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Educators for Humanitarian Aid to 33,000 War-Displaced Children in Artsakh

Educators' Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid to War-Displaced Children in the Republic of Artsakh 

Every war is a humanitarian crisis that takes a toll on children. It robs them of their rights to life, protection from violence and access to education

 

We sign this statement as educators' call to the international organizations to recognize the right for humanitarian relief of the 33000 Artsakh children currently displaced as a result of the full-blown war since 27th September 2020. We call on educators to sign this statement and donate for emergency aid to the U.S. registered charity, Armenia Fund Inc through the fundraiser below launched by fellow educators in Armenia. 

 

33000 children are currently displaced as a result of the full-blown war in the internationally unrecognized Artsakh Republic (known in the West as Nagorno-Karabakh). Forced to flee to neighboring Armenia, these children now live away from their homes, often separated from their parents, under threat of live fire and the COVID-19 pandemic. The war has violated their basic human rights including their right to protection from violence and education. Being citizens of an unrecognized republic they are often denied the right to humanitarian support by international organizations. Their schools and preschools are destroyed as a result of indiscriminate shelling of civilian infrastructure. Notwithstanding the reality on the ground, they are still adamant on learning and pursuing their education: in the midst of the mayhem, the children have taken their textbooks and keep attending new schools, regardless of where their family members are.

 

While we issue this call, the humanitarian crisis in the Artsakh republic continues to unfold at harsher levels. The European Court of Human Rights has recently issued two interim measures evidencing the use of cluster munitions and indiscriminate shelling of schools, preschools, cultural centers and civic infrastructure in the Republic of Artsakh. 

 

Educators cannot remain indifferent when children's right to education is violated. We hope for an immediate ceasefire and peaceful resolution of the conflict. In the long term, we call on all educators to educate for peace. Hatred breeds more hatred and educating children to hate and wish for war only brings more pain and suffering into the world. We believe that coexistence and peace is possible. 

 

Considering this emergency, we once again call for your signature and donation. Every signature of this statement counts. Every donation helps alleviate the humanitarian crisis and provide an opportunity of basic educational services to these children until the war is over and after.

Join by Donating and/or Signing This Call !

This campaign has ended. 

Donated funds ($7,100 USD) are transferred to Armenia Fund Inc. 

Educators Who Have  Donated and/or Signed

Jan Derry, Professor of Philosophy of Education, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Hugh Lauder, Professor of Education and Political Economy, University of Bath (UK)

Paul Redding, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney (AU)

Henry Giroux, Professor, McMaster University (CA)

Ivor Goodson, Professor of Learning Theory, University of Brighton (UK)

Michael Young, Professor of Sociology of Curriculum, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Michael Reiss, Professor of Science Education, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Martin Mills, Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Julian Sefton-Green, Professor of New Media Education, Deakin University (AU)

Tanya Titchkosky, Professor in the Department of Social Justice Education, University of Toronto (CN)

Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Distinguished Professor, Syracuse University (US)

Maryanne Wolf, Director, Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice, UCLA (US)

Jacek Brant, Associate Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Ian Craig, Visiting Professor, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Dimitris Chassapis, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Athens (GR)

Steven Usitalo, Professor in Russian and Soviet History, Northern State University (US)

Gwendolyn D. Pough, Professor Professor and Department Chair, Syracuse University (US)

John Yandell, Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Adam Unwin, Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Sean Doyle, Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Roger Marples, Doctor of Philosophy of Education, UCL Institute of Education (UK)

Dzovinar Derderian, Adjunct Lecturer, American University of Armenia (US/AM)

Lauren Monroe, Associate Professor, Cornell University (US)

Lori Khatchadourian, Associate Professor, Cornell University (US)

Yeprem Mehranian, Associate Professor of Education, Georgia College (US) 

Molly Freeman, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Mills College (US)

Anna Ohanyan, Professor, Stonehill College (US)

Todd Gernes, Associate Professor of History, Stonehill College (US)

Donna Odra, Associate Director, Fordham University (US)

Kristin Cavoukian, Sessional Lecturer, University of Toronto Mississauga (CN)

