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Kindergarten for Nerkin Tsaghkavan


The village of Nerkin Tsaghkavan is located in Armenia’s Tavush Region on the road to Noyemberyan and is home to more than 500 people.  Both the village of Nerkin Tsaghkavan and the neighboring village of Kirants do not have a kindergarten for its children.  The village has allocated a building centrally located in the village to house a future kindergarten.  In addition, the consolidated community has funding available for the kindergarten’s operational expenses once it is built.  The Paros team has visited this kindergarten and designed construction to include its future expansion to house two groups of up to 60 children.  Initial construction will allow for the kindergarten to begin operation with one group (30 children).  Construction will include a new roof, windows, heating and a playroom, sleep room, kitchen/dining hall, bathroom and small office.

In addition, the project will include the furnishing of the kindergarten with all furniture necessary to launch operations including tables, chairs, beds, lockers, kitchen cabinets, desks, and appliances.



City / Village

Nerkin Tsakhavan

Start Date

June 4, 2022

End Date

January 31, 2023

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

The Need

The village of Verin Tsaghkavan does not have a kindergarten for its children.  More than 30 children of kindergarten age live in the village.  The government has funding to operate a kindergarten, but not for construction, however they have allocated a suitable building for this purpose.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, a modest economic boost will be realized as local construction materials and labor will be used whenever possible. Once open, at least four new employment positions will be created at the kindergarten.  

Long Term Impact

In the long term, families and the children will benefit from having a functional kindergarten in their community.  Children will benefit from the proven value of early education. 

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. Sevak & Jurgita Khatchadourian

Sherman Oaks, CA
In Memory Of Sona Apelian January 12, 2023
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Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Shogher Tilkian

Valley Glen, CA
In Memory Of Sona Apelian January 7, 2023
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Mr. & Mrs. Garo & Silva Kupelian

Duarte, CA
In Memory Of Sona Apelian December 20, 2022
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Kevork Bardakjian

Ann Arbor, MI December 11, 2022
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Mrs. Zaghig Ghazourian

Van Nuys, CA
In Memory Of Sona Apelian November 16, 2022
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Mrs. Salpi Kerasimian

Glendale, CA
In Memory Of Sona Apelian November 11, 2022
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Updates: Images & Information

June 4, 2022
With funds successfully raised by our donors, kindergarten construction has officially started. We anticipate that within a few months the project will be finished and provide foundational education to the Verin Tsaghkavan village.
January 31, 2023

After months of meaningful work, the Verin Tsaghkavan kindergarten is complete and held its grand opening! Local community leaders and contributors gathered to celebrate this great accomplishment after years without a kindergarten in the village. With the help of our donors, we were able to provide a necessary kindergarten for young children to learn crucial foundational skills.

June 12, 2023

A year after the start of construction, these kindergartners are enjoying their new school learning crucial skills, playing with friends, and making lasting memories. Thank you to our donors for making this need in a small village possible.