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The Tufenkian Foundation has initiated, implemented and supported a range of initiatives in more than 40 communities across Armenia and Artsakh. Make a journey through our past and ongoing work by exploring this interactive map.
26.05.2018

New Child Support Center in Armavir

Armavir, Armavir Region

Ongoing Project

In May 2018, the Family and Community NGO team reached a new milestone - a new center was opened in Armavir, a community that suffers from widespread poverty, a high unemployment rate, scarce opportunities and a lack of public and private investment. The opening of the new center was announced on May 11, during a launch event in Armavir. The Tufenkian Foundation has supported the Family and Community NGO since its very launch, and we are beyond thrilled to help it grow and expand.

Based on the child protection and service provision model of the centers in Metsamor, Ijevan and Noyemberyan, the new center will provide essential community services aimed at poverty alleviation and social reintegration of marginalized families and children. This will be done through a combination of social and psychological support and counseling, educational support, after-school programs, daycare services and social rehabilitation (including for juvenile delinquents).

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26.05.2018

9th Wounded Soldier Receives a New Home in Artsakh

Patara Village, Askeran Region

Completed Project

Ararat Avanesyan was one of the first freedom fighters to voluntarily join the Artsakh Liberation War of the early 90s. 25 years ago, at the age of twenty two, he was heavily wounded in the field of battle, losing one leg and facing a number of health difficulties since. Now, with his wife and 3 teenage daughters, he lives in Artsakh's Askeran region, in a small village called Patara.

Until recently, his beautiful family had no home of their own and had to take up residence in relatives' homes. After risking his life and sacrificing his health for the freedom of our homeland, Ararat faced financial struggles and lived in housing conditions that were detrimental to the safety and well-being of his family. But not any longer.

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25.05.2018

Repairing and Expanding the Moshatagh Clinic

Moshatagh Village, Kashatagh Region

Ongoing Project

Until now, the sole medical facility of Moshatagh was contained to a few tiny rooms in the local school building. In fact, this was the only facility serving 4 distant villages, with a total population of 295 (90 households). The clinic is not only too small to accommodate the healthcare needs of the district, but it is also in a poor condition — the building requires urgent improvement.

In early April 2018, we started construction works in Moshatagh with an aim of transforming these small rooms into a well-functioning and fully renovated village clinic. 

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15.11.2017

Rebuilding a House for a Wounded Soldier

Nor Shen Village, Hadrut Region

Ongoing Project

In response to the 4-Day War of April 2016, we launched an initiative that provides housing support to the wounded soldiers of Artsakh. Kamo Davtyan, a soldier wounded in the Artsakh Liberation War in the early 1990s, was the seventh soldier we had the honor to support within this project. 

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15.11.2017

House Renovation for the 1st Wounded Soldier

Togh Village, Hadrut Region

Completed Project

In response to the 4-Day War of April 2016, we launched an initiative that provides housing support to the wounded soldiers of Artsakh. Vachakan Vardazaryan from the Togh Village, Hadrut was the first soldier we had the honor to support within this project. Since then, we have built, renovated or purchased houses for families of 8 wounded soldiers.

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15.11.2017

Development and Expansion of Arajamugh Village

Arajamugh Village, Hadrut Region

Ongoing Project

In 2004, to foster the resettlement of Artsakh's liberated lands near its Southern border, we established the Arajamugh village. Since then, we have continually expanded this model village by building houses for new resettlers, providing water, power lines, sewage disposal, livestock barns, and gravel roads, building a school and a mayor“s office, as well as planting pomegranate orchards to create opportunities for employment and economic development to the villagers.

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15.11.2017

Mining Legislation Reform Initiative

Yerevan, Armenia

The Initiative is implemented by the American University of Armenia (AUA) Center for Responsible Mining and aims to ensure that mining provides sufficient benefit to the nation to outweigh its many costs. Activities under this initiative will include creating coalitions and consultative groups between the Armenia government, RA National Assembly, international community, NGOs and concerned communities in identifying legislative gaps as well as crafting and implementing change. In fact, collaboration with the civil society, advocacy groups, academic institutions, as well as relevant national and international organizations is a key component of the initiative.

