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Community Gym for Verin Karmiraghbyur


Gevorg is an amazing young man who is a champion weightlifter who has competed throughout the world.  He is proud of the gym he has built in Gavar both for the quality of the training that takes place there, as well as the fact that he provides free access to for training and rehabilitation for people with disabilities and war veterans. Gevorg uniquely understands that difficulties faced by people with disabilities and those injured during the war as Gevorg, himself, has cerebral palsy.  

Gevorg wishes to build a second gym in the Tavush village of Verin Karmiraghbyur.  More than 1,500 residents call this community home and they do not have nearby facilities for training or rehabilitation.  The local community has given Gevorg’s NGO a space in one of the community buildings that will serve as the gym once it is renovated.  

Gevorg and his NGO partners and friends are willing to do supply labor to complete the renovation work themselves.  They need funding for the materials.  Once completed, their intent, as is currently operating at the Gavar gym, is to charge a modest fee for the gym’s use and for classes to help off set the expenses related to providing free access to people with disabilities and injured veterans.  



City / Village

Verin Karmiraghbyur

Start Date

October 2023

End Date

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

The Need

In the village of Verin Karmiraghbyur, there are no gym facilities for the community.  This absence effects the ability for people with injuries from the war, those with disabilities and the community at large from gaining the benefits of exercise and training. 

Short Term Impact

In the short term, Gevork and his friends and supporters will join together to renovate the space in the building.  This effort should last four months.  Materials will be purchased locally thus positively impacting the local economy.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, once the gym is completed, residents will enjoy the benefits of this new addition to their community.  People with disabilities and war veterans injured will be able to have a space to exercise, train and conduct rehabilitation activities free of charge. 

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 these communities can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Mary Goshtigian

Hermosa Beach, CA
September 5, 2023

Updates: Images & Information

October 8, 2023

Renovation on the gym has started.  Our construction crew started by adding new windows and doors.