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14 October 2014

On October 13, the opening ceremony of the completed project on integrated community development in Hartavan of Aragatsotn marz took place. First the opening was blessed by Tatev Archbishop Sargsyan. This event attended French Ambassador Henry Reynaud, Francis Gelibter, Director of Orange Foundation, Aragatsotn marzpet S. Sahakyam, Shen NGO representatives, community members and other guests. The project where the community had had a significant contribution was funded by Orange Foundation within its One Village initiative.

Due to sustainable operation of the newly established milk producers cooperative (furnished with all necessary lab equipment, mobile milking machines, milk collection truck, and milk cooling tank) the incomes of villagers will get increased. It is already operating a renovated and fully furnished kindergarten for 50 children in Hartavan. The internal (for homestead land plots) irrigation network is constructed, the drinking water supply improved as well as football and volleyball fields built at the local school. The community centre hall’s stage is furnished with certain necessary items and local dance group is provided with costumes. Now Hartavan has its own barbershop, an office for veterinarian and agronomist, as well as the medical centre furnished with necessary equipment and its nurses trained.



8 September 2014

From August 17 to 27, on the initiative of the Armenian Medical Union of France (UMAF) the subsequent project of "Glasses for Armenia" was implemented this time in Vardenis sub-region.

Seven specialists from France examined all the children of the region with eyesight problems, made and handed over 241 special glasses. At the same time, glasses were provided also for over 1500 people with eyesight problems. According to Gegharkunik Field Office of Shen NGO, this humanitarian initiative was highly appreciated by the population. On their turn, Program Manager and UMAF Vice President Leon Artinian and Treasurer Bedros Ohanian expressed their gratitude for collaboration with Shen.

Villagers are happy to offer their labor force to construct a drinking water pipeline after Shen has provided pipes.  Aragats computer centre is operational  Speech of the US Ambassador Mrs. Yovanovich to the opening ceremony of the events hall of Aygedzor village.  A solar dryer  Oak casks and barrels produced by Hayk Isakhanyan thanks to Aniv loan  We help a farmer from Sisian to sell his asparagus to the restaurants of the Mariott hotels.  From now on, the computer network of the school of Kalavan will function  Opening ceremony of kindergarten in Pambak.  A small hydro power station constructed thanks to Aniv loan

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