You can read about the history of the joint project of Mediamax, Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) and Do Something Australian organization here.
Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Territorial Administration of Armenia Armen Gevorgyan, President of FAR, Archbishop Khazhak Parsamyan, Executive Director of FAR Garnik Nanagulyan, members of Board of FAR Trustees, governor of Shirak Ashot Giziryan attended the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Janet Mardigian and their sons
Director of Mediamax Ara Tadevosyan spoke about the unique character of the project. "Various organizations and persons - an Armenian charity organization, Australian NGO, Armenian news agency, world rock starts, benefactors from the Armenian Diaspora, private Armenian companies, President and Armenian government joined efforts for the construction of the school. As a result, pupils will study in a new and comfortable school next year", said
Director of Mediamax.
Archbishop Khazhak Parsamyan especially stressed the decision of the Mardigian Foundation to triple the funds raised by the project organizers.
Vice Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan also expressed his gratitude toward the Mardigian family as well as Mediamax and FAR. He assured that the Armenian government will always support such initiatives and expressed the hope that the program will serve an example for other projects.
The school will be put into operation in summer 2013.