The Hayrenaser organization has started a program of building civilian shelters in Artsakh. Hayrenaser built its first civilian shelter in the Kashatagh region, city of Berdzor. The Hayrenikis group from Los Angeles sponsored the building of the Berdzor shelter.
On September 5 the opening ceremony of the complex of essential infrastructures took place in Vurgavan village of liberated Qashatagh region. The complex houses completely reconstructed school building and newly-built village administration and ambulance. The project was fulfilled by Hayrenaser Organization.
Here is a video (in Armenian) about constructions of complex of essential infrastructures which are going on in Vurgavan village, Qashatagh region of Artsakh. The complex will house completely rebuilt school with new gym, newly-built health clinic and village administration. Watch the video to see the details of the constructions.
The village of Vurgavan is in the south of Artsakh’s Kashatagh region, about 40km south of Berdzor. The village was liberated in 1993 during the Artsakh liberation war. When I first heard the name Vurgavan, a question popped up: why Vurgavan, where does that name come from?
Co-founders of Hayrenaser Organization Stepan Sargsyan and Nelli Shushi Martirosyan at USArmenia TV Channel speak about the project which was carried out by the organization last year in Lernahovit community, Qashatagh region, Artsakh, where the school was completely rebuilt. They speak about their current project to build health clinic and new village administration and completely reconstruct the school in Vurgavan, another village of Qashatagh. The guests of “PanArmenian Morning” TV program also refer to their personal goals.
During 2014 the Hayrenaser Organization completely rebuilt the school of the Lernahovit community in the Kashatagh region of Artsakh. The Lernahovit community (former Eznagomer) is situated 50 kms northwest from the administrative center Berdzor (former Lachin). The community started to be resettled by Armenians just after the Artsakh liberation war, when our freedom fighters liberated Kashatagh. The Lernahovit community includes villages Lernahovit, Shrvakan and Spitakajur. The students of these three villages and also the neighbouring Hak village attend the Lernahovit school. The school pictures before and after the reconstruction can be found here․ Read more
I buy almost all my gifts and Armenian postcards from Berj Books located in Glendale, California.
Berj, the owner, always welcomes me to the store and listens to my stories related to the liberated Artsakh territories with rapt interest.
When I enter the bookstore, I’m like a small child trying to pick my favourite knick-knacks. There are so many adorned with the Armenian tricolor, the national emblem or the Armenian ABC’s.
But there’s one item in the store that really irritates me. It’s a map of Armenia showing the wrong borders of Artsakh. It taped to the wall for all to see. When I say Armenia, I’m talking about the two Armenian states – the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh.