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Kharpert Home for Special Children Excursion 25

Kharpert Home for Special Children Excursion 25

Description

The Kharpert Home for Special Children is an orphanage located in the village of Nor Kharpert serving more than 250 children with varying degrees of developmental disabilities. The orphanage is a state run facility that receives governmental support to provide these vulnerable children with their basic care and education.

Excursions for these children to amusement parks and/or other appropriate venues provide these children with both valuable community experience and needed recreation. Children with disabilities in Armenia are generally kept sheltered from society. These children do not attend school, but rather attend classes at the orphanage. It is important for both these children and society for these children to experience community life.

This August, the kids from he Kharpert Home have a special trip planned. They will be giving a concert, during which they will be singing and dancing in Goshavank. Although they are very excited for this special opportunity they are in need of funding to make this trip possible. They will need $1,000 to cover the costs of hotel rooms and transport to and from Goshavank. Please consider supporting this important project for the Kharpert Home.

Region

Ararat

City / Village

Nor Kharpert

Start Date

August 31, 2024

End Date

August 31, 2024
Kharpert Home for Special Children Excursion 25
$0 of $1,000 raised
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The Need

Approximately 1,200 children live in Armenia’s 15 orphanages. While these facilities provide basic care for these children, their limited funding does not permit these children regular visits and participate in various social and cultural activities. A child with a disability has very few opportunities to visit the city and experience life outside of the grounds of the Kharpert Home for Special Children.

Short Term Impact

The short-term impact of this project will help children from the Kharpert Home travel to Goshavank on an away trip and be able to perform their song and dance concert. 

Long Term Impact

This project has considerable long-term benefits for both the children and for society. Society’s attitudes towards people with disabilities will slowly begin to change as witness these children regularly and realize that society can indeed accommodate them as part of their community. This project will also gift the children a special day they will cherish in their memories for a long time.

Sponsors Benefits

Your donation to the Kharpert Home for Special Children will be recognized at the Center and your name listed as a sponsor on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation stands ready to help you arrange a visit to the Kharpert Home for Special Children when you are in Armenia.

Be the first to become a sponsor by donating to this project

Community Living for Older Refugees

Community Living for Older Refugees

Description

The town of Goris is located in Armenia’s Syunik Region with a population of 17,113. Following the mass exodus from Artsakh in September 2023, many refugees have settled in this border community. 

One particularly vulnerable group in Armenia are older Artsakh refugees. Most of them do not have families to look after them and they are left to fend for themselves. The Paros Foundation is excited to launch a new effort to provide permanent housing for older Artsakh refugees with the purchase of a home in Verishen, Armenia which is adjacent to Goris. 

It will serve as a group home for older refugees to offer them a clean, safe, and comfortable environment to live dignified lives. Ten residents will be selected from older refugees currently living in Goris. The project will be administered in coordination with the local Goris government and renovations on the home will be starting in the coming weeks. 

The home has a large footprint that will provide both communal and private living spaces in addition to a large plot of land with fruit trees and garden spaces. The home even has a chicken coop should the future residents care to keep chickens! It is envisioned that the home will be equipped with both solar hot water systems and solar panels to keep utility costs low. 

While the home has already been purchased, complete renovations, furniture and appliances will cost an additional $60,000.  

This is the newest housing project in a series of successful permanent housing that The Paros Foundation has purchased and renovated for Artsakh refugees including three in Geghamasar, two in Meds Masrik, two in Vardenis, one in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur, four in Kajaran, and 10 new homes that are being built in the village of Qeti. With this addition, The Paros Foundation continues to assist refugees of every age, building not just homes, but communities where they can restart their lives.

Region

Syunik

City / Village

Goris

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Community Living for Older Refugees
$1,670 of $60,000 raised
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The Need

Many older refugees are struggling to make a living and afford safe housing. Older refugees need clean, safe, and comfortable housing to live dignified lives.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, work will be done to renovate this home. The local economy will benefit as materials and labor will be secured locally whenever possible.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, refugees will not have to worry about how they will afford to live. They will be able to live comfortably with other older refugees. 

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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Mrs. Sandra Riley

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Mr. Haig Balian

Las Vegas, NV
May 26, 2024
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Mr. Philip Donian

San Francisco, CA
May 25, 2024
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Ms. Hermineh Pakhanians

Glendale, CA
May 25, 2024
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The Zadoorians

United States May 24, 2024

Nor Ughi School Soccer Field

Nor Ughi School Soccer Field

Description

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!

