Saving the world through culture

Saving the world through culture 13 December 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 2 min read “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. However, the line was paraphrased for them when they came to…

Advancing rural communities through education & economy

Advancing rural communities through education & economy 6 December 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read 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 to take part in the Conference…

Gold can be found in the Mountains…

Gold can be found in the Mountains… 22 November 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Knar Babayan 2 min read “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.…

Komitas in English at SMART

Komitas in English at SMART 1 November 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian 4 min read 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.…