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Commitment to North Armenia, Artsakh — Armenia Fund USA Newsletter 2014.1

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For Immediate Release
September 11, 2011

MAJOR SUPPORT FROM LONGTIME BENEFACTOR HIRAIR HOVNANIAN HELPS ARMENIA FUND TO BUILD ORPHANAGE IN SHUSHI

NEW YORK, New York — Armenia Fund has begun construction of a much-needed orphanage in Shushi, with a substantial donation from Armenian-American benefactor Hirair Hovnanian, one of the fund’s longtime and leading supporters. The project is co-financed by the government of Artsakh.

Currently there are close to 100 parentless children between the ages of 1 and 15 living in the republic. While 50 of them are housed at the Stepanakert Children’s Home, the rest live with relatives. The planned orphanage in Shushi is designed to accommodate up to 80 children.

The future institution will provide a full range of living, leisure, and educational amenities for children of preschool and school age, including bedrooms, playrooms, a canteen, a library with computers, and an events hall. To be equipped with central heating and air-conditioning, the facility will also feature a large playground and tree-lined landscaping. A second construction phase will add a gymnasium, playgrounds for football, basketball, handball and tennis to the complex.

Currently crews are clearing the site, in preparation for building the structure.

“The goal of the project is to help ease the plight of young orphans, their pain of being deprived of parental care and tenderness, by providing them with a wonderful living and educational environment,” said Ara Vardanyan, executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. “Mr. Hovnanian, the initiative’s main sponsor, is among those truly exemplary Armenians who have steadfastly supported their homeland throughout their lives.”

“The goal of the project is to help ease the plight of young orphans, their pain of being deprived of parental care and tenderness, by providing them with a wonderful living and educational environment,” said Ara Vardanyan, executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. “Mr. Hovnanian, the initiative’s main sponsor, is among those truly exemplary Armenians who have steadfastly supported their homeland throughout their lives.”

A regular supporter of the fund’s projects since its very inception in 1992, Hovnanian has to date contributed more than U.S. $15 million to the pan-national organization and is righteously an Honorary member of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.


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