Stepanakert N9 school after Hovhannes Tumanyan was built in 1974. Currently, around 320 student are attending the school. The district where the school is located is mostly populated by refugees displaced from Sumgait in 1988.
In the early 90s, the school was damaged during Azeri bombardment. Then, partial repairs were made to rebuild the caused damage. The school consists of two two-storey and one three-story buildings. The school facilities also incorporate pre-school groups, which, preferably need to be provided with auxiliary premises, as well as to increase the number of classrooms for physically challenged children. The school also needs a new boiler room.
Within the project sponsored by Hayastan All Armenian Fund USA Western region affiliate and benefactor Jerry Turpanjian, the school will be completely reconstructed. Concrete reinforcement of floors, internal and external walls will be carried out. New doors and windows will be installed. The staircases will be rebuilt and the roofing will be replaced with metal tiles. The school will be equipped with a new boiler room, heating, water supply, sewerage and ventilation systems.
The project also includes the rebuilding and upgrade of the workshops, lab classrooms, the kitchen block and the health care point. Seismic resilience will also be improved.
All engineering networks, including electrical wiring will be replaced. It is planned to improve the surrounding area and build a new playground.
donor (s)/sponsors(s) Armenia Fund, Inc., Jerry Turpanjian, NKR