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The Albert Tamberchi Foundation


The Albert Tamberchi Foundation was established in 2013 as a non-governmental organization that provides financial assistance to orphans, sick children and destitute senior citizens of Armenian origin. Through a cooperative agreement with SOAR, the Foundation provides support to orphaned Armenian children and adults around the world.



October 2017


Classroom renovations at Nubarashen funded by SOAR and The Albert Tamberchi Foundation
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August 2017


Renovations under way at Gyumri Social Chidcare Center in four rooms:
Room for Psychological Therapy, Social Individual and Group Work Room, Speech Therapy Room, and Children Room
Funded by SOAR, the Albert Tamberchi Foundation, and Minas and Houri Kalachian and SOAR New Jersey

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Completion!
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Beginning of a clay workshop at Kharberd funded by SOAR and the Albert Tamberchi Foundation
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Work in progress...

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Continuing work...

The work continues...
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Getting close!



November...




Renovations of the hallway, stairs, and bathroom at Orphanage of Fridtjof Nansen funded by SOAR and the Albert Tamberchi Foundation
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Because of the SOAR project, the stairways have been nicely repaired, for which we are very grateful, Everything looks very nice. The old stairways are completely changed, because we had many cases before of falling down and having injuries. The renovation works are coming to an end, the final result I am sure and you will agree will be wonderful. If we could not get support of SOAR with this issue, perhaps we have to continue another 17 years without any changes. Thank You SOAR!


This is the second section of the building, where the children's rooms are located upstairs. Director Karapetyan said they have chosen bright colors for the kids to make it lighter. Again like in the main building, the corridor, stairways, ceiling have been nicely renovated bwith the SOAR project. We would like to thank again and again Mr. Yacoubian who has been our friend for many years now and welcome guest.





July 2017


Beginning of construction of a greenhouse at Dzorak funded by SOAR and the Albert Tamberchi Foundation
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More work...
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Continuing work...
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Almost there!

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Completion!




December 2016


New blankets and bed covers for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage




New equipment for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage




New bedding and sports wear for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage
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October 2016


A new bus for Shengavit Kindergarten thanks to SOAR and The Albert Tamberchi Foundation
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September 2016


A Salt Cave being constructed at Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage
Find out HERE about the benefits of a Salt Cave
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Almost done!
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Completion!
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March 2016



Special Announcement!

We are thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of SOAR Dental Clinic in Gyumri!
To see slideshow of progress from beginning to grand opening GO HERE.

On Thursday March 17, 2016, Our Lady of Armenia Center held its much anticipated SOAR Dental Clinic grand opening to benefit the orphaned children and the elderly in Gyumri. During the ceremony, Diramyr Arousiag Sajonian welcomed several dignitaries from Gyumri, including Mr. Hovsep Simonyan (Shirak region), Mr. Samuel Balasanyan (Gyumri Mayor), Anahid Garabedyan (Orphanage Fridtjof Nansen Director in Gyumri) and Mrs. Hasmig Demirdjian (SOAR La Canada president) accompanied by SOAR supporters, junior members and representatives from Armenia and USA. Mrs. Demirdjian was present during this Grand Opening to represent SOAR. She talked about the mission and the importance of SOAR in Gyumri, Yerevan, Syria, Lebanon and other countries in the world, to help Armenian children in need!

Thanks to the unwavering diligence and combined efforts of SOAR national, Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, Albert Tamberchi Foundation, La Canada, Ventura County, Wisconsin and Chicago SOAR chapters and individual donors through Global Giving, our dream for providing dental care to the orphans and elderly of Gyumri came true! The dental clinic will offer full services and provide dental care free of charge to the underprivileged population of Gyumri. With beautiful teeth, children and elderly will have brighter smiles, a better health and well being.

We would like to also acknowledge all of our supporters without whom we would not have been able to construct the clinic at the Our Lady Of Armenia (OLA) Center! We thank Mrs. Hasmig Demirdjian for a wonderful job in representing all of us at the opening ceremony!

Thank you all for providing this unparalleled gift for the orphaned children and the Gyumri community at large!

To join our efforts in supporting the Dental Care Campaign, please contact info@soar-us.org.




October 2015


A security system installed at Nubarashen
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September 2015


The new dental suite at Our Lady of Armenia, Gyumri from beginning to grand opening!



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August 2015


New water pipes for Our Lady of Armenia
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June 2015

17 air conditioners for Shengavit Kindergarten funded by the Albert Tamberchi Foundation
and SOAR-Los Angeles Chapter
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April 2015



Renovation of the ​P​layground at Orphanage of Fridjtof Nansen co-funded by The Albert Tamberchi Foundation and the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR)​-​Ventura County

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March


Renovation of the Recreation Room at the Our Lady of Armenia Center - Tashir

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