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Kanakeravan Art School Classroom Renovation

Kanakeravan Art School Classroom Renovation

Description

The Kanakeravan Fine Arts School is located in the village of Kanakeravan about 30 minutes outside of Yerevan and serves both this village and a neighboring village. The School provides afterschool program in several of the fine arts including music, dance, pottery, painting and needle work to more than 125 children annually. The School has a committed staff and principal that ensure that their personal passion for the arts is upheld and taught to these children.

The Paros Foundation has provided the school in past years with two new pianos and renovated the schools restroom and multipurpose room. The school is still in need of renovations to several of the classrooms and hallways including new flooring, doors, windows, paint and lighting. The local government provides the Art School support for their administrative expenses, while the students pay a modest monthly fee. Unfortunately, the support and fees are not enough to allow the school to complete the renovations on their own. Sponsorship of this project will help renovate a total of nine classroom/practice rooms and two administrative office.

Region

Kotayk

City / Village

Kanakeravan

Start Date

June 2018
Kanakeravan Art School Classroom Renovation
$17,800 of $45,000 raised
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The Need
Armenia’s villages and its children suffer from lack of facilities for children. The promotion of a child’s education and preservation of our rich culture depend on quality educational institutions. The Kanakeravan Fine Arts School can meet these needs with a modest amount of support.
Short Term Impact
125 children will have a newly renovated classrooms and practice rooms to attend. The renovation will employ a contractor and support the local economy through the purchase of necessary building materials.
Long Term Impact
Armenia’s rich heritage and culture will continue to be promoted through the support of this art school. In addition, life in the village of Kanakeravan will be more interesting and fulfilling by having a quality art school for children to study at and as a place for villagers to work.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to support the Kanakeravan Art School will be recognized with a plaque at the school, 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 and tour the school when you are in Armenia.
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Danny Donabedian

Watertown, MA
SERVICE Armenia June 9, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Karo & Nadima Avakian

Chatsworth, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss June 3, 2018
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Ms. Rita Takvorian

Foster City, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss April 30, 2018
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Mr. Edward Godoshian

Danville, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss April 25, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Zaven & Nina Tashjian

San Jose, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss April 22, 2018
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Mr. Vicken Ekmekjian & Mrs. Nanor Kaplanian

San Francisco, CA
In Memory Of Robert Sarkiss April 22, 2018
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June 28, 2018

The SERVICE Armenia 2018 program participants spent three days working in the village on the subfloor at the Art School.

 
August 15, 2018

Students will begin the 2018/19 school year with new classrooms on the first floor! We hope to be able to continue the renovation of this school with the classrooms on the second floor next year.

Paruyr Sevak KG & PreK

Kindergarten & Preschool for Paruyr Sevak Village

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.  Currently 16 children attend the preschool.  The village does not have a working kindergarten, nor an appropriate public gathering space for events and activities.  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 goal of this project is to rebuild several wings of the building that currently houses the preschool.  This will facilitate three major things for the village.  First, it will allow for the expansion for the preschool to accommodate additional children who are not attending due to the current poor conditions.  Second, it will allow the village of Paruyr Sevak to establish a kindergarten for the village.  Currently the village has 33 children awaiting the establishment of a kindergarten.  This will help these children receive the benefits of early education.  Finally, the renovation of a large assembly hall will allow the village to have an appropriate space to gather for various meetings and community activities.

This project will be implemented in phases as funding becomes available.  The first phase will include the renovation of the second story preschool space and will cost $18,500.  The second phase will include the renovation of the first story kindergarten space and the adjacent kitchen and will cost $28,500.  The third and final phase will include the renovation of the main entryway, the community assembly hall and the building’s entry courtyard and will cost $22,000.

