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School Improvements for Students in Paruyr Sevak

School Improvements for Students in Paruyr Sevak

Description

The village of Paruyr Sevak was founded in 1978 and named after the famous poet Paruyr Sevak.  The village is located in the Ararat Region and is near the border of Nakhchivan and occasionally receives cross border sniper fire.  Almost 600 people live in the village of Paruyr Sevak. There is no gas infrastructure in the area, so families burn wood or use electricity to heat their homes and public buildings.  Improvements were recently made to the drinking water infrastructure for homes in Paruyr Sevak.  Irrigation water continues to be a problem for the village and dramatically effects their ability to farm.

The village’s school, is in overall poor condition.  The campus was originally designed in the 80s to encompass three large buildings, but only one of them was actually completed.  The 80+ students that attend this school, do so in substandard conditions.  The school does not have heating so it is cold in the winter.  Students do not have any appropriate inside or outside space for gym class, or physical activities.  There is a shortage of space within the existing building for extra curricular activities such as dance classes, choir practices and community gatherings.  

Improvements to the school will be made in phases as funding permits with the most important first step being the installation of a heating system into the school.  This will cost approximately $40,000.  In addition, an outside sports court will be built allowing children an appropriate space to play basketball, soccer and volleyball.  This will cost approximately $9,000.  Finally, one large multipurpose room will be renovated with bathrooms and locker rooms to allow children to have dance class and other enrichment activities for the school.  This will cost approximately $36,000.  

Work will commence as funding is raised for this project.  

 

City / Village

Paruyr Sevak

Region

Ararat

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Six months after start
School Improvements for Students in Paruyr Sevak
$9,850 of $85,000 raised
$
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Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need

The school in the village of Paruyr Sevak does not have a functioning heating system for the cold winter months.  In addition, the school overall is in poor condition and does not have appropriate space for assemblies, dance classes and/or other gatherings including gym class. 

Short Term Impact

In the short term, as work begins on the school, several temporary employment positions will be created and a modest economic benefit will be realized as all materials and will be purchased locally.  

Long Term Impact

In the long run, children and staff will dramatically benefit from these improvements to the school including proper heating and appropriate physical activity space, both which will keep them healthier and contribute to an overall more positive environment at the school and in the village. 

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 Paruyr Sevak can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Mr. Susan Piligian

Westford, MA
In Honor Of Stepan Piligian's Birthday September 16, 2022
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Robert & Lori Kolder

Schaumburg, IL September 2, 2022
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Mrs. Michele Bergerac

New York, NY August 23, 2022
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Karnik Seferian

Setauket, NY
In Memory Of Gregory Missak Seferian August 21, 2022
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Mr. Ketan Patel

Hoffman Estates, IL August 18, 2022

Paros Housing, After-School & Vocational Center

Paros Housing, After-School & Vocational Center

Description

The 1988 Spitak Earthquake caused the death of more than 35,000 people and left more than 100,000 people homeless.  Armenia’s second largest city, Gyumri, was most affected by the earthquake.  In the years that followed, Armenia’s Independence, the Artsakh War and corrupt regional and local officials all contributed to a massive housing shortage, the inability to emerge from this housing shortage, and generational poverty in Gyumri.  Today, almost 2,000 domiks are still “home” to people in Gyumri.  While the development in Gyumri has considerably advanced in recent years, this housing shortage continues to exist. 

 

To date, The Paros Foundation has purchased 26 homes for domik families, and demolished 26 domiks, ensuring no one will ever live in one again.  In early 2022, the new Mayor of Gyumri proposed to The Paros Foundation that the city provides The Foundation with one of Gyumri’s many half-constructed buildings, with the purpose of Paros completing the building’s construction and housing domik families.  The building that was selected and given to Paros is suitable for 16 residential apartments and has an additional 6,000 square feet that Paros will use to open a second branch of its Debi Arach Children’s Center, additional vocational training programs and/or a second social enterprise. 

 

The Paros Foundation has the experience and track record to successfully implement this project.  Its benefits will be multi-fold including:

 

  1. 16 domik families will receive a new home.
  2. 16 domiks will be demolished and land returned to the city.
  3. One unfinished building will be completed, eliminating another eye sore for the city.
  4. During the construction phase, more than $500,000 will be invested in Gyumri’s economy through material purchases and labor.
  5. Once completed, Debi Arach will create an additional 8 to 10 full time employment positions.

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Gyumri

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

8 months after start
Paros Housing, After-School & Vocational Center
$71,112 of $500,000 raised
$
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Honoree Details

Donation Total: $250 One Time

The Need

More than 2,000 people remain homeless in Gyumri living in “domiks”.  This project will help create permanent housing for 16 families and eliminate 16 domiks.  

