Mijnavan is a small town in the South of Kashatagh region, Artsakh. The resettlement process started in 1995 with just 15 inhabitants, but now 123 families (483 citizens) live in the town. The main occupation of the locals is agriculture and land cultivation.
With the goal of assisting the local farmers, Tufenkian Foundation purchased and transported agricultural machines (excavator and loader) to Mijnavan. The machines will be used for cleaning, cultivating and sowing the lands adjacent to the town and all the way to the Arax River. The community has about 480 ha of non-irrigated and about 327 ha of irrigated land.
Mijnavan is a developing and blossoming town. Today, more than 80 students attend the local school.
Civil society stakeholders met on November 6 to discuss the key issues facing the mining sector in Armenia. The impacts of mining on the environment, communities, the Armenian economy, and other such factors were discussed during the roundtable held at the American University of Armenia (AUA).read More
Spring-Summer 2018 News Last month, we made another step towards our dream of a fully resettled Artsakh. We gave homes to three young families – families from different parts of the world, with different life stories, but one common dream: to tie their future to Artsakh.read More
Another story about a dream come true for one more family – this time the family of Mher Araqelyan, a wounded soldier who has served in the Artsakh Defense Army for more than 15 years. This family’s dream of a home in Artsakh became true due to the good will and generosity of over 100 individuals from all over the world, who responded to our fundraising call in the beginning of the year.read More
15 years ago, the Tufenkian Foundation came to Artsakh. After 5 years of working in Armenia to advance social justice, we decided to broaden our mission and scope to Artsakh, where most of our work would be focused on the strategically significant liberated territories.read More