Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has renovated the secondary school of Melik, a village in Armenia’s Aragatsotn region. The project, which was implemented with the support of the Surenian family of Argentina, has transformed the 1994 structure into a modern facility featuring a new roof, doors and windows, renovated floors, lavatories, new electricity and heating systems, a newly constructed boiler house, a beautifully redesigned entrance, and a renovated schoolyard.
Currently 168 students attend the school, which provides elementary to high school education. According to the school principal, Artur Ghevondyan, the students of Melik demonstrate outstanding interest for the natural sciences. Every year, between 8-10 graduates continue their studies at colleges or universities.
Founded in the 17th century, Melik has a population of close to 1,300. The village is located 20 kilometers northeast of Aparan; it is 2100 meters above sea level, and has a severe climate.
Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West