The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that uses community-led approaches to reduce rural poverty, with a particular focus on children. Since the inception of its programs in 2004, COAF has funded and implemented education, health, social, and economic development programs serving more than 25,000 people in rural villages of Armenia. Each person impacted represents one of the more than one billion people living in poverty, and the methods used in Armenia can be replicated in other communities, where children are most vulnerable.
Arteni School’s Afeyan Elementary Wing Opens with VivaCell-MTS Creativity Lab
Schoolchildren, parents and faculty in the village of Arteni celebrated the reopening of their school’s renovated elementary wing on Thursday, January 22, 2014. A key highlight of the new wing is an innovative technology-enhanced Creativity Lab sponsored by VivaCell-MTS. Read more.
Crowd Funding Creates Opportunities for Low Income Businesses: COAF Partners with FA Microloans in Support of its Beneficiary Farmers
Several months ago David Mnatsakanyan, a young Armenian living in the U.S. contacted the Armenian office of the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) with an interesting collaboration idea. David was looking for partners in Armenia, who would identify low-income borrowers to be supported by the funds they would raise. David founded FA Microloans, a nonprofit Microcredit organization that extends zero interest capital to low-income borrowers. Read more.
Emmy & Tony award winning actress Andrea Martin and SAG award winning actor Victor Garber with special guests from Armenia.
We are truly grateful for having so many people join us for our 10th Annual Gala. The night was an amazing success and we are so proud of everyone who made the night as amazing as it was! The children from Armenia wowed all of us with their talents and performances, and your generosity has been a tremendous step in moving forward with our goal: Our expansion into 100 new villages in the next 10 years.
English Micro-Scholarship Program Opening
The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan and the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) conducted the opening ceremony of the 2013-2015 English Access Micro-scholarship Program (Access Program) in Sardarapat on November 1, 2013. The ceremony launched the second round of the Access Program, which will provide English language training to approximately 100 bright, ecomically-disadvantaged students from five COAF-supported communities over the course of two years of after-school instruction and intesnive sessions. Check out the full press release.
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