The first “ArMat” center was opened in Tsalka

IMG_6449On May 21, the village of Ozni in the Tsalka region was full of people. The opening of the first "ArMat" center in the region united the Armenian-Georgian officials, the representatives of the education and culture spheres in one place. The executive director of the "Support to Javakhk" foundation Samvel Mkoyan mentioned: "The foundation attaches great importance to the development of the IT sphere". IMG_8733In 2018, the "Support to Javakhk" Foundation together with the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises, with the funding of individual benefactors and organizations, brought the "ArMat" project to Javakhk.  There are already 10 "ArMat" centers in Javakhk,  and this is the first center in Tsalka region of Kvemo Kartli province, where about 60 children are already studying. We develop and implement our programs in coordination with local governments. "Analyzing the needs, we realized that it is necessary to introduce the" ArMat "center in the Tsalka region, which contributes not only to the development of children, but also to the Georgian economy," - said Mr. Mkoyan. The program to create ArmMat in Ozni was implemented by the "Support to Javakhk" Foundation, "H. Hovnanyan Family ”Foundation,  in partnership with the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises  and with the financial support of benefactor Razmik Blikyan. IMG_8861The executive director of the "H. Hovnanyan Family" foundation Naira Melikyan mentioned that the "ArMat" center in Ozni is already the third one that was established in cooperation with the "Support to Javakhk" Foundation. "Based on the factors of upbringing the generation and uniting them around the right idea, we realized that the best investment is the financing of the "ArMat" center in Javakhk. It was necessary to create a center with which youngs and teenagers will connect their future and prospects", - said Mrs. Melikyan. The "ArMat" center in Ozni operates in Armenak Avagyan's house, which he provided for free, and the renovation and construction was carried out by benefactor Razmik Blikyan from Ozni. 281777120_540770134208233_8908908775572905291_nAccording to Mr. Blikyan, the development of the IT sphere proceeds from the requirements of the time. “This is the reason why we, togheter "Support to Javakhk" Foundation pushed for this important initiative, which has already found a great response. I should mention that the number of children studying here is more than those who attend school. The children of the neighboring villages attend the "ArMat" center in Ozni, which is very encouraging”, - said Mr. Blikyan. "Children learn programming, robotics և 3D modeling, which are among the most popular professions of the future", said Sedrak Vardanyan, head of the "ArMat" program, and answered a question:
  • At what age can children attend the center? - 10 to 99 year olds can attend the center, and learn the most demanded professions of the time.
IMG_8768Armenian Ambassador to Georgia Ruben Sadoyan was present at the event, who mentioned that the opening of such educational centers is of national importance, as it is very possible to create additional opportunities for local youth to be educated and work on the spot. "People shouldn't emigrate from here, because they don't have the opportunity for education and work, on the contrary, they should stay there, study, work and they  should prosper the region," said Mr. Sadoyan. IMG_8786 Also present were Tsalka Deputy Mayors Anzor Khinikadze and Feukhar Paraskov, who expressed their joy and excitement over the opening of the center, and they announced on behalf of the Tsalka mayor that they wanted to have a similar center in Tsalka. The goal of the program is to promote the development of technological education in Javakhk, the expansion of technological employment, additional economic activity, job creation, as well as the prospects of not leaving the homeland. Gor Simonyan is one of the young people who has the opportunity to stay and work in his native village. “In a center like no other in the region, children are cut off from the traditional notions of the lesson process, they can go after their imagination, give color, thought and volume to all their ideas. I am not so much a teacher-student relationship with children as a friend. And I will try to help the children attending the center with my knowledge to make reality all the ideas they had before”. Said the young conductor of the center Gor Simonyan.  

