Celebrating the 3 year anniversary of COAF SMART Center 27 May 2021 By Nane Vardanyan 4 min read May 27, 2021, marked three years since the COAF SMART Center opened its doors in front of the youth and adults of the Lori region. 1096 days ago, Lori lived a renaissance spiritually, culturally, architecturally. The groundbreaking…
Meet Artak Mnatsakanyan or, as many know him, Rayter Art, a COAF SMART Center student from Odzun, a mountainous village with extraterrestrial beauty. The fresh air that fills you with inspiration and nature that encourages you to dream big…
“SMART has been the school of my dreams” – Rudik Gharibyan, the first SMART Citizen, who finished the SMART Citizenship curriculum this week, summarizes his two-year journey at the COAF SMART Center and is getting ready to go to the army today.
The COAF SMART Center, well-known by many as our business card, is home to over 1500 youngsters and adults from 27 communities of the Lori region. It is an innovative hub that unites people from dozens of villages that not only benefit from over 20 programs and services but also bring their culture, history, and unique perspectives with themselves.
Amid the pandemic, marches for social issues in the world, and the war on the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan that started hours ago near the country we are writing this story from, things are happening worth sharing with you.
What motivated the 17-year old professional soccer player Rafik Zargaryan, who is interested in programming and economics, to engage in the Performing Arts Program? His answer is more than clear:
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.
She believes the most efficient education is constant self-learning.
One of the challenges the people of the world have faced this year is keeping ourselves physically active and fit, with the long-lasting homestay, distance work, online learning, and the most-needed gyms being closed for a while.
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.
Hobbies differ depending on the environment. Youngsters living in rural communities have the privilege of being close to nature and understanding its philosophy.