Region

Ararat

City / Village

Nor Ughi

Start Date

June 2024

End Date

2 Months From Start
Nor Ughi School Soccer Field
$45,021 of $53,000 raised
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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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Ms. Maral Parseghian

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Maksian Family

RI, United States
June 30, 2024
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Mr. & Mrs. Stephen & Christine Kanarian

Medfield, Ma, MA
June 14, 2024
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Mr. John Loosararian

Westminster, MD
June 13, 2024
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Mr. Edward Matevosian & Mrs. Seda Aykanian Matevosian

Glendale, CA
June 12, 2024
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Mrs. Joyce Yeremian

North Providence, RI June 12, 2024
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Ms. Kim Hallgren

Carlton, MN June 11, 2024
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June 7, 2024

The local municipality has contributed to the project by generously clearing the field. Further construction will continue when the necessary funds become available. 

June 27, 2024

We are proud to announce the official groundbreaking on the Nor Ughi School Soccer Field where work on the field has begun. Spearheaded by John and June Mangassarian, both present for the groundbreaking, this field accompanies the new gym which was also a project spearheaded by the Mangassarian family. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this field a reality.

Winter Coats for Debi Arach 2024

Winter Coats for Debi Arach 2024

Description

The Paros Foundation established the Debi Arach Children’s Center in Gyumri, Armenia on April 15, 2015 with the help of generous donors. The center, which provides 180 children each week the necessary academic, psychological, social and humanitarian support, has since been a source of positivity in this city. The residents of Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, have endured very devastating realities since the tragic 1988 Spitak Earthquake. More than 100,000 residents were left homeless, and plagued with unemployment and rampant poverty for years to come. In turn, the fate of children in Gyumri has also been affected. Dealing with the difficulty of finding means to feed and care for their families, many parents are unable to provide their children with the proper guidance, supervision, educational aid and the financial resources for them to excel in school and have successful futures. Furthermore, freezing temperatures and extreme poverty have created humanitarian crisis in Gyumri as well.

One very important need, especially during the winter, is winter coats. Sponsorship towards this effort will ensure that 180 children attending the Debi Arach Children’s Center will receive new warm winter coats in the late fall of 2024. Each winter coat costs $25. With warm winter coats these children will be able to stay healthy, and be able to continue to attend school.

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Gyumri

Start Date

November 2024

End Date

December 2024
Winter Coats for Debi Arach 2024
$2,350 of $4,500 raised
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The Need

After the 1988 Spitak Earthquake, more than 100,000 residents were left homeless, and plagued with unemployment and rampant poverty for years to come. In turn, the fate of children in Gyumri has also been affected. Dealing with the difficulty of finding means to feed and care for their families, many parents are unable to provide their children not only with the proper guidance, supervision, educational aid and the financial resources for them to excel in school and have successful futures, but also with some basic humanitarian needs. Children are in need of warm winter coats to combat the freezing temperatures and extreme winter in Gyumri.

Short Term Impact

In the short-term the 180 children who attend the Debi Arach Children’s Center in Gyumri, will receive warm winter coats. The coats will be purchased from Armenia, which will benefit their economy.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, children will be able to stay warm, combat Gyurmi’s harsh winters, become sick less and stay in school.

Sponsors Benefits

Your donation to sponsor winter coats for the children at Debi Arach will be recognized with a plaque at the Center and on the Center’s website and in their printed materials. Your name will also be listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will proudly arrange a visit to the Debi Arach Children’s Center when you are in Armenia.

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Drs. Eddie Avedikian & Lynnette Tatosyan

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Drs. Eddie Avedikian & Lynnette Tatosyan

La Canada Flintridge, CA
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Shgharshik School Gymnasium Renovation

Shgharshik School Gymnasium Renovation

Description

Shgharshik is a village in the Talin Municipality of the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, and has a population of about 600 residents. 

Established in 1975, the Shgharshik Secondary School has been educating the town’s children for many years and currently services 60 students. The gymnasium at the school has heating, but is run down and is in need of renovations. Currently, students cannot utilize the gym in its entirety because of the fact that the existing wood flooring is rotten and unsafe to walk on in many areas. To make the gym safe and usable again, we will add two new windows that open to improve ventilation, install new electrical and lighting, replace the rotting wooden flooring with vinyl, add new basketball backboards, install new netting over the windows, add new benches, and repair the walls by fixing the moisture problems from outside and then painting and sealing the walls. 

Region

Aragatsotn

City / Village

Shgharshik

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Shgharshik School Gymnasium Renovation
$11,200 of $27,000 raised
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The Need

60 students that attend the Shgharshik Secondary School cannot use the school’s gym because it is in need of a full renovation. The school’s modest annual budget does not allow it to renovate this facility.  

