GENERAL MANAGER OF VIVACELL COMPANY TO JOIN FAMILIES OF HAROYANS AND SARGSYANS FROM KHOR VIRAP VILLAGE TO HELP THEM TO FINISH THEIR HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
The press-service of the Habitat for Humanity Armenia organization
told ArmInfo that on August 16 General Manager of VivaCell Company Mr
Ralph Yirikian and a number of staff members of the company, as well
as a volunteer team from the USA led by Reverend Doctor Kenneth Bensen
and Archbishop Viken Aykazian will join the families of Haroyans and
Sargsyans to help them to finish their house construction.
On the same day His Holiness Karekin II will join the volunteers and
bless the construction works of the day.
On April 10th 2007 the second annual ‘His Holiness Karekin II Work
Project’ was luanched at the Etchmiadzin Gevorgyan seminary, where His
Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of all Armenians, blessed the opening.
In the framework of the project 37 families in the 10 communities
of Armenia will complete their house and/or improve their housing
conditions by the end of the year.
VivaCell is the largest local corporate donor of HFH Armenia. The
leading mobile operator of Armenia has made an important commitment
to sponsor the houses of 10 low-income families. ‘Because we believe
in Armenia’, said Mr. Ralph Yirikian during the opening ceremony
of His Holiness Karekin II Work Project in Gevorgian Seminary of
Edjmiatsin. Thanks to the good will of VivaCell these 10 families
will move to their simple and decent homes before the advent of severe
Since April a lot of international and local volunteers have
participated in the construction works of these houses. It is the
third day since a team from the USA have been building in Khor Virap
together with the local volunteers, village community and the family
of Haroyans and Sargsyans to complete their house.
The family of Haroyans currently lives in their neighbor’s basement
with a rainbow leaking in because of the absence of a roof.Piruza, a
mother of three children, suffers rheumatism due to the humidity. ‘It
is not possible to live like this any more, I do not know what we
would do without the help of Habitat, VivaCell and volunteers’, Piruza
said. ‘Soon we will complete our own half-built house and will meet
our eldest son in our own house after he returned from military service
The familiy of Haroyans is one of the 10 families supported by
VivaCell. On August 18, 2007 the church servants will perform the
Homeblessing Ceremony of Haroyans, Misakyans, and Sargsyans, blessing
their entry to their simple and decent homes.