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15.11.2017

Family and Community NGO

Metsamor, Armavir Region

Ongoing Project

Launched in 2013 with the support of the Tufenkian Foundation, this community organization helps most disadvantaged children and families by addressing their alienation from society, activating and reintegrating them into living communities and emphasizing mutual support. More than 110 families and 130 children benefit from the services, support and opportunities provided by the Center every year.

 

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15.11.2017

Rebuilding the School of Liberated Hak Village

Hak Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

Together with the Hayrenaser Organization, we rebuilt the only school of Hak village, turning it from war-torn ruins into a well-built, safe and bright learning place.

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15.11.2017

Women's Support Center

Yerevan, Armenia

Ongoing Project

The Women’s Support Center (WSC) launched in 2010 as a program of the Tufenkian Foundation, together with USAID and the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA).  Within two years, the program expanded as it grew in reputation and demand.  Beginning in 2013, WSC was able to register as an independent NGO in Armenia, while continuing close collaboration with the Tufenkian Foundation.

 

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15.11.2017

School Renovation in Hochants Village

Hochants Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

In 2009, the village’s parents came together to ask the Foundation to renovate their school. With partnership support from our long-time friend Ms. Virginia Davies of New York we were able to fully renovate and transform the school. The school  was recently named after Alvart Vartanian, a female freedom fighter who died near the village during the Artsakh liberation war.

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15.11.2017

Clean and Safe Water to Hochants Village

Hochants Village, Kashatagh Region

During 2010, the Foundation undertook a water supply project by bringing potable water to Hak village in northern Kashatagh. Soon thereafter, we extended our work to nearby Hochants, where we built a permanent water basin, then connected the basin to nearby springs or streams. Local villagers were involved in the construction works. As a result, all villagers in Hochants now have access to clean drinking water, and an important public health hazard has been eliminated.

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15.11.2017

Building a Medical Clinic in Msheni

Msheni Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

In 2009, during a field visit to northern Kashatagh, we stopped in the village of Msheni. There we found the village mayor at work, trying to renovate an old abandoned dwelling. He mentioned to us that Msheni has a very good nurse and that part of this building could be transformed into a clinic. With financing from Australia’s All-Armenia Fund, the Foundation renovated the building, turning it into a clinic. As the sole healthcare facility in this part of the region, the Clinic serves a population of at least 250 people from surrounding villages.

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15.11.2017

Development and Preservation of Hak Village

Hak Village, Kashatagh Region

Ongoing Project

Hak village sits in the northernmost part of Artsakh’s Kashatagh region. Although area Armenians suffered brutal ethnic cleansing by Azeris up until the 1920s, a wealth of churches and other monuments attest to the region’s longstanding Armenian heritage. To preserve, develop and resettle this village, we have renovated Hak’s historic St. Minas church, built houses for resettlers, and constructed and later expanded its water supply and irrigation system. Recently, together with the Hayrenaser organization, we rebuilt the school of Hak.

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15.11.2017

Arevik Social-Educational Center

Ijevan, Tavush Region

Ongoing Project

Launched in 2016 with the support of the Tufenkian Foundation, Tavush Diocese and the Roundtable Foundation, the Center follows the service provision and community support model of the Family and Community NGO in Metsamor. The provides services to more than 50 children in 3 communities (Ijevan, Getahovit and Sevkar).

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15.11.2017

Renovating and Expanding the Moshatagh Kindergarten

Moshatagh Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

In 2013, we joined forces with OneArmenia to create a learning and activity space for the children of Moshatagh and neighboring villages of the Kashatagh region.

Due to a successful crowdfunding campaign, we were able to renovate the kindergarten building, which was in a very dilapidated state. We also created dedicated spaces for a playroom, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and first aid rooms.

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15.11.2017

Zangakatun Social Services NGO

Yerevan, Armenia

Past Project

Since 2000, “Zangakatun” (Belltower) Social Services NGO has led families through the difficult transition from extreme poverty into functional, productive and engaged lives. The Foundation initiated Zangakatun to implement a new model of combating extreme poverty in Armenia, empowering Armenia’s most marginalized and vulnerable families and providing the support they need to break their cycles of poverty and neglect.

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15.11.2017

Senior Citizen Centers

Yerevan, Armenia — Past Project

In the post-independence era, senior citizens’ welfare has increasingly become neglected. While Armenia struggles to maintain its social services and safety net, growing old can be a trying experience for those lacking means, knowledge, or family support. Bearing this in mind, the Foundation developed a Senior Citizen Center in the late 1990s. The project’s primary goal was to combat social isolation and to develop existing mechanisms to reintegrate elderly people (both refugees and non-refugees) into society. The project’s activities aimed at creating conditions in which beneficiaries could communicate with each other and with the broader society. The project’s beneficiaries were 400 elderly residents of the Shengavit and Kanaker-Zeytun districts of Yerevan. These residents gained a chance to meet regularly in the comfortable Senior Citizen Center, to talk with each other and to share their daily problems. Each meeting was accompanied by a hot meal. In addition to social workers, the center also provided a physician and ophthalmologist for consultation, check-ups and primary health-care services.

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15.11.2017

Shogh Educational Day Center

Vanadzor, Lori Region

Past Project

The“Shogh” Center established in 2013 provides educational and social services to vulnerable families in Vanadzor. Its services emphasize educational support, while also providing after-school enrichment as well as hot meals – all served in a positive, inviting atmosphere conducive to learning. The Center was spun off from the Foundation-led “Zangakatun” Social Services NGO, but has refocused its emphasis on education: the Center now provides tutoring to over 60 children annually...

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15.11.2017

Tree Nurseries

Yerevan, Armenia

Completed Project

Alongside our work combating illegal deforestation, the Foundation has promoted various reforestation efforts throughout Armenia. One such effort was led by the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) in 1999. With support from the Foundation, ATP acquired land to establish a tree nursery near Yerevan. Trees were planted in areas most affected by deforestation, thus improving the local environment while drawing in additional organizations concerned with ecological issues.

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15.11.2017

Aid to Victims of Flooding in Karmir Village

Karmir Village, Gegharkunik Region

Completed Project

In addition to supporting initiatives aimed at fostering long-term change towards improved social justice in Armenia, the Foundation, where possible, also responds to emergency situations by addressing the urgent needs of groups affected by such...

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15.11.2017

Support to Art School in Spitak

Spitak, Lori Region

Past Project

Armenia’s devastating 1988 earthquake exacted a heavy toll – leaving tens of thousands dead and much of northwest Armenia in ruins. Found at the quake’s epicenter, the town of Spitak has struggled to regain its balance since that...

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15.11.2017

"Back to Nature" Summer Camp

Gyumri, Shirak Region

Completed Project

Over two years, about 300 children of vulnerable families spent their summer vacations at the camp. Some children even became engaged in farming, as a small nearby farm provided the camp with dairy products, eggs and honey.

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15.11.2017

Clothes for Gavar Orphanage

Gavar, Armenia

Completed Project

Upon completion of the project in Gavar, the Foundation had funds in reserve and was able to help additional children in locales experiencing great social hardship.

 

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15.11.2017

Giving Six New Homes to Families in Arajamugh

Arajamugh Village, Hadrut Region

Completed Project

The keys of the new houses were handed to the 6 happy families by Serj Tankian, Arsinee Khanjian, Atom Egoyan, Eric Nazarian and donors from the Armenian Diaspora, who expressed their honor to play a role in the new beginning of the lives of the people of Arajamough.

