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

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COMPLETED PROJECTS: SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

EDUCATION

In the past decade, Hayastan All-Armenian Fund and its affiliates have constructed and launched 36 schools and education institutions in the earthquake zone, Karabakh, Syunik, Vayots Dzor, Aragatsotn, Yervan, and Vanadzor.

▪ Vanadzor School

Armenia Fund USA completed renovation of the Vanadzor School in Armenia’s Lori Marz province in 2002, under budget and in 11 months time. The original establishment, built in 1931, was Armenia’s most renowned school and was completely destroyed in the 1988 earthquake. Students studied out of adjoining tin “canisters” for over a decade. Following its policy of “going beyond bricks and mortar,” Armenia Fund USA rebuilt the school’s curriculum, which emphasizes advanced learning, teaching and management practices. Armenia Fund has helped the Vanadzor School institutionalize a parent-teacher organization and teacher training programs.

▪ Spyurk Educational Center

The Spyurk Center, a forum for inter-cultural exchange among Armenians, was completed in the fall of 2003 by Armenia Fund USA. The Center will serve as a training ground for Diasporan Armenian teachers to learn the latest developments in Armenian pedagogy. Simultaneously, the center will provide classes for local teachers on Diasporan and Western Armenian topics and language. The Spyurk Center also includes a computer center and library, and will organize exhibitions, events, and academic competitions.

 

HEALTHCARE AND CHILD SUPPORT

In the last 10 years, Hayastan All-Armenian Fund and its affiliates have implemented a variety of projects in 14 health institutions in Karabakh, Lori, Armavir Marzes, and Yerevan.

▪ Stepanakert Polyclinic (partially completed)

The Stepanakert Polyclinic and Diagnostic Center was destroyed during the war with Azerbaijan. When completed, the new facility will be the first and only full medical center in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Polyclinic will provide both in-care and out-care facilities and will include a laboratory diagnostic capable of handling advanced medical testing. The Fund will also provide state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies, as well as provide ongoing training for medical and administrative personnel. The corner stone for the facility was laid in August of 2002.

▪ Orphan Fund (ongoing)

The Karabakh Orphans’ Endowment Fund was established in 1999 to provide aid and assistance to children of soldiers who lost their lives or were disabled as a result of the Karabakh conflict. Armenia Fund USA and affiliates are providing assistance to a total of 8,000 children. Each family receives a monthly payment of 2000 drams or approximately $5. While this is a small amount by Western standards, it helps provide for the basic needs of the Karabakh orphans. Armenia Fund has arranged for monthly payments to be distributed to the orphans through the Armenian Central Bank.

All projects stemming from Hayastan All Armenian Fund and Armenia Fund USA, help to employ and train people in Karabakh and Armenia. The Funds’ standards and values also promote a sense of accountability and responsibility throughout.

 

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