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Berkeley CA 94710

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Kindergarten Renovation for Movses Village


The border village of Movses is located in a remote and isolated part of the Tavush Region in the Berd administrative area. More than 1,500 residents live in Movses and its kindergarten currently serves 37 children.

The kindergarten has been partially renovated over the years, but these have only served as temporary fixes. The roof leaks, the heating system is not sufficient to heat the building properly and the bathrooms are a disaster.  The kindergarten will be completely renovated including the roof, heating system, doors and windows, bathrooms and kitchen.  In addition, the classrooms, sleep rooms and other interior spaces will receive a complete cosmetic renovation including new lighting, paint and flooring.  Additional furniture will also be provided as necessary.


Tavush Տավուշ

City / Village

Movses Մովսես

Start Date

March 2019

End Date

August 2019

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

The Need
The kindergarten in the border village of Movses currently serves 37 children and needs a complete renovation to provide these children with a warm and safe environment in which to start their early education.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, the kindergarten will be renovated with materials purchased in Armenia and local labor to help benefit the economy. 37 children and the kindergarten staff will receive the immediate benefit of a safe and warm environment in which to learn and work.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, hundreds of children will benefit from early education in Movses. In addition, the village as a whole will benefit from this significant infrastructure improvement.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors to this project will recognized on The Paros Foundation website, in appropriate press related to this important project and on a plaque at the Kindergarten. Visits for sponsors to the Movses Kindergarten can be arranged during their visits to Armenia.
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Mr. & Mrs. Vasken & Maro Ekmekjian

La Crescenta, CA May 29, 2019
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Mr. & Mrs. Vasken & Maro Ekmekjian

La Crescenta, CA December 30, 2018

Updates: Images & Information

March 18, 2019

Work at the kindergarten in Movses began today!

April 27, 2019

Work on the interior of the kindergarten is almost completed! Soon the crew will begin the exterior paint job!

April 30, 2020

The crew has almost completed the exterior paint job at the kindergarten in Movses.