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The Paros Foundation underwrites all administrative and overhead costs allowing 100% of all donor contributions to go directly towards projects and supported organizations.

Donations to The Paros Foundation Projects for Prosperity are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. To sponsor a project through The Paros Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization (Tax ID 20-5094630), or learn more about specific projects in need of funding, please contact us using the information below.

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The Paros Chamber Choir

The Paros Chamber Choir

Description

The award-winning Paros Chamber Choir was founded in 1993 and performs a wide repertoire of music including songs by accomplished Armenian, Russian and American composers. The Paros Foundation works with the Choir to bring their rich gift of song to the world through financial support, and accessible office and rehearsal space. Additional contributions are needed in order to help underwrite expenses needed to underwrite national and international performances.

To learn more about the Paros Chamber Choir please visit their website at www.paros.am

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The choir is seen as a beacon of hope by fans everywhere. They have entertained audiences worldwide at festivals and competitions, while continually encouraging people with disabilities to live full and active lives. Furthermore, The Paros Chamber Choir is successfully changing perceptions of people with disabilities not only in Armenia, but throughout world.

Sponsors Benefits

Your donation to sponsor The Paros Chamber Choir will be recognized on all relevant press, The Paros Foundation and The Paros Chamber Choir websites. Meetings and special concerts can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Nor Luyce Mentoring Center

Nor Luyce Mentoring Center

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Nor Luyce’s program aims at stabilizing emotions, forming values, self-esteem and self-confidence of all our mentees, arming them with knowledge and skills, which will provide them with an opportunity to take steps toward a sustainable future, while breaking the stereotype that getting married as the fastest way of getting out of the orphanage. Nor Luyce is trying to empower teenagers with their own voice by providing mentoring relationships and applicable skills.

In order to improve the future and career opportunities for girls from socially disadvantage families and orphanages, we created a 3-phase, 3-year mentoring program that impacts approximately 60 girls a year.

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Shirak

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Gyumri
Nor Luyce Mentoring Center
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Due to severe poverty, several hundred children live in institutions in Gyumri even though they may have a parent. Young women living in orphanages and boarding schools in Gyumri are at a high risk of not pursing higher education, being married off at a young age, or even becoming victims of abuse or trafficking. Mentoring these women through the Nor Luyce Mentoring Center helps provide these women skills, direction and goals for the future.
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Ghoghanj Children’s Center

Ghoghanj Children’s Center

Description

Created in 2003, the Ghoghanj Children’s Center cares for and mentors children of families severely economically challenged in Yerevan. Their goal is to provide the proper support and guidance children need to excel in school and become self-confident and respectful young adults.
The staff is mostly comprised of professional teachers who volunteer their time and skills to help Armenia’s children.

The center provides homework assistance, English classes and art programs for more than 70 students of hardworking single-parent households or socially dysfunctional families. “At-risk students,” as these children are commonly known as around the world, gain a tremendous benefit from the guidance the center offers.

Some of the children have social, behavioral or physical disabilities. The Ghoghanj Children’s Center places a great emphasis on the psychological and social development of children. Students are recruited with the help of local schools who identify children who would benefit from the services.

The Paros Foundation provides rent free, modern office space to house the Ghoghanj Children’s Center, in addition to modest annual support to sponsor English and theater classes.

Please support the creative and intellectual development of Armenia’s children by helping sponsor this important organization:

To learn more about the Ghoghanj Children’s Center please visit their website at www.childrenscenter.am

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Throughout Yerevan
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The Need

Due to severe poverty, several hundred children live in institutions in Gyumri even though they may have a parent. Young women living in orphanages and boarding schools in Gyumri are at a high risk of not pursing higher education, being married off at a young age, or even becoming victims of abuse or trafficking. Mentoring these women through the Nor Luyce Mentoring Center helps provide these women skills, direction and goals for the future.

Sponsors Benefits

Sponsor will be recognized on both the Nor Luyce and The Paros Foundation websites, social media sites and in all appropriate press related to this project. Donors will also be mentioned in the Nor Luyce e-newsletter and be given regular progress reports on the girl’s progress during their university studies.

