28 Jan The Armenia School Foundation USA Ends 2007 Successfully By Refurnishing Ten Schools in Armenia and Karabagh.
Glendale, California January 28, 2008 – The Armenia School Foundation (ASF USA), a non-profit organization dedicated to refurnishing schools in Armenia and Karabagh, is proud to announce the completion of ten school projects during the year 2007.
“ASF managed to deliver 1,300 sets of new student chairs and desks, 90 blackboards and 101 teacher desk/chair sets to schools in various regions in Armenia and Karabagh, in 2007. This is a great accomplishment not just for ASF, but for all of our supporters and friends who strongly believe in better education of our future generation” stated Armen Abrahamian, chairman of the Board.
Besides refurnishing four previously reported schools, six other school projects were completed in the recent months.
Rshtuni School #11, in the city of Ejmiadzin, Armavir Region, received 142 sets of student desks and chairs, along with 13 teacher’s desks and blackboards. The project was funded ($11,570) by Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club.
School #10, in the city of Ghapan, Sunik Region, received 135 sets of student desks and chairs, along with 11 teacher’s desks and blackboards. The project was funded ($12,160) by friends and family members in memory of late Mr. Tatevos Der Sarkissian.
Jamgochian School #119, in the city of Ejmiadzin, in the region of Armavir, received 50 student’s desks and chairs, along with 3 teacher’s desks and blackboards. The project was funded ($4,305) by The Alumni of the Lebanese Jamkochian School.
Loosakoonk School, in the city of Loosakoonk, in the region of Gegharkoonik, received 110 student desks and chairs, along with 11 teacher’s desks. The project was funded ($9,790) by Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and Frida Vartanian.
Utanya School, in the city of Zovinar, in the region of Gegharkoonik, received 20 student’s desks and chairs. The project was funded ($1,500) by Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and Frida Vartanian.
Khachadour Abovian School #1, in the city of Stepanakert, Karabagh, received 425 sets of student’s desks and chairs, along with 30 teacher’s desks and blackboards. The project was funded (30,300) by family and friends of Dr. Levon and Mrs. Janet Mirzayan in lieu of gifts for their 40th Anniversary, along with Zareh, Mia, Andre and Reymond Mirzayans in honor of Reymond’s christening.
“ASF USA with the support of its staff in Armenia has already identified 12 schools in need of new furniture for the upcoming year in regions of Armavir, Aragatsotn, Lori, and Karabagh. The success of last year’s accomplishments encourages us to set higher goals and standards for our fundraising activities in the future. We are grateful to our donors for a great 2007 and will have the opportunity to celebrate all our accomplishments during ASF’s 5th Anniversary Gala in May of 2008” stated Mr. Abrahamian. “
The Armenia School Foundation (ASF USA) is a non profit and non-sectarian, 501©3 organization, founded in May 2003. ASF USA strives to provide new furniture for underprivileged schools in remote regions of Armenia and Karabagh to enhance the learning environment. ASF has provided over 8,000 sets of furnishings to-date to over 185 schools with funds collected worldwide.
For more information about the Armenia School Foundation- the ASF- please visit www.armeniaschoolfoundation.org.