Once upon a time in France | Nane Alikhanyan

Once upon a time in France | Nane Alikhanyan 1 April 2022 By Nane Vardanyan Photo courtesy of Nane Alikhanyan  3 min read Those who wanderlust will agree that traveling might be costly, but it is worth infinitely more than you spend on it. Meeting new people, observing cultures, experiencing beauty and lifestyles, and tasting…

The philosophy of Shahane Halajyan

The philosophy of Shahane Halajyan 20 March 2022 By Nane Vardanyan 4 min read Behind COAF’s efforts to make Armenia’s villages a better place to live is a big team of believers and doers. Get to know one of them. The COAF SMART Center Education Manager Shahane Halajyan is a longtime COAF family member who…

Architectural Competition for COAF SMART Armavir

Architectural Competition for COAF SMART Armavir 11 March 2022 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read COAF invites architects from all over the world to participate in an open architectural competition for its second COAF SMART Campus in Armenia’s Armavir region.  Inspired by the success of the first COAF SMART Campus in Lori (2018) as a…

Syuzanna Barseghyan is the only female judoka

In the evening, when the entire Barseghyan family gathers, the carpet of the living room turns into a tatami, where sister and brother try new judo tricks. The best performer is testing her strength with her father.

10-year-old Syuzanna learned about judo from TV. At the first opportunity, she and her 9-year-old brother, Ashot, registered for the COAF Judo Program.

Roads that divide. Roads that connect.

Roads that divide. Roads that connect. 5 March 2022 By Nane Vardanyan Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read While the world is building new highways and figuring out ways to avoid traffic jams, proper public transportation remains a yet unachievable human right in the villages of Armenia.  The rural roads connecting villages and towns…