Aznavour
Foundation

Charles Aznavour founded “Aznavour pour l’Arménie” in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northern Armenia on 7 December 1988 killing tens of thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. For 30 years his humanitarian efforts have allowed the implementation of many charity programs in the country.

In 2017, Charles Aznavour and his son, Nicolas Aznavour, decided to pursue their philanthropic activities and advance to the next step by establishing the Aznavour Foundation. The goals of the Aznavour Foundation are to continue the development and implementation of educational, social and cultural programs.

The Aznavour Foundation’s first project is the creation of the Aznavour Center in the heart of Yerevan, Armenia. The Center will house technological and interactive museum of the legendary artist, and a cultural and educational center for youth.

Aznavour Foundation

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CO-FOUNDERS

It is with great joy that I announce today the creation of the “Aznavour Foundation” in Armenia, co-founded with my son Nicolas Aznavour. The Aznavour Foundation will pursue my ongoing charitable activities since the terrible earthquake of 1988. Its mission will be to continue to support vulnerable populations in Armenia and to create a museum in the “Charles Aznavour House” in Yerevan. This museum will host cultural and educational events and become a major attraction in Yerevan. This initiative is a testament to my commitment for the future of Armenia, which I hope will encourage the involvement of the diaspora and attract many visitors from all over the world.

I have made this decision with Serenity after seeing the wonderful educational projects, historic rehabilitations and new infrastructures that have been carried out in recent years throughout Armenia. We must all join forces for the development of our homeland and ensure that our youth is given the opportunity to accomplish their dreams at home surrounded by their loved ones.

Charles Aznavour

I am proud and honoured that my father has bestowed upon me this great responsibility and that I will help implement his projects in Armenia. Regardless of the obstacles our ancestors have faced, our roots have run strong and deep for millennials and it is our responsibility to tend them.

Nicolas Aznavour

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Ruben Vardanyan
Philanthropist
Impact Investor and Social Entrepreneur

Gevork Sarkisyan
Founder and President
Innova Partners

Patrick Shart
Co-producer of Charles Aznavour
Moonlight Production

ACHIEVEMENTS

Energy

1.3M

Inhabitants supplied with electricity during winter 1992-95

35

High voltage breakers

21

Villages provided with power lines

10

Mini hydro-electric power stations rehabilitated

30.3K

Tons of imported fuel oil

24.3K

Kerosene stoves provided

Water

1.3K

Farms water-fed

15

Artesian wells rehabilitated

30

km of drinking water and irrigation lines renovated

5

Farm tractors provided to farmers

Construction

300

Houses

43

New and rehabilitated schools

8

Cultural centers for youth

1

Retirement home

Education

6K

Tables and chairs distributed to schools

15.6K

Children participated in summer/winter camps

Food

196.8K

Children fed

96K

Families benefited from the distribution of clothing and food

86.6K

meal distributed

12

Industrial bread ovens

Health

150

International doctors / surgeons sent to “Erébuni” hospital with UMAF

1K

Tons of medicine distributed

1.2K

Prostheses made and distibiuted

2

Humanitarian pharmacy


 


These achievements were possible with the committed efforts of 140 employees working under the supervision of Gérard Margossian, Director of the Association “Aznavour pour l’Arménie”, as well as with the support of several institutions.

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