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Restroom for Tsoghamarg Village Events Hall


The Women for Development NGO (WFD NGO) was founded in Gyumri in 1997. Since its establishment the organization has been implementing educational, health care and community development projects in the villages of the Shirak region. Their mission has been to mobilize these communities through increasing community involvement and education.

One of the villages that the WFD NGO is involved with is Tsoghamarg Village located in the Shirak Region of Armenia, 20km from Gyumri. There are 558 residents in the community. Working alongside WFD, village residents came together and built an events hall. Meetings, workshops and events are organized and held in this space. This hall was built to support the community, provide a space to help residents raise and solve existing problems, and to promote the community members’ participation and mobilization. Next to the hall, 110 children from the village play on their new playground set installed with the help of our SERVICE Armenia 2017 group and with support from WFD NGO and Paros donors. In addition, a community library and a ”Tsoghamarg Youth Centre” will also be established in the building.

However, absence of a public restroom is a problem for proper functioning of the events hall and playground. While organizing different events the population faces a problem of discomfort, which in its turn brings about sanitary-hygienic and ecological problems. Next to the events hall there is space where a small Western style restroom can be built. Organizers of events, as well as village residents working in the building and playground will take full responsibility for the use and upkeep of the restrooms. The goal of this project is to provide basic sanitary-hygienic conditions for people during events, as well as people either working or visiting the Tsoghamarg Events Hall. Sponsorship of this project will help construct two Western style restrooms at the Tsoghamarg Events Hall; one for women and one for men.



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Start Date

July 2020

End Date

November 2020

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

The Need
The Tsoghamarg Events Hall has become a popular place for the villagers to organize and hold different family and public events. The hall is a need of a public restroom to make it complete and comfortable to host events. The absence of restrooms creates sanitary/hygienic and ecological issues for Tsoghamarg residents.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, a public restroom will be available at the Tsoghamarg Village Events Hall and will serve 558 residents and additional guests.
Long Term Impact
In the long term the village of Tsoghamarg will have a complete Events Hall to use for many years to come. In addition, a very important and basic sanitary/hygienic need will be addressed for current and future guests of the Tsoghamarg Village Events Hall.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to support this project will be recognized in the Women for Development NGO’s social media sites, and a plaque with names of all sponsors will be hung inside the event hall. Additionally, donors will be listed on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to Tsoghamarg Village when you are in Armenia.
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Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Mary Goshtigian

Hermosa Beach, CA December 31, 2018

Updates: Images & Information

February 22, 2019

Our team has discussed the launch of construction with the mayor of Tsoghamarg, and they have determined that we should be able to start construction in about six weeks, once the snow melts!

November 11, 2020

After several delays the restroom at the Tsoghamarg Village Events Hall has now been completed.