“Support to Javakhk Foundation” was in Ninotsminda within the framework of “Support to the People of Javakhk” program

On December 15 and 16 "Support to Javakhk" Foundation was in Ninotsminda within the framework of "Support to the People of Javakhk" program. The beneficiaries of the program - socially insecure families, people with disabilities and orphans received appropriate support - high-quality French coats, vests, etc. On December 21-23, the program will be implemented in Akhalkalaki, at the office of "Support to Javakhk Foundation" (in Tsereteli 34). It should be reminded that the "Support to Javakhk" Foundation together with the Armenian General Benevolent Union implements the "Support to the People of Javakhk" program, within the framework of which high-quality French items are distributed in Javakhk.

Opening of the photo exhibition “Discovering Javakhk”

From today until 10 of November, you will find a small Javakhk corner in the center of Yerevan with its specific colors, flavors and traditions. A photo exhibition entitled "Discovering Javakhk" opened today in the hall of the AGBU Armenia at the address Melik Adamyan 2/2. There photographs of the participants of the photo action are exhibited, demonstrating the landscapes and colors of Javakhk. It should be noted that the “Support for Javakhk” Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, Sports of the Republic of Armenia, the National Association of Armenian Photographers and the Armenian General Benevolent Union, organized a three-day photo campaign on August 27-29  called "Discovering Javakhk". The project participants, Armenian-Georgian photographers from Armenia and Georgia, visited different regions, villages and cities of Javakhk for three days, got acquainted with the life and customs of rural settlements, of course, photographed everything that surprised, delighted and impressed them. Sos Sahakyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the “Support for Javakhk” Foundation, mentioned that the ‘’Support for Javakhk’’ Foundation has a large package of cultural programs, and this photo exhibition and the previous photo campaign were one of them. - “The Foundation has set itself a very high goal and even the conditions of the coronavirus,  the ''Support for Javakhk'' Foundation was able to work, implement various programs in Javakhk more efficiently. And this exhibition is very important in terms of representing different areas. Here you will see the glances, the work, faith and church, home and nature of the people of Javakhk”․ RA Deputy Minister of Education and Science Arayik Khzmalyan, walking around the hall, said that he liked the photographs, which reflect the life of Javakhk, where there were human faces, smiles, reality, family, hearth. “It is a great honor for me to cooperate with the  “Support for Javakhk” Foundation, because what the fund does in Javakhk, it does at the highest level and according to cultural standards. Recently, I was present at the opening of Vahan Teryan's restored exhibition hall, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the taste, the consistency and the professional approach. The "Support for Javakhk" Foundation dictates high taste, high standards, I am sure that in the future we will cooperate even more closely within the framework of various programs”. At the opening of the exhibition, the President of the Armenian Photographers Association Sergey Hakobyan, who shared his experience and knowledge with the participants during the photo campaign, said: “Javakhk admired with its landscapes, people, traditions and faith, with their mysterious and fascinating places, which are inexhaustible. It was very difficult to single out photographs that have something to say that will tell the viewer something about the everyday life of Javakhk”. The executive director of the "Support for Javakhk" Foundation Samvel Mkoyan mentioned: "The aim of the "Discovering Javakhk" campaign was to discover Javakhk, as very few people are familiar with the region, its life and traditions. But the region is very rich in its nature, traditions and customs, and with people of course. Of course, a very small part is represented here, but we tried to visit some villages and cities in three days”. During the event, the participants of the photo campaign were awarded certificates, and letters of thanks were given to the experts․ It should be reminded that the exhibition titled “Discovering Javakhk” will be open in the AGBU hall until 10 of November.

Annotation and opening of the “Khachkar” in the village of Ghaurma

Recently, an official opening ceremony of the Khachkar took place in the village of Ghaurma in Ninotsminda Municipality, which will be a sanctuary for the villagers. The khachkar was consecrated by the Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia, Archimandrite Ter Kirakos Davtyan and Father Armash priest Poghosyan. The benefactor is Sayat Mkrtchyan, the son of village Ghaurma , and the sculptor is Ara Gharslyan. The opening of the khachkar was also attended by the executive department of the "Support for Javakhk" Foundation.

The consecration and opening of a khachkar took place in the village of Kaurma

The official opening ceremony of the Khachkar was held in the village of Kaurma of the Ninotsminda municipality, which will serve as a shrine for the villagers. During the event, the Khachkar was consecrated led by the head of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia, Archimandrite Ter Kirakos Davtyan and Father Armash Poghosyan. Khachkar was installed on the initiative and with the financial support of Sayat Mkrtchyan from the village of Kaurma, and the sculptor is Ara Karslyan.

Vahan Teryan’s exhibition hall opened in Javakhk

On August 1, the air in the village of Gandza Javakhka was full of Teryan, everyone was talking and living with Teryan's poetry. Teryan is always present in Gandza, but it was a very strong and special occasion to remember him. The restored exhibition hall of the house-museum of the famous Armenian poet, lyric poet, public and political figure Vahan Teryan has opened in the village of Gandza. In 2019, during the Teryan Day, the delegation of the Support to Javakheti Foundation announced that it was going to initiate the restoration of the Vahan Teryan House-Museum, since it is in a deplorable state. And, despite the fact that 2020 was full of difficulties, in the conditions of the system and war, the Foundation was able to implement the program. The restoration of the exhibition hall of the Vahan Teryan House-Museum lasted about a year. The program will be implemented in three stages. At the first stage, it was planned to restore the exhibition hall of the house-museum, which today opened its doors to the public. At the second stage, it is planned to organize the restoration of the memorial part, at the third stage, the entire complex will be restored. 228919176_557435152274144_376898899800019948_n-1024x768During the event, the Executive Director of the Foundation Samvel Mkoyan stated that they are announcing the start of work on the restoration of the memorial site of the house-museum of the second stage of the program, and also urged everyone to join the initiative and contribute to this cause. "More than 100 thousand lari were spent on the restoration of the exhibition hall of the Vahan Teryan House-Museum. The restoration of the memorial part involves much higher costs, and we expect that we will receive support from both the governments of Georgia and Armenia, and it will become one of the most important programs implemented joint Armenian-Georgian efforts ". 51349856151_06ec255043_cThe restored exhibition hall of the house-museum is distinguished by rich and beautiful design solutions, a three-level exposition, as it is equipped with innovations characteristic of the 21st century. In the newly opened exhibition hall, Teryan is presented to all of us in a new way, in other dimensions. Here Teryan also comes to life through the ARLOOPA app.   Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia Arayik Khzmalyan noted that he is very glad that such an attractive cultural environment has been created in Gandza. 229874874_434165724383010_4623346209228607077_n-1024x768“In the 21st century, it is very important that knowledge about history, literature and any information in general be transmitted to adolescents and children in a modern form. In other words, as important as the culture is, it is just as important to present that culture in an interesting way. We have a successful experience of educational and cultural programs in Armenia, which we hope to soon implement in this newly opened exhibition hall. " During the event, Armen Mkoyan, Murad Malkhasyan and Vahagn Rash performed musical numbers. The chairman of the board of trustees of the foundation Sos Sahakyan recalls that he first visited the Teryan House-Museum in 1965 and left it with great impressions. 194751“As an adult, during subsequent visits, I realized that Teryan and his activities are much ahead and higher than the museum provides the presentation and popularization of this case. Teryan, his activities and poetry are of national importance, so we took upon ourselves the restoration of the exhibition hall of the house-museum to the highest standards of that time. " The Foundation will carry out a complete restoration of the house-museum, so that our great poet, lyric poet, social and political figure Vagan Teryan has a house-museum worthy of his name, which will become one of the important tourist spots. The authors of the architectural and construction project of the Vahan Teryan house-museum are Honored Architect of the Republic of Armenia Hovhannes Mutafyan and architect Shahane Gevorgyan The authors of the external-internal design and content concept: Literary critic: Ani Yeghiazaryan Artist: Mkrtich Matevosyan