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15.11.2017

“Youth of Jrvezh” NGO Enhancement Program

Jrvezh, Kotayq Region

Completed Project

With a grant from the Foundation, the youth organization acquired two computers and office equipment. Based in Jrvezh village, the NGO organized computer lessons for the youth, as well as classes on needlework, woodcarving, foreign languages, and others. The NGO also organized visits to cultural-historical monuments of Armenia and Artsakh.

 

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15.11.2017

Sheep Farms

Jil, Shorzha, Artanish, and Drakhtik Villages, Gegharkunik Region

Completed Project

After conducting research in 2001, the Foundation identified several villages of the Gegharkunik district as being economically and socially suitable for this project. We began with a pilot project in the Jil village, where 10 families received a herd of 250 sheep and working capital of $4,500. The families were charged with tending the sheep for five years and then returning the seed-money, as well as other sheep.

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15.11.2017

Zangakatun NGO Metsamor Center

Metsamor, Armavir Region

Past Project

Since 2000, “Zangakatun” (Belltower) Social Services NGO has led families through the difficult transition from extreme poverty into functional, productive and engaged lives.

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15.11.2017

Social-Educational Center in Noyemberyan

Noyemberyan, Tavush Region

Ongoing Project

Based on the service provision model of the Family and Community NGO of Metsamor, the "Papont's Tun" Center provides essential community support and services to more than 50 children every year.

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15.11.2017

Zangakatun NGO Vanadzor Center

Vanadzor, Lori Region

Past Project

Since 2000, “Zangakatun” (Belltower) Social Services NGO has led families through the difficult transition from extreme poverty into functional, productive and engaged lives. The Foundation initiated Zangakatun to implement a new model of combating extreme poverty in Armenia, empowering Armenia’s most marginalized and vulnerable families and providing the support they need to break their cycles of poverty and neglect.

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15.11.2017

Reconstruction of Vanadzor Orphanage

Vanadzor, Lori Region - Past Project

In the early years of Armenia’s independence, numerous orphanages operated in Armenia, but without sufficient funds, resources, or capital improvements. This led to all sorts of difficulties in providing children with effective care and education.

In 2001, the Foundation participated in a joint effort with the Armenian Social Investment Fund, the Organization of Developmental Services in Armenia, and the Australian Branch of the AGBU to renovate Vanadzor’s main orphanage. Construction was completed in February 2002.

Since that time, children of the orphanage were able to enjoy improved facilities, featuring new interior design, separate bedrooms and living rooms, bathrooms, a new cafeteria, and kitchen.

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15.11.2017

Vanadzor Center for Children at Risk

Vanadzor

Lori Region - Past Project

During the early 2000s, the Foundation supported this center which assisted children who don’t attend school because of disability. The center’s main goals were to develop these children’s abilities and skills, while helping to integrate them into the larger society.

Approximately 30 children attended the center between 2002-2004. Of these, roughly half had mental and physical disabilities, while the rest had behavioral disorders. Not surprisingly, most of the children came from disadvantaged families and had been left without any care for a long time. Most did not attend school, and rarely appeared in public places.

Children in the program attended group and individual classes. The approach to each child was specific to his/her mental abilities. Children were taught with special methodologies to read, write, distinguish colors and paint. Children were also fed at the center.

The center’s social workers also organized seminars devoted to family therapy for the children’s families.

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15.11.2017

Vanadzor Center For Human Rights Protection

Vanadzor, Lori Region

Completed Project

Armenia’s third-largest city, Vanadzor was devastated by the 1988 earthquake.  In its wake, temporary homes (domiks) were erected to house families during the rebuilding process.  However, the reconstruction never reached many of these citizens.  Instead, many became life-long residents of these shelters that were intended to stand only briefly and then be torn down.  Living in destitution, these people were virtually cut off from participation in Vanadzor’s economic, cultural, and civic life.

With help from the Vanadzor Center for Human Rights Protection, the youth of this shantytown have learned to participate in addressing larger problems weighing on their communities. Meetings with elected officials, local clergy, artists, and various professionals—as well as a range of lectures and classes—develop their ability to leverage their social resources to break the cycle of neglect and deterioration that has plagued them for years.

