GLENDALE—Armenia School Foundation (ASF) USA is proud to announce the completion of seventeen new projects this year, marking 2016 as one of the most successful years of operation since its founding in 2003. Through the dedication and hard work of its board members, ASF surpassed its mission of striving to provide comfortable and safe learning environment by providing new student and teacher classroom furniture to schools in remote villages in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
Projects were made possible through general donations, donations in-lieu-of-gifts, or in-memory-of loved ones in both Armenia and Diaspora. In addition, in June of 2016, ASF USA was gifted a very generous 2nd year donation from Tamberchi Foundation.
Since August of 2015, ASF has been working in full capacity worldwide and has provided a total of 570 new student desk/chair sets (1140 studnets), 158 teacher desk/chair sets, 162 blackboards, 140 bookshelves, 6 computer desks, 126 coat hangers, 10 preschool tables, and numerous historical books and maps, which were delivered to the following 16 schools.
- Artabyunk, Vayotz Tzor Region
- Marmarashen Elementary School, Ararat Region
- Aghenjatzor Secondary School, Vayotz Tzor Region
- Gagarin Secondary School, Gegharkunik Region (Donated in Memory of Mr. Akop Aghajanian)
- Madina, Geghargunik Region
- Aygehovid, Tavoosh Region
- Sarigyugh, Tavoosh Region
- Kayan, Tavoosh Region
- Voskepar, Tavoosh Region
- Artsvabert, Tavoosh Region
- Ditak, Artashat Region
- Ijevan Arevik Children’s Center, Tavoosh Region
- Ayrum. Tavoosh Region (Donated in Memory of Mrs. Sirvart Sarkissian Panossian)
- Goght, Kotayk Region
- Apnagyugh Pre-School, Aragazotn Region
- Aparan Military Training School, Aragatzotn Region
In collaboration with the Melik-Voskanian Family Fund, furthermore, ASF sponsored a Permanent Exhibit Hall and Arts Workshop, which opened its doors to the public on July 4, 2016, at Zeytoon School #136 in Yerevan. The combination of the exhibition hall with an art workshop has the dual benefit of providing students with a lively environment to create artworks inspired by the high artistic standard set by Rostom Voskanian’s legacy and vision.
“A bright future for Armenia depends on its youth,” noted Moneh Der Grigorian, President of ASF regarding this most fruitful year of sponsoring so many school projects in Armenia. “I’m certain that we have an intelligent and talented student generation, for which we must provide current means and equipment in order to achieve their greatest potential,” she added. “ASF is an organization with a singular mission to achieve that goal. I am proud that with the dedication of our board members and support of our donors and locals, we have been able to accomplish a great deal toward a better future for our young generation.”
Despite its scope and size, ASF has an enormous impact on the betterment of the everyday life of thousands students and teachers. ASF’s board members work tirelessly and effectively to coordinate a multi-country network from the United States to Iran, to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh in order to bring its numerous projects, large and small, to completion. Through the selfless dedication of its members, the generosity of its donors, and above all, the earnest cooperation of local principles and leaders, ASF touches the lives of peripheral and, thus, underprivileged children who otherwise rarely benefit from charitable deeds.
About – Armenia School Foundation (ASF) – USA is a California-based nonprofit organization with a mission to provide new furniture and equipment to schools in remote villages of Armenia and Karabakh.
Currently, the following Board Members serve on the ASF Board: Moneh D. Grigorian (President), Maral Anjargolian (Vice President), Ojeni Sammis (Secretary), Ida Moghoyan (Treasurer), Arax Avanessian (Events Co-Chair), Annette Kiureghian (Events Co-Chair), Araks Hunter, Varooj Kureghian, Vahe Aharonian, Greg Sookiasian, and Romina K. DerBedrossian as the newly appointed Public Relations Coordinator.
For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact the ASF office at (818) 409-0665, or visit our website at www.armeniaschoolfoundation.org.