SMART Center

The Armenian Weekly on SMART Center’s Role in Lori

Cutting Edge COAF SMART Center Set to Transform Lori Region of Armenia May 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) has been at the forefront in advancing rural communities throughout Armenia since 2004, with nearly $40 million (USD) being raised over the years in support of numerous infrastructure improvement projects and…

AlJazeera’s Report from Gyumri and COAF SMART Center in Lori

Armenia: Gyumri’s forgotten quake survivors share election hopes Armenian families still living in squalid conditions ever since a devastating earthquake struck Gyumri 30 years ago, are hoping their plight is about to end with the election of a new prime minister. by Robin Forestier-Walker 1 May 2018 Earthquake survivors in Armenia‘s second largest city continue to…

Maral Manoukian for COAF

Flour, vegetable oil, rice, pasta, salt, preserves and… sports equipment. That’s what Maral Manoukian managed to buy for COAF summer camps in Artsakh through fundraising… When Maral, a Birthright volunteer from Australia, initiated a fundraising campaign for the COAF Humanitarian Assistance Program Summer Camps in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh, she couldn’t even imagine she would…

Critical Events in Armenia Turned Positive

I am the founder of the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF), an organization which has dedicated itself to the well-being and the prosperity of our young generations. As responsible Armenians, we all want to ensure that our future generations can prosper in the safety of our country. The world we live in is progressing at…

SAP Opens First Blockchain Lab at COAF SMART Center in Armenia

The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) joins SAP’s University Alliance partnership program, to bring the latest SAP teaching and learning and blockchain technologies to students in Armenia.  Through COAF programs, students will gain access to SAP’s instructional resources in virtual reality design, iOS application development, blockchain and other subjects that prepare students for careers in…

COAF Inspires Hope in Debet

There’s a well of untapped promise in the corners of Armenia’s villages. Villages where teenagers dream of improving their communities, children are eager to learn and educators work hard to give students everything they need to grow, create and imagine. Debet is one such village, bubbling with potential but in need of critical resources to…