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Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts

Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts

Description

In 1974, the Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts was founded as a branch of the National Gallery of Armenia. In 1979, it was reorganized and received the status of an independent Museum of Fine Arts with its own collection. Soon thereafter, the Museum became one of the most prominent cultural centers in the Lori region.

The Museum houses more than 1,700 works of art including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative arts. The first floor exhibit hall is dedicated to sculpture and drawing. Works by artists of Lori Region are on display in a separate hall. Special exhibitions are regularly held.

The Museum’s research team works in the fields of history, criticism and theory of art, as well as delivers public lectures, and conducts collaborative meetings and seminars. Students from schools, colleges and universities have the opportunity to hold and attend classes in the Museum.

Though the Museum receives modest state support, the Museum relies on support from private individuals and foundations to grow its impact as an important destination in the Lori Region. The Paros Foundation supports the Museum with aggressive marketing efforts designed to raise awareness of the Museum and its significant collection of art in an attempt to help redevelop and reinvigorate the historical art colony in the Lori Region.

In 2009, the Paros Foundation created a market for art work and crafts, and a source of revenue for local artists and the Museum through the construction of a Museum Gift Shop at the Vanadzor Museum. All proceeds from this shop benefit the artists and the Museum itself, and was built in memory of Angela and Karekin Barsoumian (Allepo, Los Angeles).

To learn more about the Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts please visit their website at www.vanart.org

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Lori
Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts
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The Need

The Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts is dedicated to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of art through its collection, exhibits and educational resources.

Sponsors Benefits

Your donation to sponsor the Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts will be recognized on all relevant press, The Paros Foundation and the museum’s websites. A tour of the museum can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Vanadzor Art School No. 3

Vanadzor Art School No. 3

Description

The Tigran Chukhajyan Art School (formerly Vanadzor Music School #3) was established in 1969 through the efforts of Eduard Kzartmian. Originally it was located on the ground floor of a residential building and had a total of seven classrooms. The school eventually became one of the best in the Lori Region of Armenia and began attracting more and more students every year. In 1984 the school was relocated to a larger building and underwent major reconstruction to accommodate 500 students. It was transformed into an exemplary academic facility with large classrooms and auditoriums.

The 1988 Shirak Earthquake seriously damaged the school and students had to relocate to a temporary location. The make-shift building did not have proper heating or lighting. Leaks from the roof resulted in further deterioration of the building. The musical instruments were damaged because of water the lack of proper storage facilities. Only 26 pianos, one violin and two cellos were able to be used at the Vanadzor Musical School. However, despite all these difficulties students continued their classes and participated in regional music competitions receiving awards.

In September of 2001 Armenia Fund Inc. adopted the Vanadzor School project through a joint financing agreement with the Arshak II Opera Committee. Both the Arshak II Opera Committee and Armenia Fund Inc. acknowledged the significance of this joint mission to fund the reconstruction and the refurnishing of the school. That year the Arshak II Opera Committee held a sold-out Gala and allocated proceeds to the reconstruction of the School. The Gala proceeds of approximately $250,000 were partially used in the joint efforts for the reconstruction of the School and the rest for the future maintenance. The funds were also used to purchase critically needed musical instruments, student aid, and teacher compensation.

The Paros Foundation regularly inspects the physical facility and recommends needed repairs. Several of the improvements have been completed by sponsorship from a San Francisco Committee. Past maintenance issues have been completed under The Paros Foundation’s guidance including replacement of the central boiler, repair of the stage walls, repairs to the basement to contend with moisture issues, work to the outside of the building, painting of all the window frames, and repair of student desks. With the help of our donors the school has obtained a high quality copy machine, as well as a baby grand piano, two violins, a guitar, flutes and several traditional Armenian instruments including kanoons, kamanches and duduks. Furthermore, The Paros Foundation has helped find funding for scholarships that have been awarded to students on merit and financial need.

The Paros Foundation works to promote the Tigran Chukhajyan Art school as it is an exemplary example of Armenia’s talent and potential in the Lori Region. The Foundation’s goal is to help the School find additional sponsors to aid with student expenses related to additional scholarships, individual travel to and participation in international competitions and their continuing education.

