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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.



A French Armenian volunteer bakes lavash in Yeghnajur  The newly constructed gym in the school of Karaberd, Shirak region  Discussion about ecology in Yeghnajour  Shen supports the community to get rid of stones on the reserve land, after which it will be privatized to the villagers  The library of Avazan needs restoration and new books  The community center of Torfavan works actively, even if the renovation is not completed yet  In 2009, 6000 oak trees were donated to the State Forest Department. Another 2000 seedlings were donated to 3 rural communities  First acquaintance with the piano in Yeghnadjour  Sevkar's kindergarten one month after the opening.

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Project Location Requested sum in Euros Expected outcome Status
Establishment of Training Center for Organic Agriculture Akunq, Kotayk marz 30,000 Armenian farmers will get knowledge on organic cultivation methods Finance needed
Development of horticulture in Northern regions of Armenia Pilot project in Tavush marz 75,000 for 3 years Applying markets for poor (M4P) approach will increase significantly farmer's income Finance needed
Providing furniture for kindergarten (for 20 children) v. Tsaghkahovit, Aragatsotn marz 5,000 Young women have oportunity to work, children are well taken care and gain appropriate social skills Finance needed
Renovation of the kindergarten, providing furniture (for 50 children) v. Gandzaqar, Tavush marz 12,000 Young women have oportunity to work, children are well taken care and gain appropriate social skills Finance needed
Renovation of the kindergarten, providing furniture (for 40 children) Meghri, Syunik marz 25,000 Young women have oportunity to work, children are well taken care and gain appropriate social skills Finance needed
Community Center renovation Kaqavadzor, Aragatsotn marz 15,000 The community will have place for gatherings and meetings. Village library will be organised Finance needed
Community Center renovation Arapi of Shirak marz 9,500 The community will have place for gatherings and better integration opportunities Finance needed
Community Center renovation Arpunk of Gegharkunik marz 13,000 The community will have place for gatherings and organisation of cultural study and hobby groups Finance needed
Community Center renovation v. Jaghatsadzor, Gegharkunik region 25,000 The community of Jaghatsadzor will have place for gatherings and organisation of cultural study groups Finance needed
Constrauction of a playground v. Berdavan, Tavush region 5,000 The playground will serve the youth of surrounding 3 villages Finance needed
Summer camp for children from poor families of Shirak. v.Yeghnajur, Shirak marz 5,000 annually 250 children will spend their holidays in healthy environment per year free of charge. Finance needed


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