Short Term Impact

In the short term, the village will receive a modest economic benefits of construction related costs as construction materials will be purchased locally and the work will be completed with local labor crews. Once completed, 60 students at the school will receive the benefits of having a fully functioning gym at the school.  

Long Term Impact

Over the useful life of the school’s gym renovation, an estimated 2,000 children will receive the benefits of sports at their school. This will promote both a healthier lifestyle and help them focus on their studies. 

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. Sponsor names will also be listed on a plaque at the school. Visits to these communities can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Ms. Jennifer Simonian Sidani

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Mr. Vartan Simonian

United Kingdom
May 9, 2024
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In Honor Of Leslie, Irish Al & Levik April 26, 2024
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Khachaturian Family

Washington, DC
In Memory Of Karnig Dede April 22, 2024
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Gabriel & Yemenjian Grandchildren

Fresno, CA April 17, 2024
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Lion Development

Selma, CA
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Mr. Vartan Ajamian

Northridge, CA
April 7, 2024
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Dr. Alis Asadurian

Washington, DC
In Memory Of Karnig Ajamian April 7, 2024
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Mr. Ardziv Simonian

United Kingdom
April 5, 2024
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Kirkland, WA
April 3, 2024

Packs on Backs Armenia: Debi Arach 2024

Packs on Backs Armenia: Debi Arach 2024

Description

The Packs on Backs initiative, was started by the The Heros Humanitarian Foundation (HHF), a former Los Angeles based non-profit organization that supported children in need and their educational advancement. HHF partnered with The Paros Foundation to bring their Packs on Backs initiative to Armenia, and together successfully distributed 380 backpacks and school supplies to children in Gyumri and Vanadzor in the summer of 2015 and 225 backpacks to the children at the Kharpert Children’s Home in the summer of 2016. Since then, the Packs on Backs initiative continues to impact the lives of children in need in Armenia with this essential need.

Our next distribution will be for the kids attending the Debi Arach Children’s Center in Gyumri. Socially vulnerable children attend the center after their school and receive both humanitarian and educational support through a holistic approach. The Paros Foundation established the Debi Arach Children’s Center on April 15, 2015 and has since provided children each week the necessary academic, psychological, social and humanitarian support they need to succeed. Gyumri’s devastating history has left more than 100,000 residents homeless, and plagued with unemployment and rampant poverty. These families often struggle to provide their children with life’s basic necessities; therefore making backpacks and school supplies a distant priority. Children at the center were recipients of backpacks and school supplies during our first distribution in 2015 and distributions have continued in years since. This distribution will meet the ongoing needs of all of the children. Our goal is to distribute backpacks and supplies for 180 children attending Debi Arach. A donation of $35 will help obtain one backpack filled with supplies for one child. School supplies will be grade appropriate and include a combination of pencils, pens, pencil cases, notebooks, folders, erasers, sharpeners, glue, scissors, rulers, highlighters, and crayons. In-kind donations of the items listed are also welcomed.

Region

Shirak / Շիրակ

City / Village

Gyumri / Գյումրի

Start Date

July 2024

End Date

Packs on Backs Armenia: Debi Arach 2024
$2,750 of $6,300 raised
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The Need

It is very difficult for a child to learn and excel in their studies without a proper backpack and essential school supplies. In addition, without the proper supplies these children are less likely to attend school on a regular basis, hence severely hindering their educational growth and minimizing future opportunities.

Short Term Impact

A total of 180 children from Gyumri’s poverty stricken communities attending the Debi Arach Children’s Center will receive either proper backpacks and school supplies or new school supplies to aid in their educational advancement. Local school supplies will be purchased whenever economically feasible in turn boosting the local economy.

Long Term Impact

Your donation to sponsor the Packs on Backs Armenia: Debi Arach project will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project.

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. Ara Arakelian

Sun Valley, CA
July 4, 2024
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Mark Olson

Cedarville, CA June 11, 2024
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Gregory Garabedian

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA June 4, 2024
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Mr. Ara Arakelian

Sun Valley, CA
June 4, 2024
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lisa sansone

Macomb, MI May 31, 2024
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Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Vivian Nazeley

Los Angeles, CA
May 31, 2024
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Mr. Ara Arakelian

Sun Valley, CA
May 4, 2024
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Ms. Elise Yacoubian

La Crescenta, CA May 3, 2024
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Groceries for Gyumri 2024

Groceries for Gyumri 2024

Description

Following the 1988 Spitak Earthquake, thousands of people were left homeless in the city of Gyumri. Many of these families took refuge in the overseas shipping containers (domiks) that were shipped into Armenia loaded with humanitarian relief supplies. Although more than a quarter century has passed since the earthquake, this depressive reality still remains. Currently, more than 1,800 families still live in domiks scattered throughout Gyumri in extreme poverty. Many of them are unable to provide for their familys’ needs including warm clothes, nutritious food, heat and electricity for their homes and other basic necessities.

