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Traditional Armenian Dance Costumes


For the last 15 years, the Women for Development NGO 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. The Women for Development NGO have been successful in motivating villages to voluntarily organize their own community events.

The village of Lanjik, although plagued with unemployment, poverty and seasonal migration, has put its efforts together and arranged an agreement with a dance tutor to organize a children’s dance group. The village of Torosgyugh has also established a children’s dance group in their village. Currently these children have to perform using borrowed and very old traditional Armenian costumes from a dance group in Gyumri.

These villages are in need of additional support, as they continue to foster these cultural opportunities for both children and their families. Through sponsorship of his project, 30 children between both Torosgyugh and Lanjik villages will obtain 30 new dance costumes and dance shoes to use during their concerts. The goal of this project is to motivate and encourage both parents and their children in continuing their efforts of self-sustainment through community development. Its success will help increase the confidence and self-esteem of these children, leading them towards brighter futures. Furthermore, through the concerts they will be giving these children will be promoting their Armenian culture and heritage.



City / Village

Torosguygh and Lanjik Villages

Start Date

June 2014

End Date

August 2014
Traditional Armenian Dance Costumes
$0 of $2,000 raised
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Donation Total: $100 One Time

The Need
Since the establishment of these children’s dance groups in Torosgyugh and Lanjik villages, the children have been performing in destroyed buildings and old traditional Armenian costumes borrowed from another dance group. Obtaining their own new dance costumes and dance shoes will serve as a motivating factor for the children and their parent’s to keep developing their dance groups and in turn their communities.
Short Term Impact
The short-term impact of this project will be to supply a total of 30 children from both the dance group from Torosgyugh village and the dance group from Lanjik village with dance costumes and dance shoes for their upcoming concerts.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, the success of this project will aid in motivating and encouraging 30 children and their families to increase community participation and improve their everyday quality of life. In addition, these children will gain a sense of accomplishment, self-worth and confidence, putting them on a path to more successful future.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor new dance costumes and shoes will be recognized in their dance centers, printed materials, and 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 dance centers in Torosgyugh and Lanjik villages when you are in Armenia.
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Updates: Images & Information

July 10, 2014

A local designer from Gyumri created traditional designs for the new costumes and has been spending get last few days measuring the children and sewing the dance costumes.

August 9, 2014

Children in Torosguygh and Lanjik villages received their brand new dance costumes and dance shoes.

August 30, 2014

The dance groups from Torosgyugh and Lanjik held a joint event/concert wearing their beautiful new costumes and shoes. During the concert they acknowledged generous sponsors of this project and our organization.