This large-scale project led by the CCAV (French-Armenian Cultural Center of Valence, France), is initiated by the AGEFAV (Management Association of the Future School) which acts as adviser and kingpin of the project in the field.

The current building of the Cultural Center does not meet the health and regulatory safety standards to welcome students on a daily basis.

After a call for tender, the architectural firms of Mr. and Mrs. Colomb and Mr. Bedrossian were selected to carry out the development work, restoration and extension of the existing structure:

  • Restoration of the existing building
  • The partial enlargement of the property
  • The layout of outdoor spaces

All the premises will host:

  • On the ground floor: a nursery school (3 classrooms), as well as the Cultural Center's premises
  • On the 1st floor: an elementary school (5 classrooms)

Each school will of course include the necessary annexes and pedagogical premises.

The AGEFAV Association, which will take care of the management of the future school, already provides its moral, human, material support and resources to the CCAV. In addition, the APCAF (Association for the Promotion of Armenian Culture in France) also provides moral support.

The schools will have to be a landmark for the Armenian community of Valence and a place of learning for children, as well as a space for conviviality for various cultural partnerships.


The whole team is counting on you to suppprt the French-Armenian school of Valence, France ! 


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At the origin of the project...

Today's buildings date from the early 20th century and do not meet the needs of a daily school and the standards required for such a structure.

This rehabilitation project will allow:

  1. The opening of a trilingual school of excellence with an innovative pedagogy
  2. The influence of Valence city throughout the region as a pilot city
  3. new energy in the Armenian community of Valence and the surrounding areas
  4. The daily teaching of Armenian language, history and culture ...
  5. ... while strictly following the programs of the French National Education
  6. The learning of interpersonal skills based on our French republican values
  7. A multipurpose and more modern space for cultural activities next to the school

This French-Armenian school will not only bring a new energy to the Armenian community of Valence but will also make Valence city shine at the national level, particularly through its ambitious and innovative pedagogy.


What will your donation be used for ?

All your donations will be used for the rehabilitation and extension of the buildings, to make it a school of excellence for the benefit of all young people in the community. If you are a French tax payer, a 'CERFA' receipt entitling you to a tax deduction of 66% will be sent to you by email after validating your donation.

The accounts of the CCAV are monitored by an accounting firm.


Our team

The founding members of the project are:

  • Armen Zakarian (CCAV)
  • André Hasbanian (CCAV)
  • Father Antranik Maldjian (CCAV)
  • Robik Arshakian (CCAV)
  • Hampig Osipian (CCAV et AGEFAV)
  • Marie-Ange Siranousian (AGEFAV)
  • Charig Osipian (AGEFAV)
  • Tamar Siranousian (AGEFAV)
  • Stéphane Hamalian (AGEFAV)


Let's make history together, the story of the founders of the French-Armenian school of Valence, France!

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