Quarantine life: how we work and study from home

Every challenge is an opportunity to grow and excel. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, the world has faced a tremendous challenge concerning health and safety, limiting social life and transportation. COAF educational programs have first been canceled and then switched to distance learning thanks to the management team and the instructors being agile enough to…

Gateway to the modern world: COAF SMART Rooms

If you made it here to read the blog, you most likely have electricity, Internet access, and a computer or a gadget. Hope you are also warm, safe and sound. Unfortunately, many rural communities in Armenia are devoid of such simple modern amenities, hence its members have to face challenges of connecting to the world,…

Dreaming with daring Armenian women

Some people grow up having role models, some people grow up not desiring to be like someone else and reshuffle their deck to have better outcomes. In all cases, we meet people who inspire us and make an impact on the kind of person we become.  At the COAF SMART Center, we are doing the…

Levon Aronian – Fighting Spirit and Hard Work

SMART Connects initiative was launched by COAF a few months ago, evoking great interest among Lori region inhabitants and guests. SMART Connects is a specifically-designed series of interactive lectures. The recent session focused on the ancient game of chess. Hundreds of children and young people arrived at COAF SMART Center from Vanadzor, Alaverdi and nearby…