The Tufenkian Foundation helped launch the Vanadzor Center for Human Rights Protection, providing it not only with funds but with feedback, guidance, oversight, and other forms of support. Today, the center operates independently and self-sufficiently.

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15.11.2017

Classes for Children of Fallen Soldiers

Stepanavan, Lori Region

Completed Project

The social-economic crisis of the 1990s severely affected the quality of Armenia’s educational system. The minimal salaries of teachers forced many to leave their positions and seek other, better-paying jobs, often abroad.

Amidst declining educational standards, many families sought additional tutoring for their children, in order to meet university entrance requirements. Yet, families who had lost their breadwinners during the war could not afford to hire tutors for their children.

To address this need, the Armenian NGO “Soldiers’ Mothers” began organizing preparatory classes for children of vulnerable families until their sponsor, Dr. Armand Bedikian, passed away in 2000. The NGO then applied to the Foundation to sponsor this project.

From 2000 until 2008, the Foundation sponsored around 300 students from vulnerable families, particularly children of Karabagh War veterans, enabling them to attend preparatory classes and to learn how to apply to schools of higher learning.

Eighty percent of those children have since continued their education.

The preparatory classes were organized in Stepanavan, and included Armenian history, mathematics, biology, physics and computer skills.

Project funds were spent primarily on textbooks and salaries for lecturers. The State Pedagogical Institute of Yerevan and Stepanavan provided facilities for the classes and covered some of the operational costs of the project.

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15.11.2017

Supporting the Berdzor Music School

Berdzor, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

To promote folk music in Artsakh, the Foundation helped expand the programs of this school. We have also donated instruments: two violins, two kanons, two trumpets, two duduks, two shvis, a dhol and a piano. In the future, we hope to supportensemble performances in villages in Kashatagh and other areas of Artsakh.

 

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15.11.2017

Arts Festival in Shushi

Shushi, Shushi Region

Completed Project

With support from the Foundation, in 2001 “NK Arts” organized the first arts festival in Karabagh’s historic city of Shushi, including participants from Armenia, Artsakh, and the diaspora. The following year, “NK Arts” organized a second gathering — a Festival of Armenian Films.

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15.11.2017

Shushi “Shogh” Educational Daycare Center

Shushi, Shushi Region

Past Project

The Educational Daycare Center in Shushi aims to support children with educational challenges who grow in socially vulnerable families. The project’s main objective is to help children overcome educational difficulties, prevent antisocial behavior and develop skills that will promote their integration into society. Our ultimate goal is to help these young people become mature, healthy and educated citizens.

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15.11.2017

Internet Centers in Ishkhanadzor

Ishkhanadzor Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

Set up in the schools of Ishkanadzor and Mijnavan, these modern internet centers enabledlocal youth to access news and information from around the world. While this may seem insignificant to those reading this, these mobile units were actually the first exposure many children had to the world beyond their village.

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15.11.2017

Pomegranate Orchard in Arajamugh

Arajamugh Village, Hadrut Region

Ongoing Project

Artsakh’s liberated territories possess abundant, fertile land – ideal for cultivation of fruits and grains. The village of Arajamugh, built by the Foundation beginning in 2004, is found in one such area.

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15.11.2017

Repairing and Expanding the Water Supply System of Hak

Hak Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

The expansion of the water system in Hak, which was completed this summer, is the most recent water infrastructure initiative carried out by the Tufenkian Foundation. The water supply initiative in Hak was first launched in 2009-2010,with partnership support from Virginia Davies. Due to activities carried out this year, Hak's water system has been expanded with a new branch, which brings drinking water to parts of the village that were deprived of water until today. Additionally, we have installed a water collector and carried out the necessary repair works.

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15.11.2017

Repairing and Renovating a Village Clinic in Ishkhanadzor

Ishkhanadzor Village, Kashatagh Region

Ongoing Project

More than a decade after opening its doors, the clinic in Ishkhanadzor is in need of urgent repairs. We have taken up the renovation and repairs of the interior and exterior conditions of the clinic to ensure the maintenance of the building well into the future.

