“Ayo” platform of the Fund for Armenian Relief, has initiated fundraising for “Protective wall” construction in Tavush region for Aygepar kindergarten and school safety.
Aygepar is one of the 16 rural communities of Shamshadin and has a population of 648. The village has a school with a student body of 54 and a kindergarten with 20-25 children. To make a living, villagers cultivate the land next to their houses since there is no other suitable or safe land for cultivation due to sniper fire.
The village is very close to the border with Azerbaijan – with one house only 100 meters away from the border. The kindergarten and the school buildings are about 700 meters away. There are reports of ceasefire violations targeting civilian buildings and schools every week. The school has been damaged several times, with bullets penetrating the building through windows and putting students at risk of being fatally hurt. The playground in front of the school is too dangerous to use because of the gunfire. A three-meter-high wall around the school area will protect the school from bullets and allow the children to safely use their playground
Those, who want to support, can transfer their money online or by connecting “Ayo” platform workers through website weareayo.org:
“Ayo” is the initiative of young activists, which suggests local solutions to local problems. “Ayo” projects are for encouraging Armenian youth in Armenia and abroad, to promote unity power and desire to reach the best.