Fresh look: our new color is yellow

Fresh look: our new color is yellow 29 May 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 4 min read People often ask us what exactly we do in rural Armenia. The range of our projects is quite broad. Hence, it usually takes a little longer than a few sentences to explain the diversity of COAF programs. Well, the…

Our way of taking care of the environment

Our way of taking care of the environment 28 May 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read Just like people, organizations have their characteristics, behavior, and attitude. Speaking for us, one of the qualities COAF people have is the love and appreciation for nature. Through our educational programs and social initiatives, we prepare the new…

Quarantine life: how we work and study from home

Quarantine life: how we work and study from home 2 April 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 4 min read Every challenge is an opportunity to grow and excel. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, the world has faced a tremendous challenge concerning health and safety, limiting social life and transportation. COAF educational programs have first been canceled…

Migration from city to village

Migration from city to village 19 March 2020 By Nane Vardanyan Photos by Knar Babayan 4 min read Roosters’ “Cuckodoodle doo!” in the morning, fresh air, and the sound of silence – a few luxuries of Armenian village life, yet unfamiliar to many urban citizens. People living most of their lives in the country might not…

Life formula of 10 COAF women

Life formula of 10 COAF women 12 March 2020 By Nane Vardanyan 4 min read At COAF, 69% of our staff members and 44% of the leadership team are women. The worthwhile input they have in strengthening our mission, in our daily operations, and the feminine touch in working with children and their environment has…

Valerik 1*. Taron Marukyan

Valerik 1*. Taron Marukyan 27 February 2020 By Knar Babayan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 4 min read Botaas (boot), Gizmon, Rayno, Serik (greyish), Reejeek (redhead), Zerteek (trinket)- these are a few names of COAF SMART Drawing Instructor Taron Marukyan’s cats. He has nine of them, and none of their names is chosen by chance. The…