Following the 1998 earthquake in Armenia, the Boghossian family (now the Boghossian Foundation) considerably invested itself in the country’s reconstruction. This investment materialised through the funding of different educational, economic and cultural programs in different cities throughout the country.
Since 1994, Jean and Albert Boghossian have been honorary members of the HAYASTAN ALL-ARMENIAN FUND chaired by the President of the Republic. In 2002, Robert, Jean and Albert were appointed as honorary citizens of the city of Gyumri.
Through it’s partnership with the Boghossian Foundation, the prestigious Oriental Library of the Saint Joseph University in Beirut hosts a photography museum within its walls since June 2016.
Saint Joseph University adds a photographic library to its Eastern Library, a unique heritage resource for Lebanon and the Near East.
Between the years 2006 and 2010 the Boghossian Foundation took on the task of designing and renovating Lovers’ Park in Yerevan, the capital of the Republic of Armenia.
“The lovers’ park” in Yerevan
The Lovers Park in Yerevan was officially opened on 17th October 2008, in the presence of Mr Sarkissian, the President of the Republic of Armenia as well as several representatives of the Boghossian Family, which was behind the creation of the project.
Water shortages and its distribution is a major problem in certain regions of Armenia, this predicament had the effect of generating a high emigration away from native regions.