Region

Ararat

City / Village

Paruyr Sevak

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Five Months after start date
Paruyr Sevak KG & PreK
$86,550 of $100,000 raised
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The Need
The village of Paruyr Sevak has a small working preschool that needs renovation in order to better serve the community. In addition, children currently do not have a kindergarten to attend. The community as a whole does not have an appropriate assembly hall to meet for various events and activities.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, all of the preschool and kindergarten aged children will benefit from the newly renovated facilities. Additional jobs will be created at both the preschool and kindergarten, and during the reconstruction phase of the building. Materials will be purchased locally whenever possible, to help the local economy.
Long Term Impact
In the longer term, children in the village will benefit from early education and the villagers will have an appropriate space for community gatherings and events.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors of this project will be listed on The Paros Foundation website, on a plaque at the building’s entrance in Paruyr Sevak, and in any press related to this important project. Visits to the village can be arranged for sponsors and their families during visits to Armenia.
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Mr. & Mrs. John & Beth Hamparian

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Susan & Stepan Piligian

Westford, MA December 28, 2021
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Mr. & Mrs. John & Beth Hamparian

Inverness, IL November 24, 2021
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Piligian Family

Westford, MA November 24, 2021
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Ms. Ren�e Deramerian

Sierra Madre, CA June 20, 2021
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Ms. Tiffany Matevosyan

Glendale, CA June 18, 2021
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Ms. Sareen Armenian

La Canada, CA June 16, 2021
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May 19, 2019

Work began today on the second floor classroom spaces that will house the new pre-school.

 
July 16, 2019

Work is completed on the second floor classroom space. Now the crew is beginning the phase two work which includes the new main entrance, staircase, hallway and kitchen.

 
September 5, 2019

Today the Piligian and Hamparian families who are the primary sponsors of this project, visited the village of Paruyr Sevak and sponsored a gala celebration for the work that has been completed to date!

 
January 13, 2020

With work on phase two nearing completion, our work crew has begun the renovation of the first floor kindergarten space.

 
February 29, 2020

After a considerable amount of research, our Paros staff concluded the most effective heating system for this large building is an electricity fired boiler and radiators to heat all newly renovated spaces. Our heating specialist was able to tie in the existing partial solar heating system for additional benefit.

 
March 7, 2020

The work on the first floor kindergarten classroom spaces is also complete and the crew is now working on the second floor auditorium.

 
April 9, 2020

Today our crew finished the interior work. The children will return to both the kindergarten and the newly opened pre-school as soon as the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. We will continue to work with the project sponsors to tackle the work on the grounds next.

July 9, 2021

Today our SERVICE Armenia participants spent the day at P. Sevak helping paint some of the verandas in the playground space.  Thanks to participant's donations, these structures were rebuilt and will offer both students, staff and families shelter from the heat!  

August 27, 2021

Thanks to the generous continued support from the Piligian and Hamparian families, the village's medical center, which is located next to the kindergarten's kitchen, is being renovated!  Work began today and should be completed within a few weeks.  

Ghoghanj Nor Nork 2019-2020 Funding

Ghoghanj Nor Nork - 2019-2020 Funding

Description

The Ghoghanj Children’s Center located in the Kentron of Yerevan provides afterschool and summer school programs for approximately 60 children every month. Children who attend the Center are loosely defined as “at risk.” These children typically come from very poor households, often times with a single head of household, who cannot pay for such assistance. The goal of the Ghoghanj Children’s Center is to provide the necessary academic, psychological and social support to ensure that the children attending mature to well adjusted, successful, young adults.

In order to further impact more “at-risk” children, the Center has identified a need for this model to be replicated and offered to other communities in Armenia. Through the generous support of the Dadourian Foundation, a second center for “at-risk” children was opened in 2014 in the Nor Nork neighborhood of Yerevan to provide support to 85 additional children annually. The new center has provided students the same core classes daily (English, Russian, Computer, Design, Painting, Theater and Dance) as the Ghoghanj Children’s Center – Kentron. The goal of this project is to broaden the services offered to socially vulnerable children and families in other communities and provide them with the proper support and guidance needed to excel in school and become self-confident and respectful young adults.

Amount will include rent, utilities, teacher salaries, maintenance and additional improvements, and supplies.

