A sneak peek into Vardenis’s First Inclusive Playground Design

ACBA Bank, UNICEF, and Hayastan All-Armenian Fund are working to establish a child-friendly and inclusive corner in Vardenis.

Zara Sargsyan
ՅՈՒՆԻՍԵՖ-ի աշխատակիցը հանդիպում է Վարդենիսի քաղաքապետարանի ներկայացուցչի հետ հենց քաղաքային այգում, որպեսզի կատարվեն ներառական խաղահրապարակին վերաբերող վերջին ճշտումները։
UNICEF Armenia/2020/Bulghadaryan
13 July 2020

Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Armenia, ACBA Bank, UNICEF, and Hayastan All-Armenian Fund are working to make their promise to the children of Vardenis a reality.

During this difficult period, partners have already collaborated with the Gegharkunik regional administration and the Municipality of Vardenis to commence the preparatory work ahead of the construction of their town’s first inclusive playground.

Վարդենիսի հանրային այգում ՅՈՒՆԻՍԵՖ-ի աշխատակիցը քաղաքապետարանի ներկայացուցչի հետ քննարկում է կառուցվելիք ներառական խաղահրապարակին վերաբերող մանրամասները։
UNICEF Armenia/2020/Bulghadaryan

We have already reached an agreement with Vardenis municipality to establish the playground in the public park named after Victor Hambardzumyan. The park is located in a small area of Vardenis that currently has no play area for children. It needs more care and investment to become more green and accessible for children with and without disabilities.

In June, UNICEF discussed the final details of the proposed design and installation with Community Leader Mr. Aram Melkonyan and Chief Specialist of Community Development Program Ms. Astghik Movsisyan. Final measurements were taken and installation spots agreed.

Վարդենիսի ներառական խաղահրապարակի գծապատկերը։
UNICEF Armenia

In July, construction has already been launched. According to the plan, the playground will have seven distinct play areas where children with and without disabilities can play together, develop their motoric, social, and emotional skills; as well as strengthen their knowledge of colors, numbers, and shapes.

Vardenis is home to almost 3000 children and pretty soon they will all have a reason to be proud of their public park.