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#AraratChallenge is a global crowdfunding initiative reflecting the impact of the Aurora Humanitarian Movement in Armenia and Armenian communities globally. #AraratChallenge is set to increase the impact and reach of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative in Armenia to combat poverty, improve healthcare and provide education to those in need.

As COVID-19 began to spread across the globe, the #AraratChallenge movement made a $120,000 donation to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia to buy ventilators and support local health professionals on the front lines. When a huge explosion rocked the capital of Lebanon, Aurora donated $200,000 to help the citizens of Beirut and called upon the global Armenian community for further funding.

Since October 2020, the #AraratChallenge movement has been used to raise funds for humanitarian initiatives helping the people of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) affected by the war. All the funds received since October 2020 are directed to the Aurora for Artsakh program.

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Dear Visitor,

We are glad you are interested in the activities of the IDeA Foundation.

On this platform, you can learn about two-decades long thought, passion, commitment and hard work — all in pursuit of a more prosperous Armenia. The road has been long and reflections many. But we managed to achieve to a point where our work has left its mark on the lives of millions of people and we are really proud of it.

Our accomplishments are the fruit of a collective effort by hundreds of thousands of promoters and volunteers, tens of thousands of donors and supporters, hundreds of colleagues and dozens of founding partners. Together, we have shown what wonderous things can be achieved when people strive for realization of a common goal.

Allow our family, who was lucky enough to witness these remarkable achievements from the beginning, to express our sincere gratitude to numerous wonderful, caring, purposeful people and organizations that made all these achievements possible. We have the honor to present their successes and express our gratitude to them.

We have tried to present the key landmarks of our journey to a brighter Armenia, to chart the lessons learned, and some of the new approaches and initiatives they have forged — the 700 projects over the last 20 years.

We hope that learning about these works will be as pleasant for you as it is for us to tell about them.

But, more importantly, we would like to see you among those Armenians who will continue this path together with us in the future.

If a single community of like-minded people working towards the realization of a common vision of the future can achieve such a result, imagine what kind of changes can be made if the efforts of the entire nation were directed towards creation. Together we can dream.

And, together, we can make our dreams come true.

Thank You,

Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend