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.
To understand COAF’s impact on the lives of its people, sometimes it’s just enough to talk to COAF Alumni.
Meet Manushak Avagyan, 25, a medical graduate from Lernagog and a Yerevan-based Yeolyan Hematology Center resident. Also, she is a member of COAF Alumni Association.
In March 2017, Christine left for Italy. She stayed in a small town called Casarsa where she worked at a daycare center for people with disabilities.
A few months ago, Yura Tatoyan, 16, met a foreigner in his local Akori community. The young tourist had apparently lost his way. He kept asking, “Do you speak English?” but nobody seemed to understand him.
How can COAF Healthy Lifestyle Club have impact on a young man’s military service? It has actually happened with Nerses Khachatryan, a bright young man from COAF-supported Lernagog community.
Everything was different for Khanoum Gevorgyan when she started her senior year at Waimea High School, Hawaii. Only months earlier, she had been in Karakert, a stony village in Armavir, Armenia.Everything was different for Khanoum Gevorgyan when she started her senior year at Waimea High School, Hawaii. Only months earlier, she had been in Karakert, a stony village in Armavir, Armenia.
When many years ago little Aghvan Mnatsakanyan said he wanted to become a president, none of his family members laughed and none of them said it was impossible.
Sateny Petrosyan, a teenager from COAF-supported Debet community in Lori, could not wait to share the exciting news in her video blog, “I was selected as a FLEX finalist and will go to the US in July!”
Lilit Khachatryan, 25, is an art critic and photographer from COAF-supported Dalarik community, Armavir region. Currently she works at the History Museum of Armenia. She enjoys designing books and taking photos of museum pieces.
Meet Nareh Galstyan from Lernagog. This 17-year-old girl is just back from Minnesota where she spent a year at a high school and lived in a host family, in the framework of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program.
Nairi Mnatsakanyan is a serious 17-year-old from Dalarik. “He is one of the best students,” the local school deputy headmaster says. “Nairi is one of those smart and bright teens that know their purpose and do their best to achieve it.”