Renovating Schools in Arstakh, Armenia and Javakhk
AEF has renovated over 200 schools in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk. Most schools are in border villages and renovation of these schools provide an incentive for residents not to abandon their village.
In 1986 the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair of Modern Armenian History was established at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) with a half a million dollars collected from the AEF board members, general membership, and friends.
Since 2014, AEF has provided over $1 million in scholarships to students in Armenia and the diaspora. Granting over 400 scholarships in Armenia, Artsakh, Javakhk, Lebanon and the United States every year.
Renovation after Disasters
The devastating earthquake that struck Armenia in December 1988 created a unique opportunity for AEF, which took action to renovate damaged schools in Armenia. Since that date the AEF has renovated about 200 schools in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk.
University Computer Programs Degree
Financed 4-year Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree in Artskah State University.
Armenian Educational Foundation’s scholarship program started with 21 scholarships in 2007. This year, AEF has granted over $400,000 in scholarships to 420 students in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk.
Leading Educational Movement
Since 1950 AEF has been a cornerstone of the Armenian educational movement around the world.
AEF currently awards scholarships to students in the diaspora, including the United States, Lebanon and Javakhk.
Helping Schools Around the World
AEF has been credited with building and supporting numerous Armenian day schools around the world. The first schools built by the organization were the Levon and Sophia Hagopian Armenian School in Athens, Greece and the Levon and Sophia Hagopian College in BourjHammoud, Lebanon.
As part of the Computers in Village Schools project, AEF has delivered 189 computers and software, and provided training to approximately 100 AEF renovated village schools.
Building Schools in America
AEF has participated in the financing of the first two Armenian day schools in the United States: Holy Martyr’s Ferrahian Elementary and High School and Mesrobian School.
Bringing Armath Labs to Schools
Recognizing the importance of the IT sector in the economic growth of Armenia and Artsakh, AEF funds Armath Labs in village schools where students learn programming, coding and are introduced to robotics.
In addition to helping the schools mentioned above, AEF has made donations to day schools and preschools in the US, Canada and Lebanon. Since its inception in 1950, AEF has supported more than 20 Armenian schools in the diaspora with a historical cumulative funding of over $1 million.
School Supply Project
Since 2007, the AEF School Supply Committee has shipped and distributed school supplies and backpacks to over 20,000 students K-12 students in village schools in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk. The SSP mission statement is simple: “To solicit, collect and deliver school supplies to the neediest schools in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk, so that the children there have the basic supplies needed to facilitate their education.”
AEF was one of the nine Armenian Organizations which received funds ($333,333) from New York Life Insurance Settlements for Survivors of Genocide. AEF allocated 100% of the funds for renovations of schools, including furnishing new desks.