By Vic Gerami
GLENDALE, Calif. — Building on their successful first fashion show in Stepanakert in December 2021, the Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Hamalir [“Complex”] vocational school in Artsakh, an initiative of the Christians In Need Foundation (CINF), has launched an online auction to raise funds for future programs.
The Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Hamalir was established in the summer of 2021 to help the Artsakh population strengthen and rebuild after the 2020 attack by Azerbaijan and Turkiye. The school offers a variety of courses, programs, and educational opportunities. Last fall, two Italian master-tailors worked closely with their Artsakhtsi students in hands-on workshops. The result was a fall line and a fashion show.
The school has a very ambitious plan that has started with a bang. Among other criteria, they plan to replicate the northern Italian micro-industrial economic system in Artsakh, establish mutually beneficial professional relations between Italian micro-industries and Chambers of Commerce and Artsakh, and bolster the economic infrastructure of the Republic.
Please check out the auction site, view the garments, and place bids.
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