Coding, Education, Programs, Science and Technology, Uncategorized

How one tablet changes one girl’s life. A touching video story

Nora Farmazian from the village of Mets Ayrum was given an interesting challenge: to lead the board games club in one of COAF's Smart Rooms. She used the Armtab tablet, presented to her earlier, as a guide to understanding the games, to connect with her peers and to do other organizational tasks in the club. Now… Continue reading How one tablet changes one girl’s life. A touching video story

Events, SMART, Uncategorized

Garo Armen’s Speech at the Diaspora Conference

The Founder of COAF, Dr. Garo Armen, held a speech at the 6th Armenia-Diaspora PanArmenian Conference “Mutual Trust, Unity, and Responsibility”, taking place in Yerevan on September 18-20. Dr. Armen presented the innovative concept of the first SMART Center in Lori as a strategy to rapidly scale COAF's support to 1,000 villages of Armenia and… Continue reading Garo Armen’s Speech at the Diaspora Conference

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