Region

Yerevan / Երևան

City / Village

Nor Nork / Նոր Նորք

Start Date

September 2019

End Date

August 2020
Ghoghanj Nor Nork 2019-2020 Funding

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

The Need
Children living in the community of Nor Nork in Yerevan are in need of additional guidance through social, psychological and academic support. A second center for these kids has been opened and needs financial support in order to cover operational costs for the following school year 2019-2020.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, sponsorship of this project will help continue to employ teachers, and provide 85 children in the Nor Nork neighborhood of Yerevan with their needed tutoring and guidance.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, this project has the potential of impacting the lives of 85-100 at-risk students by helping them gain the guidance and support they need in order to create greater future opportunities, and become successful individuals and good citizens.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to fund the operational costs for the 2019-2020 school year for Ghoghanj-Nor Nork 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 happily arrange a visit to the center when you are in Armenia.
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October 6, 2019

Students from the Ghoghanj Children's Center attended the Digitec Expo 2019 annual exhibition and presented their work.

 
March 12, 2020

Following the order of the Prime Minister, the Ghoghanj Children's Center will be temporarily closed due to Covid-19 until further notice.

Tsoghamarg Restroom

Restroom for Tsoghamarg Village Events Hall

Description

The Women for Development NGO (WFD NGO) was founded in Gyumri in 1997. Since its establishment the organization has been implementing educational, health care and community development projects in the villages of the Shirak region. Their mission has been to mobilize these communities through increasing community involvement and education.

One of the villages that the WFD NGO is involved with is Tsoghamarg Village located in the Shirak Region of Armenia, 20km from Gyumri. There are 558 residents in the community. Working alongside WFD, village residents came together and built an events hall. Meetings, workshops and events are organized and held in this space. This hall was built to support the community, provide a space to help residents raise and solve existing problems, and to promote the community members’ participation and mobilization. Next to the hall, 110 children from the village play on their new playground set installed with the help of our SERVICE Armenia 2017 group and with support from WFD NGO and Paros donors. In addition, a community library and a ”Tsoghamarg Youth Centre” will also be established in the building.

However, absence of a public restroom is a problem for proper functioning of the events hall and playground. While organizing different events the population faces a problem of discomfort, which in its turn brings about sanitary-hygienic and ecological problems. Next to the events hall there is space where a small Western style restroom can be built. Organizers of events, as well as village residents working in the building and playground will take full responsibility for the use and upkeep of the restrooms. The goal of this project is to provide basic sanitary-hygienic conditions for people during events, as well as people either working or visiting the Tsoghamarg Events Hall. Sponsorship of this project will help construct two Western style restrooms at the Tsoghamarg Events Hall; one for women and one for men.

Region

Shirak

City / Village

Tsoghamarg

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

Three months from start date
Tsoghamarg Restroom

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

The Need
The Tsoghamarg Events Hall has become a popular place for the villagers to organize and hold different family and public events. The hall is a need of a public restroom to make it complete and comfortable to host events. The absence of restrooms creates sanitary/hygienic and ecological issues for Tsoghamarg residents.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, a public restroom will be available at the Tsoghamarg Village Events Hall and will serve 558 residents and additional guests.
Long Term Impact
In the long term the village of Tsoghamarg will have a complete Events Hall to use for many years to come. In addition, a very important and basic sanitary/hygienic need will be addressed for current and future guests of the Tsoghamarg Village Events Hall.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to support this project will be recognized in the Women for Development NGO’s social media sites, and a plaque with names of all sponsors will be hung inside the event hall. Additionally, donors will be listed on The Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to Tsoghamarg Village when you are in Armenia.
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Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Mary Goshtigian

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February 22, 2019

Our team has discussed the launch of construction with the mayor of Tsoghamarg, and they have determined that we should be able to start construction in about six weeks, once the snow melts!

Abovyan School #8 Renovation-Phase One

Abovyan School #8 Renovation-Phase One

Description

The town of Abovyan in Armenia’s Kotayk region is often referred to as the northern gateway to Yerevan because of its proximity to city (about 10 miles north.) Abovyan is home to more than 34,500 residents. More than 530 children attend School #8 in Abovyan. The school is in overall poor condition. School administrators do what they can to maintain the facility, but outside assistance is needed to dramatically improve conditions throughout this school.

The school is comprised of seven building, six of which are currently being utilized. All six buildings need new roofs to prevent leakage during the wet and winter months. Most of the school’s windows need to be changed to modern, double-pane windows. The school’s boilers are 12 years old and one of them has ceased to function. The bathrooms all need to be completely renovated and transformed into modern restrooms. The large gym is also in very poor condition and needs a total remodel.

