Project Started ~ December 1, 2007
Project Completed ~ March 1, 2008
Project location: Parakar (Armavir), Armenia
Project Category: Rebuilding and Restoration of Educational Facilities
Project Cost: 13,758,549 AMD
Donors: Fonds Armenien de France (Armenia Fund France affiliate)
The village of Parakar (population: 7,000) is located in Armenia's Armavir Region. The Parakar Art School offers a varied curriculum comprising visual arts, music, and crafts, including tapestry, pottery, and carpet-making. Some 200 young students from Parakar as well as nearby villages attend the school's classes.
In 2007, the building of the Parakar Art School was completely renovated with the financial support of the Armenia Fund affiliate in France. The school was officially opened in July 2007.
The renovation was immediately followed by an initiative to provide the school with the furnishings it needed to function as a full-fledged art, music, and crafts school.
By March 2008, the Armenia Fund, with the financial support of its affiliate in France provided the Parakar Art School with the full complement of furnishings including chairs, tables, sofas, hangers, mirrors, drawers, desks, two looms, an oven and a shaping machine for producing ceramic works, as well as a copying machine and a computer. The project is named in memory of the late Loussintac and Sahak Tchopourian.
Armenia Fund, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation established in 1994 to facilitate large-scale humanitarian and infrastructure development assistance to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Armenia Fund, Inc. is the U.S. Western Region affiliate of â€śHayastanâ€ť All-Armenian Fund. Tax ID# 95-4485698