Noyemberyan Kindergarten Expansion
Noyemberyan is a city located two kilometers west of the Armenia/Azeri border and nine kilometers south of the Armenia/Georgian border. 5,000 people call Noyemberyan their home. The city has two kindergartens and a growing number of children. Kindergarten #2 is currently overcrowded and has a waiting list of new children to attend. One building on the campus is not used and needs a complete renovation. To completely rebuild this building, more than $45,000 is needed. The Paros Foundation, along with the City of Noyemberyan has entered into an agreement with World Vision to see to the needs of this kindergarten. World Vision will provide all of the necessary building materials (about $28,000) and The Paros team will provide the oversight and labor to complete the complete reconstruction of the third kindergarten building (about $17,500.) The city of Noyemberyan is committed to funding the salaries and additional expenses of operating the expanded kindergarten.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
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Cultural Society of Armenians from IstanbulSouthfield, MI
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Mary GoshtigianHermosa Beach, CA
AnonymousSan Francisco, CA
Mr. Morley Pitt and Mrs. Elaine Kapjian-PittSan Francisco, CA
Mr. James TaylorSan Leandro, CA
Mr. Joe Simitian & Mrs. Mary HughesPalo Alto, CA
John Mirak FoundationArlington, MA
Today we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with World Vision and the Noyemberyan Municipality. We will be leading the construction on this important project, and World Vision will be supplying the materials per our agreement. All of the World Vision material purchases will be done through issuing requests for material purchases and we expect this process to be transparent, but slow.
Our crew today completed the entire roofing process consisting of a new wooden structure and new metal roofing over the expanded kindergarten building.
New windows were delivered and installed today.
Work on the interior subflooring and walls is progressing well.
Much of the interior work is complete.
While the expanded kindergarten space is complete (except for heating), today we did an official ribbon cutting ceremony with all of our project partners including World Vision, FOCN and the Municipality.
With the balance of the fund's raised thanks to the Cultural Society of Armenians from Istanbul in Detroit, the heating system was purchased and installed at the kindergarten. The expense for this building's heating was split with the Noyemberyan Municipality.