Project SARI is a Dutch foundation active in Armenia since January 2019. 

The Foundation is established by Lucine Ellarian in order to initiate and promote community capacity building and cultural projects in and around the town of Sarigyugh.

Check out Projects in 2019 for full context of projects carried out past year.

MISSION

An inclusive and self-sustaining community hub that serves as a platform for learning, creating and celebrating.

VISION

A  vibrant community where every child thrives with sufficient resources to pursue their dreams succesfully

VALUES

Creativity   |   Stability

Tolerance   |   Collaboration

Sustainability   |   Curiosity

Fun   |   Trust

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I was born in Yerevan, we left Armenia when I was 9 years old.  I grew up in the Netherlands, studied, worked and lived all over the world. I was restless and curious until one day I decided to return to Armenia for the first time, at the age of 28. I booked a 3 week trip and ended up staying for 6 months, traveling, discovering, grounding. I fell in love with a country full of challenges.

 

Shortly after the revolution I returned to Sarigyugh, this time I was determined to make a difference. I had seen the potential of this town, tasted the delicious fruits growing in sunny valleys and met with children dwelling on the streets everyday. I couldn't blame them, there was nothing to do. The cultural center had been demolished some 15 years ago. There were no resources for clean drinking water, let along any kind of community activity, sports, culture. I knew I could make a difference, even if it was minuscule.

I believe that all children, despite of their geographic location and economic resources, should have access to services that enhance their talents and provide a save space for creative expression, dialogue and learning. Project SARI aims to provide this platform for the community in general and the children in specific. We have been active for a year now and we achieved unimaginable results already. We keep learning, adjusting and expanding every day. You should come take a look! :)

Lucine Ellarian

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2 THINGS YÓU CAN HELP WITH

WE ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR NEW TEAM MEMBERS։ ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, ACTORS, ANIMATORS, WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, SCULPTORS, HIKERS, ENTREPRENEURS, GARDENERS, VOLUNTEERS, STUDENTS, PASSIONATE TRAVELERS AND CURIOUS TOURISTS

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ARE YOU SICK OF PARTYING IN IBIZA AND DO YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS MORE EFFECTIVE AND MINDFUL IN AN ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY WHILE CONTRIBUTING TO AN INCREDIBLE, LOCAL PROJECT THAT TRULY MAKES A DIFFERENCE? THEN YOU SHOULD JOIN US IN ARMENIA! WE HAVE GREAT ACCOMMODATIONS, DELICIOUS FOOD AND LOTS OF WORK TO DO! MANY PEOPLE WENT BEFORE YOU, CHECK OUT THE TESTIMONIES. 

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HELP US FUND RAISE FOR A SPACE OF OUR OWN

THERE IS NO PHYSICAL SPACE IN SARIGYUGH TO CARRY OUT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. MOST ACTIVITIES WE ORGANIZED UP UNTIL NOW TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE, ON THE STREETS, ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD AND IN THE SCHOOL YARD. THIS MAKES OUR WORK SEASON DEPENDING AND VULNERABLE DUE TO THE LACK OF PRIVACY AND SAVE SPACE FOR THE CHILDREN ATTENDING. SOME GENEROUS INSTITUTES, LIKE THE LOCAL KINDER GARDEN, ALLOW US TO USE A ROOM WITHIN SPECIFIC TIME FRAMES, TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RULES.

WE ARE DETERMINED TO RENOVATE (A PART OF) THE OLD CULTURAL CENTER AND MAKE IT A PLATFORM FOR PUBLIC COMMUNITY ACTIVITY.

JOIN US!

APPLY TO JOIN THE TEAM, SET UP A FUND RAISER IN YOUR COUNTRY, DONATE OR SIMPLY GET IN TOUCH TO EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES 

info@projectsari.org        +374 948 901 22 | AM        +316 879 384 66 | NL        +346 796 230 05 | ES

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