Since independence, public and communal spaces in Armenia have suffered from neglect and a lack of civic responsibility. This is attributable to several factors, including insufficient government attention as well as a general malaise toward upkeep of shared facilities.
With these concerns in mind, the Foundation started the project “Our City is Our Home” in June 2001. The project focused on the repair of building entrances by involving the inhabitants, in hopes that such involvement would raise residents’ motivation and sense of responsibility for the ongoing care of their dwellings. Young people were engaged in the project as volunteers.
Although effective in its results, the project proved expensive. Taking into account Armenia’s dire socio-economic situation, the Foundation decided that its resources should be diverted to other projects. The project concluded in November 2002.