One of the challenges the people of the world have faced this year is keeping ourselves physically active and fit, with the long-lasting homestay, distance work, online learning, and the most-needed gyms being closed for a while.
Vahrad Melikjanyan, 26, an artist from the city of Vanadzor, seems to be a character from his own paintings and robot sculptures.
In 2003, COAF Founder Garo Armen was driving in Karakert village of the Armavir Province without knowing that place would become his reason for starting COAF.
Since early spring, we have had multiple occasions to convene with our students, beneficiaries, and online community digitally.
Raising a business is like raising a child. Passing through different chapters in life and investing time, care, knowledge, and hard work to reach the desired goodness level.
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.
At 16, Artur-Ter-Simonyan first joined COAF volunteering as a postman. “I was eager to do any type of work just to keep myself busy and gain some experience,” he gets nostalgic.
For summer 2020, the high tourism season, the situation is different, and we have to change tack. Coronavirus has kept us home and socially distanced quite long. Traveling overseas is still limited, and we hardly know when it can be as safe as before.
According to the “40 lies” of grandpa Valod describing the villages of the Lori region (this is how the people of Karinj named them), Karinj villagers eat honey a lot. Grandpa Valod is no longer alive, but his “40 lies” have widely spread across Lori.
A lot of patience, care, and commitment to watch and support the process of its growth – all of which are worth more than anything to preserve our ecosystem.
From early spring to late fall every year, pairs of white storks descend onto Getashen and the nearby wetland-adjacent villages of the Armavir region.
Our 2020 has been full of novelties: new team members, e-learning in a new format, and programs, some of which are still on their way. However, there was something that happened for the first time in COAF’s history!