Botaas (boot), Gizmon, Rayno, Serik (greyish), Reejeek (redhead), Zerteek (trinket)- these are a few names of COAF SMART Drawing Instructor Taron Marukyan’s cats. He has nine of them, and none of their names is chosen by chance.
Unfortunately, rural communities in Armenia are mostly devoid of entertainment places such as movie theaters, theaters, museums, and cafes. People need to pass a long way to reach the “guilty pleasures”.Unfortunately, rural communities in Armenia are mostly devoid of entertainment places such as movie theaters, theaters, museums, and cafes. People need to pass a long way to reach the “guilty pleasures”.
To understand COAF’s impact on the lives of its people, sometimes it’s just enough to talk to COAF Alumni.
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.
Stop for a moment and think of how often you use a pen and paper to take notes, write a thank-you card, a letter to someone, or to just mark down a reminder.
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.
Have you seen the robots our students have created? Did you know that modern engineering is the humble reality of the COAF SMART Center in Lori?
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.
It took us about 2 hours to reach Debet through lofty and picturesque hills and mountains of Armenia. The weather was so nice that we spent some time outside enjoying the view, talking to each other, and taking pictures near the SMART Center. Time for SMARTConnects!
Barev. Today you will meet Manushak Mnatsakanyan, 13, a student of the Management Program at COAF SMART Center.
Welcome to the first SMARTConnects of 2020. This time our guest was Mark Grigorian, a longtime BBC Russian Channel reporter and the former Executive Director of Public Radio of Armenia.
Nǐ hǎo (你好) is the new way our SMART students of Chinese (Mandarin) language program say hi to each other. Yes, there are no unachievable destinations for us, and Chinese is yet another language in our skillset.