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15.11.2017

Building a House for a Syrian-Armenian Family

Ishkhanadzor Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

The house was built as a part of our program supporting Syrian-Armenian refugees resettling in Artsakh. Through this initiative, we not only support refugees, but also help resettle, develop and bring new life to the strategically significant, but currently deserted lands of Kashatagh.

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15.11.2017

Renovating a House for the 8th Wounded Soldier in Artsakh

Stepanakert, Artsakh

Completed Project

Gagik Petrosyan is the seventh soldier to receive a fully renovated house from the Tufenkian Foundation.

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15.11.2017

Expanding and Renovating the Arajamugh School

Arajamugh Village, Hadrut Region

Completed Project

The expansion of the school is a testament to how much the community of Arajamugh has expanded since its establishment 13 years ago: at the end of the last academic year, the village had so many school-age children that the local school no longer had enough capacity to house them.

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15.11.2017

Renovating a House for the 6th Wounded Soldier in Artsakh

Askeran, Askeran Region

Completed Project

Samvel Mejlumyan is the sixth soldier to receive a fully renovated house from the Tufenkian Foundation.

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15.11.2017

House Renovation for the 5th Wounded Soldier

Togh Village, Hadrut Region

Completed Project

Not long ago, Varujan, his wife and their three children lived in a house that needed major renovations. Varujan could not afford to renovate it before the war even though he had started doing some patch work here and there. After he was injured, health issues and financial hardship made it especially difficult for Varujan and his family to look after their house and continue the renovation.

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15.11.2017

NEW AGRICULTURAL MACHINES FOR MIJNAVAN

Mijnavan, Kashatagh Region

Ongoing Project

With the goal of assisting the local farmers, Tufenkian Foundation purchased and transported agricultural machines (excavator and loader) to Mijnavan. The machines will be used for cleaning, cultivating and sowing the lands adjacent to the town and all the way to the Arax River.

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15.11.2017

Providing New Homes to Families of Two Wounded Soldiers

Martakert, Martakert Region

Completed Project

In the framework of our Housing Support to Wounded Soldiers initiative, we purchased a large house in Martakert city for two brothers, Eduard and Erik Matevosyan, who were both injured in the April War.

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15.11.2017

Internet Centers in Mijnavan

Mijnavan, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

Set up in the schools of Ishkanadzor and Mijnavan, these modern internet centers enabledlocal youth to access news and information from around the world. While this may seem insignificant to those reading this, these mobile units were actually the first exposure many children had to the world beyond their village.

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15.11.2017

Renovating the School and Clinic of Aghavnatun Village

Aghavnatun, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

In 2015, the Foundation initiated a community development project in Aghavnatun. The project featured the building of a clinic, as well as other village improvements, done in conjunction with our partners OneArmenia and the Armenian Centre Trust (UK).

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15.11.2017

Development of the Getap Village

Getap Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

To develop the Getap village, we provided the water with clean water for household use and irrigation, built a new elementary school and a youth community center, as well as renovated half of the houses in the village.

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15.11.2017

Providing Clean and Safe Water to Nerkin Sus Village

Nerkin Sus, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

Nerkin Sus is situated not far from Berdzor, the administrative center of Kashatagh. (It is about 5-6 km to the south). The village possesses 35 houses and 95 total inhabitants. Despite the presence of nearby springs, until 2014 the village did not enjoy its own water supply.

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15.11.2017

Providing Clean and Safe Water to Vardabats Village

Vardabats Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

In 2014, we implemented a complex project that provided water to a cluster of villages in Southern Kashatagh – Karotan, Vardabats, and Urekan.

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15.11.2017

Providing Clean and Safe Water to Urekan Village

Urekan Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

In 2014, we implemented a complex project to provide clean and safe water to a cluster of villages in Southern Kashatagh – Karotan, Vardabats, and Urekan.

