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Khndzoresk Kindergarten Renovation


More than 2,000 residents call the ancient village of Khndzoresk their home.  This large village on the border with Azerbaijan has a rich history and is known for its beautiful canyon and cave dwellings. 

The village’s large kindergarten currently is operating with three groups of children (75 in total) and has a waiting list of an additional 30 children who would like to attend, but cannot do to the conditions within parts of the building.

Over the years, parts of the kindergarten have been renovated and operating.  However, the roof over two parts of the kindergarten needs to be replaced and the entire facility does not have proper heating and is currently heated in the cold winter months with ineffective electric heaters.  In addition, one complete wing of the kindergarten encompassing a classroom, sleeping room and bathroom needs to be renovated to expand the number of children attending.  The balance of the kindergarten needs to have a cosmetic renovation throughout.  



Start Date

March 2024

City / Village


End Date

Four months from start
Khndzoresk Kindergarten Renovation
$67,900 of $120,000 raised
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The Need

The large village of Khndzoresk has children that cannot attend kindergarten because of the current conditions within the building.  This negatively effects both the children and their families.  In addition, the current facility does not have proper heating and is not protected against rainy weather. 

Short Term Impact

Work at the kindergarten in Khdzoresk will begin as soon as funding is available with the roof and balance of windows that need to be replaced.  Once the exterior of the building is sealed, work will begin on the inside of the facility.  This will immediately create several part time jobs and have a boost for the local economy as all materials will be purchased locally. 

Long Term Impact

In the long term, once construction is completed, three new full time jobs will be created with the expansion of the kindergarten.  In addition, 25 new children and their families will benefit from the fact that they will be able to attend kindergarten in a safe and comfortable surroundings.

Sponsors Benefits

All sponsors of this important project will be listed on The Paros Foundation’s website and in all press related to this project. Visits to the kindergarten in Khndzoresk can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Ms. Adrienne Krikorian

Calabasas, CA June 7, 2024
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Calabasas, CA April 22, 2024
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Mr. Diran Depanian

Los Angeles, CA
April 5, 2024
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Ms. Adrienne Krikorian

Calabasas, CA March 21, 2024
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Ms. Adrienne Krikorian

Calabasas, CA February 14, 2024
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Ms. Carol Azizian

Rochester Hills, MI
December 28, 2023
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Oakland, CA
October 22, 2023
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Ms. Azaduhi Gambaryan

United States
In Memory Of Berjoohi Chamkartanian September 9, 2023
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Updates: Images & Information

March 3, 2024

Today, renovations on the Khndzoresk Kindergarten began. The crew removed old roofing and is ready to continue renovations.

April 3, 2024

Work on the interior of the Khndzoresk Kindergarten has started with the crew removing old walls and flooring.

May 15, 2024

The crew has made great progress! So far, they have installed new flooring, windows, doors, supports and paneling for the walls and ceilings, as well as painted several rooms, and so much more.