On 7-17 August 2019 at Jivani House-Museum with the support of the 'Support to Javakheti' Foundation designer-stylist Susanna Karapetyan delivered carpet -weaving courses. The aim of the course was to foster the rise of interest in carpet- weaving, the propagation of the handicraft and also the transmission of the experience and knowledge of the folk masters gained with hard work to the next generations. The course consisted of three stages- study of Armenian ornaments, carpet- weaving and tapestry. During the course the participants studied the Armenian ornamental art, which is definitely one of the brightest expressions of the cultural identity of the Armenian people. The participants got acquainted with types of Armenian ornaments- plant, geometric, animal, fabric, also with the principles of their design and colours. At the end of the course the participants represented the carpets made by them and gifted them to the house-museum.
Dear compatriots! "ArMath" Engineering Laboratory in Akhaltsikhe, Javakhk announces an admission in 2021 for 10-year-old and above school children. The goal of the group is to teach school children to ✔ Robotics ✔ Programming ✔ 3D Modeling ✔ 3D Printing ✔Creating Games ✔Creating Animation If you are interested in all this and you want to realize your ideas, then Register by calling this phone number +995 574727245 or send information about your child (name, surname, date of birth / month / date) to [email protected] Trainings in the engineering laboratory of ArMath are FREE. You can consult the activities of the engineering programs of ArMath laboratories and the successful achievements of students at https://bit.ly/2I73hez The program for creating the ArMath engineering laboratories in Javakhk is implemented by the Georgian representative office of the Support to Javakheti Foundation in cooperation with the Union of Leading Technological Enterprises of Georgia and with the support of other individual philanthropists and institutions. The implementation of Armath Engineering Laboratory in Akhaltsikhe was funded by Hrayr and Anna Hovnanyan Foundation. ”Support to Javakheti” Foundation
Due to the existing recent difficulties in transferring donations from Georgia to Armenia, the "Support to Javakheti" Foundation urges from now, any village of Javakhk the funds of ongoing fundraising to transfer exclusively to those organizations with proper legal registration, proper office, good reputation and work experience, which will be able to provide you in tight deadlines, receipts confirming the transfer of money to the “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund account as evidence. Meantime, we would like to inform you, that the individuals who want to do donation to the “Hayastan” All Armenian Foundation, from now can transfer their donations through the "Support to Javakheti" Foundation office in Akhalkalak. This way the transfer receipts will be presented to the village representatives or individual donors within at least 1-2 days. Once again, we urge everyone do not transfer money without receipts. Those individuals or village representatives who want to transfer their money through the "Support to Javakheti" Foundation, from November 7th can visit every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm the "Support to Javakheti" Foundation office in Akhalkalak with this address: city Akhalkalak, st. Tsereteli 34, director: Gurgen Ezoyan (tel .: +995 514 99 99 34). For money transfers: For transfers in AMD RA, Central Bank of Armenia RA, Yerevan, V. Sargsyan 6, 0010 Tel.number 103003240159 (AMD) The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund For transfers in EURO Correspondent bank: Commerzbank, Frankfurt SWIFT code: COBADEFF Beneficiary’s Bank: Acc. No: 400886424101 EUR Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia SWIFT (BIC) code: CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: Acc. 103003249150 All-Armenian Fund For transfers in USD Correspondent Bank: JPM Chase Bank N.A., New York SWIFT code: CHASUS33 Beneficiary’s Bank: Acc. No: 001-1-010782 Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia SWIFT (BIC) code: CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: Acc. 103003241157 All-Armenian Fund РФ перевод в рублях Банк корреспондент: Межгосударственный Банк, Москва БИК 044525362 К/с 30101810800000000362 в ОПЕРЫ Московского ГТУ Банка России Банк получателя К/с 30111810400000000002 Центральный Банк Республики Армения ИНН 9909106378 КПП 774487001 Общеармянский фонд Получатель Счет: 103003248152 And all those who plan to provide non-monetary assistance; we express our readiness to assist in the implementation of these initiatives. ”Support to Javakheti” Foundation
Dear compatriots of Javakhk from all over the world. Today, at this decisive moment, when our hero boys are fighting against the enemy on the battlefield, it is the obligation of each of us to unite and have our own contribution in the ensuring and establishing the final victory. Many of our compatriots already have expressed their willingness to support this campaign. Your support will be more useful and desirable, if provide monetary assistance. Dear compatriots, we urge you all to donate to this much-needed pan-Armenian initiative and by this way to support Artsakh and The Artsakh Defense Army. Have your own contribution in a nationwide fundraising campaign “We are our borders. All for Artsakh” . You can make your donations on the Fund’s website at www.himnadram.org as well as by making transfers to special accounts of the Central Bank of Armenia (AMD, USD, RUB, Euro accounts on the same page). For money transfers: For transfers in AMD