WATERTOWN, Mass.—In its efforts to promote resettlement of Artsakh’s (Nagorno-Karabagh) border regions, “Artsakh Fund–Eastern U.S.” is organizing several awareness and fundraising events this fall.
The first event will take place on Sun., Sept. 13 at the Lexington, Mass. home of Harry and Katrina Glorikian. Featured speakers will be Artsakh Fund chairman Alex Sarafian, who will describe the fund’s strategy and activities, along with Dr. Carolann S. Najarian, who will relate her experiences working in Artsakh during and after its liberation struggle in the 1990’s. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Fund’s Arajamugh Village Expansion Project.
Located at the southern border of liberated Artsakh, Arajamugh village was built in 2004-06 by the Tufenkian Foundation, in cooperation with the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR) Department of Resettlement and Refugee Affairs. The village now includes 88 inhabitants (19 households). Artsakh Fund is undertaking the expansion of the village to 50 households, plus additional facilities, infrastructure, and livelihood opportunities, thereby turning it into a model village that will become home to native and repatriated Armenians.
To date, Artsakh Fund has raised more than $100,000, with a goal of $250,000 for the next phase of village expansion.
The Greater Boston Event Committee includes the following individuals: Jano and Arpy Avedissian; Viken Babikian and Lisa Sedrakian; Jack and Rita Bejakian; Bedig and Arevig DerVartanian; Harry and Katrina Glorikian; Michael and Hasmik Kouchakdjian; Michael Mensoian; Carolann S. Najarian; Ashot and Yelena Papoyan; and Vatche and Seza Seraderian. Other events will take place this fall, in different venues throughout the Eastern United States.
Event admission is $100 per person. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information, e-mail [email protected].
Artsakh Fund is a project of the Armenian Cultural Association of America (ACAA), Inc.