Arts and Culture, Education, Healthcare, Programs, Science and Technology, Uncategorized

Getashen School: A Story of Compassion, Care, and Academic Progress Brought About by Renovation

Sona Hakobyan: A Teacher’s View  “Our school has become a place that we don’t want to leave” Sona Hakobyan is a vice-principal and a teacher at Getashen School. When she makes a tour around the school, she truly cannot hide her joy and pride. “If you had seen our school a while ago, it would… Continue reading Getashen School: A Story of Compassion, Care, and Academic Progress Brought About by Renovation

Healthcare, Programs, Uncategorized

Speech Therapy Children Visiting Zoo in Yerevan

COAF Speech therapy program organized a visit of 70 kids with speech difficulties from Armavir and Aragatsotn region to the Yerevan Zoo. The goal was to give children opportunity to not only to learn about animals but also to see them in real life. For most of them, this was the first time visiting Yerevan… Continue reading Speech Therapy Children Visiting Zoo in Yerevan

Education, Healthcare, Programs, Supporters, Uncategorized, Volunteers

Giving a Voice to Rural Armenians: An Occupational Therapists’ Volunteer Story

Victoria Armine Babikian is an occupational therapist who came to Armenia as a birthright volunteer in early January. The New York native knew from the beginning that she was passionate about working with children. “Birthright Armenia suggested COAF as an internship organization for me,” Victoria said. “It was perfect for me, totally matching my interests… Continue reading Giving a Voice to Rural Armenians: An Occupational Therapists’ Volunteer Story

Celebrities, Healthcare, Programs, Supporters, Uncategorized

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Shares His Skills, Surprises Young COAF Athletes and Fans

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, midfielder for Manchester United F.C. and the Armenia National Football Team, has partnered with COAF to share his soccer and leadership skills with aspiring rural Armenian athletes. Mkhitaryan surprised participants of Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer - GOALS camp for girls in Lernagog and surrounding villages! Most participants of the camp were COAF… Continue reading Henrikh Mkhitaryan Shares His Skills, Surprises Young COAF Athletes and Fans