Do you remember the famous game of Rock, Paper and Scissors? Two 8-year-old kids had arrived to take part in COAF SMARTConnects with Arsen Julfalakyan, a Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic silver medalist.
When the members of Salamanca Band arrived in the COAF SMART Center to take part in SMARTConnects, they immediately got surrounded by excited kids that were eager to try their musical instruments and take selfies with them.
Children of Armenia Charitable Fund (COAF) launched a new promising partnership with Armenian Helicopters Air Company. The first helicopter landed at the COAF SMART Center located in Debet community, in Lori region of Armenia.
Gayane Kharatyan, 17, is a member of the COAF SMART Center Up SOS band. She was happy to learn that SMARTConnects was going to host Mher Manoukian, the co-founder and lead singer of the Vanadzor-based Lav Eli band.
“Why do people climb mountains, after all? Why do they risk their lives?” a COAF SMART Center student asked Gevorg Gasparyan, a mountaineer and a hiking expert.
Satik Isahakyan, a Public Radio reporter from Armavir, recalls how she used to stop her niece’s nosebleeds. “I asked her to tilt her head back and packed her nose with tampons…
Meet Elise Yacoubian, a retired nurse from California that has volunteered for Children of Armenia Charitable Fund. “I have always liked nursing. It’s my passion. When I worked as a nurse, I didn’t even want the working day to end,” she says.
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.
“I didn’t like to wash my hands here… I was scared but Narine has helped me overcome my fear,” says a 4-year-old girl from Dsegh community in Lori.
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 studied at Yerevan Medical University.
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.
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 July!”