Completely renovated and furnished, Stepanakert School No.9 welcomed its students with a festive opening ceremony. The extensive project was made possible with sponsorship of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Los Angeles based benefactor Turpanjian Family Educational Foundation, with additional financing from Artsakh Government.
At the opening ceremony, Haykak Arshamyan, Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Executive Director said that we all need good education and comprehensive knowledge for the stability, development and a true independence of our country.
“I am happy to attend an opening of a school at my first visit to Artsakh as the Fund’s Executive Director. I think educational institutions have a unique role in preserving of Armenian identity. By having a school, the local population receives a proper education and stays put in its land. I highly appreciate the works done, and I am thankful to the benefactor family and the government of Artsakh for making this wonderful project possible,” said Arshamyan in his speech.
Maria Mehranian, Chairperson of Armenia Fund, Inc. mentioned that the jubilant day is dedicated to the school’s students, as they will get education in a state-of-the-art school and become pride of our nation.
“These children must become excellent and brilliant sons and daughters of our nation. This is a patriotic mission for the prosperity of Artsakh that strives for liberty. I am so happy to have the Hayastan Fund, which links Diaspora to Artsakh,” said Mehranian.
During the ceremony, Hayastan Fund’s Executive Director Haykak Arshamyan; Armenia Fund’s Chairperson Maria Mehranian and the Head of the school Artur Antonyan planted three pine trees as a symbol of Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora unity.