Varagavan Kindergarten and Multipurpose Room Renovation
Inadequate infrastructure left over from Soviet times has created unbearable conditions for families to live, learn and work in many villages throughout Armenia. Many of the husbands and fathers in these communities, especially in the Tavush Region, are heroes–serving as contract soldiers protecting our borders in their villages– while others work as seasonal migrant workers in Russia. Prosperity and our Nation’s security go hand in hand.
As part of the Paros Foundation’s Prosperity on the Border initiative, The Foundation has identified the kindergarten in the village of Varagavan as a needed infrastructure improvement project. Varagavan Village has 223 households with a population total of 713 people, 39 of which are children of school age and 67 children of pre-school age. Varagavan has a kindergarten comprised of 19 children and employs four adults. Other organizations implemented partial renovations to the kindergarten in 2004, mainly to the section they currently use, but the majority of the building including roof repairs remains unmet.
The kindergarten currently serves 19 children, and will have 29 in September. Once renovated the municipality is ready to fund the attendance of an additional 20 students. Sponsorship of this project will help renovate the kindergarten building and create a multipurpose room suitable for the use by the entire village. Repairs need to be made to the roof, floor, kitchen and bathroom. In addition, an outdoor playground will be installed for the childrens’ use.
Short Term Impact
Long Term Impact
Mr. Samuel KhatchadourianGlendale, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Nancy ArtinianMI, United States
In Memory Of Nancy Artinian Theoharis
Dr. Jeffrey Bogosian & Dr. Joan Yazejian & FamilyRolling Hills, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Hrayr & Zaroug KabakianGlendale, CA
Dr. Jack ChelebianCorpus Christi, TX
Join us in supporting this project tonight at the beautiful home of Kelley & Greg Badishkanian in New York! All proceeds will benefit this important kindergarten and multipurpose room renovation in the village of Varagavan.
Demolition began today a week after the funds were secured at the Badishkanian fundraiser!
Work is continuing at the Varagavan Kindergarten. The windows were delivered and installed today and the roof has been completely replaced!
Project Sponsors, The Badishkanian Family, visited the kindergarten today to see how the work is progressing.
Work on the interior of the kindergarten is complete. Work will begin outside on the grounds as soon as the weather permits.