On October 13, 2011 the second secretary of the Economic Section of the Embassy of Japan in Armenia Ms. Mizuki Sugitani visited the Ditak community of Ararat province (marz) to get acquainted with the results of the renovation of the village secondary school.
The guest was solemnly greeted by the School Director Sargis Hovhannisyan, the Mayor of Ditak village Suren Srapoyan, school teachers, schoolchildren and AWHHE NGO members Lilik Simonyan, Emma Anakhasyan and Qnarik Grigoryan. The event was also attended by the journalists and regional television employees, as well guests from various interested organizations. At the end of the visit Ms. Ms. Mizuki Sugitani expressed her satisfaction with the implemented works and shared her impressions about the organized event.
The partial restoration of the 60-year-old school was carried out thanks to the support of $ 104 thousand provided by the Government of Japan within the framework of the project “For Renovation of the School in Ditak Village” implemented under the control of “Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment” (AWHHE) NGO. Financial support for the renovation of the school was also provided by the Swiss Sourire vers l’Avenir Foundation (2000 EUR) and RA Government (by the Government Decision No 108 N of 3 February 2011), but for the complete renovation of the school additional AMD 40,0 million is required. Unfortunately, until now AWHHE has not managed to obtain the mentioned money. Thus, we want to hope that those organizations that are interested in this problem and can help will lend a hand.