On September 27, Armenians woke up to war – perhaps to the first war for the younger generations and the most large-scale one for older generations who knew the bitter taste of it well.
Hero. A new hero. Another hero.
Do we want to have heroes?
The female generations of a big Armenian family: Alina Patvakanyan, her daughter Gohar, and granddaughter Naré.
“The most powerful resource Dalarik village has is neither its agricultural lands nor its location. Dalarik is unique for its strong individuals,” says Lilith Hakobyan, the COAF Education Programs Manager and a former inhabitant of Dalarik village of the Armavir Province.
About six months ago, when we were switching to quarantine life, we would hardly imagine it would take us almost 180 days to get the green light of leaving our “home offices” – living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, to return to the office.
Ask every visitor, and they will tell you that the number one reason for visiting Concept Hotel is its unique location. The northeastern Lori region of Armenia is known for its lush green valleys and mountains.
What’s more perfect than watching a movie under the stars on a warm summer night? Especially when it is in one of the most lavish green villages of Armenia – Dsegh of the Lori region!
“We are used to hearing the sound of shelling,” calmly says the 17-year-old Laura Yesyan who lives in the borderline Aygehovit village of the Tavush region. Since the Nagorno-Karabakh War, people are used to living with the tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
In April 2020, we stepped up efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis in rural Armenia. Considering the rising number of coronavirus cases, the lockdown, and the limited economic activity, we saw an urgent need to lend a helping hand to our beneficiary villagers in need.
For summer 2020, the high tourism season, the situation is different, and we have to change tack. Coronavirus has kept us home and socially distanced quite long. Traveling overseas is still limited, and we hardly know when it can be as safe as before.
A lot of patience, care, and commitment to watch and support the process of its growth – all of which are worth more than anything to preserve our ecosystem.
Our 2020 has been full of novelties: new team members, e-learning in a new format, and programs, some of which are still on their way. However, there was something that happened for the first time in COAF’s history!