Rose and Alex Pilibos high school students helping Hye Hopes classes in Syunik

Narineh Kouzouian, Greg Krikorian of Hye Hopes, Principal Maral Tavitian and Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School students

HOLLYWOOD—Hye Hopes Inc. visited Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School to show its appreciation to teacher Narineh Kouzouian and students, who have helped with synchronized instruction to students in the Syunik province of Armenia since January 2021. The Pilibos Scholars have collaborated with students from Kapan, Verishen, Meghri, Sisian and Agarak in the Hye Hopes online leadership course led by Kouzouian.

Teacher Narinek Kouzouian, Principal Maral Tavitian and Greg Krikorian of Hye Hopes Inc.

During his visit, Greg Krikorian, president and co-founder of Hye Hopes, said that the moments they get to share with their fellow high school students in Syunik are special. The students in Syunik are grateful for the time they spend on Zoom class together. Hye Hopes presented all the participating students with winter beanies as a small token of appreciation and acknowledgment. The Hye Hopes team is appreciative to Rose and Alex Pilibos School Principal Maral Tavitian for allowing Hye Hopes to work with her students and invites all Armenian private and public schools to join Hye Hopes in its efforts to support schools in Syunik.

Hye Hopes and Pilibos school teacher Kouzouian said, “Hye Hopes is a source of motivation, fostering connections with our brothers and sisters in the homeland and creating a sense of unity that conquers distance. The positive energy generated in these sessions inspires students to navigate their educational journey, reinforcing the belief that knowledge is a lasting power.” Many Hye Hopes teachers, like Kouzouian, are working full time jobs and logging in online at 9 or 10 p.m. PST to begin their online synchronized instruction for students in Syunik. 

Students at Kapan, School N1 in the Syunik Marz

“It truly is heartwarming seeing our youth’s commitment and passion to help their fellow students in Syunik, Armenia. Narineh’s commitment and tireless dedication, not only to the Pilibos students, but to all of the students in the Syunik, is admirable,” stated Hy Hopes chair Krikorian.

Hye Hopes Inc. was created three years ago on November 23, 2020 as a 501c3 nonprofit that provides essential educational resources and synchronized instruction for the displaced students from Artsakh relocating to Syunik. To date, Hye Hopes Inc. has provided over 150 laptops, desktops, printers, projectors and monitors to schools in Agarak, Goris, Kapan, Meghri, Sisian and Verishen. To learn more, volunteer and/or donate please visit and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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