No products in the cart.

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.


2217 5th Street

Berkeley CA 94710

(310) 400 9061

Talin Music School Project


The town of Talin, with a population of about 5,400 people, is located in the Aragatsotn Region of Armenia and is considered one of the oldest residential areas of the region. Currently, Talin houses a music school in a building in poor condition without any proper practice or performance spaces for its 120 students and 15 teachers. The building lacks access to proper health and safety standards, and severely limits the school’s dedicated staff from doing their jobs. These horrible conditions also prevent the students’ ability to learn. The town of Talin is in need of a modernized school, offering a safe, comfortable and appropriate environment to study and teach classical and folk instruments and music.

The reconstruction will be a complete remodel of the existing building consisting of new individual practice and classrooms for students, western toilets and construction of a concert hall with ample seating. With these renovations the Talin Music School can properly assume its leadership capacity in the community. Furthermore, the professional environment of a newly renovated facility will encourage students to reach higher standards of excellence in their musical ambitions including: education, performance, and creative service. A positive and more creatively stimulating environment will also help instill confidence in performers, teachers, and the Talin community. Furthermore, the town of Talin has committed to support this project to the extent that they are able.

The school will be completed in three phases: The construction of the new concert hall, the renovation of the third floor and finally, the renovation of the second floor.



City / Village


Start Date

June 2016
Talin Music School
$169,520 of $200,000 raised
Personal Info

Dedicate this Donation

Honoree Details

Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need
Armenia’s smaller towns suffer from the lack of proper educational facilities. Currently, the Talin Music School, is working to promote music education, culture and the arts for the children in Talin, Armenia in an substandard structure. In addition, the building’s present-day condition undervalues the pride the staff, students, and community members feel when educating their talented youth.
Short Term Impact
The 120 students currently enrolled at the Talin Music School and 15 teachers would have access to a newly renovated, safe, and comfortable building, with individual practice rooms, modern bathrooms and a concert hall. The local economy will benefit from construction jobs that will become available throughout the reconstruction process.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, a proper facility will have the potential to attract more students in order to give them the same opportunity as current students to renew their connections to Armenia’s rich musical culture. The newly renovated school will also be able to support a more diverse faculty and instrument offerings. Having modern facilities can have the potential to attract other talent and touring Armenia. Additionally, the reconstruction of the Talin Music School can have the potential to attract master instructors to teach master classes.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Talin Music School will be recognized in their printed materials and a sponsor plaque will be placed in the entrance of the school. 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.
Anonymous User

Ms. Lori Khemichian

La Canada Flintridge, CA April 22, 2024
Anonymous User

Ms. Zia Karakachian

Glendale, CA April 15, 2024
Anonymous User

Ms. Gena Corbett

Glendale, CA April 12, 2024
Anonymous User

Mr. Haik Bayramyan

Glendale, CA
March 28, 2024
Anonymous User

Ms. Sophia Kevorkian

Glendale, CA March 22, 2024
Anonymous User

Ms. Nyrie Horoupian

Huntington Beach, CA March 12, 2024
View More Sponsors
June 8, 2016

Thanks to the generous support of Vasken Ekmekjian and his family, funding is now available to begin the construction of the concert hall at the Talin Music School. After interviewing several contractors in Armenia, we chose our firm, and today they broke ground!

October 3, 2016

Exterior work on the concert hall is complete. The job comprised of raising the entire roof and ceiling for acoustics, combining several small rooms to create a larger concert hall, installing new windows, doors and a new fire escape.

November 15, 2016

Work on the interior of the concert hall has begun. A stage will be constructed along with beautiful tiled flooring, appropriate lighting, paint and new chairs will complete the hall.

January 17, 2017

A foggy and snowy visit to the Talin Music School today showed what terrific progress the crew is making on the interior. The walls are being completed now and the painting work will begin soon.

August 15, 2017

Vasken Ekmekjian and his family visited the Talin Music School to see the newly constructed concert hall in honor of his parents.

June 29, 2019

With funding secured to complete the renovation of several classrooms and one set of bathrooms, SERVICE Armenia spent several days at the Talin Music School working along side the Paros crew to renovate the second story of the school.

September 3, 2019

Students began this school year with an entirely renovated second floor. In 2020, the hope is to have enough funding to complete the entire first floor of the school.

July 3, 2023

Work at the Talin School has been continuing for that past three years with the help of SERVICE Armenia 2021, 2022 & 2023 and SERVICE Armenia Young Professionals 2022. More classrooms and offices have been updates through these efforts.

August 23, 2023

Two more classrooms are fully renovated! The crew continues to work on the remainder of of classrooms.