by Nane Vardanyan

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

John Kennedy

There are many living difficulties in rural communities, such as lack of drinking and irrigation water, gas supply, public transportation system, damaged roads, and more. There are problems, which solutions, depending on families’…


by Nane Vardanyan

Have you ever wondered what health care looks like in Armenia’s rural regions? Here’s a little glimpse:

Village residents usually have access to one medical post, where they can only receive essential treatment. Should they require other medical services, they have to travel to an urban community…


by Nane Vardanyan

Each corner of the COAF SMART Center has its character and ambiance. The music room is probably the artsiest one: there is always a melody playing, there are all kinds of musical instruments, and it’s where the most creative improvisations and discussions take place.

One of the…


by Nane Vardanyan

All seasons are vividly expressed in the village of Bazum, a place hidden on the southern slope of the namesake Bazum mountain range of the Lori region. Imagine how gorgeous the emerging fall season will be in a couple of days with the magical touch of October.


by Nane Vardanyan

Strengthening families today for stronger communities tomorrow.

When, in 2015, COAF completely renovated a school in Hatsik village (Armavir province), the dwellers called it the “the beginning of a new life.” In 2021, another new beginning became possible for the people of Hatsik.

On September 10, COAF…


by Nane Vardanyan

However much you think you have prepared for your child’s first year of school, there is always something new to learn and adapt to. Attending school for the first time is a big occasion for the whole family. So, what’s the key to starting it off right?


by Nane Vardanyan

The new academic year presumes many rural Armenian youths moving to Yerevan, Gyumri, or Vanadzor (the cities where most state universities are located) to start university in their preferred professional field.

Aghunik Shambaryan, a COAF SMART student from the town of Alaverdi, is one of them. Already…


by Nane Vardanyan

When revolving around the northern Lori region of Armenia, you’ll feel a solid contrast upon entering Tumanyan, a community with signature architecture, maintained roads, and crowded streets. Previously a village, Tumanyan has received a status of a town since 1995.

The unique architecture: multi-floor stone buildings have…


by Nane Vardanyan

In 2021, COAF reimagined what an Armenian village can be like. We came up with an innovative rural development model called “SMART village”․ If you follow our work, you may have heard about Debet village of the Lori region, the first community we implement our SMART village…


by Nane Vardanyan

If you know COAF, you most probably know our Anahit Hakobyan, COAF’s Village Programs Manager, whose COAF story began no more no less than seven years ago.

And if you know her well enough, you’ll confirm she’s a big fan of board games, a logical thinker, and…

Children of Armenia Fund

Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) is a non-profit organization that employs community-led approaches aimed at improving the quality of life in rural Armenia.

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