With great excitement and enthusiasm, Armenia Fund officially inaugurated on April 23 the newly constructed school in Ditavan, a vital village situated close to Armenia’s northeastern border in the Tavush region.
In this edition of our Hand-in-Hand video updates, we share four major education infrastructure projects we’ve been working on in Armenia and Artsakh, and provide you with a detailed look into how our organization decides and implements a project.
We’re excited to announce that the new Ditavan School, under construction since last summer, will be open in time for the start of the school year this September! In December, we blogged from the construct site here, highlighting photos of the structure as it was being built throughout the project. You can also find detailed financial information, monthly…
Armenia Fund’s Rural Development Program, which has focused mainly on infrastructure development and the refurbishment of community institutions, expanded its scope in 2010 to include farming assistance to villages and towns across Armenia’s Tavush Region.
This month’s Hand-in-Hand update highlights the International Armenia Fund Board of Regents meeting that took place in Armenia this summer.
“When I asked Armenia Fund how I could be of help, I was told to pick any project in the Tavush Region,” recalled French-Armenian benefactor Thierry Tavitian in his remarks during the July 17 opening ceremony of the new Aknaghbyur community center.
Last month, we visited two villages–Ghazanchi in Shirak and Khashtarak in Tavush–to give backpacks and school supplies to some 130 students ahead of the new school year.