Building bridges to Anna’s big dreams

Building bridges to Anna’s big dreams 4 July 2020 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read She believes the most efficient education is constant self-learning. Meet Anna Beglaryan, 17, a COAF SMART Marketing student who lives in Dsegh, one of the most rustic villages of the Lori Province. She is a true…

A good workout a day keeps the doctor away!

A good workout a day keeps the doctor away! 1 July 2020 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read How have you been keeping your twenty-first-century bodies fit this quarantine? One of the challenges the people of the world have faced this year is keeping ourselves physically active and fit, with the…

Valerik 2*. The lord of anthropomorphs

Valerik 2*. The lord of anthropomorphs 30 June 2020 By Knar Babayan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Vahrad Melikjanyan, 26, an artist from the city of Vanadzor, seems to be a character from his own paintings and robot sculptures. He does not even deny it. Vahrad is convinced that each artist subconsciously puts…

COAFians master the art of anchoring

COAFians master the art of anchoring 24 June 2020 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Tigran Melkonyan 2 min read Since early spring, we have had multiple occasions to convene with our students, beneficiaries, and online community digitally. Our virtual events have included:  INSTALIVE series on Instagram Live (talks with famous and successful professionals), Online SMARTConnects on…

The repaired roof that will long be remembered

The repaired roof that will long be remembered 17 June 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read 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. However, for Lyudmila Shirvanyan, goodbye with her school…

A tourism info center with a coffee-to-go

A tourism info center with a coffee-to-go 11 June 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read Summer is here, and it has us dreaming of a most cherished vacation. Did you have any travel plans that were canceled this year? For summer 2020, the high tourism season, the situation is different, and we have to…