During his visit to Armenia several summers ago Dustin Hochmuth, one of the SERVICE Armenia 2017 participants, and several of his peers, witnessed these horrible conditions and decided to assemble packets for 10 families in dire need of everyday necessities and non-perishable food items. This effort was led by one of the SERVICE Armenia 2017 coordinators, Stephanie Nersesyan. Following the success of that effort, Paros has continued implementing this project on a regular basis. 

Our goal is to help 100 families in need over summer 2024. Each packet will cost $50 and will include basic staples including personal hygiene products, non-perishable food items such as rice, flour, sugar, salt, oil, and pasta. The packets will also include fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products and canned meats.  Donations in any amount will help this important cause

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Gyumri

Start Date

July 2024

End Date

Groceries for Gyumri 2024
$2,600 of $5,000 raised
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The Need

Currently, more than 1,800 families still live in domiks scattered throughout Gyumri in extreme poverty. Many of them are unable to provide for their familys’ needs including warm clothes, nutritious food, heat and electricity for their homes and other basic necessities.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, 100 families will receive packets filled with basic staples including personal hygiene products, non-perishable food items and fresh food items.

Long Term Impact

In long term, the Armenian diaspora will be exposed to the harsh living conditions in Gyumri through this important project.

Sponsors Benefits

All project sponsors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on The Paros Foundation’s website. The Paros Foundation can arrange a visit to Gyumri when you are in Armenia.

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Joe Richey

Boulder, CO May 31, 2024
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Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Vivian Nazeley

Los Angeles, CA
May 31, 2024
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Karla D

Bradbury, CA May 25, 2024
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Canada
May 6, 2024
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Mr. Hayk Ghulijanyan

Pasadena, CA
May 3, 2024
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Ms. Arega Bagirian

Moraga, CA
May 2, 2024
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Mr. & Mrs. Allen & Rosie Nisanyan

Brooklyn, NY
March 18, 2024

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June 26, 2024

SERVICE Armenia 2024 assembled 50 food packs, and distributed 26 packs in person. The remaining packs will be delivered by Vahan and his crew (from the Shirak Center NGO, a Paros partner organization) today bringing the total to 50. Additionally, four more packs were distributed by Paros donors including the Berejikian (California) and O'Neil families (Maryland).

Assarian Vocational Training Program

Assarian Vocational Training Program

Description

In 2016, the Debi Arach Children’s Center in Gyumri launched their vocational training program at the center in order to provide young adults with a set of skills and tools they will need to secure gainful employment and help break their family’s cycle of poverty. For years, students have participated in their choice of several programs including computer programming classes using a curriculum developed by the Union of Information Technology Enterprises, 3D printing and related software and programming, and computer repairs – both hardware and software. Since 2019, additional vocational options were added to the program including instruction for cosmetologists, hair stylists, make-up artists and manicurists. In 2021, the Hianali Beauty Center was launched as a salon that offers training classes for students, as well as public services. Furthermore, vocational courses are also offered at Digital Pomegranate and the Lentex Textile Factory, both located in Gyumri.  

In 2019, the vocational training program was renamed Assarian Vocational Training Program in honor of the Dr. Gary and Linda Assarian Family Foundation, whose generous donations underwrite the vocational training programs. 

Sponsorship towards this project will help run the vocational programs in Gyumri, including staff wages and supplies. The goal is to help hundreds of people develop a vision for a successful future, and to give them the skills they need to reach these goals. 

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Gyumri

Start Date

January 2024

End Date

Assarian Vocational Training Program
$14,000 of $50,000 raised
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The Need

Young adults living in extreme poverty in Gyumri, who are not interested or able to continue their higher education, have very bleak prospects for a successful future. To combat this reality, the Debi Arach Vocation Center provides job skills and aid in job placement in order to help these young adults change their lives towards a successful future by gaining real skills and securing real employment.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, students, both current and new, will participate in one of several training programs offered for the duration of a year. Four trainers will be employed and facilitate classes.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, the cycle of poverty will be broken for the newer generations in Gyumri. The new skills these young adults will gain through vocational courses will help secure great jobs and provide opportunities to change their lives. In addition, Gyumri’s economy will also benefit from additional skills being introduced to the job market.

Sponsors Benefits

Your donation to sponsor the Debi Arach Vocational Center will be recognized on a plaque, on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the vocational center when you are in Armenia.