RA, Central Bank of Armenia RA, Yerevan, V. Sargsyan 6, 0010 Tel.number 103003240159 (AMD) The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund For transfers in EURO Correspondent bank: Commerzbank, Frankfurt SWIFT code: COBADEFF Beneficiary’s Bank: Acc. No: 400886424101 EUR Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia SWIFT (BIC) code: CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: Acc. 103003249150 All-Armenian Fund For transfers in USD Correspondent Bank: JPM Chase Bank N.A., New York SWIFT code: CHASUS33 Beneficiary’s Bank: Acc. No: 001-1-010782 Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia SWIFT (BIC) code: CBRAAM22 Beneficiary: Acc. 103003241157 All-Armenian Fund РФ перевод в рублях Банк корреспондент: Межгосударственный Банк, Москва БИК 044525362 К/с 30101810800000000362 в ОПЕРЫ Московского ГТУ Банка России Банк получателя К/с 30111810400000000002 Центральный Банк Республики Армения ИНН 9909106378 КПП 774487001 Общеармянский фонд Получатель Счет: 103003248152 And all those who plan to provide non-monetary assistance; we express our readiness to assist in the implementation of these initiatives. ”Support to Javakheti” Foundation
In Akhaltsikhe on November 1 was a festival. Foundation support to Javakhheti Georgia's 2nd Office and ''ArMat'' 4th Engineering Laboratory has been opened. From now on Akhaltsikhe children will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with information technology, engineering and mathematics in a well-equipped and up-to-date educational environment. English classes will also be held for Javakheti children at the Foundation support to Javakhheti’s office. The project to establish the ''ArMat'' Engineering Laboratory in Akhaltsikhe was funded by the ‘’Hrayr and Anna Hovnanyan’’ Foundation. The ''Armat'' Program in Javakhk is being implemented in Georgia by the ''Javakheti Support'' Foundation in partnership with the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises. In the opening ceremony was attended many guests from Armenia and Georgia. Also were present a delegation of the ''Foundation support to Javakhheti'' and the UATE, A group of memberrs of Parlament from "My Step" and "Bright Armenia" political fractions, representatives of local authorities and clergy, businessmen, public and cultural figures. In his speech Chairman of the Board of Trustees ''Javakheti Support'' Foundation Sos Sahakyan said in that Georgian children can also attend this center. “With the Georgian representative we have repeatedly discussed the issue of introducing the ''ArMat'' education programm into Georgian schools. It is also fully translated and adapted for Georgian children. While the discussions are in process, ''Javakheti Support'' Foundation is taking the first step. In Akhaltsikhe's ''ArMat'' center a Georgian group will also operate, where Georgian children can attend. I am sure that in future we will have an opportunity to rejoice the success of our two nations children. We attach great importance this program, because leading-edge technologies play a crucial role in the modern world, and in our small Christian island, where Armenians and Georgians live as a neighbor, the main wealth is person and the human mind. '' The head of "Bright Armenia" Parliamentary Group Edmon Marukyan welcomed the residents of Javakhk and expressed the hope that the establishment of such centers would become another link connecting children and community with their country and would no longer have to travel to big cities to get to know the modern world of technology. Coordinator of ''ArMat'' Engineering Laboratories Sedrak Vardanyan conveyed the greetings of Director of the Company Karen Vardanyan and assured that ''ArMat'' Engineering Laboratories, in addition to addressing children's educational and future professional orientation, can also help address the common problem of demographic and regional demographics. The opening ceremony continued with the cultural part. The clergymen held a ceremony, after which the students of the "ArMat" laboratories of Javakhk presented their works.
On September 20, 2019, the next meeting of Support to Javakheti Foundation’s Youth Committee took place with Ashot Melqonyan, the cofounder of SJF, member of the Board of Trustees, director of History Institute of RA National Academy of Science. During the meeting with the yoth, A. Melqonyan noted that, in his view, the open-mindedness and reasoning of the youth are essential factors in shaping a worldview, and there is no need to imitate one's point of view, but rather have doubts about speech and knowledge, because only then can knowledge be developed. Mr Melkonyan expressed his enthusiasm for the students, the youth and their strong minds, emphasizing the fact that in the most desperate situations the youth offers and finds a way out. Mr Melkonyan answered the blitz questions prepared by the Committee so frankly that the audience in the hall got excited and moved to their childhood. The honour and love of parents have a strong and stable place in the heart of the speaker, and that is the key to his success and the source of his achievements. Melkonian's childhood has passed in Javakhk, the waters of the Akhalkalaki Taparvan River and Chubaret forests are his brightest memories. The speaker's powerful thoughts, exhortations and advice helped the youth to rethink their values and overcome the difficulties of life with an honest heart and proudly. Anyway, he does not give her daughter advice because he thinks that children should learn from their parents' actions, not "lectures." Above all, Mr Melkonyan is a man who loves his homeland and is proud to be an Armenian.