Short Term Impact

The construction of 16 apartments and a second branch office of Debi Arach Children’s Center will create approximately 20 construction jobs for almost one year.  There will be a local bump in the economy as labor and materials will be purchased locally whenever possible.

Long Term Impact

16 families will receive new apartments.  16 domiks will be demolished and the land returned to the city for public use.  100 children will receive the benefits proven through the programing at Debi Arach and 8 to 10 full time employment positions will be created at the new location.  

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. Steven & Jacqueline Boskovich

Brighton, MI September 16, 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Gregory & Annette Mamassian

Troy, MI September 15, 2022
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Mr. Darren Atesian & Ms. Pashke Arifi

Beverly Hills, MI September 15, 2022
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Ms. Mari Manoogian

Birmingham, MI September 15, 2022
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Dr. & Mrs. Gary & Mariann Zamanigian

Bloomfield Hills, MI September 15, 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Cynthia Yessian

West Bloomfield, MI September 15, 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Ara & Catherine Atesian

Bloomfield Hills, MI September 15, 2022
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August 15, 2022

Our first fundraiser for this important project will be held in Detroit, MI on September 15th!

Wrestling Programs in Tavush

Wrestling Programs in Tavush

Description

The ARM HOF (Armenian Hall of Fame) Organization has partnered with The Paros Foundation to implement several wrestling programs at schools in Armenia’s Tavush Region.  

Wrestling programs will include installing proper wrestling mats along with other training equipment, providing coaching salary for one year, and organizing wrestling tournaments among participating schools.

During this initial phase, we hope to raise the necessary funds to launch wrestling programs at 10 schools.  To successfully launch a wrestling team at a school, the school needs some minimum equipment including mats, a climbing rope, free weights, pull up bar, practice mannequins and uniforms. This equipment can cost up to $5,000 depending on whether or not the school already has any of these items. In addition, salaries of coaching staffs can cost up to a maximum of $1,500 per year. In addition to these per school costs, to successfully sponsor a quarterly tournament, transportation for all the schools must be arranged, along with other expenses. This can cost up to a total of $500 per tournament.

Students at school throughout Armenia take a keen interest in physical fitness and wrestling in particular, but due to a lack of funding for both equipment and coaches students often cannot participate. This effort aims at building interest and the necessary support to help students accelerate in this sport an early age, just preparing them for success at future Olympic games and another international Competitions!

Region

Tavush

City / Village

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur, Berd, Tavush

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

June 2023
Wrestling Programs in Tavush
$50,200 of $70,000 raised
$
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Honoree Details

Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need

To promote friendly competition between neighboring schools, fitness, and the sport of wrestling, Schools must be equipped with proper equipment and coaching staff salaries. Schools in the isolated Tavush Region do not have the resources to promote wrestling at their schools and competition amongst their schools.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, wrestling materials and equipment will be purchased and installed at schools. Coaches will also be identified at each school. Students will be registered who wish to participate on these teams.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, from the competitions between neighboring schools will lead to a sense of pride in one school, better overall fitness, and add an interesting dimension to village Life. As these programs grow top athletes will be recognized across the country.

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. Dan Love

Cambridge,, MA April 30, 2022
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February 26, 2022

The first Induction event of athletes to the Armenian Hall of Fame took place today in Glendale, California.  Proceeds from this event helped benefit the first of the wrestling projects.  An amazing group of athletes attended and supported the event. 

Training and Education in Vayots Dzor

Training and Education in Vayots Dzor

Description

Following the 2020 war, a large number of young people ended up in the Vayots Dzor Region of Armenia, including Young people who were injured during the war. To help provide specialty training including vocational to help these young people work and earn a living, this special fund has been created. Work will be done to support the activities and specialized training via a variety of non-governmental organizations in the Vayots Dzor Region.

Region

Vayots Dzor

City / Village

Syunik and neighboring villages

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Six months after start
Training and Education in Vayots Dzor

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

The Need

Displaced young people and returning soldiers with disabilities need specialized training and education to hold the skills they need to work and earn a living. Currently very few opportunities for these young people exist in this area.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, local NGOs will be engaged to establish vocational another specialty training programs in the region. This will immediately benefit both instructors as well as students.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, the economic conditions throughout the region will improve as these young people master their skills and work.

