At 16, Artur-Ter-Simonyan first joined COAF volunteering as a postman. “I was eager to do any type of work just to keep myself busy and gain some experience,” he gets nostalgic.
According to the “40 lies” of grandpa Valod describing the villages of the Lori region (this is how the people of Karinj named them), Karinj villagers eat honey a lot. Grandpa Valod is no longer alive, but his “40 lies” have widely spread across Lori.
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.
From early spring to late fall every year, pairs of white storks descend onto Getashen and the nearby wetland-adjacent villages of the Armavir region.
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!
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.
Chocolate is the universal language of love. People all over the world fall in love with it at a young age. That love seems to never really fade.
There is a place in Armenia that won’t leave you indifferent, where you will listen to all the sounds of nature and won’t get enough of the views, fragrances, and feelings.
“You are a girl, you cannot do that,” an expression Nareh was told too many times and had to prove them wrong.
Hobbies differ depending on the environment. Youngsters living in rural communities have the privilege of being close to nature and understanding its philosophy.
Lori region is the birthplace of many Armenian talents. Its 122 villages have different histories, myths, and characteristics labeled by themselves or their neighboring communities. Still, a few treasures are in common:
We have been on the road too long of a time. So has our driver and logistician Razmik Vardanyan, a COAF veteran since day one. He is the oldest employee of our dedicated team and knows what’s what at COAF.