A young physician helping rural children

A young physician helping rural children 3 May 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Lernik Ohanjanian is a physician and scientist, specializing in kidney cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapy. She was born in Tehran, Iran, went to high school there, and then her family moved to Yerevan, Armenia, where she…

Three passions of Houry Gebeshian

Three passions of Houry Gebeshian 1 May 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Twelve-year-old Grigor Arsenyan is a COAF SMART Center student from Vahagni community. Last weekend Grigor and dozens of other children from nearby communities arrived at the SMART Center to meet Houry Gebeshian, a famous Armenian-American gymnast. The…

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…

Komitas, Hover, COAF SMART…

Komitas, Hover, COAF SMART… 25 April 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by Knar Babayan 2 min read “One of the most significant goals of COAF is presenting high culture to members of rural communities, broadening their mind. Hover, one of the most professional choirs of our country, represents the best values that we want to convey.” That’s…

Family doctors change quality of life

Family doctors change quality of life 19 April 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by Knar Babayan 2 min read Seeing patients and conducting workshops in Armenia has become a tradition for Dr. Lorky Libaridian, a US-based internist and pediatrician. This time she was taking part in a COAF-organized conference on Pediatrics for Doctors and Nurses in Primary…

Driving force for rural development strategies

Driving force for rural development strategies 17 April 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Announces New Additions to Board of Trustees in Armenia Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) held its first strategic planning summit of the year at the COAF SMART Center in Lori. The three-day gathering took place April…

Levon Aronian – fighting spirit & hard work

Levon Aronian – fighting spirit & hard work 4 April 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by Knar Babayan 3 min read SMART Connects initiative was launched by COAF a few months ago, evoking great interest among Lori region inhabitants and guests. SMART Connects is a specifically-designed series of interactive lectures. The recent session focused on…

Saving people is more important than winning

Saving people is more important than winning 28 February 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Snakebites, fractures, loss of consciousness and… demonstrating artistic skills at first aid competition held at COAF SMART center. Meet Shant Yeghikyan, 14, from Dsegh village in Lori. Shant’s great aunt has a heart problem, and…