To learn more about the Vanadzor Art School No. 3 please visit their website at www.vanadzormusic.org

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Shirak
Vanadzor Art School No. 3
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The Need

Due to severe poverty, several hundred children live in institutions in Gyumri even though they may have a parent. Young women living in orphanages and boarding schools in Gyumri are at a high risk of not pursing higher education, being married off at a young age, or even becoming victims of abuse or trafficking. Mentoring these women through the Nor Luyce Mentoring Center helps provide these women skills, direction and goals for the future.

Sponsors Benefits

Sponsor will be recognized on both the Nor Luyce and The Paros Foundation websites, social media sites and in all appropriate press related to this project. Donors will also be mentioned in the Nor Luyce e-newsletter and be given regular progress reports on the girl’s progress during their university studies.

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Manana Youth Center

Manana Youth Center

Description

The award-winning Manana Youth Center was founded in 1995 and provides outstanding training for children 8-22 years of age, in all aspects of documentary film production, animation, photography and journalism. The Paros Foundation strongly believes in investing in a child’s creative potential and is proud to support the work of Manana.

In 2007, The Paros Foundation partnered with The Tufenkian Foundation to support the work of the Manana Youth Center. The Paros Foundation provides rent free, modern office space to the Manana Youth Center with the strong belief that a proper environment contributes to the cultivation of creative and intellectual abilities. The Paros Foundation has also sponsored the redesign and redevelopment of the www.mananayouthcenter.org website.

Please support the creative and intellectual development of Armenia’s children by helping sponsor this important organization:

$150 to sponsor a one year scholarship for a needy child to enable them to participate in Manana’s multimedia educational program.

$750 to sponsor an exhibition of Manana Youth Center Photos in Yerevan. Sponsors will be listed on the Manana Youth Center’s website, in all press materials related to the event, and at the event itself.

$1,500 to sponsor the production of a documentary film. Sponsors will be listed on the Manana Youth Center’s website and at the end of the film.

To learn more about the Manana Youth Center please visit their website at www.mananayouthcenter.org

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The arts play a very important part in trying to relieve children of issues that can trouble them every day. The Manana Youth Center seeks to create the optimum environment for the overall spiritual, intellectual and physical development of children, building on their foundations for happy, healthy and safe live through art.

Sponsors Benefits

Your donation to sponsor The Manana Youth Center will be recognized on all relevant press, The Paros Foundation and The Manana Youth Center websites. Meetings and a tour of the center can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Unison NGO

Unison NGO

Description

Unison NGO was founded in 2002 and is among the most effective non-government organizations in Armenia. Their goal is to serve and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Armenia. Since its inception, Unison has aggressively designed and implemented many projects and programs for people with disabilities.

With the goal of allowing people with disabilities to lead an independent and productive life, Unison provides
several services including art and computer training, legal advice and psychological aid. The organization also provides job training and placement services. Working together with The Paros Foundation, more than 15 employees with disabilities were hired at Vivacell, MTS. In December 2006, Unison launched Armenia’s first Center for Independent Living (CIL). In 2007, they established their first regional branch in Meghri, Syunik Region. The Employment Center for people with disabilities was officially launched and began operation in May, 2008.

Unison regularly implements accessibility monitoring of cultural centers, polling stations, courts and other public facilities. Beginning in 2007, Unison regularly participates in election monitoring to ensure people with disabilities have access to polling stations.

The National Assembly and Government of the Republic of Armenia (RoA), RoA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, RoA Human Rights Defender, State Employment Agency, Municipality of Yerevan, local NGOs and DPOs, the mass media, various international donor organizations and other major stakeholders acknowledge Unison as the lead organization in promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in Armenia.

The Paros Foundation works to support the work of Unison by providing rent free, modern and fully accessible office space and $6,500 in program funding. In addition, The Paros Foundation underwrote the costs associated with the redesign and redevelopment of their website www.unison.am.

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Society, often times, creates barriers for people with disabilities based upon misconceptions and preconceived notions about a person with a disability. Unison NGO was established in order to help people with disabilities to lead an independent and productive life.

Sponsors Benefits

Your donation to sponsor Unison NGO will be recognized on all relevant press, The Paros Foundation and the Unison NGO websites. Meetings and a tour of their center can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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