Education: HAAF Launches Khashtarak School Renovation Project

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund
Governmental Buiding 3, Yerevan, RA
Contact: Hasmik Grigoryan
Tel: +(3741) 56 01 06 ext. 105
Fax: +(3741) 52 15 05
E-mail: [email protected]

14 July, 2008

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Launches Khashtarak School Renovation Project

Yerevan, July 10, 2008 – Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is pleased to announce
the launch of Khashtarak school renovation and refurbishment, an initiative
that was on the waiting list for priorities in Tavush region for years. The
project of around 154 million AMD is jointly financed by the Hayastan
All-Armenian Fund Germany, Swiss, French affiliates and the Association of
Armenian Entrepreneurs in Germany "Armenischer Unternehmer Verein".
The German community had made this commitment prior to the Armenia Fund 2007
Telethon. "Together with all other aspects of infrastructure schools must be
upgraded so that we can reduce or remove the gap between city and village,"
had said Gilbert Momdjian, Chairman of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund
Affiliate of Germany at that time. "By undertaking the Khashtarak School
renovation project, the Fund has set out to provide top-notch educational
facilities in rural communities." Gilbert Momdjian who has headed the
Germany affiliate of the Hayastan fund for over fifteen years now, says he
is looking forward to seeing a rewarding school environment for teachers and
students to teach and study in.
Currently the building is undergoing dismantling and preparatory works for
the actual renovation works to start. Within the project the three and
two-storied blocks of the school building including the sport and concert
halls will undergo full restoration. Construction of a new boiler will be
accompanied with the restoration of the old one to fully meet the school
heating needs. With full gasification of the community on the way the school
will be satisfactorily heated in winter months. The area around the school
will be upgraded too. A renovated school is expected to be in place by June

The two-storied building of the school is expected to be finished before the
academic year starts in September, so that students and teachers are able to
move in until the three-storied building is completed. Currently the school
has 251 students; the renovated building is designed to accommodate another
349. So with the whole building in place, it will also accommodate students
from Lusahovit, located 8 kms away from Khashtarak.

Within the current project, the school will be fully refurbished and be in
the best position to conduct both required classes and extracurricular

Arthur Mardoyan, the project contractor (Ijevan born) says that children and
adults are truly excited that the community of around 1900 will have a new
school in the near future.

"We should expand the practice of jointly funding projects from different
sources, as this enables us to implement large-scale infrastructural
projects," the Fund’s Acting Executive Director Ara Vardanyan states.


Hayastan All-Armenian Fund