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Berkeley CA 94710

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Paravakar Village School Gym Renovation


Paravakar is a border village in Armenia’s Tavush Province. About 1,300 people call Paravakar their home. Because of the threat of Azeri sniper fire, a bridge leading to the city of Berd is uncrossable. Villagers are forced to wind through the Shamshadin mountains to reach Berd, which almost triples their journey. Almost 230 students attend the village’s primary school.  The school was renovated by the Armenian government about ten years ago, however serious leaks in the roof has created a situation whereby the gym is dangerous to enter.



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Start Date

August 2018

End Date

October 2018

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

The Need
The school’s roof has several leaks that have caused the gym’s ceiling to partially collapse. This makes is dangerous for students to enter the gym for their physical education classes. The school administration has done the best they can to shore up the ceiling, but rain and snow continue to damage the interior of the gym.
Short Term Impact
The school’s roof will be immediately repaired and the interior of the gym renovated to provide students with a clean and safe environment in which to exercise and play sports. A work crew will be employed and all materials will be purchased in Armenia, thus benefiting the local economy.
Long Term Impact
In the long run, students will be both happier and healthier as a result of having full and safe access to the school’s gym.
Sponsors Benefits
Project sponsors will be listed on a plaque installed at the school, on The Paros Foundation website and in all relevant press materials related to this project.
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Dadourian Foundation

New York, NY June 25, 2018

Updates: Images & Information

September 5, 2018

With the repairs to the roof completed, scaffolding was located and delivered and our crew began the reconstruction of the ceiling in the gym.

September 14, 2018

To protect the ceiling and windows from basket and volley balls, protective netting is being installed over both the ceiling and windows.

October 2, 2018

Our crew is completing the gym renovation project with the installation of the new lighting.

October 26, 2018

A quick visit to the completed gym caught the students working out and practicing martial arts training.