Completed Projects

28.10.2016

 Artsakh Ongoing Projects The project is realized in collaboration with Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) from the beginning of January 2016. About The Educational Daycare Center in Shushi aims to support children with educational problems who grow in socially vulnerable families. The project’s main objective is to help children overcome educational difficulties, prevent antisocial […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments In cases where schools did not possess bookshelves or library spaces, the Foundation – in conjunction with the NKR Ministry of Education – provided them. To date, these libraries have been widely welcomed by the population and serve not only as an educational tool, but as a morale-boost for the region’s inhabitants. This project […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments Many of Karabagh’s youth seek to leave the country for better opportunities, or simply wither for lack of access to resources that can help develop their skills.  Since 2004, the Foundation has worked with Karabagh’s Ministry of Education to change this. “Taghandavor Yeridasardner” (Talented Youth) identifies youth who show potential to  make major contributions […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments As with post Soviet societies, Karabagh today suffers from a lack of civic values.  There is little pride in national ideals, little concern with the welfare of one’s neighbors and fellow citizens. Instead, a preoccupation with narrow and parochial self-interest prevails, especially among the rising generation of youth. This is partly due to a […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments Once a fountainhead of Armenian culture, the fortress city of Shushi became a large commercial and administrative center in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed a strong multi-ethnic presence. Unfortunately, in the 1920, the city was set ablaze by Turkish nationalist mobsand its Armenian population destroyed. Liberated in 1992, in what is […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments One is a flour-mill which provide accessible, inexpensive milling services to wheat farmers throughout the region. Since 2005, the mill has enabled farmers to easily sell their wheat (or convert it to flour), without having to undertake expensive, arduous journeys to the larger faraway mills in Sisian and Goris. The other project is an […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments Despite substantial improvement in recent years, Karabagh’s economy and society remain underdeveloped – especially in remote rural areas. Here, a lack of modern facilities and opportunities causes young people to lose hope and emigrate to larger towns and cities, often outside Karabagh. In an effort to address this problem, the Foundation has sought programs […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments In promoting resettlement, the Foundation has relied mostly on commercial construction methods and materials. At the same time, it has begun a small pilot project in Kashatagh, involving natural building techniques – mostly notably cob construction, which creates dwellings and other structures out of natural materials (e.g. clay, sand, straw). The motivation behind cob […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments These a capella performances feature the state-sponsored “Vararakn” and “Mrakats” ensembles, as well as the “Varanda” children’s ensemble of Shushi, who bring forth the acoustic intimacy found in this tiny church which dates back to the early 19th century. Handsomely produced, the CD also serves as an educational/promotional tool: It features detailed liner notes […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments Karabagh’s Kashatagh region is rich in arable land, especially in the south, where a variety of fruits and grains have been grown for centuries. Grape cultivation and winemaking became especially popular during the Soviet era, but were totally abandoned due to wartime destruction. Nonetheless, many hectares of abandoned vineyards continue to grow in the […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments In 2006, the Tufenkian Foundation initiated a mobile computer-instruction unit in Kashatagh. This program, which continued into 2007, was well-received by the local population, who learned basic computer skills and were instilled with hope.  As a continuation of this program, we have recently partnered with Karabagh Telecom to install Kashatagh’s first internet connections.  Set up […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments The backgroundTraditional Armenian folk music and dance are art forms about to disappear in Karabagh due to 70 years of Azerbaijan’s policy of stifling national cultural expression. In Karabagh today, society has little interest in folk music, few give importance to the kanon or the duduk, two instruments with rich histories in Armenian culture. […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments The backgroundThe strategically important area of Kashatagh needs development. The villagers of this area endure the most basic rural living conditions. To add to this, the school house in Hochants village was in a state of dilapidation and its cement floors were causing health problems for the students. Parents in Hochants came together to […]

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28.10.2016

Artsakh Completed Projects Attachments The backgroundPassing through the northern villages of Kashatagh in 2009, we stopped in the village of Msheni to find the village mayor at work trying to renovate an old abandoned house. He mentioned to us that Msheni has a very good nurse and that part of this house could be transformed […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments The backgroundKashatagh villagers live hours away from even the most basic medical help. Everyday ailments go untreated; serious illnesses go undiagnosed. Even the closest medical centers are hours away on unpaved roads. The medical centers lack staff, medicine and diagnostic materials to provide adequate health care to all the residents of this sprawling, war-battered […]

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28.10.2016

23/06/2014 Artsakh Completed Projects Attachments Last year Tufenkian Foundation joined forces with OneArmenia to create a learning and activity place for the kids of Moshatagh and neighboring villages in Kashatagh Region.    OneArmenia raised $19,611 to renovate the kindergarten comprised of playroom, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and first aid rooms in Moshatagh village’s first story of the […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments The backgroundHak village sits in the northern part of Karabagh’s Kashatagh District. Although Kashatagh’s Armenians suffered brutal ethnic cleansing by Azeris up to 1918, a wealth of churches and other monuments attest to the region’s longstanding Armenian heritage. For example, Hak’s historic St. Minas Church bears an inscription that dates the church back to […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments In southern Kashatagh, medical care is scarce, of uneven quality, and often inaccessible due to poor roads and transportation. Village-based facilities are practically nonexistent. Thus villagers who need primary care must travel to the underequipped, overburdened district hospital in Berdzor, found 2-3 hours from many villages. Specialized care in Stepanakert is even further away. […]

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28.10.2016

26/11/2014 Attachments   The Tufenkian Foundation, in collaboration with Armenian Church Community Council of Great Britain (ACCC), recently completed a two-year infrastructure initiative in the village of Getap in Southern Kashatagh. Getap is a small village with 127 people, 32 houses and a reputation for having an incredibly hard-working population. Perhaps that comes from the […]

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28.10.2016

Artsakh Completed Projects Attachments Within the NKR, our activities have focused on the Kashatagh Region, which connects Artsakh to Armenia and is, therefore, strategically vital. Our various efforts – housing, infrastructure, health care, agriculture and small business – all are geared toward resettling and developing these areas, thus fostering their integration into Karabagh’s polity, economy, […]

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28.10.2016

13/12/2014  / Artsakh Completed Projects Attachments Within the NKR, the Foundation focuses on resettling and developing Artsakh’s border regions, chief among which is Kashatagh (formerly Lachin). This region physically connects Artsakh to Armenia and is therefore strategically vital. Our various efforts all are geared toward resettling and developing these areas, so they become better integrated into Karabagh’s polity, […]

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28.10.2016

24/03/2016 News / Artsakh Completed Projects Attachments Aghavnatun is a remote community located in Artsakh’s liberated territories, within the Kashatagh region. It is around 35 km away from Berdzor and 7 km from the main road connecting Berdzor to Ishkhanadzor. Aghavnatun consists of 5 villages 3 of which are populated:  Aghavnatun, Harar, and Khatchketik.   Last year, […]

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28.10.2016

Attachments In 2001, the first Festival was held in Karabagh’s historic city of Shushi, including participants from Armenia and Karabagh. The artists met for a second time to hold a Festival of Armenian Films. Also included in the program is a cottage industry of ceramics established in Nungi, a village previously famous for its pottery […]

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