Project: Kharpert Home for Special Children Excursion 4, 2014 (completed)
   
Project Name Kharpert Home for Special Children Excursion 4, 2014
Full Description

The Kharpert Home for Special Children is an orphanage located in the village of Nor Kharpert serving more than 250 children with varying degrees of developmental disabilities. The orphanage is a state run facility that receives governmental support to provide these vulnerable children with their basic care and education.

Excursions for these children to amusement parks and/or other appropriate venues provide these children with both valuable community experience and needed recreation. Children with disabilities in Armenia are generally kept sheltered from society. These children do not attend school, but rather attend classes at the orphanage. It is important for both these children and society for these children to experience community life.

For each donation of $250, approximately 20 children and an appropriate number of care provides will be able to go on an excursion to Yerevan at Victory Park, or another appropriate venue for a morning or afternoon of activities including transportation, admission and snacks. Please consider supporting multiple excursions for these children.

Need Approximately 1,200 children live in Armenia's 15 orphanages. While these facilities provide basic care for these children, their limited funding does not permit these children regular visits and participate in various social and cultural activities. A child with a disability has very few opportunities to visit the city and experience life outside of the grounds of the Kharpert orphanage.
Category Education
Start Date 2014
End Date 2014
Region Yerevan
City/Village  Nor Kharpert
Partner/s  Kharpert Home for Special Children
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $250
Amount Needed $0
Short Term Impact

The short-term impact of this project will be the employment of a bus driver, money being spent in Armenia's local economy and most important the education and social benefits for 20 children with developmental disabilities.

Long Term Impact

This project has considerable long-term benefits for both the children and for society. Society's attitudes towards people with disabilities will slowly begin to change as witness these children regularly and realize that society can indeed accommodate them as part of their community.

Sponsor Benefit Your donation to the Kharpert Home for Special Children will be recognized at the Center and your name listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project.  The Paros Foundation stands ready to help you arrange a visit to the Kharpert Home for Special Children when you are in Armenia.
Link http://www.parosfoundation.org/
 
Images and videos from other excursions. This project is ongoing. Please consider sponsoring it now!
     
No 11. Yerevan Zoo Excursion. June 28, 2017
No 10. Victory Park. June 27, 2016
     
     
No 4. Victory Park. June 27, 2014
Victory Park Excursion 2011
Victory Park Excursion 2014
     
Victory Park Excursion 2012
No 2. Yerevan Zoo Excursion 2011
No 1. Victory Park Excursion 2011
Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsor(s) for their support of this project:

Catherine & Lauren Conrow, 2014 (CA-USA)


This project is ongoing. Please consider sponsoring it now!

Send your donations through PayPal to account@paros-foundation.org

Or send checks made out to "The Paros Foundation" to:

The Paros Foundation,
918 Parker Street, A14,
Berkeley, CA  94710

 


Media about this Project
The California Courier; Dec. 18, 2014

Sponsor Benefits
Your donation to the Kharpert Home for Special Children will be recognized at the Center and your name listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project.  The Paros Foundation stands ready to help you arrange a visit to the Kharpert Home for Special Children when you are in Armenia.