The dream school and its first SMART Citizen

The dream school and its first SMART Citizen 14 February 2021 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read “SMART has been the school of my dreams” – Rudik Gharibyan, the first SMART Citizen, who finished the SMART Citizenship curriculum this week, summarizes his two-year journey at the COAF SMART Center and is…

The diary of COAF Alumni in times of war

The diary of COAF Alumni in times of war 14 November 2020 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 5 min read The 45-day war in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) was an everyday battle of survival and a journey towards precious peace in every Armenian’s mind. Unfortunately, the price of peace is often high. Absorbed in…

The repaired roof that will long be remembered

The repaired roof that will long be remembered 17 June 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read 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. However, for Lyudmila Shirvanyan, goodbye with her school…

Breaking stereotypes: girls can!

Breaking stereotypes: girls can! 7 May 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read “You are a girl, you cannot do that,” an expression Nareh was told too many times and had to prove them wrong. Meet Nareh Galstyan, a COAF Alumna, a sophomore at Brusov State University, and a football enthusiast. She was born in…