Construction of a half-built home in Gomk, yet another achievement of the partnership
22 May 2020
By the end of the year, the problem of some 15 years will be solved in the village of Gomk in Vayots Dzor. Construction of a half-built house will be finished and the homeowners will finally forget the memories of their life in a damp basement. The eldest of the five children who were raised in these conditions is now 15; the youngest one is 2.
The leaking roof of the house was replaced long time ago; yet, the construction half-built structure remained unfinished. In several months, though, the family will move into their sun-lit finished house, where the necessities will no longer be a luxury.
Viva-MTS and the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia support the homeowner, Artash Ghazaryan to fulfill the long-cherished dream. The partners are unable to join the construction works at the moment, but are fully engaged in the process. They remotely shared words of encouragement with families with an unexpected video call waiting for the opportunity to work on the construction site together again.
“I am reaching you remotely because I cannot be physically by your side hand in hand with you and helping your family. But you are in my mind and my heart. I hope you will stay strong despite our absence, which, I am sure, is temporary, and will complete the construction works in the set time. Stay strong and always strive to reach your long-cherished dreams,” Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian said in a video call.
The Ghazaryan family has already started the construction works. Hamlet, the 15-year-old son of the family, whose childhood and adolescence passed inside the damp walls, more than ever recognizes the necessity of finishing the construction as soon as possible. He is proud to be his father’s help. He wants to be a real support for his mother and sisters. The Ghazaryans work while making plans about furnishing the home and dreaming of a life free from current worries.
“Gomk is a wonderful village. I could have left the village in search of a better life, but I didn't. No one will be left in the village, if people start thinking that way. Here, I build my house with my own hands. I would never imagine hearing words of encouragement with a surprise video call. Viva-MTS and the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia support even they are physically not here. The call inspired me and I feel even more obliged to finish the construction in the set time,” Artash Ghazaryan said.
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