7 COAF beneficiary teachers pass voluntary certification 14 October 2022 By Nane Vardanyan Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Voluntary certification of public school teachers has come into force in Armenia since January 2021. As a result, those who prove compliance with modern requirements in the certification process can receive a pay increase of…
Building tourism capacity in Lori’s Debed Canyon August 19 2022 By Nane Vardanyan Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Armenia’s Debed Canyon has become the epicenter of tourism in the country with its myriad but less known historical and cultural heritage sites, entertaining outdoor activities, rustic landscapes, and authentic hotels and guest houses. To…
Anush’s semester in Italy’s vibrant, historical region of Sicily 17 July 2022 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read “You may have the universe if I may have Italy” – Giuseppe Verdi. Studying abroad is a life-changing experience. Studying abroad in a country of unparalleled beauty, great passions, and hidden gems like Italy is something extraterrestrial. …
Apricots will soon bloom, paving the way for apple trees. Homeyards will soon smell with enchanting Maytime aromas. Nature is blossoming again, and rural Armenian villagers are going through their spring gardening checklist: cleaning up the yards, cultivating the trees, and sowing seeds.
There are over 850 villages in Armenia. Getting to know each of them is learning about a new culture, history, people, and problems. It also means discovering fascinating places which one can hardly find on touristic maps.
The road to Aragatsavan village school is not an ordinary one. While the majority of roads in Armenia are paved with asphalt, this one is a stone road reconstructed by COAF and the local authorities in 2011.
Here we are at the auditorium of Aragatsavan village School #2, which was in the process of renovation back in 2016.
Myasnikyan village school didn’t have a bathroom until almost a decade ago. To “use the bathroom”, children had to leave the building and walk towards a smallish shelter that was built on that purpose. The decaying building lacked electricity, running water, and heat.
When driving to Hatsik village of the Armavir Province, you will meet a street sign saying Nairi. Don’t worry – you aren’t lost. It is the Hatsik you were looking for, the village known as Nairi during the Soviet era.
What’s more perfect than watching a movie under the stars on a warm summer night? Especially when it is in one of the most lavish green villages of Armenia – Dsegh of the Lori region!
8704 teeth of rural Armenian children have been treated thanks to COAF’s free dental services.
It’s 5 in the morning, and the sun is about to seize the smallish village of Lernagog in the smallest region of Armenia, the Armavir province, that mainly consists of agricultural lands.