The Avagyans, a Family members with Six Youngsters, Return to Their Restored Property in Tsovategh Village
TSOVATEGH, Martuni, Artsakh—The Avagyans, an Armenian household of 8, whose house sustained important harm by Azerbaijani shelling previous 12 months, was supplied a second likelihood at existence in the location.
The Avagyan spouse and children residence was renovated thanks to the efforts of the Tufenkian Basis. Theirs is the to start with house restored in a new initiative initiated and carried out by the Foundation, in cooperation with the Hayastan All Armenian Fund.
Tsovategh, a compact village located in Artsakh’s Martuni region, is household to a minor more than 150 citizens. It was not long ago produced a target for the duration of weighty bombardment in the location in the class of the 44-working day war from Azerbaijan. “Our home was strike twice and suffered sizeable damage—it was no longer habitable,” spelled out Gegham Avagyan, whose relatives has lived in the village for generations. He, along with his wife Elina, are mothers and fathers to 6 children, with a seventh on the way. “We never ever supposed on leaving below. This is our residence,” Gegham extra.
The Avagyan children—Vahram, 15 Raffi, 13 Arinka, 12 Zaqar, 9 Marinka, 7 and Varushik, 5—were excited to see their when weakened dwelling absolutely renovated in just a several months. “We are psyched to transfer back as we hope the birth of our new sister. She will expand up listed here like we have,” stated Vahram, the eldest of the six.
A veterinarian by instruction, Gegham intends to carry on and develop his agricultural function by enlarging his farm and planting more crops this spring. Equally he and Elina are hopeful that they will also increase their loved ones in the coming years. “We want 10 little ones. 10 is a fantastic number,” said Gegham.
The Avagyan household house is the to start with of a complete of 13 homes in the location, which the Tufenkian Basis has made a decision to renovate and restore following the perils of the war. The system will emphasis on Herher and its surrounding villages, together with Tsovategh and Kherkhan, and completely renovate residences that have suffered significant damages during the war, as properly as the spouse and children households of fallen soldiers.
“We are joyful to announce the start of this plan, the principal reason of which is to assistance our compatriots return to a regular lifetime in their have residences,” reported Tufenkian Foundation govt director Raffi Doudaklian. “We are excited that the Avagyans—a relatives with six children with a seventh on the way—are the first to return to their restored house,” Doudaklian included, for the duration of a stop by to the dwelling on Feb. 11, at which the village mayor, Samvel Abrahamyan, was also present.
According to Mayor Abrahamyan, the renovation application is an significant way to ensure that the region’s residents stay in their villages and aid safeguard their foreseeable future accomplishment. “Tsovategh is an ancient Armenian village that has been all over for far more than a millennium. We have uncovered an eighth-century khatchkar (cross-stone) here we have an historical church listed here. We have to make guaranteed that our villagers continue to be here and carry on their families’ legacies,” Abrahamyan said.
Proven in 1999, the Tufenkian Basis addresses the most pressing social, economic, cultural, and environmental worries experiencing Armenia and Artsakh. Considering the fact that its inception, the Tufenkian Foundation has supported a variety of local community initiatives as very well as civic activism and public advocacy strategies to assist boost everyday living in Armenia, when furnishing housing, education, social, wellbeing, and livelihood help for the Armenians of Artsakh.