In a moving ceremony, Syrian-Armenian doctor Haig Khatcho (Khatchadourian) received a house in Artsakh’s Ishkhanadzor Village from the Foundation in early June. Doctor Khatcho relocated to Artsakh last year, and started a new life in the Kashatagh region after escaping prosecution by ISIS during the Syrian civil war. Finding solace in the land of his ancestors, Haig Khatcho has decided to contribute his skills, experience and expertise as a physician for the development of Artsakh.
Giving to people like doctor Khatcho is not just charity, it is an investment in Kashatagh and its people, an investment that has already started to pay off. A neurologist by profession, Dr. Khatcho has set up practice as a general practitioner in the only clinic of the village. Here, he provides a range of medical services not only to the residents of Ishkhanadzor, but also the neighboring communities.
The Foundation will continue bringing decent living standards for the people of Kashatagh not only through building and renovating houses, but also through the development of vital infrastructure and providing opportunities for further growth of the region.
Civil society stakeholders met on November 6 to discuss the key issues facing the mining sector in Armenia. The impacts of mining on the environment, communities, the Armenian economy, and other such factors were discussed during the roundtable held at the American University of Armenia (AUA).read More
Spring-Summer 2018 News Last month, we made another step towards our dream of a fully resettled Artsakh. We gave homes to three young families – families from different parts of the world, with different life stories, but one common dream: to tie their future to Artsakh.read More
Another story about a dream come true for one more family – this time the family of Mher Araqelyan, a wounded soldier who has served in the Artsakh Defense Army for more than 15 years. This family’s dream of a home in Artsakh became true due to the good will and generosity of over 100 individuals from all over the world, who responded to our fundraising call in the beginning of the year.read More
15 years ago, the Tufenkian Foundation came to Artsakh. After 5 years of working in Armenia to advance social justice, we decided to broaden our mission and scope to Artsakh, where most of our work would be focused on the strategically significant liberated territories.read More