Akunk Medical Center
The Akunk village is located in Armenia’s Geghagunik Region and home to more than 4,500 people. The community is located in the more isolated portion of the Geghagunik Region to the east of Lake Sevan. The economy of this village is primarily agriculture based, however some of the villagers work in the city of Vardenis as Akunk is located immediately outside of Vardenis.
In 2020, the governor’s office supported the creation of a new medical center for the community in an existing building. Unfortunately, the funds provided were not enough to complete the full renovation and the medical center continues to operate from a single room in one of the village’s schools.
To resolve this issue and to help create a functioning medical center for the community, The Paros Foundation will complete the remodel of the five room medical center and equip the building with proper heat and some furniture if funding provides. The work to complete the center should take approximately two months.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
The large village of Akunk near Vardenis does not have a permanent medical center. The regional administration has partially renovated a suitable building but must be completed.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, the work on the medical center will be completed and the center opened. Local labor will be employed during the work to help provide local jobs.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, the village of Akunk and its residents will benefit from having a quality medical center to help its residents with both its routine and critical medical needs.
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.