A Playground for Alashkert Kindergarten
Alashkert (Armenian: Ալաշկերտ); known as Kyarimarkh until 1935, is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. It was known as Sovetakan between 1935 and 2008. In 2008, the village was renamed Alashkert, after the historic Western Armenian town of Alashkert.
The village is 50 KM from Yerevan, home to 2,140 residents with a total of 370 households. The villagers’ main source of income is agriculture and live stock. The village has one school (1 – 12 grade) with 200 students and the kindergarten that is home to 90 children.
FCN visited the newly built kindergarten in 2018. To our surprise, the beautiful and newly built kindergarten (by daughters and knights of Vartan) was not in operation due to lack of furniture. With help from FCN, the kindergarten was able to obtain furniture from another organization to open its doors in late 2018. The opening of newly built kindergarten caused a great joy and excitement in the village, but the kindergarten was lacking a playground for the children.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to have fun on a playground. With the installation of a new playground, we are providing the kindergartners the opportunity to play in a safe environment, promoting a healthier and more active environment to grow for years to come.
Sponsors: Mr. & Mrs. Edwin and Valentina Sahakian
FCN Program: Education