Celebrities team up with community for virtual fundraiser
LOS ANGELES – Armenian-American celebrities like Cher, Kim Kardashian and Serj Tankian participate in a virtual fundraiser on May 6 where the focus is on children, education and opportunity.
Inspired by Teach for America, Teach for Armenia is a partner of the global Teach For All network, emphasizing the importance of education so that children can continue to grow and thrive.
The recent “Hope for Armenia” campaign brings together leaders and influencers of the Armenian-American community around a common goal: to ensure that children have the opportunity to learn.
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CEO and Founder Larisa Hovannisian moved from Los Angeles to Armenia with her husband and baby to focus on providing educational opportunities for underprivileged children across the country.
Hovannisian says children deserve the right to education even in times of crisis, which was in abundance in 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous disruption in learning, and the recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan a few months ago only made matters worse. Currently, many children are displaced from Artsakh.
Thursday night’s event, “Planting Hope for the Future”, will be held virtually on Facebook at 5 p.m. PT.