(Azat Artsakh)–The charitable organization "Shen," which has been active in both Armenia and Mountainous Karabagh–has announced its plans to supply 400 computers to the schools of Karabagh. To date–the program has been implemented in the Askeran and Shoushi regions of the country.
"Children living and studying in the villages must not be cut from the world," said Karen Aramian who serves as Shen’s representative in Karabagh. The representative stated that schools within the Martouni region will receive twelve computers in the near future. Program administrators have decided to allocate at least two computers to each school. After the computers are distributed–the organization will launch the second stage of the program–which aims at equipping the schools with internet access.
"Shen" was established in 1988 by a group of Yerevan Polytechnic College professors and students who were interested in addressing the myriad of problems that emerged after the devastating Spitak earthquake–the imposition of severe blockades of overland communications by Turkey and Azerbaijan and the start of the Mountainous Karabagh conflict. The word "Shen" in Armenian means a well-to-do–and reflects the mission of the organizations–which aims to rehabilitate disadvantaged Armenian villages. The organization has active chapters in the Armenia–Mountainous Karabagh–France and the United States.