Ni Hao: New Way of Saying Hi

Ni Hao: New Way of Saying Hi 16 January 2020 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 2 min read Nǐ hǎo (你好) is the new way our SMART students of Chinese (Mandarin) language program say hi to each other. Yes, there are no unachievable destinations for us, and Chinese is yet another language in our skillset. Լearning…

Raspberry Fields Forever…

Raspberry Fields Forever… 15 November 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 2 min read Is there anything common between a school principal, a garment factory mechanic and a chemistry teacher? Yes, all of them live in Yeghegnut community in Lori region and are involved in an effective backyard farming project conducted by COAF…

The 80 SMARTans or how to make Lori attractive

The 80 SMARTans or how to make Lori attractive 16 August 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 2 min read 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……

COAF Conference center groundbreaking ceremony

COAF Conference center groundbreaking ceremony 9 August 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 2 min read On August 8, COAF Conference Center groundbreaking ceremony took place in Debet community, Lori, Armenia. The construction of the center was initiated by Children of Armenia Charitable Fund (COAF). The Conference Center by COAF is one of…

The first helicopter lands at COAF SMART

The first helicopter lands at COAF SMART 4 June 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Lumen 2 min read Children of Armenia Charitable Fund (COAF) launched a new promising partnership with Armenian Helicopters Air Company. The first helicopter landed at the COAF SMART Center located in Debet community, in Lori region of Armenia. “COAF SMART…

Komitas, Hover, COAF SMART…

Komitas, Hover, COAF SMART… 25 April 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by Knar Babayan 2 min read “One of the most significant goals of COAF is presenting high culture to members of rural communities, broadening their mind. Hover, one of the most professional choirs of our country, represents the best values that we want to convey.” That’s…

Family doctors change quality of life

Family doctors change quality of life 19 April 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by Knar Babayan 2 min read Seeing patients and conducting workshops in Armenia has become a tradition for Dr. Lorky Libaridian, a US-based internist and pediatrician. This time she was taking part in a COAF-organized conference on Pediatrics for Doctors and Nurses in Primary…

Driving force for rural development strategies

Driving force for rural development strategies 17 April 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Announces New Additions to Board of Trustees in Armenia Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) held its first strategic planning summit of the year at the COAF SMART Center in Lori. The three-day gathering took place April…

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…