SMART Workshop with Tenny Adamian

Art activities are a terrific way for kids of all ages to express themselves creatively. Together with advanced engineering and entrepreneurship programs, art has a special place in the COAF SMART Citizenship Curriculum. The section includes programs of Drawing, Digital Drawing, and Performing Arts.  In addition to essentials or main courses, SMART citizens get to…

The backstage life of a front stage actor

“How often do you go to the theater?” asks Narek Duryan.  “There are no theaters for us to attend,” a response comes from the audience…  Unfortunately, rural communities in Armenia are mostly devoid of entertainment places such as movie theaters, theaters, museums, and cafes. People need to pass a long way to reach the “guilty…

Yoga in Debet? Absolutely!

It took us about 2 hours to reach Debet through lofty and picturesque hills and mountains of Armenia. The weather was so nice that we spent some time outside enjoying the view, talking to each other, and taking pictures near the SMART Center. Time for SMARTConnects! It is a different story when nature, healthy lifestyle,…

COAF students meet tech innovator Alexis Ohanian

Visiting Armenia in April on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian toured COAF-supported villages in rural Armenia.   Ohanian visited Hatsik and Karakert villages, meeting with English-speaking students at the schools’ technology-enhanced Creativity Lab, which features electronic blackboards, modern computers, and mobile furniture. Ohanian met with students…