Sponsored by: Hayastan All Armenian Fund – Argentina
Start Start date: July 01, 2011
End End date: August 01, 2012
Status Status: Ongoing


Project

Ditavan is situated in Tavush region which occupies the north-eastern part of Armenia. The region is located in the area of former Ijevan, Tavush(Shamshadin), Noyemberyan regions and resort city Dilijan. Territory of the region is 2,710 km2 (About 9.3% of Armenia). There are four urban and 58 rural communities. The total population is 134,376 people. Ditavan was established in the beginning of 19th century. The total area of the community is 582 ha. Distance from the regional center is 19 km. There are 120 families living in the village.

Problem

The building of Ditavan School was constructed in the middle of 1950s and is a wooden structure without a foundation. In 2006, superficial renovation works were carried out on the facility. Currently, Ditavan village school has 42 students. The school provides education from first up to the eight grades, after which children continue their secondary education in Azatamut community high school. The school’s old building was built at a time when Ditavan was a much smaller community and as the number of the schoolchildren grew during the years, the community had to add four old, metal wagons to serve as classrooms. The wagons were uncomfortable and were very vulnerable to any weather changes. It was very difficult to solve heating and air-conditioning problem in the wagons.

Solution

Hayastan All Armenian Fund initiative saw the construction of a new school building for 60 children, which effectively incorporates eight classrooms for the students as well as a small training hall and sanitary units. The project also covers full refurnishing of the school and provision of up to date computers and other equipment. The school receives heating via a newly established gas line. Other communications and utilities are also installed such as electricity, drinking water etc. A septic well is also constructed.


Donor: Armen and Nadya Ekserciyans