VivaCell-MTS & Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Partnership Continues
23-10-2014 18:44:15 | | Сharity
23 October, 2014, Yervandashat Village, RA. Owing to the partnership between VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia the current year has become prominent for eight families – has been solved their top priority issue - the housing problem.
VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, staff members from the company and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team had a regular visit to Armavir region, the villages of Yervandashat and Margara sharing with five families their happiness.
Nine families from Armavir region, the villages of Yervandashat and Margara, will meet the winter without worries and concerns.
“It is already a month that some of our fellow villagers have already finished the construction of their homes. We were feeling awe following the process, sometimes we were getting discouraged thinking whether the day when we finish the renovation of our house would come or not, whether we would feel the happiness of living in a safe and decent home. Now the sense of despair has disappeared,’’ said Tsovinar Grigoryan, whose family more than anyone else knows what it means to live with deteriorated roof and without basic housing conditions.
“It was a month ago that the teams of VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia as well as a group of foreign volunteers joined us helping with the construction of our house. In one day the teams did such a great work that we wouldn’t have managed to do ourselves in this period and wouldn’t have finished the construction till now. Now my family has a safe roof over its head. There are no words that can express my feelings and the sense of gratitude,’’ said Hakob Muradyan.
“Fatherland is a sacred idea, the purest of all the beliefs. It is the fundament upon which our identity relies on. Yet it is tangible as anything else around us. It’s about soil cultivated by the farmer and the harvest that the land yields, it’s about village kids who live in harmony with the nature, it’s about strong families who pass their knowledge of land cultivation from generation to generation together with their love for the birthplace. Fatherland is the air that we breathe; it’s the eyes of the young shepherd, clean as the spring water he drinks. Fatherland is the cumulative belief that each of us, nowadays Armenians, should hold: we are the means to pass this holy land inherited from our ancestors to our children. For preserving our Fatherland, we have to work a lot, day and night, sparing no effort. We have to build – and with each of the houses that we build, we rebuild our belief. No one else will do this for us,” said VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian
In the frames of this project 6 houses were renovated, 2 half-built houses completed and one house purchased in Armavir region.
‘’The least each of us can do for these people is to create basic housing conditions, safe roof and solid walls. For an Armenian the home is more than a place to live in and we try to do the possible to make more families live without the concern of living in comfortless conditions,’’ said Ashot Yeghiazaryan, Fuller Center for Housing Armenia president.
VivaCell-MTS has invested 55 million AMD for the housing project in the borderland villages of Armenia and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia has undertaken the implementation of the project.
VivaCell-MTS (K-Telecom CJSC) is Armenia’s leading mobile operator, having the widest 2G/3.75G/4G network reach and spreading a wide range of Voice and Data services all across Armenia. Having the best of the Armenian people interest at heart since its launch on 1st July 2005 and in a short period of time VivaCell-MTS has managed to build a nationwide network and a considerable customer base. VivaCell-MTS drives innovation and aims at always being at the forefront of any development serving the Armenian mobile communications market. The company follows the guidance provided by ISO 26000 (International Standard of Social Responsibility). For more information, visit www.mts.am