Three reasons to learn English

Three reasons to learn English 6 September 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by Knar Babayan 3 min read You can help out a foreigner that has lost his way in an Armenian village A few months ago, Yura Tatoyan, 16, met a foreigner in his local Akori community. The young tourist had apparently lost his…

Grandpa Aghvan, MLK, and Garo Armen

Grandpa Aghvan, MLK, and Garo Armen 15 May 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read 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. And his grandpa, Aghvan Mnatsakanyan, Sr., encouraged him,…

From shy teenagers to FLEX finalists

From shy teenagers to FLEX finalists 26 April 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read 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…

Crosstone , Dalan, Matenadaran

Crosstone , Dalan, Matenadaran 27 August 2018 By Tatevik Oganessian 3 min read 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. Lilit has been involved in COAF programs since…

From Lernagog to Minnesota and back

From Lernagog to Minnesota and back 22 July 2018 By Tatevik Oganessian 2 min read 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. In Armenia,…

The magic wand of COAF

The magic wand of COAF 19 March 2018 By Tatevik Oganessian 2 min read “I used to live in an ordinary village, and then the COAF “magic wand” changed everything,” Sasun Tonapetyan says. “Life has become fascinating. The renovated school is amazing; kids want to hang out there all the time.” Sasun, an 18-year-old teenager…