On January 17, a significant groundbreaking ceremony marked the commencement of the construction of the Child and Family Center by the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) in the village of Myasnikyan, Armavir province. The Center is funded by the American-Armenian philanthropist Hagop Youredjian and stands as the inaugural phase of the SMART Armavir Campus, aligning seamlessly with the strategic development goals outlined by the Armenian government for the Armavir province.
Holistic Support System: What to Expect from COAF’s CFC?
COAF’s Child & Family Center (CFC) aims to provide a comprehensive array of services, including early childhood education programs, speech therapy, and psychological and social work support for children and their families across 14 communities, impacting 3000 children. The CFC will also host parenting workshops, personalized educational and developmental approaches, and multifaceted outreach initiatives to ensure every child receives the necessary support to overcome obstacles.
Philanthropic Legacy: Youredjian’s Enduring Commitment
Hagop Youredjian, a devoted COAF friend and philanthropist, expressed his connection with the foundation, saying, “My collaboration with COAF started right here in Armavir. When I first visited the COAF Karakert Center, I was deeply impressed. It brought me immense joy, and I am confident that this center in the village of Myasnikyan will play a vital role for children in local and nearby communities.”
Inaugural Address: Governor’s Enthusiastic Welcome
Governor Davit Khudatyan, in his inaugural address, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “This project marks the most inspiring start for me as the head of the community. I am thrilled to collaborate with COAF, and this megaproject is more than just a connection.”
Government Support: Strengthening the Republic of Armenia
Deputy Minister Tatevik Stepanyan emphasized, “Every initiative focused on children directly contributes to the development and strengthening of the Republic of Armenia.”
Local Empowerment: COAF’s Regional Impact
Liana Ghaltagchyan, Managing Director of COAF, underscored the significance of the COAF Armavir CFC, stating, “COAF works in close collaboration with governmental and local authorities to assure the fulfillment of regional needs. We envision this center to become a resource hub, empowering local communities with the skills and tools to advance Armavir province.”
Witness the transformative journey as COAF begins constructing dreams and shaping the future in Armavir.