Sponsored by: Hayastan Foundation Toronto (Independent Charitable Organization)
Start Start date: October 10, 2017
End End date: December 20, 2017
Status Status: Ongoing
Number of beneficiaries Number of beneficiaries: 551


Hayastan All Armenian Fund has completed a large-scale improvement project of the Nalbandyan village school sports field, including the construction of a basketball and volleyball fields (450 square meters), a football field, an open air training area (1150 square meters) and a running track (340 square meters). Within the project, the backyard of the main building of the school (665 square meters) and passages (670 square meters) was also asphalted.

"After the renovation of the school, also done by the Nalbandian family, we see significant changes in the quality of education we are able to provide to our children. What they have done for us is a beautiful example of dedication and patriotism,” said the executive director of Hayastan All Armenian Fund Ara Vardanyan.  In 2016, the benefactor family and other guests from Toronto participated in the opening ceremony of the fully reconstructed school (3200 square meters). The school consists of three blocks with 551 students currently attending. The school provides pre-school, secondary and special education classes. Within the Fund’s project, the educational center received new furniture and other necessary equipment. Besides, the Fund has built a new modern gym. This year, the beneficiary family also covered the university tuition fees for the ten graduates of the school. The benevolent work of the family extends beyond Nalbandyan village. Mr. and Mrs. Armen and Berjouhi Nalbandian have financed the construction of two houses for large families in Artsakh.

The village Nalbandyan bears the name of the prominent Armenian poet. It has 5400 residents – many of them descendants of refugees from Western Armenia.