education

“Koti is like a fairy tale on the border” 10 days in the life of an ethnography teacher

“When COAF offered me to organize an ethnography camp for children living in Koti, a borderline community in Tavush, I immediately agreed. Back then, I didn’t know I would make so many revelations about that village,” says Marine Kamalyan, an ethnography teacher from Lernagog, Armavir. During the camp, Marine and her husband lived in a… Continue reading “Koti is like a fairy tale on the border” 10 days in the life of an ethnography teacher

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

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

Events

US Embassy in Armenia Hosts Access Camp: Dilijan

Starting on July 13, the US Embassy in Armenia financed a three-day COAF-led intensive camp, Dilijan. This was the second session of its kind held through the English Access Microscholarship Program. Over 100 students participated from 5 villages. Students were from Armavir, Aragatsotn, and Lori regions. Also in attendance were program coordinators, volunteers, school principals,… Continue reading US Embassy in Armenia Hosts Access Camp: Dilijan