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Nor Ughi School Soccer Field


Nor Ughi Village is located in Armenia’s Ararat Region and is home to the Vedi Alcohol Company.  Almost 2,000 people call Nor Ughi and neighboring Ginevet Village their home. Many in these villages are employed at Vedi Alcohol factory or are engaged in agricultural activities. 

170 students attend the village school, including 10 displaced students from Artsakh. The students are from both the neighboring villages of Ginevet and Nor Ughi. Recently, the school gym was renovated through the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. John & June Mangassarian from Rhode Island and they want to continue positively impacting Nor Ughi. In collaboration with GOALS – Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer, a brand new soccer field will be built on the school’s grounds. The city has agreed to clear the field and remove the initial layers of soil in preparation for the field. The new high quality soccer field will be made of artificial turf and equipped with benches and lighting. The soccer field will be at the level that other organizations, such as the Football Federation, can use it for practice and tournaments. Therefore, it will serve as a space for both the students and the community. 

The budget to construct the soccer field at the school is $53,000. Two separate entities have generously agreed to match all donations. Ricky, Rebecca (Rafaelian), Victoria and C.J. Caruolo will be matching all donations to honor Ralph and Lucy Rafaelian. John and June Mangassarian will also match all contributions. Therefore, for every $1, we move $3 toward our goal!



City / Village

Nor Ughi

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End Date

2 Months From Start
Nor Ughi School Soccer Field
$7,800 of $53,000 raised
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Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need

Currently, the Nor Ughi School has poor outdoor conditions and no safe space to play outside. The school needs help with funding the construction of a high quality, safe field for the children to play soccer. 

Short Term Impact

In the short term, the Nor Ughi community will have a brand new soccer field to use. Construction materials will be purchased locally and the work will be completed with local labor crews.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, a new soccer field for the community of Nor Ughi will allow the youth and locals to develop leadership skills, teamwork skills, confidence building and improved overall physical health.

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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