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…

Why Should Children Learn English?

Why Should Children Learn English? 14 August 2018 By Tatevik Oganessian 2 min read A 4-day COAF and US Embassy English Access Microscholarship camp for about 120 participants from Aragatsavan, Lernagog, Beniamin, Vahagni, Marts, Debet, Dsegh, Yeghegnut, Dzoragyugh, Aygehovit was conducted in Armavir and COAF SMART. Teenagers from 5 regions of Armenia had training sessions,…

The girl from Tumanyan’s birthplace

The girl from Tumanyan’s birthplace 11 August 2018 By Tatevik Oganessian 2 min read Dsegh is one of the most picturesque COAF-supported communities. The village is all about mountains, dense forests, and steep gorges. It is the birthplace of the most famous Armenian poet – Hovhannes Tumanyan. It is also the birthplace of many bright…

From Lernagog to Minnesota and back

From Lernagog to Minnesota and back 22 July 2018 By Tatevik Oganessian 2 min read Meet Nareh Galstyan from Lernagog. This 17-year-old girl is just back from Minnesota where she spent a year at a high school and lived in a host family, in the framework of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program. In Armenia,…

The magic wand of COAF

The magic wand of COAF 19 March 2018 By Tatevik Oganessian 2 min read “I used to live in an ordinary village, and then the COAF “magic wand” changed everything,” Sasun Tonapetyan says. “Life has become fascinating. The renovated school is amazing; kids want to hang out there all the time.” Sasun, an 18-year-old teenager…