Pedro DiPietro, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University (US)

Nikolay Harutyunyan, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (DE)

Gabriel Armas-Cardona, Research Fellow, University of Leipzig (DE)

Hasmik Kyureghyan, PhD student, UCL Institute of Education (UK/AM)

Marian Tumanyan, Doctoral Researcher, University of Oulu (FI)

Ani Khachatryan, PhD Student, University of Texas at Arlington (US)

Secil Binboga, PhD Student, University of Michigan (US)

Gagik Stepan-Sarkissian, PhD, Librarian and Research Advisor, The Armenian Institute (UK)

Talin Saghdassarian, MA student, UCL Institute of Education (UK/AM)

Meri Nasilyan-Lowe, Course Director, Leeds Beckett University (UK)

Vanessa Diaz, Graphic Designer, Virginia Commonwealth University (US)

Victoria Mikhailova, Sensemakers Co-founder, Lecturer, HEC Paris (FR)

Byurakn Ishkhanyan, Aarhus University (DK)

Karen Stepanyan, University College London (UK)

Rubina Manukjan, M.A., Educational Consultant, ComcaveCollege (DE)

Amalia Khachatryan, University of Oxford (UK)

Siran Sahakyan, Teacher, (DE)

Lorenzo Lotti, Associate Professor, UCL (UK)

Tatevik Hambaryan, Researcher, Universidade Nova (PT)

Paul Ruyssevelt, Professor, Chair of Energy & Building Performance, UCL (UK)

Tiziano Gallo Cassarino, Senior Research Fellow, Energy Institute, UCL (UK)

Heather Zitlau, Independent English Language Specialist

Hadi Khoshneviss, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rhodes College (US)

Gevik Anbarchian, Teacher, Niles West High School (US)

Anne Feryok, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago (NZ)

Anna Seferian, Associate Dean, School of Business, University of Maryland Global Campus (US)

Ehsan Kashfi, PhD Candidate, University of Alberta (CN)

Shaho Sabbar, Assistant Professor, University of Tehran (IR)

Shoghine Kamoyan, Teacher, Public School Delbrück (DE)

Roza Selimyan, Program Director, Professor, University of Maryland Global Campus (USA)

Sandra Godwin, Professor of Sociology, Georgia College & State University​

Ewa Gabrys, French and Spanish Teacher, Gesamtschulen Büren, Germany (DE)

Dr. des. Ani Hovhannisyan, Educational Psychologist, University of St.Gallen (CH)​

Ana Martina Greco, PhD Student, University of Barcelona (ES)

Eduardo Cardoso, Professor, UCP Porto (PT)

Shih-Che Hsu, Research Fellow, UCL (UK)

A. König, Teamchef, Public School Delbrück (DE)

Aram Pakhchanian, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ayb Educational Foundation (AM)

Anna Khachian, PhD student, Yerevan State University (AM)

Arevik Ohanyan, Director of Research Incubator, Eurasia International University (AM)

Mary Mamikonyan, Co-Founder at Paradigma Educational Foundation (AM)

Lia Mkhitaryan, Co-Founder and CEO, Eiva Arts Foundation (AM)

Ashot Aslanian, Co-Founder of Ayb School, Ayb Club & Ayb Educational Foundation (AM)

Irina Pahlevanyan, Co-Founder of "Indigami" Child Development Center (AM)

Satenik Khachatryan, Founder of "My Agrisummer International Camp" (AM)

Arpine Sargsyan, Lecturer, Armenian State University of Economics, Gyumri branch (AM)

Anna Akopyan, Director of Pastoral Care, Ayb School (AM)

Vahram Martirosyan, Founder, Alan Turing School (AM)

Naira Daluzyan, Director of Dilijan Central School Educational Foundation (AM)

Terra Sprague, Research Associate, University of Bristol (UK)

Scott Demyan, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University (US)

Geoffrey Sherington, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney (AU)

Peter Wardrip, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USD)

Paradigma Educational Foundation.
Promoting Education Paradigm Change in Armenia.
Armenia registered charity (N 222.160.1051571)