We are excited to announce that the Yegoryan and Beglaryan Families from Artsakh have moved into their new homes through the Armenian Resettlement Coalition. These are the first two families to be moved into Mets Masrik, a new village for the ARC initiative. Mets Masrik is in the Gegharkunik Region near the city of Vardenis and many refugee families have taken shelter in this area after the war.
The Yegoryan Family and their seven children fleed their home of 22 years in Yeghegnut, Shahumian Region of Artsakh. They moved around for months with hope that they could return back to their home, where they enjoyed life comfortably. Although they aren’t able to return, the Yegoryan Family is thankful to now have a permanent home where they can have a fresh, safe start, as a family.
The Beglaryan Family and their five children lost their home in Nor Erkej, Shahumian Region, in Artsakh. The family was separated as both parents worked as chefs in the military base. Once the war began David sent his wife and children to evacuate. He couldn’t escape until the ceasefire, when he took what he could and left. Now reunited with his family, they look forward to brighter days in their new home.
ARC Partner Organization Responsibilities
The Paros Foundation is financially responsible for purchasing homes, home renovations and its staff to identify and screen families for resettlement. Sahman NGO, will finance, design and implement a significant economic support effort to enable each family to successfully generate enough income to support themselves. Focus on Children Now (FCN) will completely furnish the family home including major appliances and will supplement each of the family’s children with a three-month nutrition plan. In addition, FCN will underwrite the tuition of all kindergarten-aged children to attend school and secure the benefit of early education. Teach For Armenia will provide each school-aged child a computer tablet and internet connection. In addition, Teach For Armenia’s Emergency Education Program will work directly with school leadership to provide additional educational and psychological support for these children as part of their community transition and integration. Coalition partners will offer final approvals for all aspects of the complete package for each family.