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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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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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Anonymous

United States April 5, 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. 

Aquaponics Farming on the Border

Aquaponics Farming on the Border

Description

Facing the challenges of limited water, limited access to land and the challenges of weather, an aquaponic growing system for food is a perfect solution for border communities.  An Aquaponics has clear benefits over soil-based gardening including lessened, adverse environmental impacts, reduced consumption of resources, faster plant growth, and higher yields.
 
The Paros Foundation working through its Aygepar Incubator, has won a $53,000 grant from the Austrian Development Agency to install a 1,760 sq. ft. greenhouse along with a control building to house an aquaponic growing system in the village of Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur.  Our contribution towards this important project is an additional $15,000.  The system will be housed in a 160 square meter controlled environment greenhouse.  This fully recirculating system will be used as both a training center and as a plant production business. The system will introduce rabbit waste into a small waste processing station before being pumped into a fully aqueous media environment which converts the waste to usable nitrates.  The resulting nitrate fertilizer will be circulated through the bioreactor, into Deep Water Culture beds and Nutrient Film Technique gutters prior to their return to a waste processing station.   
 
Once completed, this system will serve as a model for the entire region.  Its training component will serve to instruct the next generation on how to benefit from and properly care for an aquaponics farming system.  
 

Region

Tavush

City / Village

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur, Aygepar

Start Date

Spring 2022

End Date

Fall 2023
Aquaponics Farming on the Border

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

The Need

Because of a shortage of land and lack of water in the community of Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur, it is difficult to farm.  The introduction of an aquaponic system and training will greatly benefit this community.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, the preparation and construction of the aquaponic system in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur will bring a mild economic benefit to the community as local labor and materials will be used whenever possible.

Long Term Impact

In the longer term, the community will benefit economically as any proceeds from the sales of the aquaponic farm will be reinvested directly in the community.  In addition, the villagers will benefit from the training they receive in this new cutting edge technology. 

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. Patrick & Mary Goshtigian

Hermosa Beach, CA November 16, 2021

Border Home Renovation-Ashot A.

Border Home Renovation-Ashot A.

Description

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is an important border village with a population of more than 1,100 residents in the Berd area of Armenia’s Tavush Region. This community remains under constant risk of sniper fire and renewed armed conflict. NKA was the single most damaged Armenian village during the Azeri conflict in the 1990’s. The economy of the village and the livelihood of many of its residents have suffered due to these difficult and dangerous conditions. In particular, 70% of their fertile land is unusable because of frequent sniper attacks. Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is a beneficiary village of the Paros Foundation’s Prosperity on the Border Initiative. With major financial support of Jean-Marie Atamian and his family over the last ten years, much of the village’s infrastructure has been completely rebuilt and improved including, but not limited to, its large secondary school, expanded kindergarten, medical center, emergency services building and water distribution system. In addition, several families have benefited from agribusiness and animal husbandry projects. Having funded the rebuilding of NKA’s infrastructure, the Atamian family is now focusing its attention on the reconstruction of severely damaged houses to provide decent and safe homes for deserving families in the village. Since 2012, a variety of work (ranging from $2,500 to $30,000) has taken place on more than 20 homes in the village.  

Ashot A. lives with his wife, his two sons and one of his son’s families.   A total of eight people live together.

One of Ashot’s sons works for the road police, and the other works in construction and has even worked in the past as part of the Paros work crew.  They have land which they plant a garden, they have one pig and some chickens.   Ashot’s newest grandchild was born with some physical defects.  He is missing fingers on his hand and his foot is malformed.  He is being treated with special shoes to help form his foot in Yerevan. The family is concerned with the baby’ treatment and has little funding available to make needed improvements to their home. 

Prior to the birth of the newest grandchild, Ashot had begun to do some work on their home including making roof repairs and had hopes of building the family a bathroom and new kitchen.  However, the baby’s medical problems have consumed any available funds for hospital bills. The work will include a new roof, windows, kitchen, bathroom, heating system and a complete interior remodel. This will allow the family to leave in clean, sanitary and comfortable conditions.  

Region

Tavush

City / Village

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Four months after start date.
Border Home Renovation-Ashot A.

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

The Need

Ashot A.’s home needs to be completely renovated to help this border family live in a clean, safe and comfortable environment.  