Improvements to this large school will be completed in phases. The Phase One project will include the replacement of the school’s roofing and roof support structure (as needed) over six of the buildings that are in use. Two of the buildings are in very bad condition and will be replaced immediately as soon as funding is available.

Region

Kotayk

City / Village

Abovyan

Start Date

June 2019
Abovyan School #8 Renovation-Phase One
$35,140 of $84,000 raised
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The Need
The roofs over the six buildings that are currently being used at the Abovyan School #8 are leaking and beyond repair. These roofs and much of the support structure beneath must be changed to help create a safe and comfortable environment for the children while they are at school.
Short Term Impact
In the near term, a roofing crew will replace roofs over six of the facilities buildings including new corrugated roofing, gutters, downspouts and wood supporting structure as needed. This will benefit the local economy as both materials and labor will be purchased locally.
Long Term Impact
In the longer term, children will be able to learn in a cleaner, safer environment. In addition, a new roof will help better protect the children and staff and prevent further deterioration of the facility.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors will be listed on The Paros Foundation website, on a plaque installed at the school and in all appropriate press materials related to this project.
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Mr. & Mrs. Assadour & Lena Kizirian

Redondo Beach, CA July 7, 2021
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Mr. & Mrs. Asbed & Lori Tatoulian

United States July 7, 2021
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Mrs. Danielle Tognozzi Hairabedian

CA, United States July 2, 2021
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Ms. Deena Dulgerian

United States June 23, 2021
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Mrs. Anush Kartalyan

United States June 10, 2021
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Ms. Zaruhi Rostomian

United States June 10, 2021
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December 27, 2018

Today our construction crew did a closer inspection of the roofs at the school. Our hope is to have enough funding in place to redo at least two of the building's roofs as soon as weather permits.

 
June 3, 2019

Our construction team arrived at the school today to begin the demolition of the roof on the first building on campus! Exciting!

 
July 23, 2019

So happy to announce that our team completed the work on the roof at the first building on campus!

Mobile Dental Clinic Vayots Dzor

Mobile Dental Clinic for Vayots Dzor Region

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.

$30,000 is needed to retrofit the bus with two dental chairs and the proper equipment.  The monthly operating budget for the mobile clinic once it has been put into operation is $3,000 per month.

Region

Vayots Dzor

City / Village

Yeghegnadzor and surrounding villages

Start Date

June 2019

End Date

December 2021
Mobile Dental Clinic Vayots Dzor
$74,598 of $101,000 raised
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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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Mr. & Mrs. John & Judith Wittmus

Siesta Key, FL December 31, 2021
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Ms. Julia Head

Tustin, CA December 14, 2021
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Dr. Viken Garabedian

Laguna Niguel, CA October 5, 2021
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Dr. Jeffrey Wittmus

Chicago, IL August 27, 2021
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Dr. Brett Gilbert

Highland Park, IL August 15, 2021
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Ms. Dyan Billal

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October 28, 2019

In advance of the official launch of the Mobile Clinic for Vayots Dzor, our team of Dentists and staff spent the day equipping the clinic and preparing it for the big day!

 
November 1, 2019

A big celebration was held to mark the official launch of the Mobile Clinic for the Vayots Dzor Region.

 
April 1, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Mobile Clinic is currently not operating. As soon as it is safe to resume operation, our staff will, once again, tackle their important mission.

Paravakar Kindergarten Renovation

Paravakar Kindergarten Renovation

Description

Paravakar is a border village in Armenia’s Tavush Province. About 1,300 people call Paravakar their home. Because of the threat of Azeri sniper fire, a bridge leading to the city of Berd is uncrossable. Villagers are forced to wind through the Shamshadin mountains to reach Berd, which almost triples their journey. The kindergarten in Berd currently serves more than 32 children in two groups. Shin construction company from Yerevan renovated two rooms of the kindergarten to house one of these groups. The rest of the building needs renovation including doors and windows, furniture and heating. The entire village of Paravakar has a serious water problem.  This issue will be addressed with the addition of a very large water reservoir for exclusive use by the kindergarten.  The exterior of the kindergarten remains partially exposed to Azerbaijan.

