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The Adopt-a-Village Project

 

Transforming Armenian Villages using Transparent Projects - Reconnecting the Diaspora

List of Micro-Projects

The following micro-projects may be considered as examples for other villages and diaspora. More comprehensive lists of micro-projects are available on Adopt-a-Village Facebook pages.

Agriculture

1. Fruit tree planting - Aghavnadzor, Areni, Karaglugh, Shatin and Yeghegis villages (Perth Church, Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

2. Pine nut tree planting - Areni, Rind and Shatin villages (pine trees imported from Lebanon, thanks to Arsine Istanboulian).

3. Areni horticulture project, Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan, in cooperation with Greenlane NGO.

4. Future high quality textile farming project, Yeghegis.

Education

1. Kindergarten playground equipment - Rind village (Thailand diaspora, supplied by Magnon OJSC, Armenia).

2. English books - Areni, Artabuynk, Chiva, Karaglukh, Shatin, Yeghegnadzor and Yelpin villages (Kimmie, Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

3. Educational games - Aghavnadzor, Areni, Artabuynk, Chiva, Karaglugh, Rind, Shatin and Yelpin villages (Ian Whitworth, Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

4. Sports equipment - Aghavnadzor, Areni and Rind villages (Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

5. Netball sports training - Rind (Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

6. Rugby sports training - Aghavnadzor, Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan, in cooperation with the Armenian Rugby Union.

7. Future Artabuynk Information Technology Centre - video link with Australian students.

8. School library - Khachik village, thanks to Ara and Dickran Kassabian, and Onelia Spendjian (née Kassabian).

9. School music room - Khachik village, thanks to Ara, Dickran, Garabet and Meline Kassabian and Onelia Spendjian (née Kassabian).

 
   

High Quality Handicraft

1. Handicraft market, Chiva village, thanks to the Samuel Seow Law Corporation, Singapore.  

2. Handicraft training - Areni, Chiva, Rind and Yelpin villages, thanks to the Samuel Seow Law Corporation, Singapore.

 

Tourism

1. Karas monument - Chiva-Rind villages (a collaborative micro-project by Husik Sahakyan, Zorah Wines and Len Wicks).

2. Beautification of the village entrance - Shatin village, thanks to Nartuhi Karibian.

3. Installation of historical place signs - Areni village (Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

4. Installation of rubbish bins - Shatin village (Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

5. Silk Road tourist road signs - Areni (Areni-1, Noravank), Chiva, Artabuynk (Yeghehis Sanctuary and Smbataberd), Shatin and Caravanserai (Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

6. Chinese tourism representative visiting Areni-1 Cave researching potential Chinese tourism (Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).


Utilities (Gas, Power and Water)

1. Solar panels to charge cellphones for villagers herding livestock in remote places - Aghavnadzor, Karaglukh, Shatin and Yeghegis villages (Len Wicks and Armine Hakobyan).

2. Water supply to Shatin guesthouses, thanks to Aram Garabet.

 

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