Public authorities, the population and the Spitak YMCA see the new building as a symbol and meeting place for Spitak's newest generation, as an open community centre at the heart of the town.
Withthe YMCA/YWCA Zurich's support, we have pushed ahead with this project since 2003. At the end of 2007, the YMCA Zurich took over liability for the project. With the help of a grant and many generous donors, the project was finally realized in 2008 - 2010.
After a long time of preparation, detailed plans were finalized by a local architectural firm, and construction began on May 28, 2008. With close supervision from Switzerland, especially through our construction overseer P.Eng. Dino Tellenbach, the Home for Future was completed within two years.
On 1 May 2010, the Spitak YMCA's new centre celebrated its grand opening!
In June of 2006, the Spitak YMCA finalized the purchase of a plot of land 1800 sq m in size.
The choice of this site was the end result of a detailed evaluation conducted in partnership with the YMCA Zurich. The property is located on the premises of the former police station, right next to Spitak's city park. Since the community's new multi-sports complex is also situated nearby, the Spitak YMCA's centre came to be at the heart of an ideal leisure district. Spitak's city centre is reachable by foot or car in just a few minutes, and there is an access road leading right to the front of the building.
The building project in Spitak was realized by the YMCA/YWCA Zurich and supervised by the Horyzon Foundation, the YMCA/YWCA Switzerland's foreign aid program. The YMCA and YWCA is certified by ZEWO, making your donations tax-deductible.