Corporate responsibility

“Catherine Group” Co. Ltd., is confident, that success in business creates also high responsibility towards the residents of the community, where it mainly functions, since 2000, has been actively involved in charity. “Catherine” Charity Organization founded by the Company conducts its activity in the area of Qanaker-Zaytun community. The central point of its attention is the most vulnerable social groups of the society; children, elderly people and people with disabilities.

Assistance to schools, kinder gardens and youth groups

“Catherine” Charity Organization organizes New Year Events in the kinder gardens of the Community. Realizing the importance of education for young generation, it sponsors the purchase of necessary computer equipment for school classrooms as well as tools necessary to assist the effective learning process of the children.

During the summer holidays “Catherine” Charity Organization organizes summer camps, which are filled with cultural and general events. During the summer holidays children visit museums, learn national songs, dances, poems and generally get national- patriotic education. The summer camps are closed with a big concert, where the participants demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have learned during their camp time.

“Catherine” Charity Organization is cooperating with the acting in the administrative area of Qanaqer-Zeytun Community “NINARE” children`s dance ensemble, the concerts of which ornate the yard camps of the Community.

Landscaping and construction of yards in Qanaker-Zeytun Community

“Catherine” Charity Organization supports municipal authorities of Qanaker-Zeytun Community with the improvement of yard areas and playgrounds.

Employees of the organization are socially active: participate in community work days and events intended for improvement of territories.

In the courtyards of the Community "Catherine" Charity Organization has started works on planting gardens and building playgrounds. Two playgrounds for children are already put into exploitation and are periodically updated.

"Catherine" Charity Organization cares for children

Every year on June 1; the International Children's Day, in all 15 pre-school institutions of the administrative district Qanaker-Zeytun funny events with clowns and fairytale heroes are organized, children are presented with gifts. On the New Year holidays children receive packages full of fruit.

"Catherine" Charity Organization never forgets about the beginning of a school season. Each year on September 1, members of the Organization visit schools and congratulate the students of the administrative district Qanaker-Zeytun with the beginning of the new school year; first graders are presented with the necessary school supplies.               

            

 

When September comes

On the occasion of September 1; the day of knowledge “Catherine Charity” has congratulated the first graders from 11 schools of Kanaker-Zeytun district and as a tradition presented stationery items to them. Following the concept that educated society is more likely to lead prosperous life, “Catherine Charity” provides financial support to schools to have computer and video classes with the modern necessary equipment and technique.
  

Seeking to make summer evenings funnier and nicer for elderly people of Community, "Catherine" Charity Organization organized a competition of backgammon in 16 yards of the administrative district of Qanaker-Zeytun. 16 participants, who had gone to the semifinals, were presented with commendations and backgammons with the logo of "Catherine". Three participants, who had gone to the final, were awarded with a big sum of money.

National-patriotic activities of "Catherine" Social Organization

Every year on May 9, the World War II Victory Day, "Catherine" Charity Organization put a wreath at the Cenotaph in tribute of gratitude and respect to the heroes of nation.

In commemoration of a million and half Armenians fallen victim to the Turkish scimitar during the genocide committed against Armenians on the territory of Ottoman Empire, on April 24, "Catherine" Charity Organization organizes a commemorative procession to the memorial complex of Tsitsernakaberd and lays wreaths at the Monument of Armenian Genocide Victims. On the Eve, appealing to the memory of the Armenian Genocide Victims "Catherine" organizes protest march towards the memorial complex with candles and torches holding in hands.

Assistance to the most vulnerable social groups of the society and people with disabilities

Financial aids and household appliances have been provided to the indigent families and to People with Disabilities of the administrative district of Qanaker-Zeytun on behalf of "Catherine" Charity Organization, big families were presented computers, and every year, on 3 December, International Day of People with Disabilities, necessary assistance were provided to invalids.

In the Headquarter of “Catherine” Charity Organization we are always willing to listen to your problems and after discussing them at the Board of Trustees to adopt relevant decision about the form and measure of possible assistance.

“Catherine” made a surprise for the needy family of three newborn in the village of Azatan

“Catherine” NGO has prepared a big surprise for the babies born on May 12, in the village of Azatan, Shirak region.

Hearing on news about the low social conditions of the Gasparyans family, our staff paid a visit to them. The representatives of “Catherine” NGO provided for them children bed linen for the kids, food for the family and flowers for the mother.

The family, to which Marietta, Mary and Narek are born, has 11 members.

Catherine for youth and children

“Catherine” NGO youth community organized a trip to Khor-Virap and Noravanq. The children were introduced significant and remarkable phases from the history of Christian Armenia, and admired the beauty of the temple of Noravanq; the masterpiece of medieval architecture.

60 children from Kanaker-Zeytun district were taken to Dolphinarium “Nemo”, where they not only enjoyed the beautiful marine show but also learned a lot about the marine life. Then, the children visited the "ZORAVAR ANDRANIK" museum, situated in the park named after Komitas.

