Khndzoresk Kindergarten Renovation
More than 2,000 residents call the ancient village of Khndzoresk their home. This large village on the border with Azerbaijan has a rich history and is known for its beautiful canyon and cave dwellings.
The village’s large kindergarten currently is operating with three groups of children (75 in total) and has a waiting list of an additional 30 children who would like to attend, but cannot do to the conditions within parts of the building.
Over the years, parts of the kindergarten have been renovated and operating. However, the roof over two parts of the kindergarten needs to be replaced and the entire facility does not have proper heating and is currently heated in the cold winter months with ineffective electric heaters. In addition, one complete wing of the kindergarten encompassing a classroom, sleeping room and bathroom needs to be renovated to expand the number of children attending. The balance of the kindergarten needs to have a cosmetic renovation throughout.
The large village of Khndzoresk has children that cannot attend kindergarten because of the current conditions within the building. This negatively effects both the children and their families. In addition, the current facility does not have proper heating and is not protected against rainy weather.
Short Term Impact
Work at the kindergarten in Khdzoresk will begin as soon as funding is available with the roof and balance of windows that need to be replaced. Once the exterior of the building is sealed, work will begin on the inside of the facility. This will immediately create several part time jobs and have a boost for the local economy as all materials will be purchased locally.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, once construction is completed, three new full time jobs will be created with the expansion of the kindergarten. In addition, 25 new children and their families will benefit from the fact that they will be able to attend kindergarten in a safe and comfortable surroundings.
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 the kindergarten in Khndzoresk can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.