Region

Tavush

City / Village

Paravakar

Start Date

September 2018

End Date

June 2020
Paravakar Kindergarten Renovation

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

The Need

The current kindergarten in Paravakar needs renovation to both improve conditions for the children, and accommodate the creation of an additional group of 25 children. Following the renovation and furnishing of the kindergarten, the exterior of the building will be repaired to protect it from water seepage. A security wall will be built to guard children from any potential sniper fire. Finally, a new driveway, playground area and both hard and landscape will create an inviting space for the children and staff to spend time.

Short Term Impact

In the short term, the interior of the kindergarten will be renovated prior to the start of the new school year to accommodate the additional children. Materials will be purchased locally and local labor will be used to also benefit the local economy. In the spring of 2019, work will begin on the security wall and to the exterior of the building. In the spring of 2020, landscaping and the remaining exterior work will be completed.

Long Term Impact

Annually, approximately 75 children will benefit from a safe, warm and happy environment to begin their early education. The village in general will benefit from having a significant part of their village’s infrastructure improved.

Sponsors Benefits

All sponsors will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website, in appropriate press released to this project, and on a plaque installed at the Paravakar kindergarten.

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August 5, 2018

Our visit to Paravakar showed work progressing well. We are on schedule to have the interior work to accommodate the new group completed by September 1 for opening day!

September 4, 2018

Kitchen cabinets are being installed along with the new range and vent. The restrooms are also almost complete.

 
November 1, 2018

Paros Staff visited the Kindergarten today to inspect the progress of the work and plan for the next steps.

June 27, 2019

Following a rainy spring and equipment delays, the security wall construction is underway!

August 22, 2019

The new water reservoir and pipes are now installed and functioning to supply water to the entire kindergarten.

March 15, 2020

Due to the Cororna Virus, the Kindergarten is now closed until further decision by the government of Armenia.

October 1, 2020

Work on the exterior grounds of the kindergarten is completed. We are hopeful that in the coming weeks, Covid 19 will be under control and the kindergarten will reopen.

Med Aid Armenia 2018/2019

Med-Aid ARMENIA 2018/2019

Description

Health care for residents living in Armenia’s remote and/or poverty stricken areas is very hard to find and difficult to afford. Residents in these communities have a high rate of health issues that could otherwise be prevented or cured if they had access to simple medical care. In order to help remedy this unfortunate situation, The Paros Foundation has launched Med-Aid ARMENIA.

Sponsorship of this project will help raise the necessary funds needed to obtain basic medical equipment, supplies and medicine. In-kind donations of any of these items are also welcomed. Furthermore, we specifically need physicians, nurses, pharmacists and more to help our volunteers conduct physical exams and provide basic medical care.

Region

Throughout Armenia

City / Village

Throughout Armenia

Start Date

January 2018

End Date

December 2019
Med Aid Armenia 2018/2019
$7,050 of $10,000 raised
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The Need
Health care for residents living in Armenia’s remote and/or poverty stricken areas is very hard to find and almost impossible to afford. This can cause a lifetime of medical issues, which can be otherwise prevented. Residents living in these areas are in need of basic medical aid in order to prevent serious health issues in the future.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, equipment and medical supplies will be provided to clinics in impoverished areas to be used for patient care.
Long Term Impact
Residents of remote and poverty stricken villages will have a decreased occurrence of health issues in the future. As this program expands, repeat visits will create more access to health care and in turn increase the overall health and well being of this population.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Med-Aid ARMENIA 2018/2019 will be recognized on The Paros Foundation website and in all appropriate press related to this important project.
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Musical Armenia Andreasyan School

Musical Armenia - Andreasyan School of Music

Description

Musical Armenia was founded in 2017, to support youth music education in Armenia. They believe that every child in Armenia should have access to music education, regardless of financial means. Musical Armenia has partnered with The Paros Foundation to help provide tuition scholarships and instruments for underprivileged children. Musical Armenia is solely supported by individual donors.

This project aims to provide full, ongoing music scholarships to 14 children in need from Nork Marash who attend the Andreasyan School of Music. The budget includes funds allocated for securing instruments, transportation costs and other related expenses whenever needed. Your contribution of $14 per month ($168 per year) will sponsor one child for the duration of one year. Sponsorship in any amount is welcomed.

