Our Projects in Artsakh and Armenia
Our Work In Artsakh
Our work in Artsakh focuses on rebuilding, repairing, resettling, and reviving the liberated and strategically significant territories connecting Artsakh with Armenia. We also cooperate with the state, assisting the government, the armed forces, and other state authorities in various ad-hoc projects. As of 2020, we have three main ongoing programs.
Resettlement plays a vital role for the future of Artsakh, as the liberated territories remain lightly uninhabited despite the massive agricultural and economic potential of the region. To date, we have built or renovated dozens of houses for resettling families in Kashatagh, both native to Armenia as well as refugees from Syria and elsewhere.
Developed economy and infrastructure are core pillars for successful resettlement. The Foundation works on solutions and formulas that can ensure stable employment and opportunities for the Kashatagh residents. Currently, we are operating two major pomegranate orchards in Yeritsvank and Arajamugh as well as two experimental orchards in Van. The experimental orchards in the community of Van were launched in 2018-2019 in the scope of the Mijnavan Cluster Development Program. We have also intiated other project such as beeswax facility and greenhouses that have been trasferred and countinue under new ownership.
We also strive to support our veterans. Today, about 16 Artsakh War and April 4-Day War veterans have received renovated or new houses in various parts of Artsakh. Now, we are working on the renovation of two more houses.
The Tufenkian Foundation has initiated, implemented and supported a range of initiatives accros Artsakh. Make a journey through our main projects conducted in 2019 by exploring this map
Our Work In Armenia
We launched the Foundation in Armenia in 1998. Since then, we have supported bold ideas and innovative action addressing the most pressing social, economic, cultural, and environmental challenges facing Armenia. We undertake projects in our own name, but more often we support independent NGO's and other initiatives through funding and logistical support.
The Foundation supports many useful and productive initiatives among the active and responsible citizens of Armenia. Our past projects are numerous, covering various fields of activity (see below). Among the newest ones we can note "Sev Bibar" social activism project and "Saghsara" cultural initiative.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, the Foundation organizes various fundraisers and awareness campaigns to assist the people in Armenia. The most recent online fundraising aims to collect money for food parcels, being delivered to vulnurable families in Armenia.
Since 2019 the Foudnation has pursued several projects in the province of Vayots Dzor. The first major operation was the renovation of rural roads in the community of Khachik, on the border with Azerbaijan. Upcoming projects include:
- Renovation of the school in Areni
- Building the Smart Hub in Areni school
- Building a play area for children in Khachik border village
- Renovating-equipping the kindergarten in Aghavnadzor