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COAF Volunteer, Amelie Touroyan, Tells Her Story

Amelie Touroyan In the same year, Armenia was officially recognized as a nation, I was born in the United States. My parents gave me a name to reflect the duplicity in my identity – both French and Armenian. This nod to France acknowledges an important political movement in the early 20th century where my great… Continue reading COAF Volunteer, Amelie Touroyan, Tells Her Story

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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

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Anthony Bourdain Talks Tour Apps With COAF Partners in Armenia

On Friday, Anthony Bourdain discussed travel tour apps with our esteemed partner, Digital Pomegranate. Bourdain is in Armenia filming his show, "Parts Unknown". In the hourlong weekend series, Bourdain explores the world to eat and drink with people from all different backgrounds and find some common ground between all of us--food.  He travels many parts of… Continue reading Anthony Bourdain Talks Tour Apps With COAF Partners in Armenia

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Donors Visit Armavir Region

During an annual trip to Armenia in August, our supporters - Mary Pendergast, Larry Peters, Kevork Derkevorkian, and Karolin and Karin Cakirdas-- got a chance to visit Vanand and Baghramyan villages and see the tangible results of their generous contributions in the villages. First Graders Singing an Armenian Lullaby to Our Donors  https://youtu.be/QGqG9F6gro8 Vanand is… Continue reading Donors Visit Armavir Region