“Village people are extraordinary, and they deserve extraordinary things.” – COAF Founder Garo Armen
Our journey began in 2003 with a simple request for a glass of water. Garo Armen, the Founder and Chairman of COAF, was visiting Karakert, a village in his ancestral homeland of Armenia. When he asked an elderly local for a drink of water, he was astounded to learn that clean, accessible water was not a reality for the village residents. This moment marked the genesis of COAF.
Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Garo committed to revitalizing the rural regions of Armenia, which had been severely affected by poverty since the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Karakert naturally became the first village community where COAF launched its efforts in 2004, with the renovation of one of the local schools being the first major project implemented.
What started as a singular infrastructure improvement project in Karakert has grown into a holistic initiative aimed at eradicating poverty. Through the delivery of education, healthcare resources, social services, and career training, in conjunction with economic and infrastructure initiatives, COAF has made an impactful difference in 82 communities across Armenia and Artsakh. To date, our innovative programs and projects have positively altered the lives of over 107,000 individuals in six regions of Armenia and Artsakh.
Our dedication to empowering children and families has yielded transformative results for rural communities, shifting the trajectories of entire generations. By directing resources to the communities in most need, COAF empowers individuals to carve out their own paths, actively participate in Armenia’s future, and contribute to the revitalization of their communities.
All children of Armenia achieve their full potential and contribute to the advancement of the world around them.
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