Nourishment for
Kindergartners

It is a given that one of the basic human necessities for survival is food, yet it is not the sole reason why FCN’s nutrition program exists. Our program also exists because we realize that not all foods are beneficial, and it is important that children have access to proper nutrition. A balanced diet allows for steady growth and encourages healthy eating habits, which is crucial for young children in their developmental years.

Our nutrition program has and continues to benefit kindergartners and parents in several ways. The most rewarding aspect of servicing these kindergartens is knowing that by providing proper nutrition, we are additionally increasing the attendance and enrollment rates in the kindergartens. In turn, this allows parents who often cannot provide daily meals for their children to have peace of mind that their children are being taken care of at kindergarten while they are working to provide for their household.

Because of our Angel Donors, who donate a set amount of allowance (monthly or annually) via our Angel Program, the children that attend the following kindergartens are able to receive the proper nourishment they deserve.

  • Supplementing daily nutrition by providing dairy (equivalent to 1 glass of milk)

  • Providing full daily nutrition

Kindergartens Currently Sponsored by our Nutrition Program

  • Hequiat Kindergarten Implemented: 2014  Gyumri, Shirak province (at Shirak Diocese Cultural Educational and Cultural Center) • Opened and operating because of FCN’s nutrition program

  • Noyemberyan #1 Kindergarten Implemented: 2014Noyemberyan, Tavush province Increased child attendance/enrollment from 60 to 65

  • Noyemberyan #2 Kindergarten Implemented: 2014 Noyemberyan, Tavush province • Increased child attendance/enrollment from 120 to 135

  • Berdzor Kindergarten Implemented: 2009 • Berdzor, Artsakh • Increased child attendance/enrollment from 85 to 135 

  • Voghji Kindergarten Implemented: 2013 •  Voghji, Shirak province • Reopened and operating because of FCN’s nutrition program 

  • Jujevan Kindergarten Implemented: 2016 • Jujevan, Tavush province • Operating because of FCN’s nutrition program

  • Baghanis Kindergarten Implemented: 2017 • Baghanis, Tavush province • Opened and operating because of FCN’s nutrition program

  • Voskevan Kindergarten Implemented: 2017 • Voskevan, Tavush province • Increased child enrollment from 30 to 60 for the 2019 school year

  • Koti Kindergarten Implemented: 2016 • Koti, Tavush province 

  • Ijevan #8 Kindergarten Implemented: 2017 • Ijevan, Tavush province • Increased child enrollment from 117 to 140 for the 2019 school year 

  • Goris #5 Kindergarten Implemented: 2012 • Goris, Syunik province • Increased child enrollment from 95 to 120 

  • Sarigyugh Kindergarten Implemented: 2018 • Sarigyugh, Tavush province

  • Berdavan Kindergarten Implemented: 2017 • Berdavan, Tavush province

  • Koghb #1 Kindergarten Implemented: 2017 • Koghb, Tavush province

  • Koghb #2 Kindergarten Implemented: 2017 • Koghb, Tavush province

  • Tegh Kindergarten Implemented: 2017 • Tegh, Syunik province

  • Zorakan Kindergarten Implemented: 2018 • Zorakan, Tavush province

  • Dovegh Kindergarten Implemented: 2019 • Dovegh, Tavush province • Opened and operating because of FCN’s nutrition program

Establishments Previously Sponsored by our Nutrition Program

  • Berd #2 • Berd, Tavush province • Active Years: September 2009 – January 2019

  • Berd #3 • Berd, Tavush province • Active Years: September 2009 – January 2019

As of January of 2019, HOF (Hay Ognutyan Fund) decided to include the two Berd kindergartens into their nutrition program, which covers all nutrition for every kindergarten in the Shamshadin region of Tavush. 

  • Berdzor #1 School • Berdzor, Artsakh • Active Years: September 2009 – May 2015 

  • Berdzor #2 School • Berdzor, Artsakh • Active Years: September 2009 – May 2015

  • Agavno School • Berdzor, Artsakh • Active Years: September 2010 – May 2015

  • Sus School • Berdzor, Artsakh • Active Years: September 2010 – May 2015

  • Karega School • Berdzor, Artsakh • Active Years: September 2010 – May 2015

After it was determined that the need was more and the impact was higher in Kindergartens, FCN decided to shift the Nutrition program toward Kindergartens only.