An interesting run at Karakert called Challenge the Environment, Challenge your Body was organized by a COAF student named Khanoum Gevorgyan. She invited her peers from Karakert, Lernagog, Hatsik, Aragatsavan and Arteni to participate and cheer for the other students. The participants ran the course and arrived at the finish line with a bag full of garbage collected from the community. Among the participants, there were volunteers and FLEX alumni from Sisian, Yeghegnadzor, and Yerevan. The project was implemented due to a GYSD grant Khanoum applied for as a FLEX alumni.
Garbage cleaning is an issue that is crucial for villages in Armenia. It is the hope that others will be motivated to follow the example of a young girl who did this on her own for the whole community.