Karin Tak village is situated five kilometers to the South-East of Shushi town. It was founded in the 18th century. The village has suffered greatly during the Artsakh Liberation War with more than fifteen people losing their lives. Every year on January 26th, the village celebrates Battle of Karin Tak Day. On that day in 1992, Azerbaijani troops surrounded and attacked the village, intent on massacring its Armenian population. Yet the residents of Karin Tak, despite being outnumbered and outgunned, mounted a fierce resistance and emerged victorious. The population of the community is 640 with 151 households. There are 170 children up to 16 years old out of which 107 are schoolchildren. The birth rate is 17 per annum with a visible growth tendency. Cattle breeding and farming are the main sources of income for the villagers. There is a public school, a culture center and a health care point in Karin Tak. The village has access to natural gas and electricity. Hayastan All Armenian Fund’s past projects saw the full rehabilitation of Karin Tak village potable water network and the construction of the community center.
Karin Tak village had a kindergarten, which was built in the 1930s and for the first several years served as a health care point. The kindergarten building was destroyed during the war years, and then it was partially renovated. However, due to a recurrent structural humidity issue, the previous renovation works quickly deteriorated. The building was in fully dilapidated condition.
Within its ongoing support to the village, Hayastan All Armenian Fund has built a new kindergarten. The one-storey kindergarten, with the total area of 240 square meters, is designed for 50 children. Within the project, the area around the new kindergarten was also upgraded. Donor(s) - Hayastan All Armenian Fund – Argentina, Devecyan family, Ekserciyan family, Kirkor Simsiroglu; NKR Government