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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Ms. Ani Bagdasarian

Fremont, CA
In Celebration Of Alek Kargodorian & Rebecca Boghossian July 23, 2022
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Watchung, NJ May 12, 2022
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Dr. & Mrs. Edward & Narine Balasanian

Mission Viejo, CA December 7, 2021
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Dr. Viken Garabedian

Laguna Niguel, CA December 5, 2021
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Honorary Consul Oscar Tatosian

Evanston, IL December 4, 2021
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Dr. Jeffrey Wittmus

Chicago, IL November 28, 2021
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Mr. Perssy Mergeanian

Costa Mesa, CA November 24, 2021
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Kindergarten for Nerkin Tsaghkavan

Kindergarten for Nerkin Tsaghkavan

Description

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.

Region

Tavush

City / Village

Nerkin Tsakhavan

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Three Months from Start Date
Kindergarten for Nerkin Tsaghkavan
$25,100 of $37,500 raised
$
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Honoree Details

Donation Total: $100 One Time

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. Vahan Altiparmak

Wheelers Hill, August 22, 2022
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Pasadena, CA
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Mr. & Mrs. Herman & Shooshig Hintiryan

Oak Park, MI August 3, 2022
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Mr. Ramu Gorai

West Covina, CA June 8, 2022
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Mrs. Holly Kuykendall

Visalia, CA
For The Birthday Of Tina Peters May 2, 2022
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The Dickranian Foundation

Beverly Hills, CA April 25, 2022
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Watchung, NJ April 16, 2022
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Aregak’s Physiotherapy & Ergotherapy Program

Aregak’s Physiotherapy & Ergotherapy Program

Description

Manvel captures the hearts of everyone around him. Due to his nervous system disorder, the five-year-old struggles with many activities others take for granted. Last year, he began attending Emili Aregak Center for physical, speech and music therapies. We’re able to provide all of these services for free thanks to supporters like you!

When he arrived to our center last year, Manvel couldn’t sit up on his own. Now, he can! Plus, he’s already walking with support, speaking more clearly and socializing well with other kids.

The Emili Aregak Center provides a range of free-of-charge therapies to more than 150 children like Manvel with special needs in Gyumri, Armenia. Annually, 60-70 children participate in physical and occupational therapies. Physiotherapists work to help children strengthen their muscles and improve their flexibility so they can experience greater health and wellness, and in some cases—like Manvel’s—learn to crawl, stand, sit up and walk. Through occupational therapy, children develop sensory, motor, perception, communication and life skills.

Your donations will fully support Emili Aregak’s Physiotherapy and Ergotherapy Programs for one year;
$13,500 ($6,750 x 2) annual salary for two physiotherapists and
$4,250 annual salary for one occupational therapist.

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Gyumri

Start Date

March 1, 2022

End Date

March 1, 2023
Aregak’s Physiotherapy & Ergotherapy Program
$100 of $17,750 raised
$
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Honoree Details

Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need
Children with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable populations in Armenia. Their families tend to face higher rates of poverty and stigma. Many have difficulty accessing consistent, quality therapies. Early intervention is vital for ensuring maximal development of physical capabilities.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, children will experience greater strength, flexibility, autonomy, awareness of their environment and better social adaptation.
Long Term Impact
All children who attend Emili Aregak Center improve their existing abilities and quality of life. Parents learn how to better support their children and ensure that progress made at Emili Aregak is reinforced in the home.
Sponsors Benefits
Plaques will be posted outside of the Emili Aregak Center’s ergotherapy room and two physiotherapy rooms. Visits to the Emili Aregak Center will be arranged for sponsors visiting Gyumri!
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Washington, DC
In Memory Of Jeff Lion September 15, 2022

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Gohar M.

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Gohar M.

Description

Nor Luyce works with young girls, ages 14-17, from two local orphanages and/or from poverty stricken families from Gyumri, Armenia. Under the direction of their Executive Director, Shoghik Mikayelyan, the program provides their mentees with positive roles models and emotional support. The reduction of isolation is provided by mentors and by field trips, which expose the children to various work and educational settings. In addition, Nor Luyce’s program emphasizes the development of educational and career plans. They are now at the stage of either beginning or continuing to help implement each older child’s plan for higher education. Each child has also either completed or is in the process of completing a career plan, which includes the most appropriate type and place of higher education.

Nor Luyce is trying to provide Gohar M., with a scholarship that would reduce her out of pocket cost towards her education. Gohar was born on March 3, 2002 in Gyumri. She has a brother and a father. Her father has health issues and is bedridden. Gohar lost her mom to cancer when she was only 14 years old. Her brother is working and taking care of the family. Their monthly income is only 31000 AMD which is equivalent to about $80 USD.

