Paravakar Kindergarten Renovation
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
The current kindergarten in Paravakar needs renovation to both improve conditions for the children, and accommodate the creation of an additional group of 25 children. Following the renovation and furnishing of the kindergarten, the exterior of the building will be repaired to protect it from water seepage. A security wall will be built to guard children from any potential sniper fire. Finally, a new driveway, playground area and both hard and landscape will create an inviting space for the children and staff to spend time.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, the interior of the kindergarten will be renovated prior to the start of the new school year to accommodate the additional children. Materials will be purchased locally and local labor will be used to also benefit the local economy. In the spring of 2019, work will begin on the security wall and to the exterior of the building. In the spring of 2020, landscaping and the remaining exterior work will be completed.
Long Term Impact
Annually, approximately 75 children will benefit from a safe, warm and happy environment to begin their early education. The village in general will benefit from having a significant part of their village’s infrastructure improved.
All sponsors will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website, in appropriate press released to this project, and on a plaque installed at the Paravakar kindergarten.
Friends of Jean-Marie & Lori AtamianHighlands Ranch, CO
Our visit to Paravakar showed work progressing well. We are on schedule to have the interior work to accommodate the new group completed by September 1 for opening day!
Kitchen cabinets are being installed along with the new range and vent. The restrooms are also almost complete.
Paros Staff visited the Kindergarten today to inspect the progress of the work and plan for the next steps.
Following a rainy spring and equipment delays, the security wall construction is underway!
The new water reservoir and pipes are now installed and functioning to supply water to the entire kindergarten.
Due to the Cororna Virus, the Kindergarten is now closed until further decision by the government of Armenia.
Work on the exterior grounds of the kindergarten is completed. We are hopeful that in the coming weeks, Covid 19 will be under control and the kindergarten will reopen.