Region

Yerevan

City / Village

Nork Marash

Start Date

September 2017

End Date

June 2021
Musical Armenia Andreasyan School
$10,632 of $14,500 raised
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The Need

14 children from the Andreasyan School of Music have been identified who would like to study music and need additional aid in order to pay the tuition due to their family’s economic condition.

Short Term Impact

14 children will study music in a warm and nurturing environment. In addition, the project increases teacher salaries, since teachers are paid per student and the project increases the number of students

Long Term Impact

Musical education teaches discipline, helps develop good work ethic, increases self-esteem and empowers children. This project will sponsor 14 children for the duration of their studies (maximum 8 years), making a lasting investment in the child’s development. The goal is to inspire, allow the children to explore their talents and reach their full potential. Furthermore, this project has the potential to promote Armenia’s rich culture.

Sponsors Benefits

All sponsors will be recognized on The Paros Foundation and Musical Armenia websites. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project.

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Mr. John Karamyan

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Mr. & Mrs. Hovig & Ani Mahserejian

Reseda, CA December 27, 2021
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Ms. Agunik Sarksyan

United States December 27, 2021
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Mr. Armen Khachatryan

United States December 25, 2021
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Mr. & Mrs. Hovsep & Elizabeth Hajibekyan

Van Nuys, CA December 18, 2021
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Mr. Paul Leary

Culver City, CA December 7, 2021
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Mr. Vahe Khachatryan

United States December 2, 2021
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March 9, 2020

The Andreasyan School of Music will be closed due to Covid-19 following the order of the Prime Minister and until further notice. Although the building will be closed, some of the students will be able to have one on one instrument lessons via online means.

Mobile Dental Clinic 2020/2021

Mobile Dental Clinic 2020/21

Description

The Armenian Dental Society of California has partnered with The Paros Foundation in order to help revive its mobile dental clinic and help bring dental care for poverty stricken communities in Armenia. Dental hygiene is commonly overlooked in many of these communities due to several reasons. Dental supplies and dental care are either very hard to find or too expensive for residents in these villages to afford.

To date, the Mobile Dental Clinic has served over 100,000 patients. Drs. Gary Kevorkian and Jack Bayramyan have taken the lead to help secure funding for the clinic. Sponsorship of this project will help raise the funds needed to keep the mobile clinic in operation. The clinic has two dentists, a nurse, a driver on staff who travel along with the mobile clinic and provide dental care for village residents. Dentists from the US have the opportunity to join the two local dentists on a volunteer basis. $2,500 will help keep the mobile clinic working for one month. Dental care provided by the mobile clinic will include basic child oral care and education, cleanings, fillings and other basic care.

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Region

Throughout Armenia

City / Village

Throughout Armenia

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

December 2021
Mobile Dental Clinic 2020/2021
$60,384 of $60,780 raised
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Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need
Dental supplies and dental clinics are very hard to find or too expensive for residents living in Armenia’s remote and/or poverty stricken villages. This can cause a lifetime of dental problems and oral disease. 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 of remote and poverty stricken villages will be visited by the mobile dental clinic and receive basic dental care. In addition, two dentists from Armenia will be hired to work alongside volunteer dentists from the United States.
Long Term Impact
Residents of remote and poverty stricken villages 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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Dr. Gary Kevorkian

Glendale, CA June 15, 2021
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Designer Smiles

Glendale, CA June 15, 2021
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Mr. Bearj Barsoumian

Harrison, TN April 15, 2021
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Z & V Holdings Incorporated

Phoenix, AZ
In Honor Of Jack & Azniv Bayramyan October 26, 2020
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Mr. Yeghia Steve Ayranjian

Tujunga, CA
In Honor Of Jack & Azniv Bayramyan September 26, 2020
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Mr. Vrej Zakarian & Mrs. Francine Gyechkyan

Glendale, CA
In Honor Of Jack & Azniv Bayramyan September 26, 2020
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Dr. Vahag Mehrabian

La Crescenta, CA
In Honor Of Jack & Azniv Bayramyan September 26, 2020
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Updates: Images & Information

March 2, 2020

The Mobile Clinic started out the year mid-February at the Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex in Sebastia-Malata and will be stationed at the complex until about mid-March.

 
April 1, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Mobile Clinic has stopped operating. As soon as it is safe to resume, our staff will once again tackle their important mission and get back on the road.