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Kanakeravan Art School, Multipurpose Room


The Kanakeravan Art School is located in the village of Kanakeravan 30 minutes outside of Yerevan and serves both this village and a neighboring village. The School provides afterschool programs in several of the fine arts including music, dance, pottery, painting and needle work to more than 125 children annually. Their committed staff and principal ensure that their personal passion for the arts is upheld and taught to these children. The School has a multipurpose room that serves as a recital hall, exhibit space and dance class room that is need of a cosmetic renovation including new flooring, paint and lighting. The local government provides the Art School support for their administrative expenses, while the students pay a modest monthly fee. Unfortunatly, the support and fees are not enough to allow the School to renovate their mutipurpose room nor the adjoining changing room.

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Start Date

June 2017

End Date

August 2017

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

The Need
Armenia’s villages and its children suffer from a 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 will have a newly renovated multipurpose room to attend their dance classes, and hold recitals and exhibits. The cosmetic reconstruction of this room and the adjoining changing room will employ a contractor and support the local economy through the purchase of necessary building materials.
Long Term Impact
125 children, their families and the village of Karakeravan at large will benefit from a modern, multipurpose room to use while attending the afterschool programs at the Karakeravan Fine Arts School, and during subsequent art exhibits, recitals and small concerts.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to remodel the Kanakeravan Art School Multipurpose Room will be recognized with a plaque and your name listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the Kanaderavan Art School when you are in Armenia.
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Updates: Images & Information

July 3, 2017

The SERVICE Armenia 2017 group spent the day doing hard labor at the Kanakeravan Art School, preparing the multipurpose room for its new subfloor. The group also helped fund the renovation of other classrooms that will take place in the near future.

September 5, 2017

We caught dance class in session in the renovated multipurpose room in the village of Kanakeravan!