Talin Music School Piano
The Talin School is located in the Aragatsotn Region and provides music classes to more than 110 children annually. The School employs 15 teachers and provides classes in piano, duduk, kanon, violin, vocal and music theory. The School receives support from the local government for administrative expenses and the students pay a modest monthly fee to attend classes. This support and fees are not enough, however, to enable the school to replace one of its baby grand pianos.
Azerbaijan has once again targeted the civilian population in villages along the Armenian border. Many homes in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur, Aygepar and Chinari received varying degrees of damage. Our goal is to quickly deploy our work crews in the area to not only repair the damage but make improvements to these families’ homes.
On July 12, during the midst of the global pandemic surrounding Covid-19, Azerbaijan renewed its attack on Armenia in violation of the ceasefire agreement. Over the next two days, Azerbaijan launched artillery of various calibers at the Armenian civilian populations of several communities within Berd Consolidated Communities of Armenia’s Tavush Region. Families in these villages have experienced material losses on their homes and property. Thankfully, villagers remain safe and there has been no civilian loss of life during this period. While the Armenian government has already visited many to assist, The Paros Foundation’s Emergency Reconstruction Fund will work to not only make repairs to these damaged homes but, will make substantial improvements for them.
The best way for our compatriots to know the diaspora stands with them during this tense time is for us to not slow our work in this area, but to accelerate it by supporting these improvements within their communities.
As of July 15, 2020, four Armenian soldiers were killed during the fighting and several have been wounded including one in critical condition. The Armenian army has shot down 10 Azeri combat drones, including a Elbit Hermes 900 UAV with an estimated $30 million price tag. Moreover, two strategic Azeri military posts are now under Armenian control.
While the military losses on the Azeri side are reported to be substantial including the death of an Azeri general, Baku was the site of large protests by thousands of Azeris last night calling for war with Armenia.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
Armenia’s smaller cities 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 Talin Music School is working to promote both education and culture for the children in Talin, Armenia. It currently is in need of a baby grand piano for its regular concerts, tests and competitions.
Short Term Impact
The local economy will benefit from the local purchase of a piano, its delivery and tuning.
Long Term Impact
The 110 students currently at the School and future students will benefit from music instruction on proper piano.
Your donation to sponsor pianos for Talin Music School will be recognized in their printed materials and sponsor plaques will be placed on the pianos. Additionally, your name will 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 Talin Music School when you are in Armenia.
Mr. Rafik MughnetsyanSunland, CA
Ms. Anais StepanianSunland, CA
Komitas Educational Systems, Inc.Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Anait BalasanyanWaxhaw, NC
Mr. & Mrs. Josh & Alvart CedarHayward, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Eric & Sofia NikssarianLos Angeles, CA
Mr. Chris GarsevanianAstoria, NY