Over 400 guests from around the world gathered at New York City’s renowned Cipriani 25 Broadway in support of the 16th Annual Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) Holiday Gala on December 14.
“Beauty will save the world…” Almost all of our COAF SMART Center Russian language students were familiar with the famous line that comes from Dostoevsky’s novel.
More than 100 participants representing local and international organizations, state and local authorities, as well as international experts and private entrepreneurs gathered at the COAF SMART Center in Debet.
“Some children think that eggs and cheese grow on trees,” says Artush Khachatryan, jokingly. Artush is the founder of Sareri Bariq (Mountain Goods) social enterprise. “Of course, young people living in villages know a lot about agriculture.
That Thursday afternoon at SMART was a bit different than others, i.e. the SMART students aged 6-18 were at SMART yet, therefore the SMART center was not yet full and crowdy, but engaging beats coming from the amphitheater were calling everyone.
Salsa, Bachata, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba – future SMART Citizens and guests of the COAF SMART Center shouted their favorite Latin dances during the 14th SMARTConnects event opening.
Recently our future SMART Citizens had a unique opportunity to enjoy an entertaining and inspiring show offered by the Beacons Project. About twenty young musicians joined us at our SMARTConnects event to talk about folk music and perform some of their pieces.
Mary Kirakosyan is from Vahagni community. “I always look forward to SMARTConnects launched by COAF,” she says. “It’s a pity they happen just once in a fortnight.”
Is it possible to turn into a famous radio and TV anchor after years of successful military service? COAF SMART Center visitors gathered at the amphitheater to learn the answer to that question.
Do you remember your childhood summer camp, with outdoor games, competitions, contests and gatherings around the campfire? Well, the COAF SMART Center camp in Debet offered all of the above and even more…
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan joined the list of prominent figures who have taken part in the ongoing SMARTConnects series of guest speakers at the COAF SMART Center. Pashinyan’s powerful speech on July 13 touched upon the ‘smart’ unfolding of the Velvet Revolution in Armenia last year.
Guests of all ages had the opportunity to meet beloved actor Hrant Tokhatyan at the COAF SMART Center recently. The gathering was part of our SMARTConnects series of ongoing special events held at the COAF SMART Center featuring prominent figures from various fields.