Hayk’s life lessons from his village, education, and army years 24 September 2022 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read Eighty-five percent of COAF scholarship holders are female students from rural Armenia. Though empowering young women as active members of societies is a principal approach to our education initiatives, engaging young men and providing them opportunities…
Hayk’s art of self-awareness: the theater 23 May 2022 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 2 min read “I was the stone… but what if there is a beautiful flower hidden under that stone, which you can only see by raising it,” questions 13-year-old Hayk Galstyan when telling about one of his roles in…
COAF’s geography and the path forward 5 February 2022 By Nane Vardanyan 4 min read One of the most frequently asked questions we get is where we work and how large the COAF geography is. This four-minute read will answer all questions regarding it. COAF offices are located in Yerevan, New York, at the COAF…
Apricots will soon bloom, paving the way for apple trees. Homeyards will soon smell with enchanting Maytime aromas. Nature is blossoming again, and rural Armenian villagers are going through their spring gardening checklist: cleaning up the yards, cultivating the trees, and sowing seeds.
Leaving school and wrapping up that important chapter in life can often be emotional. This year the graduation ceremonies were canceled for many students all over the world, including Armenia.
A neglected child whose parents took her back from the orphanage.
A disabled kid who was finally able to attend his local school.
A villager who started to receive 8 times as much as her monthly salary.
Have you ever felt how choosing the right words for expressing ourselves is important? Ever struggled between speaking the truth or saying the right thing? Isn’t it all about being able to convey what we really mean?
She advises young women not to be afraid to speak up, not to limit their dreams, at least in their minds, and not be apathetic to phenomena in their surroundings.
He is obsessed with dancing but is always in search of new adventures from studying Turkish to the theater. Meet Varazdat Harutyunayan, 14, a “veteran” of the COAF SMART Center from the village of Dzoragyugh in the Lori province.
You hear the buzzing and clanging sounds filling the room as Aren, 15, turns on the machines one after the other. Welcome to the mini-factory of Aren Bulghadaryan, a COAF SMART Musical Instruments student from Vahagni village.
Hi, I am Nane, a new COAF family member. Though we haven’t met yet, I have been working behind the scenes of COAF’s content creation on our blog and social media since 2020. I enjoy telling about myself, but today I’ll try to be brief.
Barev. Today you will meet Manushak Mnatsakanyan, 13, a student of the Management Program at COAF SMART Center.