Noubarashen School #11 to Receive Orchard from HSBC Bank and ATP

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YEREVAN–.This Sunday, November 7, 2004, the children of the
Noubarashen School #11 for the mentally disabled will have the
opportunity to beautify their school grounds with the help of their
friends from HSBC bank and the Armenia Tree Project. This is planting
initiated by HSBC Bank as a part of their community outreach. A total
of one hundred trees, including 30 apricot, 5 quince, 30 apple, 20
peach, and 15 cherry trees will be planted at the event, scheduled to
begin at 11.00 a.m. The Republic of Armenia’s Ministry of Science and
Education oversees the Noubarashen School #11, a school that provides
accommodations and nutrition for 125 students, 110 of whom are
permanent residents.

Over the past five years, HSBC and the Armenia Tree Project have
successfully collaborated on similar tree planting projects.
Together, they provided the Noragyugh Rehabilitation Center with a
total of four hundred trees in 2000, 2001 and 2002 years. To date,
these seedlings are thriving, with an above average survival rate of
72%. Since its first Armenian branch opened in March of 1996, the
HSBC group has shown support for both education and the environment.
Sunday’s event at the Noubarashen School #11 will serve as a forum for
the integration of these two ideals.

HSBC Bank Armenia:

The HSBC Group opened for business in March 1996 as Midland Bank cjsc
and was renamed to HSBC Bank Armenia cjsc in 1999, as a part of global
re-branding exercise. Nowadays HSBC has two full service branches
operating in Yerevan. Now HSBC is Armenia’s leading bank by market
share and profitability. The Group also maintains branches in other
CIS countries including Russia and Kazakhstan. The bank offers a full
range of products and services to both commercial and personal
customers resident in Armenia and overseas. Since its establishment,
HSBC has focused its community support on areas of education and
theenvironment. The Bank has been involved in sponsoring the
Noubarashen orphanage, Vardashen special educational centre, Armenian
Society for the preservation of Historical Monuments, Armenian
Philharmonic Orchestra, Isabel centre of the Talented Children’s
Concert, a Health walk in coordination with the Armenian Mammography
centre, the children’s international play ground, as well as a tree
planting project in the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre. HSBC staff
are true community citizens and give fully, and freely, of their time
and energy in supporting the many worthwhile causes in Armenia that
need our support in both financial and humane ways.

For information please contact:

HSBC Bank Armenia cjsc
9 V. Sarkissian Street, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel. 58 70 88

HSBC Bank Armenia cjsc
3 Komitas Avenue, Yerevan, Armenia
Tel. 22 25 96, 22 87 57

e-mail: [email protected]

Armenia Tree Project (ATP):

Armenia Tree Project was founded in 1994 during Armenia’s darkest and
coldest years with the vision of securing Armenia’s future by
protecting Armenia’s environment. Funded by contributions from
diasporan Armenians, ATP has by now planted and rejuvenated 538,000
trees at more than 450 sites ranging from Gyumri to Goris.

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