SOAR - Javakh Chapter

Javakh joined the SOAR family in April 2012. Javakh, an Armenian enclave, is the most underdeveloped and impoverished region of Georgia. It has the highest rate of unemployment and the lowest rate of state investment in the country. There is no industry, and agriculture is primitive. The roads and infrastructure in the region are non-existent, and it is easier to reach Armenia (to the South) than Tbilisi, Georgia's capital. Javakh is a geographic, economic and political island, almost cut off from the rest of the world. The Javakh Chapter serves as a liaison to the local population SOAR supports. The Javakh Summer Day Camp is directed by Very Rev. Fr. Babken Salibyan of Holy Cross Armenian Church and is located in the Diocese Center of the Holy Cross Armenian Church in Akhakalak, Georgia. The camp serves approximately 250 healthy Armenian children, who are mostly social orphans, living at or below poverty level in the nearby villages.

Board of Directors:

Ingrid Kazarian

Ingrid was born and raised in Georgia and moved to Armenia in 2008. In 2012, she graduated from the Russian-Armenian Slavonic University in Yerevan, earning her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Ingrid was awarded her Master’s Degree in American Studies (Department of Foreign Policy) from the International Black Sea University in Tbilisi in 2016.

Ingrid has extensive experience in volunteer work including educational and women empowerment projects, and parliamentary election monitoring initiatives in Armenia and Georgia. She currently holds the position of Administration Manager at a construction company in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Ingrid is fluent in Armenian, English, Russian, Georgian and Turkish.