YEREVAN, October 4. / ARKA /. GeoProMining, a diversified international mining group (GPM), provided financial support to construction of a kindergarten for Ayntap community in the Ararat region, where it has one of its enterprises, the company said in a press release.
The project was implemented in cooperation with the Armenian Social Investment Fund and with the support of the World Bank and the local governments.
At the request of local residents, who for years had to put up with the lack of a pre-school establishment in the village, in 2011 July the local administration initiated the construction of a kindergarten for 160 children. The project was prepared and implemented with the assistance of the World Bank, which showed not only financial support: the layout and interior decoration of the kindergarten were made by best international experts in the field of pedagogy and psychology.
The construction was completed this autumn, and the kindergarten will not only provide a decent pre-school education to the community children, but also create more than 30 new jobs.
"As part of our program called Resources for the Good we support social initiatives in the regions of our company’s presence. Promoting development of various spheres of education is one of our priorities : we are actively involved in the development of kindergartens and schools, we promote the Russian language in Armenia , we have created our own training program for students from Armenia in leading Russian and Armenian universities ," GPM President Roman Khudoliy was quoted as saying. He added that integrity and social responsibility are important components of success of any business.
GeoProMining, founded in 2001, is an international, privately held company with a diversified base of gold and other metals assets. GeoProMining has mining businesses in Armenia and the Russian Federation. -0-