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.
Salsa, Bachata, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba – future SMART Citizens and guests of the COAF SMART Center shouted their favorite Latin dances during the 14th SMARTConnects event opening.
Recently our future SMART Citizens had a unique opportunity to enjoy an entertaining and inspiring show offered by the Beacons Project. About twenty young musicians joined us at our SMARTConnects event to talk about folk music and perform some of their pieces.
Mary Kirakosyan is from Vahagni community. “I always look forward to SMARTConnects launched by COAF,” she says. “It’s a pity they happen just once in a fortnight.”
Is it possible to turn into a famous radio and TV anchor after years of successful military service? COAF SMART Center visitors gathered at the amphitheater to learn the answer to that question.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan joined the list of prominent figures who have taken part in the ongoing SMARTConnects series of guest speakers at the COAF SMART Center. Pashinyan’s powerful speech on July 13 touched upon the ‘smart’ unfolding of the Velvet Revolution in Armenia last year.
Guests of all ages had the opportunity to meet beloved actor Hrant Tokhatyan at the COAF SMART Center recently. The gathering was part of our SMARTConnects series of ongoing special events held at the COAF SMART Center featuring prominent figures from various fields.
Do you remember the famous game of Rock, Paper and Scissors? Two 8-year-old kids had arrived to take part in COAF SMARTConnects with Arsen Julfalakyan, a Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic silver medalist.
When the members of Salamanca Band arrived in the COAF SMART Center to take part in SMARTConnects, they immediately got surrounded by excited kids that were eager to try their musical instruments and take selfies with them.
The Roads Leading to Ararat and Island Peak 24 June 2019 By Tatevik Oganessian, Photos by: Lumen 2 min read “Why do people climb mountains, after all? Why do they risk their lives?” a COAF SMART Center student asked Gevorg Gasparyan, a mountaineer and a hiking expert. Two months earlier Gevorg had climbed the Island…
Gayane Kharatyan, 17, is a member of the COAF SMART Center Up SOS band. She was happy to learn that SMARTConnects was going to host Mher Manoukian, the co-founder and lead singer of the Vanadzor-based Lav Eli band.
“Why do people climb mountains, after all? Why do they risk their lives?” a COAF SMART Center student asked Gevorg Gasparyan, a mountaineer and a hiking expert.