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, Ashot’s family will thrive in their new home and the community as a whole will benefit as conditions in their community continue to improve.

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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Nariné Atamian

New York, NY August 22, 2022
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Nariné Atamian

New York, NY May 16, 2022

Border Home Renovation-Rafik P.

Border Home Renovation-Rafik P.

Description

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is an important border village with a population of more than 1,100 residents in the Berd area of Armenia’s Tavush Region. This community remains under constant risk of sniper fire and renewed armed conflict. NKA was the single most damaged Armenian village during the Azeri conflict in the 1990’s. The economy of the village and the livelihood of many of its residents have suffered due to these difficult and dangerous conditions. In particular, 70% of their fertile land is unusable because of frequent sniper attacks. Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is a beneficiary village of the Paros Foundation’s Prosperity on the Border Initiative. With major financial support of Jean-Marie Atamian and his family over the last ten years, much of the village’s infrastructure has been completely rebuilt and improved including, but not limited to, its large secondary school, expanded kindergarten, medical center, emergency services building and water distribution system. In addition, several families have benefited from agribusiness and animal husbandry projects. Having funded the rebuilding of NKA’s infrastructure, the Atamian family is now focusing its attention on the reconstruction of severely damaged houses to provide decent and safe homes for deserving families in the village. Since 2012, a variety of work (ranging from $2,500 to $30,000) has taken place on more than 20 homes in the village.  

Rafik P.  is 44 and his wife is 32.  They have two sons.  Roman and Mark, 8 and 5 years old.  Rafik works occasionally at a store doing basic labor on an occasional basis when they need him.   Anna studied management but does not because she is caring for her children.  The family lives on Rafik’s income plus, they have one cow, one calf and  some chickens.  They also care for Anna’s father’s beehives and they split the honey with him.  Rafik’s home is in very poor condition and needs to be completely renovated.  The family is trying their best to make ends meet but their house is in very poor condition and they have little hope of being able to renovate it themselves.  The work will include a new roof, windows, kitchen, bathroom, heating system and a complete interior remodel. This will allow the family to leave in clean, sanitary and comfortable conditions.  

Region

Tavush

City / Village

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Four months after start date.
Border Home Renovation-Rafik P.

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

The Need

Rafik P.’s home needs to be completely renovated to help this border family live in a clean, safe and comfortable environment.  

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, Rafik’s family will thrive in their new home and the community as a whole will benefit as conditions in their community continue to improve.

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. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY March 8, 2022

Border Home Renovation-Varsik V.

Border Home Renovation-Varsik V.

Description

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is an important border village with a population of more than 1,100 residents in the Berd area of Armenia’s Tavush Region. This community remains under constant risk of sniper fire and renewed armed conflict. NKA was the single most damaged Armenian village during the Azeri conflict in the 1990’s. The economy of the village and the livelihood of many of its residents have suffered due to these difficult and dangerous conditions. In particular, 70% of their fertile land is unusable because of frequent sniper attacks. Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is a beneficiary village of the Paros Foundation’s Prosperity on the Border Initiative. With major financial support of Jean-Marie Atamian and his family over the last ten years, much of the village’s infrastructure has been completely rebuilt and improved including, but not limited to, its large secondary school, expanded kindergarten, medical center, emergency services building and water distribution system. In addition, several families have benefited from agribusiness and animal husbandry projects. Having funded the rebuilding of NKA’s infrastructure, the Atamian family is now focusing its attention on the reconstruction of severely damaged houses to provide decent and safe homes for deserving families in the village. Since 2012, a variety of work (ranging from $2,500 to $30,000) has taken place on more than 20 homes in the village.  

Varsik Vardanian lives with her son, daughter-in-law and four young grand-children. 

Vahe is a contract soldier, guarding the border in two- week shifts each month.  Varsik is retired.  They live in a large home of about 2,250 square feet.  They have one cow, two calves and a pig.  They also have a large plot of land near their home for the family garden.  Their home needs to be completely remodeled including a new roof, new windows, heating system, bathroom, kitchen and a full interior remodel.  This will allow the family to leave in clean, sanitary and comfortable conditions.  

Region

Tavush

City / Village

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Four months after start date.
Border Home Renovation-Varsik V.

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

The Need

Varsik V.’s home needs to be completely renovated to help this border family live in a clean, safe and comfortable environment.  

