Posted on 10 November 2016
Designer Talar Nina will donate a percentage of profits from each collection to the Debi Arach “Moving Forward” Center for children in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city. Aimed at the development and education for underprivileged children, Talar will be working with DSA (Developmental Services for Armenia) and The Paros Foundation to help create a brighter future for the Armenian youth.
Founded by George and Flora Dunaians (Talar’s grandparents) and a team of committed Board Members and Volunteers, DSA was created in 1996 in Los Angeles to implement humanitarian and educational projects throughout Armenia.
A country and it's people close to her heart, Talar has always dreamt of helping improve the lives of the children in Armenia. In the summer of 2016, she visited the Debi Arach Children's Center and was inspired to focus her attention on this project and the needs of these children.
Over the next 3 years, with your help, the designer aims to help build sustainable play areas at the center, create a more design friendly environment by supplying arts and crafts supplies, and making sure they have warm clothes and boots for the winter months.
Since its inception, DSA has implemented projects throughout Armenia and Artsakh valued at more than $1,000,000. In 2015, DSA partnered with The Paros Foundation to continue its important work in Armenia.
Formally launched in 2006, the goal of the Paros Foundation is to develop high quality, high integrity, non-governmental organizations in Armenia by significantly upgrading their working environment, providing guidance and needed resources.
Stay tuned to see how you and Talar Nina help change the lives of the children in Armenia!