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Armenian Renaissance Association

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Ms. Carol Ohanesian

Commerce Township, MI June 4, 2024
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Dr. & Mrs. Gary & Linda Assarian

Bloomfield Hills, MI February 26, 2024
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Dr. & Mrs. Gary & Linda Assarian

Bloomfield Hills, MI February 26, 2024

Meds Masrik School Improvements

Meds Masrik School Improvements

Description

Meds Masrik is a village in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia. It is a border village with a population of 3,000. The Meds Masrik School has 420 children in attendance. Despite the abundance of students, the school has never had access to computers for educational purposes. With our help, the school has allocated a 650 sq. ft. classroom to be renovated and equipped with computers.

With the recent population growth because of families displaced from Artsakh, the school has a shortage of available classrooms. There are three classrooms that need major renovations to accommodate the influx of new students. 

This work will cost the following:

$7,200 for 12 computers
$6,500 for the computer classroom
$1,800 for furniture
$15,000 for three classrooms

Region

Gegharkunik

City / Village

Meds Masrik

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Four Months After Start
Meds Masrik School Improvements
$22,350 of $30,500 raised
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The Need

The Meds Masrik School services 420 children. The school needs computers and renovations on classrooms to provide the best possible environment for students’ classes.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, 420 students will enjoy new computers and learn valuable computer skills. They will also have three newly renovated classrooms that provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment to learn.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, thousands of children will benefit from the renovations completed at the school. The children will learn lasting computer skills that can lead to careers in Armenia’s technology industry. Providing this resource to children in a border village will also give them more opportunities to learn real-life skills. 

Sponsors Benefits

All sponsors of this project will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website, on a plaque at the Meds Masrik School, and in appropriate press related to this important project. Visits can be arranged to Meds Masrik for sponsors during their visits to Armenia. Naming rights are available for classroom renovations. 

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Developmental Services for Armenia

Arcadia, CA May 9, 2024
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Restock Solutions Inc.

Cudahy, CA April 15, 2024
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Drs. Donald & Martha Missirlian

San Francisco, CA
April 12, 2024
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Dr. & Mrs. Hovsep & Hilda Fidanian

Glendale, CA April 12, 2024
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Mr. & Mrs. Ara & Lucy Jil-Agopian

Encino, CA April 12, 2024
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Ms. Rita Barsoumian

Toluca Lake, CA April 12, 2024
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Mobile Dental Clinic Vayots Dzor 2

Mobile Dental Clinic for Vayots Dzor 2

Description

The Armenian Dental Society of California and The Paros Foundation have successfully partnered in order to help the mobile dental clinic bring dental care to poverty stricken communities throughout Armenia.

Dr. Viken Garabedian who has worked closely with Drs. Gary Kevorkian and Jack Bayramyan  and the ADSC mobile clinic, is ready to tackle the challenge of bringing expanded dental health to the communities in Armenia’s Vayots Dzor region by adding a second mobile dental clinic.  In partnership with ADSC, the Syunik Development NGO and The Paros Foundation, a second bus will be converted into a mobile dental clinic and serve the isolated and poverty stricken communities in Armenia’s Vayots Dzor region.

Many of the villagers in Vayots Dzor live only a few hundred meters from the Azeri Border.  Many of the men in these villages serve in the army, protecting Armenia’s border.  The harsh and isolated conditions in these areas has forced many of the residents to flee their homes and resettle in the larger neighboring cities.

Currently, $3,500 is needed for monthly operating funds. 

Region

Vayots Dzor

City / Village

Yeghegnadzor and surrounding villages

Start Date

January 2024

End Date

Mobile Dental Clinic Vayots Dzor 2
$100 of $35,000 raised
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Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need
Dental supplies and clinics are difficult to find or too expensive for residents living in Armenia’s isolated and poverty stricken villages in the Vayots Dzor Region. This can cause a lifetime of dental problems and oral disease for these people. Residents living in these areas are in need of dental care in order to be able to prevent serious dental issues in the future.
Short Term Impact
Residents in the Vayots Dzor region of Armenia will be visited regularly by the mobile dental clinic and receive basic dental care. In addition, two dentists, one assistant and a driver work on the clinic all from Armenia, and have the opportunity to work alongside volunteer dentists from the United States.
Long Term Impact
Residents of in the Vayots Dzor region will have a decreased chance of tooth decay and serious oral issues in their future.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Mobile Dental Clinic will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website and in all appropriate press related to this important project.
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Mrs. Sandra Riley

Ashburn, VA
February 3, 2024
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Moorestown, NJ January 24, 2024
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Moorestown, NJ January 14, 2024