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, Varsik’s family will thrive in their new home and the community as a whole will benefit as conditions in their community continue to improve. 

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. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY March 8, 2022

Verishen Kindergarten Expansion & Rebuild

Verishen Kindergarten Expansion & Rebuild

Description

The village of Verishen is located in Armenia’s Syunik Region and is part of the Goris administrative district.  The village is home to more than 2,200 residents.  The community has a large kindergarten that operates three groups with almost 90 children.  There are more than 40 additional children waiting to attend the kindergarten, however space limitations prevent them for opening two additional groups and accepting these children into the kindergarten.  In addition, the existing building is in overall poor condition and needs a complete cosmetic remodel including a new kitchen and new bathrooms throughout to improve the sanitary conditions of the facility. 

Region

Syunik

City / Village

Verishen

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

July, 2022
Verishen Kindergarten Expansion & Rebuild

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

The Need

More than 40 children are waiting to attend kindergarten and receive the benefits of early education in the village of Verishen.  However, the existing building is too small and in too poor a condition to accept these additional children.  Once expanded, the existing building needs to also be fully renovated to improve the sanitary conditions within the facility.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, the expanded and renovated kindergarten will add two additional groups of children (40+) and will hire additional staff to work at the kindergarten.  Local work crews and material suppliers will benefit economically  during the construction.  

Long Term Impact

In the long term, more than 130 children will benefit from the new and sanitary conditions within the kindergarten.  New teachers will benefit economically from the new staff positions.  Parents in the village will also benefit from their children attending the kindergarten.

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 this community can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.

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Mr. Ara Cherchian

Hartland, WI January 5, 2022
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Mr. Ara Cherchian

Hartland, WI October 7, 2021
October 1, 2021

Work began on the reinforcing and expansion of the two balconies at the kindergarten in the village of Verishen.

February 15, 2022

With the structural work on the exterior of the balcony expansions completed, work has begun on the inside of the four new classrooms.

Kharpert Home for Special Children Excursion 20

Kharpert Home for Special Children Excursion 20

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 basic care and education.

Excursions 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 that they experience community life.

For each donation of $250, approximately 20 children and an appropriate number of care provides will be able to go on an excursion to Yerevan at Victory Park, or another appropriate venue for a morning or afternoon of activities including transportation, admission and snacks. Please consider supporting multiple excursions for these children.

Region

Yerevan

City / Village

Nor Kharpert

Start Date

Immediately
Kharpert Home for Special Children Excursion 20

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

The Need

Several homes in these frontier communities were damaged to varying degrees and need immediate repair. Villagers need to know that the diaspora stands with them in this time of need.

Short Term Impact

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 orphanage.

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 people witness these children regularly and realize that society can indeed accommodate them as part of their community.

Sponsors Benefits

Your donation towards the Kharpert Home for Special Children’s Excursion project will be recognized 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.

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Ms. Leslie Aznoian

North Andover, MA May 25, 2022
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Austria February 2, 2022
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Mr. & Dr. Varujan & Biana Goncuian

Calabasas, CA December 17, 2021

Orphaned Children’s Day Excursion 22

Description

More than 1,200 children live in Armenia’s 15 orphanages. These facilities provide for the children’s basic needs, but their limited budgets do not allow these children to participate in visits to popular historical sites, an amusement park or concert, or attend a cultural event.

Armenia’s orphan children should have the opportunity to experience popular cultural events, exhibits, and excursions in Armenia, or simply have a fun afternoon or activity that they normally would not be able to experience. Many different activities and excursions can be organized for these children. The extent of the activity or trip is directly related to the sponsorship amount. For sponsorships amounts between $250 -$750 approximately 20 children and an appropriate number of chaperons will be able participate in a memorable activity. Please consider supporting multiple excursions for these children.

The Paros Foundation staff and volunteers will organize and oversee the excursion/activity. Opportunities to sponsor excursions for orphanages serving both disabled and non-disabled children exist. Whenever possible, our staff will work with the destination for the excursion to secure group pricing and/or discounts.

Region

Throughout Armenia

City / Village

Throughout Armenia

Start Date

Immediately
Orphaned Children’s Day Excursion 22

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

The Need

Armenia’s orphanages generally are able to provide for their children’s basic care, but limited funding does not allow these children to visit museums, historical sites and popular cultural events. Allowing a child a few hours of recreation and/or entertainment as a regular child greatly enhances his/her outlook on life and reduces the emotional complexes of being an orphan.

