No. 9 School, Stepanakert

Completed

No. 9 School, Stepanakert

PROJECT TYPE:

School Construction

LOCATION:

Stepanakert, Artsakh

DONORS:

Armenia Fund / Mr. and Mrs. Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian, with additional support from the Government of Artsakh

STARTED:

September 1, 2015

TO BE COMPLETED IN:

May 1, 2018

COST:

$1.2 million

Vardenis Martakert Highway

Project Details

Background:
Stepanakert’s School No. 9 (named after the celebrated writer Hovhannes Tumanyan) is a unique institution, as it provides not only primary and secondary education, but also inclusive education for special-needs children and specialized classes for hearing-impaired children. Currently the school is attended by 395 students, including 35 kindergarteners, 27 special-needs children who receive inclusive education, and eight hearing-impaired children. Most of the population of the district where the school is located consists of refugee families that were displaced from Sumgait, Azerbaijan, in 1988.

Problem:
The school is a relic from the Soviet era. It was built in 1974, and has never seen a major renovation since. Moreover, the campus sustained extensive bombardment damage in the early 1990s, during the war. And although certain repairs were made afterwards, the school as a whole has remained in a severely dilapidated state.

Solution:
In 2015, Armenia Fund launched a major refurbishment of the campus, with a generous contribution from benefactors Mrs. Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian of Los Angeles, and additional support from the government of Artsakh. In the first phase of the project, two of the school’s three buildings underwent a complete makeover, including seismic retrofitting. The improvements encompassed the installation of new roofs, flooring, staircases, doors, and windows, as well as electrical, water, heating, ventilation, and sanitation systems. In addition, a boiler room was built. With the second phase of the project, now underway and slated to be completed in May 2018, Armenia Fund will completely refurbish the school’s third wing. It will also build an adjacent gym and a sports field, and renovate the entire campus grounds.

Impact:
The School No. 9 continues to be transformed into a state-of-the-art campus, featuring a full complement of modern amenities and comforts. The improvements and additions — including bright, spacious classrooms and workshops, a brand-new gym and a sports field, and fresh landscaping — make for a safe, wonderful educational environment, inspiring students and teachers alike.

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