allow the school to complete the renovations on their own. Sponsorship of this project will help renovate a total of nine classroom/practice rooms and two administrative office.



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Start Date

June 2018

End Date

August 2018

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

The Need
Armenia’s villages and its children suffer from lack of facilities for children. The promotion of a child’s education and preservation of our rich culture depend on quality educational institutions. The Kanakeravan Fine Arts School can meet these needs with a modest amount of support.
Short Term Impact
125 children will have a newly renovated classrooms and practice rooms to attend. The renovation will employ a contractor and support the local economy through the purchase of necessary building materials.
Long Term Impact
Armenia’s rich heritage and culture will continue to be promoted through the support of this art school. In addition, life in the village of Kanakeravan will be more interesting and fulfilling by having a quality art school for children to study at and as a place for villagers to work.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to support the Kanakeravan Art School will be recognized with a plaque at the school, your name listed as a sponsor on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation stands ready to help you arrange a visit and tour the school when you are in Armenia.
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Danny Donabedian

Watertown, MA
SERVICE Armenia June 9, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Karo & Nadima Avakian

Chatsworth, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss June 3, 2018
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Ms. Rita Takvorian

Foster City, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss April 30, 2018
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Mr. Edward Godoshian

Danville, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss April 25, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Zaven & Nina Tashjian

San Jose, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss April 22, 2018
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Updates: Images & Information

June 28, 2018

The SERVICE Armenia 2018 program participants spent three days working in the village on the subfloor at the Art School.

August 15, 2018

Students will begin the 2018/19 school year with new classrooms on the first floor! We hope to be able to continue the renovation of this school with the classrooms on the second floor next year.