Short Term Impact

The short-term impact of this project will be the immediate employment of a bus driver, money being spent in Armenia’s local economy and most important the education and social benefits for 20 orphan children.

Long Term Impact

This project has considerable long-term emotion, education and psychological benefits for the children, as they will be able to participate in activities that are above and beyond basic existence in an orphanage.

Sponsors Benefits

Your support of this project will be recognized at the relevant Orphanage, 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 care facility when you are in Armenia.

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Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Gretchen Albarian

Hermosa Beach, CA December 21, 2021

Khndzoresk School Multipurpose Room Renovation

Khndzoresk School Multipurpose Room Renovation

Description

The village of Khndzoresk is located in Armenia’s Syunik Region, south of Goris near Artsakh.  More than 2,000 people live in Khndzoresk.  The school is home to more than 300 children.  Several years ago, The Paros Foundation worked at this school to renovate seven restrooms for use by the students and staff.

The school’s auditorium is in very poor condition.   Old and broken windows and insufficient heating make this space unusable in the cold winter months.  Students from nearby villages also come to Khndzoresk to take their college entrance exams because other schools in the area do not have a large space like this at the school’s disposal.  

Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte, who’s grandfather was from this village, has taken a special interest in the school.  She, along with her supporters, wish to renovate this space into a fully functioning multipurpose room that students can use year-round.

Work to the auditorium will include new and reconfigured windows, heating, flooring, ceiling and new electrical.  New auditorium  seating, artwork and audio visual technology will complete this space.  

Region

Syunik

City / Village

Khnsoresk

Start Date

February 2022

End Date

June 2022
Khndzoresk School Multipurpose Room Renovation
$23,200 of $24,000 raised
$
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Honoree Details

Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need

The auditorium in the Khndzoresk Village School is overall poor condition and completely not usable in the winter because of a lack of sufficient heating.  The space needs to be renovated to create a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the children to assemble. 

Short Term Impact

Renovation work will lead to a modest boost to the locale economy as labor and materials will be purchased locally whenever possible.  

Long Term Impact

Once renovated, this new and comfortable space will lead to more student involvement at the school in such subjects as music, art, theater and dance.  The space will also help with regional competitions and college entrance testing.  

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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Anna Astvatsaturian Foundation

Westbrook, ME August 11, 2022
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Anna Astvatsaturian Foundation

Westbrook, ME March 16, 2022
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Anna Astvatsaturian Foundation

Westbrook, ME December 29, 2021

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February 5, 2022

Demolition work began at the school's auditorium.

March 1, 2022

Two windows were closed and the rest were made smaller to both allow for sufficient heating and natural light.

 
March 7, 2022

A new tray ceiling and led lighting will create both excellent acoustics and a beautiful aesthetic. 

Assarian Vocational Training Program 2021/2022

Assarian Vocational Training Program 2021/2022

Description

The Paros Foundation established the Debi Arach Children’s Center in Gyumri, Armenia on April 15, 2015. The center, which provides over 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. The Debi Arach Children’s Center, which in Armenian means “moving forward,” helps these socially vulnerable children through a holistic approach providing them with both humanitarian and educational support. The center provides counseling and group therapy with a psychologist on staff, homework help and tutoring for almost every subject the children learn in school including English, Math, Art/Design, and Computer classes.

In 2016, Debi Arach 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. Students participate in their choice of several programs including computer programing 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. In 2019, additional vocational options was added to the program including instruction for cosmetologists, hair stylists, make up artists and manicurists and the eventual launch of the Hianali Beauty Center. The salon is run as a social enterprise open to the public for services as well as training classes for students. 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 2021

End Date

Assarian Vocational Training Program 2021/2022
$39,500 of $55,000 raised
$
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Honoree Details

Donation Total: $100 One Time

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, 50 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 Vocationsl 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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Dr. & Mrs. Gary & Linda Assarian Family Foundation

Arcadia, CA June 14, 2022
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Dr. & Mrs. Gary & Linda Assarian

Bloomfield Hills, MI January 5, 2022
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Mr. & Mrs. Edward & Yvonne Korkoian

Farmington Hills, MI December 26, 2021