Trip to Garni pagan temple, Geghardavanq and Khor-Virap

For the children to get the best of summer holidays, Catherine NGO organized a trip to historical places of Armenia for over 60 children from Kanaker-Zeytun district. They were taken to Garni pagan temple, Geghardavanq and Khor-Virap. The trip helped the children to know more about the history of their own nation, ancient places and enjoy the wonder nature.
  

Catherine staff being donors

On June 14, on the International Day of Donors, 15 members of Catherine NGO Youth Board went to the Blood Transfusion Center to give blood for children, with the desire and intention to make difference in the lives of ill children.

"Catherine" Congratulates Teachers

On the occasion of the World Teachers' Day on October 5, the representatives of "Catherine" charitable organisation visited on 15 schools of Kanaker-Zeytun administrative district, congratulated the teachers, presented them with flowers.

The charitable organisation expresses its gratitude to the pioneers of education and knowledge for their diligent efforts and wishes all the success and strong health.

“Catherine” was also involved in doing charity in Artsakh

“Catherine” charitable organization was in Artsakh on 24-27 October. Within the framework of their visit, the staff members of “Catherine” visited the military pantheon in Stepanakert paying tribute to the memory of the victims of the war and laid wreathes in commemoration of the victims in the Artsakh War. During those days “Catherine” presented gift sets of baby clothes to the 16 newborn infants in the maternity homes of Stepanakert, as well as gave baby food and medical items to the Central Hospital in Stepanakert, the Caroline Cox rehabilitation centre and to the children’s hospital. The representatives of the organization visited Askeran and Martakert military units, gave presents to the soldiers and organized a hilarious concert.

Moreover, the Ministries of Defense both of the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh contributed to “Catherine” non-governmental organization to turning its charitable wish into reality.

It is worth mentioning that the charity was done in collaboration with the non-governmental organizations "Yerashkhavor" patriotic widows”, “Karavan 88”, “Hope of the Armenians”, “Partnership for peace and harmonious development of the society”.

Assistance to people with disabilities and vulnerable groups of the society

"Catherine" Charity Organization regularly provide financial aid and household appliances to the indigent families and people with disabilities of the administrative district of Qanaker-Zeytun, as well as present computers to big families.

In 2011 this tradition was maintained. On 3 December, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Catherine, within the scope of charity, provided food to around 830 people with disabilities.

Arthur Stepanyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Organisation has assured everyone that Catherine is always willing to listen to their problems and after discussing them at the Board of Trustees to adopt a relevant decision with regard to the form and extent of the possible assistance.

Currently, around 170 thousand people with disabilities live in Armenia, among which around 9 thousand are children of 17 years old. Few of them can be seed in schools, parks, cafes or other public places among others and enjoying equal possibilities. Catherine tries to help this vulnerable group of the society to some extent meet their everyday needs and once again remind that the disability is not a tragedy and all people should be provided with equal conditions for dignified life. 

   

“Catherine” was the first who rushed to cheer the children who were waiting for New Year miracles!

“Catherine” Charity Organization, with the head of the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees Arthur Stepanyan, not forgetting that first of all New Year is a holiday full of surprises and miracles for children, has made a pleasant surprise for the pupils and staff of 15 pre-school institutions of Qanaker-Zeitun, by giving them 2500 gift sets on the whole.

Catherine congratulates all Armenian women on the Armenian women's month. 

 “Catherine Charity” organization had made a present for women of Kanaker-Zaytun administrative district giving them flowers on the occasion of the beautiful spring holiday of the 8th of March.

“Catherine” congratulates all Armenian women on the occasion of Motherhood and Beauty Day wishing them female happiness, love, merry welfare and all the best. 

Charity
  • “Catherine Group” Co. Ltd., feeling that the success in business creates also high responsibility towards the residents of the community, where it mainly functions, since 2000, has been actively involved in charity. read more »
  • The Company “Catherine Group” has established and is financing “Catherine” Children’s Fencing Club. Many of the students of this Club have won the first places in Armenian Competitions, as well as many honors and medals in International Competitions... read more »
  • “Catherine” Charity Organization organizes New Year Events in the kinder gardens of the Community. Realizing the importance of education for young generation,... read more »
  • “Catherine” Charity Organization supports municipal authorities of Qanaker-Zeytun Community with the improvement of yard areas and playgrounds. read more »
  • Every year on June 1, International Children's Day, in all 15 pre-school institutions of the administrative district Qanaker-Zeytun funny events with clowns and fairytale heroes are organized, children are presented with gifts. read more »
  • Seeking to make summer evenings funnier and nice for elderly people of Community, "Catherine" Charity Organization organized a competition of backgammon in 16 yards of the administrative district Qanaker-Zeytun. read more »
  • Every year on May 9, Victory Day of World War II, “Catherine” Charity Organization put a wreath at the Cenotaph in tribute of gratitude and respect to the heroes of nation. read more »
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