In accordance with the Economic Development Mission of Javakheti adopted by the 'Support to Javakheti' Foundation and according to the arrangements made during the Armenian-Georgian inter-governmental committee and the summit of businessmen held in June in Dilijan on August 10, with the personal funds of Sos Sahakyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, a bakery was opened in Damala village, Aspindza region. The bakery already has 10 employees, the number will become 30 in a year. During the opening ceremony, Sos Sahakyan announced that the profits from the bakery production will be directed to the financing of charity and investment projects in Javakheti, particularly in the village of Damala. On the same day in Damala, there was also the house-blessing ceremony of the house built by Mr Sahakyan. 52 years later, Sos Sahakyan's desire to have a home in his hometown again came true, becoming another link connecting the great benefactor with his native region- Javakheti. Also Sos Sahakyan's 70th birthday was celebrated in the new house.
On 8-11 August 2019 ‘Javakhk: World of Colors’ festival was organized by the ‘Support to Javakheti' Foundation and the Student Council of the Armenian Diaspora with the support of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. During the first days of the plenum-festival, 30 young Armenian and Georgian artists from Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe, Akhalkalaki, Ninotsminda, Yerevan, Abovyan, Hrazdan and Gyumri were divided into four groups and visited attractions and historical and cultural monuments of Javakheti (Abul Mountain, Parvana Lake, Tmbka Fortress, Khertviz Fortress, Tashvanka Fortress, Akhalkalaki Fortress, Vardzia, Tumas Bridge, Jivani House Museum, St. John the Baptist Church, Rabat fortress) with their leaders - Javakhkian painters Viktor Hovhannisyan, Alexander Igitkhanyan, Mnatsakan Ghalachyan and Hamlet Aroyan and painted the wonderful nature of Javakheti, participated in masterclasses conducted by the masters, acquiring theoretical and practical in-depth knowledge and had an effective exchange of experience and contributed to increase of awareness of cultural monuments, sightseeings and cultural life of the region. On August 11, the Akhaltsikhe Vahram Gayfejyan Union of Artists hosted the exhibition of the ‘Javakhk: World of Colors’ plenum-festival, which was attended by the delegation of the ‘Support to Javakheti’ Foundation headed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Sos Sahakyan and numerous guests from Armenia, Georgia and Russia. “It is not an accident that this festival is taking place in Akhaltsikhe. Here were born such famous Armenian painters as Vardges Surenyants, Vahram Gayfechyan, Hakob Kojoyan and others. In Javakheti the annual festivals of song and poetry- "Jivani and Teryan Days" have already become a tradition. We have decided that there should also be a festival of fine arts, and we hope that it will also become an annual tradition,” said Sos Sahakyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 'Support to Javakheti' Foundation. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Sos Sahakyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ‘Support to Javakheti’ Foundation, the young artists painted his portrait on canvas and presented it to him. At the end of the exhibition, the participants of the plenum- festival received diplomas, and the three most prominent artists received encouraging awards. The project was supported by the Association of Young Artists of Javakheti, the Akhaltsikhe Vahram Gayfejyan Union of Artists, the Samtskhe-Javakheti Public Development Association and the ‘Ardzagank’ Armenian Community Platform.
Within the framework of the 'Support to Javakheti' Foundation's Javakheti Youth Development Program on July 18-28 courses named "Safe and Secure Internet", "What is Artificial Intelligence?", "Mind Exercises' were delivered in Karzakhi, Goman, Vachian, Heshtia, Akhalkalaki and Damala. About 220 students took part in the courses delivered by Ruzan Nikoyan- Mathematics and Informatics teacher at ASPU Base College and Yerevan High School №65. The aim of the program was to develop the logic and analytical minds of young people through brainstorming, question-answering, group work, as well as to learn what are the pros and cons of the Internet, what is the cybercrime, what are its preventive measures, what is the purpose of the creation of artificial intelligence, and its applications in various fields.