A new hope for Paravakar: the Orange Foundation finished the second

“One Village” project


In May 2015 works aiming at revival Parakavar village of Tavush region started in the framework of the “One Village” project. In 6 months, the project of comprehensive development of the community allowed to completely change the everyday life of its inhabitants, giving them a hope and confidence for the future. Orange Foundation has allotted 52 MLN AMD for the implementation of the project. As a reminder, in 2014, Hartavan village of Aragatsotn region got support in the framework of the same project.

additional 25 hectares of cultivated lands and 30% more revenues

In the scope of this project relaized in Parakavar the agricultural cooperative of Paravakar village has been strengthened. Considering the engagement of the overwhelming majority of local population in viniculture, a modern tractor, dedicated especially for ploughing the vineyards, was provided to the cooperative, as well as other agricultural equipment. All this enabled members of the cooperative to develop their vineyards more efficiently. In addition, funds were allocated to restore the 2km long part of the water irrigation system of the village, which resulted in reduction of water loss, making it possible to irrigate additional 25 ha of lands. As a result of which 4 hectares of additional vineyards have already been planted and a further enlargement is in process. It is anticipated that these changes will increase annual revenue of winemakers by around 30%.

 

Roland Margaryan, Paravakar Village Mayor: «We have harvested 2500 tons of grapes, which is a record in the last 20 years. There has never been such a project in our village»

twice more children now attend the kindergarten

The village kindergarten was as well renovated and furnished in the scope of “One village” project, allowing to double its accommodation capacity. Issues of heating and drinking water supply have been fully tended to. The kindergarten now has constant water supply.


Kristine Danielyan, mother : «Better conditions were created, so that not to lose hope and leave the country»,

the issue of dringing and irrigation water supply is now solved

Thanks to the project the issues of drinking and irrigation water are solved. AS a result of building a completely new drinking water pipeline of 3.5Km length, drinking water supply of the village has increased by 30-%. The new pipelines allows to ensure constant water to the kindergarten, the school and the medical center. In the latter the sewege system, so vital for the normal operation of the medical center, was constructed. In addition, funds were allocated to restore the 2km long part of the water irrigation system of the village, which resulted in reduction of water loss, making it possible to irrigate additional 25 ha of lands.

the medical center serving more than 3200 people has been renovated

In the scope of “One village” project financial and human resources were dedicated to the renovation of the medical ambulatory, serving the inhabitants of Paravakar, as well as neighbouring Varagavan and Verin Tsaghkavan communities with 3200 actual population. Namely, flowing water and sewage systems, vital for the performance of the ambulatory, were constructed; doors and windows of the ambulatory building have been changed. 

larger opportunities for the young inhabitants

A football playground was built in the village to make day-to-day life of young inhabitants more eventful. Costumes and music equipment were provided to the dance club of the village, while the school received computers.

                

                

                

                

                

                

All works carried out in the scope of the project were implemented by “Shen” NGO, with direct involvement of local population and with the financial support of Orange Foundation.