A Playground for Azatamut Kindergarten
Azatamut (Ազատամուտ) village is located in the Tavush region of Armenia.Home to 2,900 residents, the villagers’ main source of income is agriculture, livestock, and the bentonite factory. The village has one school (1-12 grade) with 464 students. The recently renovated kindergarten is home to 90 children, and has plans to increase the number of kindergarteners by 30 children. The re-opening of the kindergarten on April 2019 caused great joy and excitement for the village, but the kindergarten is lacking was lacking a playground for children to play, be active, and grow up healthy. FCN’s representative, Anahit Kalantaryan, visited the newly renovated kindergarten on April 12, 2019 to meet the gyughabed and the principal, and to inspect the grounds and verify suitability for playground installation. Every child should have to chance to play on a playground. That seems like such an obvious statement that it’s almost unnecessary to state. However, most children in Armenia don’t have access to a playground. With the installation of a new playground, we are providing the kindergarteners the opportunity to play in a safe environment, while promoting a healthier and more active environment for growth for years to come.
Sponsors: Tanya Kalaydjian and Nadya Donikian
FCN Program: Education