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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.


2217 5th Street

Berkeley CA 94710

(310) 400 9061

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.


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Start Date

March 2019

End Date

March 2020

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

The Need
It is a proven fact that children greatly benefit from early education. The renovation of the third building at the Noyemberyan Kindergarten #2 will provide for the expansion of two additional groups of 25 new children.
Short Term Impact
The renovation of the third building at the kindergarten will enable 25 additional children to receive early education. The estimated 20 local workers will receive fair wages during the construction period. Additional staff will be employed at the kindergarten once the new groups begin.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, the renovation of the third building of the kindergarten will serve an expanded number of children. An estimated 500 children will benefit over the useful life of this building. Both children, their families and staff will benefit from the expanded kindergarten operation.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors will be listed on The Paros Foundation website, on a plaque at the Noyemberyan Kindergarten #2 and in all press related to this important project. Visits to Noyemberyan will be arranged for sponsors wishing to visit their project.
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Cultural Society of Armenians from Istanbul

Southfield, MI April 30, 2020
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Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Mary Goshtigian

Hermosa Beach, CA December 31, 2018
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San Francisco, CA December 31, 2018
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Mr. Morley Pitt and Mrs. Elaine Kapjian-Pitt

San Francisco, CA December 29, 2018
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Mr. James Taylor

San Leandro, CA December 26, 2018
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Mr. Joe Simitian & Mrs. Mary Hughes

Palo Alto, CA December 20, 2018
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February 13, 2019

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.

March 22, 2019

Our crew today completed the entire roofing process consisting of a new wooden structure and new metal roofing over the expanded kindergarten building.

April 6, 2019

New windows were delivered and installed today.

May 11, 2019

Work on the interior subflooring and walls is progressing well.

September 11, 2019

Much of the interior work is complete.

January 6, 2020

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.

May 15, 2020

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.