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OUR WORK IN ARTSAKH

Past Work

Explore our past projects in Artsakh to learn more about the outcomes of our work during the last 15 years.

18 November 2017

Health Care in Kashatagh

Throughout Kashatagh, medical care is scarce, of uneven quality, and often inaccessible due to poor roads and transportation. Until recently, village-based facilities were practically nonexistent, while the regional hospital in Berdzor was underequipped and overburdened until its overhaul in 2012.

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18 November 2017

Moshatagh Kindergarten

In 2013, the Foundation joined forces with OneArmenia to create a learning and activity space for the children of Moshatagh and neighboring villages of the Kashatagh region.

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18 November 2017

Development of the Getap Village

During 2012-14, the Foundation completed a two-year infrastructure project in the village of Getap, in Southern Kashatagh.

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18 November 2017

Clinic and School Renovation in Aghavnatun Village

Aghavnatun is a remote community located in Artsakh’s Kashatagh region. It is around 35 km away from Berdzor (Lachin) and 7 km from the main road connecting Berdzor to Ishkhanadzor. Aghavnatun consists of 5 small villages, 3 of which are currently populated: Aghavnatun, Harar, and Khatchketik.

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18 November 2017

Talented Youth

Many of Artsakh’s youth seek to leave the country for better opportunities, or simply stagnate for lack of access to resources that can help develop their skills. From 2004-2008, the Foundation worked with Karabagh’s Ministry of Education to change this.

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18 November 2017

Clean and Safe Water to Villages

In Artsakh, our activities have focused on the Kashatagh region, which connects Artsakh to Armenia and is therefore strategically vital. Unfortunately, the region’s infrastructure was largely uprooted due to the ravages of war: Housing, electricity, drinking water, roads and health care facilities were all severely lacking in 1995, when the region’s resettlement began. Since that time, NKR authorities, with the help of private donors, have managed to improve many of these basic conditions.

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18 November 2017

Arts Festival in Shushi

With support from the Foundation, in 2001 “NK Arts” organized the first arts festival in Karabagh’s historic city of Shushi, including participants from Armenia, Artsakh, and the diaspora. The following year, “NK Arts” organized a second gathering — a Festival of Armenian Films.

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18 November 2017

Shogh Educational Daycare Center in Shushi

The Educational Daycare Center in Shushi aims to support children with educational challenges who grow in socially vulnerable families.

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18 November 2017

Msheni Clinic

In 2009, during a field visit to northern Kashatagh, we stopped in the village of Msheni. There we found the village mayor at work, trying to renovate an old abandoned dwelling.

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18 November 2017

Shushi “Fortress City” CD Recording

These a capella performances feature the state-sponsored “Vararakn” and “Mrakats” vocal ensembles, as well as the “Varanda” children’s ensemble, who bring forth the acoustic intimacy of Shushi’s tiny Ganach Zhamchurch, which dates back to the early 19th century.

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16 November 2017

Grape Cultivation

These a capella performances feature the state-sponsored “Vararakn” and “Mrakats” vocal ensembles, as well as the “Varanda” children’s ensemble, who bring forth the acoustic intimacy of Shushi’s tiny Ganach Zhamchurch, which dates back to the early 19th century.

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16 November 2017

Mobile Computer Labs

Despite substantial improvement in recent years, Karabagh’s economy and society remain underdeveloped – especially in remote rural areas.

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16 November 2017

Mobile Clinic

In 2008, the Foundation developed a mobile clinic project for the Kashatagh area. Working together with the NKR Ministry of Health, we utilized a mobile van the Ministry had received from the US, equipped with EKG, ultrasound and a biochemical laboratory. For two years, the van circulated throughout the region each month, bringing with it medical specialists from Stepanakert.

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01 November 2017

Hochants School

Located in a strategically vital area, Hochants village has a deep history stretching back centuries. Unfortunately, since its resettlement in 1995 it has remained underdeveloped: Villagers have endured mostly backward conditions, especially regarding infrastructure. For example, the village schoolhouse had been dilapidated and its decaying cement floors were causing health problems for the students. In 2009, the village’s parents came together to ask the Foundation to renovate their school.

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01 November 2017

School Libraries in Kashatagh

In 2006, the Foundation conducted a study of schools in the border regions of Artsakh and found that many did not possess libraries or even bookshelves.

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18 September 2017

Agricultural Loans

On occasion, the Foundation has provided loans for small-business projects dealing with agriculture or animal husbandry.

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18 September 2017

Civic Education and Values

Like many post-Soviet societies, Karabagh today struggles to maintain civic values and education.Past practices – e.g. pride in collective or national ideals, concern with the welfare of one’s neighbors and fellow citizens – are no longer taken for granted.

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18 September 2017

Renovation of Shushi Museum

Once a fountainhead of Armenian culture, the fortress city of Shushi became a large commercial and administrative center in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed a strong multi-ethnic presence. Unfortunately, in 1920 the city was set ablaze by Turkish nationalist mobsand its Armenian population destroyed.

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18 September 2017

Flour Mill & Machinery Base

Once a fountainhead of Armenian culture, the fortress city of Shushi became a large commercial and administrative center in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed a strong multi-ethnic presence. Unfortunately, in 1920 the city was set ablaze by Turkish nationalist mobsand its Armenian population destroyed.

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18 September 2017

Internet Centers

In 2006, the Foundation initiated a mobile computer-instruction unit in Kashatagh. This program, which continued into 2007, was well-received by the local population, who learned basic computer skills and were instilled with hope.

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