COAF’S MAY INSIGHTS

Let’s celebrate the first day of summer with positive impact. Have a look at what we’ve done in May and continue to do for the children of Armenia.

Dear COAF friends,

Happy Children’s Day! June 1 celebrates the protection of children. That is what we do at COAF year-round, since 2004. We work to protect Armenia’s children’s rights to education, healthcare, and a nurturing environment that allows them to flourish. Read on to discover how we’ve continued working towards realizing COAF’s vision and consider donating to keep our programs going and expanding throughout rural Armenia.

COAF’S ANNUAL SUMMER SOIRÉE IN NEW YORK

We are thrilled to invite you to our 14th Annual Summer Soirée on Tuesday, June 25th at the PhD Rooftop Lounge at the Dream Hotel Downtown in New York City. This evening promises to be filled with cocktails, dancing, and a chance to support groundbreaking advancements in tech education for children in rural Armenia.

This year’s Summer Soirée shines a spotlight on the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI). By introducing AI labs and programs across rural Armenia, we aim to bridge the gap between local potential and global advancements, ensuring our communities thrive in the digital age.

Save the Date: June 25th
RSVP now to be part of this meaningful event.

COAF SMART CENTER CELEBRATES 6 YEARS!

On May 27, we celebrated the 6th anniversary of the COAF SMART Center in Lori! Over these years, our programs have impacted over 3,000 children and their families in Debet and surrounding communities. And the best is yet to come—by 2026, we will expand our impact even further with the opening of three new SMART Centers in Armavir, Goris and Kapan! Thank you to our team, instructors, students, and invaluable supporters like you for making this possible!

EU DAY AT OUR SMART CENTER LORI

That’s right, European Union Day was celebrated at our SMART Campus in Lori this year! With a rich program and several important guests including the head of the delegation of the EU in Armenia, Vasilis Maragos, and local entrepreneurs of rural Armenia, May 17 was a significant day for us to show our appreciation for the history of the EU’s support for COAF.

VAHE & LUCIE x COAF WORKSHOPS COMMENCE

COAF and the Vahé & Lucie Foundation are thrilled and proud to have launched the 2nd consecutive year of stimulating workshops spanning various realms of art, led by renowned artists from Armenia and beyond. Click here to learn more about what this enriching program gives our youth and the talented professionals lined up to lead this year’s workshops.

ALUMNI ACTIVITIES

The COAF Scholarship and Career Development program is about much more than just one-time financial support. This month, among the ongoing debate club meet-ups and the launch of our COAF Alumni brand, our alumni’s ongoing personal and professional development activities included an insightful exchange with successful industry representative, Aline Masrlian, founder of the successful Haleb Company.

CONCEPT BY COAF

Northern Armenia’s stand-out boutique hotel is starting high season on a high note. Besides the exciting events and guests from around the world that we’ve hosted this year so far, we’ve also launched our new and improved website! Head over to explore our hotel, restaurant, and unique experiences to be had in Lori, and book your best Armenia staycation yet. All proceeds from Concept by COAF are directed towards the SMART Center in Lori!

VISITOR CENTER

Last week, our very own Visitor Center by COAF participated in the “Armenia: The Hidden Track” panel discussion. Lilit Amiraghayan, the center’s business and operations coordinator joined leaders of Armenia’s tourism sector to discuss collaborative approaches to regional tourism development. Head over to our website to discover all the tour packages and experiences that make our Visitor Center an important player in regional tourism.

Project H.O.P.E. Blog

Did you know that theater, role play, and interactive storytelling can help build social cohesion for children from various backgrounds? Click below to read about the different ways we’re doing this for children forcibly displaced from Artsakh in rural Armenia.

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