YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The Urgent Support for Lebanese-Armenians fundraiser launched by the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund after the August 4 Beirut blast raised $412,000, of which $100,000 was donated by the Tashir Charitable Foundation.
Of the funds, $310,000 will be proportionally distributed to pay the 2020-2021 academic year’s Q1 salaries of teachers in Lebanon’s educational institutions, while the remaining $100,000 will be provided for implementing educational projects and supporting the Ararat, Zartonk, Aztag, Vana Dzayn and Radio Sevan news media, the fund said in a news release.
Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Executive Director Haykak Arshamyan went to Beirut to hand over the donation. He’s also met with Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia, who praised the fund’s activities.
The Hayastan Fund’s support to the Lebanese-Armenian educational and media organizations started back in 2019 when the economic crisis worsened in Lebanon. Overall during the past 9 months the fund provided more than 600,000 dollars in assistance.