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15.11.2017

Grape Cultivation in Urekan Village

Urekan Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

Artsakh is rich in arable land, especially in southern Kashatagh, where a variety of fruits and grains have been grown for centuries. Grape cultivation and winemaking became especially popular during the Soviet era, but were totally abandoned due to wartime destruction. Nonetheless, many hectares of abandoned vineyards continued to grow in the wild, well into the 2000s.

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15.11.2017

Providing Clean and Safe Water to Vardabats Village

Vardabats Village, Kashatagh Region

Completed Project

In 2014, we implemented a complex project that provided water to a cluster of villages in Southern Kashatagh – Karotan, Vardabats, and Urekan.

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15.11.2017

Pomegranate Cultivation in Yeritsvank

Yeritsvank Village, Kashatagh Region

Ongoing Project

In 2013, we planted our second pomegranate orchard in Artsakh. Covering 7 hectares near the Yeritsvank village, the orchard is aimed to help sustain the village and its settlers, as well as create opportunities for economic development of Kashatagh.

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15.11.2017

Supporting Artsakh's Talented Youth

Stepanakert, Artsakh

Completed Project

Many of Artsakh’s youth seek to leave the country for better opportunities, or simply stagnate for lack of access to resources that can help develop their skills.  From 2004-2008, the Foundation worked with Karabagh’s Ministry of Education to change this. Launched in Stepanakert with 28 participants, the program steadily grew in size and geographic scope. By 2008, it served over 110 young talents from Stepanakert, Martuni, and Hadrut. 

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15.11.2017

Fostering Civic Education

Stepanakert, Artsakh

Completed Project

In 2007, the Foundation initiated a pilot program of lectures, discussion groups and debates involving youth from leading organizations throughout Stepanakert and Shushi.  The forums exposed participants to ideas and concepts of citizenship that are not part of a typical education in Artsakh. 

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15.11.2017

Fostering Civic Education

Shushi, Shushi Region

Past Project

In 2007, the Foundation initiated a pilot program of lectures, discussion groups and debates involving youth from leading organizations throughout Stepanakert and Shushi.  The forums exposed participants to ideas and concepts of citizenship that are not part of a typical education in Artsakh. 

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15.11.2017

Renovating the Shushi Museum

Shushi, Shushi Region

Completed Project

Once a fountainhead of Armenian culture, the fortress city of Shushi became a large commercial and administrative center in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed a strong multi-ethnic presence. Unfortunately, in 1920 the city was set ablaze by Turkish nationalist mobs and its Armenian population destroyed.

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08.11.2017

Support to Persons with Disabilities

Yerevan, Armenia - Past Project

Established in the early 2000s, the “Paros” public organization supports persons with disabilities – a long-neglected segment of the Armenian society. With seed funding from the Foundation and other sources, the NGO implemented a signature project called “Physical and Educational Support to Persons with Disabilities”.

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08.11.2017

Clean Yerevan

Yerevan, Armenia - Past Project

Launched in the early 2000s, Մաքուր Երևան (Clean Yerevan) was part of a wave of citizens’ initiatives that revived public awareness about pollution, green spaces, and the environment.

The initiative was founded by young people concerned that Yerevan’s public had become indifferent to the city’s conditions. The Foundation supported their activities throughout 2002-2005, during which the number of volunteers cleaning areas around museums, parks and galleries rose from 15 to 550.

 

 

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OUR WORK IN ARTSAKH

Our work in Artsakh focuses on rebuilding, repairing, resettling and reviving the the liberated borderlands of Artsakh and the strategically significant territories connecting Artsakh with Armenia. Explore our past, completed and ongoing initiatives to learn more about what we do in Artsakh.

OUR WORK IN ARMENIA

We started working in Armenia in 1998, with the very launch of the Foundation. Since then, we have fostered social justice in Armenia by initiating or supporting bold ideas and innovative action addressing the most pressing social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges facing Armenia. Explore our past, completed and ongoing initiatives to learn more about what we do in Armenia.