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Orphaned Children's Day Excursion 17


More than 1,200 children live in Armenia’s 15 orphanages. These facilities provide for the children’s basic needs, but their limited budgets do not allow these children to participate in visits to popular historical sites, an amusement park or concert, or attend a cultural event.

Armenia’s orphan children should have the opportunity to experience popular cultural events, exhibits, and excursions in Armenia, or simply have a fun afternoon or activity that they normally would not be able to experience. Many different activities and excursions can be organized for these children. The extent of the activity or trip is directly related to the sponsorship amount. For sponsorships amounts between $250 -$750 approximately 20 children and an appropriate number of chaperons will be able participate in a memorable activity. Please consider supporting multiple excursions for these children.

The Paros Foundation staff and volunteers will organize and oversee the excursion/activity. Opportunities to sponsor excursions for orphanages serving both disabled and non-disabled children exist. Whenever possible, our staff will work with the destination for the excursion to secure group pricing and/or discounts.



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Start Date

July 2018

End Date

July 2018

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

The Need

Armenia’s orphanages generally are able to provide for their children’s basic care, but limited funding does not allow these children to visit museums, historical sites and popular cultural events. Allowing a child a few hours of recreation and/or entertainment as a regular child greatly enhances his/her outlook on life and reduces the emotional complexes of being an orphan.

Short Term Impact

The short-term impact of this project will be the immediate employment of a bus driver, money being spent in Armenia’s local economy and most important the education and social benefits for orphan children.

Long Term Impact

This project has considerable long-term emotion, education and psychological benefits for the children, as they will be able to participate in activities that are above and beyond basic existence in an orphanage.

Sponsors Benefits
Your support of this project will be recognized on the Ghoghanj Children’s Center’s website, 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 to the center when you are in Armenia.
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Mr. Vladimer Oganezov

United Kingdom August 5, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Janis Seraydarian

Torrance, CA
In Memory Of Rose Seraydarian June 16, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Gary & Nina Turpanjian

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA April 20, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Sarah Goorjian

Oakland, CA April 8, 2018
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St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church-Sunday School

Costa Mesa, CA May 23, 2017
July 17, 2018

Our 2018 SERVICE Armenia participants spent a terrific day with 70 at-risk children from the Ghoghanj Children's Center. The day started out with a tour of the Sardarabad Monument, followed by several hours of fun at the Ashtarak Gorge recreational area playing games and having lunch.