Tufenkian Basis Begins Major Household Renovation Task in Villages of Martuni

The Avagyan family was given a second chance at life in Tsorategh, following a complete renovation of their damaged home.

The Avagyan household was offered a next prospect at existence in Tsorategh, adhering to a complete renovation of their harmed home.

The Avagyans, a Spouse and children with 6 Children, Return to Their Restored Residence in Tsovategh Village

TSOVATEGH, Martuni, Artsakh—The Avagyans, an Armenian family of eight, whose property sustained main injury by Azerbaijani shelling previous year, was presented a 2nd possibility at daily life in the region.

The Avagyan family residence was renovated many thanks to the endeavours of the Tufenkian Foundation. Theirs is the very first house restored in a new initiative initiated and undertaken by the Foundation, in cooperation with the Hayastan All Armenian Fund.

Tsovategh, a compact village positioned in Artsakh’s Martuni region, is house to a minor much more than 150 citizens. It was recently designed a concentrate on during large bombardment in the area in the course of the 44-day war towards Azerbaijan. “Our household was strike two times and experienced sizeable damage—it was no extended habitable,” described Gegham Avagyan, whose family has lived in the village for generations. He, together with his spouse Elina, are moms and dads to 6 small children, with a seventh on the way. “We in no way supposed on leaving in this article. This is our property,” Gegham extra.

The Avagyan children—Vahram, 15 Raffi, 13 Arinka, 12 Zaqar, 9 Marinka, 7 and Varushik, 5—were enthusiastic to see their after destroyed property entirely renovated in just a few weeks. “We are fired up to transfer again as we anticipate the start of our new sister. She will mature up listed here like we have,” defined Vahram, the eldest of the six.

A veterinarian by training, Gegham intends to proceed and develop his agricultural do the job by enlarging his farm and planting much more crops this spring. Both of those he and Elina are hopeful that they will also broaden their family in the coming many years. “We want 10 children. Ten is a very good amount,” explained Gegham.

The Avagyan loved ones household is the initially of a overall of 13 households in the area, which the Tufenkian Foundation has made a decision to renovate and restore next the perils of the war. The plan will emphasis on Herher and its encompassing villages, which include Tsovategh and Kherkhan, and completely renovate residences that have experienced big damages throughout the war, as nicely as the relatives houses of fallen troopers.

“We are pleased to announce the start of this application, the principal intent of which is to support our compatriots return to a regular existence in their very own households,” explained Tufenkian Foundation executive director Raffi Doudaklian. “We are excited that the Avagyans—a family members with 6 kids with a seventh on the way—are the very first to return to their restored house,” Doudaklian extra, through a check out to the household on Feb. 11, at which the village mayor, Samvel Abrahamyan, was also current.

In accordance to Mayor Abrahamyan, the renovation application is an significant way to make sure that the region’s citizens stay in their villages and assist safeguard their potential good results. “Tsovategh is an historical Armenian village that has been close to for a lot more than a millennium. We have uncovered an eighth-century khatchkar (cross-stone) right here we have an historic church in this article. We have to make sure that our villagers keep on being right here and have on their families’ legacies,” Abrahamyan mentioned.

Established in 1999, the Tufenkian Basis addresses the most urgent social, economic, cultural, and environmental difficulties struggling with Armenia and Artsakh. Due to the fact its inception, the Tufenkian Foundation has supported many group initiatives as perfectly as civic activism and public advocacy campaigns to assist increase everyday living in Armenia, whilst furnishing housing, schooling, social, wellness, and livelihood aid for the Armenians of Artsakh.