On May 19, the village of Ivanyan, in Artsakh’s Askeran Region, unveiled its newly-built community center. Guests attending the jubilant opening ceremony included a delegation from the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, led by Executive Director Ara Vardanyan and comprising chairpersons and representatives of the Fund’s affiliates in 19 countries.
Ivanyan’s community center was built with the financial support of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Toronto affiliate. The multifunctional facility houses the mayor’s office, a medical clinic, a library, a computer room, and an event hall.
The village of Ivanyan is named in honor of Artsakh War hero Kristapor Ivanyan. The new community center is adjacent to a state-of-the-art kindergarten, which likewise was built by the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Toronto affiliate, in 2016.