Gohar is studying in the department of Tourism at Shirak State University. Gohar joined Nor Luyce in 2019. She is very smart, broad-minded, hardworking, responsible for her actions and words, and respectful towards everyone. She is only 18 years old but she is very mature compared to her peers. Together with her mentor Gohar worked to reach the ideal person that she desired to be. 

Currently, Gohar needs our support in getting her degree because her family is socially vulnerable. The requested scholarship funds will help Gohar continue her studies. She needs our support to get a college degree to be able to have a better future.

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Gyumri

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Gohar M.

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

The Need
Children living in orphanages and/or within poverty stricken families are often isolated and may lack the knowledge, adult support and financial ability necessary to make appropriate life choices. As a consequence, many of these children are deprived from the opportunity to pursue their education. The frustration of these deficits in addition to the expectation that they will not be able to afford additional education may even lead to a lack of motivation to seek the knowledge and support needed. By being given the opportunity to pursue educational goals, they will be able to secure job opportunities, a good future and a successful life.
Short Term Impact

Gohar M. will receive the financial support she needs, in a form of a scholarship, covering the costs of her college tuition, books, stationaries, and transportation.

Long Term Impact
The long-term goal is that four girls, being given the opportunity to continue pursuing their educational goals at the university level will have a reasonable chance to become self-sufficient member of Armenian society and have a successful lives.
Sponsors Benefits
Sponsors will be recognized on both the Nor Luyce and Paros Foundation websites. Donors will be given regular progress reports on the girls’ progress during their university studies.
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Mr. & Dr. Harout & Lena Soghomonian

Los Angeles, CA April 24, 2022
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Mr. Kevork Santikian

La Crescenta, April 22, 2022

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Nina A.

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Nina A.

Description

Nor Luyce works with young girls, ages 14-17, from two local orphanages and/or from poverty stricken families from Gyumri, Armenia. Under the direction of their Executive Director, Shoghik Mikayelyan, the program provides their mentees with positive roles models and emotional support. The reduction of isolation is provided by mentors and by field trips, which expose the children to various work and educational settings. In addition, Nor Luyce’s program emphasizes the development of educational and career plans. They are now at the stage of either beginning or continuing to help implement each older child’s plan for higher education. Each child has also either completed or is in the process of completing a career plan, which includes the most appropriate type and place of higher education.

Nor Luyce is trying to provide Nina A., with a scholarship that would reduce her out of pocket cost towards her education. Nina was born in 2003 in Gyumri. Her family consists of five people; her mother, father, two brothers and her. Nina’s father doesn’t have a permanent job. He travels back and forth to Russia for a seasonal jobs. Her mother is not employed. They receive a social stipend from the government. Nina is the first person in her family pursuing a university degree. She is a freshman in the journalism department at the Shirak State University.

Nina joined Nor Luyce in 2016. Currently she is the president of Nor Luyce alumni group. Nina is honest, trustworthy and hardworking. She is patient and doesn’t get scared when facing challenges. Nina is a responsible and active mentee. When joining Nor Luyce program, Nina was very shy and introverted, however, with the help of the program Nina gained a number of skills and knowledge. 

Currently,  Nina needs our support in getting her degree because her family is socially vulnerable. The requested scholarship funds will help Nina continue her studies and cover the costs of her tuition, books, stationaries, and her transportation fee for one year.

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Gyumri

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Nina A.

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

The Need
Children living in orphanages and/or within poverty stricken families are often isolated and may lack the knowledge, adult support and financial ability necessary to make appropriate life choices. As a consequence, many of these children are deprived from the opportunity to pursue their education. The frustration of these deficits in addition to the expectation that they will not be able to afford additional education may even lead to a lack of motivation to seek the knowledge and support needed. By being given the opportunity to pursue educational goals, they will be able to secure job opportunities, a good future and a successful life.
Short Term Impact

Nina A. will receive the financial support she needs, in a form of a scholarship, covering the costs of her college tuition, books, stationaries, and transportation.

Long Term Impact
The long-term goal is that four girls, being given the opportunity to continue pursuing their educational goals at the university level will have a reasonable chance to become self-sufficient member of Armenian society and have a successful lives.
Sponsors Benefits
Sponsors will be recognized on both the Nor Luyce and Paros Foundation websites. Donors will be given regular progress reports on the girls’ progress during their university studies.
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Mr. Alec Soghomonian

Los Angeles, CA April 24, 2022
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Mr. & Dr. Harout & Lena Soghomonian

Los Angeles, CA April 24, 2022

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Aida V.

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Aida V.

Description

Nor Luyce works with young girls, ages 14-17, from two local orphanages and/or from poverty stricken families from Gyumri, Armenia. Under the direction of their Executive Director, Shoghik Mikayelyan, the program provides their mentees with positive roles models and emotional support. The reduction of isolation is provided by mentors and by field trips, which expose the children to various work and educational settings. In addition, Nor Luyce’s program emphasizes the development of educational and career plans. They are now at the stage of either beginning or continuing to help implement each older child’s plan for higher education. Each child has also either completed or is in the process of completing a career plan, which includes the most appropriate type and place of higher education.

Nor Luyce is trying to provide Aida V., with a scholarship that would reduce her out of pocket cost towards her education. Aida was born in Hatsik village in Armenia. Her family consists of five people, her father, mother, brother, grandparent and her. Aida’s father works in agriculture. Her mother works at the school. Aida’s brother participated in the 44-day war with Azerbaijan during which he was wounded. Currently he is still serving in the army at the border.

Aida is studying in the Armenian-English translation department at the Shirak State University. She is in her first year. Aida joined Nor Luyce in 2018. At that time she lacked self-confidence and had low self-esteem. However, she has successfully completed all her phases at Nor Luyce and is a Nor Luyce alum. Thanks to Nor Luyce, Aida has become self-confident, can express her opinion easily and she has developed leadership skills. All these years, Aida has been one of the best mentees, participated in all the meetings and events. Currently she volunteers at Nor Luyce helping the staff in different activities. She also gave a number of presentations on bullying at various communities in the Shirak Region. 

Currently, Aida needs our support in getting her degree because her family is socially vulnerable. The requested scholarship funds will help Naira continue her studies and cover the costs of her tuition, books, stationaries, and her transportation fee.

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Gyumri

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Scholarship for a Sustainable Future: Aida V.

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

The Need
Children living in orphanages and/or within poverty stricken families are often isolated and may lack the knowledge, adult support and financial ability necessary to make appropriate life choices. As a consequence, many of these children are deprived from the opportunity to pursue their education. The frustration of these deficits in addition to the expectation that they will not be able to afford additional education may even lead to a lack of motivation to seek the knowledge and support needed. By being given the opportunity to pursue educational goals, they will be able to secure job opportunities, a good future and a successful life.
Short Term Impact

Aida V. will receive the financial support she needs, in a form of a scholarship, covering the costs of her college tuition, books, stationaries, and transportation.

Long Term Impact
The long-term goal is that four girls, being given the opportunity to continue pursuing their educational goals at the university level will have a reasonable chance to become self-sufficient member of Armenian society and have a successful lives.
Sponsors Benefits
Sponsors will be recognized on both the Nor Luyce and Paros Foundation websites. Donors will be given regular progress reports on the girls’ progress during their university studies.
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Mr. Alec Soghomonian

Los Angeles, CA April 24, 2022

Sporting Goods for Village Schools

Sporting Goods for Village Schools

Description

For many of Armenia’s most isolated and poverty stricken regions, sporting equipment is difficult to come by and expensive to buy. By supporting this project you will help thousands of children attending schools in the poverty stricken villages throughout Armenia. Although schools in these villages may have a few sporting goods, often times, the kids are playing with items that are old, unsafe and unusable. Our goal is to purchase and distribute a variety of sporting goods and equipment to village schools and give these students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities, play individual and team sports and exercise. In addition, the completion of this project will help to promote health and fitness. The variety of sporting goods will include volleyballs, volleyball nets, basketballs, basketball hoops, soccer balls, soccer nets, wrestling mats, jump ropes, hula hoops, assortment of weights, tennis rackets, tennis balls and some gymnastics equipment based on the needs of individual schools.

Region

All

City / Village

All

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

One month after start date
Sporting Goods for Village Schools 4 – Meds Masrik

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

The Need
Children living in Armenia’s poverty stricken villages cannot afford basic toys and sporting goods that can provide them with hours of entertainment and good physical exercise. This effort would help meet this need.
Short Term Impact
Students at village schools will immediately benefit from use of the new equipment as part of the education and overall fitness.
Long Term Impact
In the long term the lives of several thousand children throughout the villages of Armenia will be positively affected. This project will not only promote good health through providing them with a chance to exercise, but will also help to increase good team work skills through team sports, and give them an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Sporting Goods for Village Schools project will be recognized in appropriate press related to this important project and your name listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation website. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the village schools that have benefited from this project.
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Mr. & Mrs. Razmik & Suzanne Abnous

Danville, CA
In Honor Of Arev, Allique and Levon Abnous December 31, 2021