Home is Calling: A Televised Benefit For The Children Of Armenia
Saturday from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/homeiscalling
COAF combats lasting inequity by bringing community-based holistic education, healthcare, social services and economic development programs to children, youth and families. Our approach has empowered rural Armenians to revitalize their own communities and realize their own potential to thrive and contribute to the advancement of the world around them — helping usher in a new era for the Armenian homeland after the many setbacks we have endured throughout history.
What started with infrastructure improvements in one village in Armavir province in 2004 has now changed the lives of over 107,000 people across 64 villages in 6 regions of Armenia, with an overall investment of over $70 million. With the support of the diaspora behind us, COAF has a track record of innovating and making the right investments at the right time to dramatically change lives. COAF is an organization you can trust to effectively, judiciously and empathetically find meaningful solutions to the challenges our homeland faces.
With your commitment, the SMART Ecosystem COAF created and the SMART Center we built have spurred great increases in living and working standards in the Lori region. The SMART Ecosystem started with the SMART Center in Debet village (a thriving holistic non-formal education hub and community center), then gradually expanded across the entire Lori region with social enterprises devised to stimulate the local tourism economy and create new job opportunities. The SMART Ecosystem has brought meaningful economic development to communities lacking essential resources and catalyzed job creation, revitalized older infrastructure, established preschool education, and increased access to social work support and medical care.
Our goal is to replicate the model currently operating in Lori and have SMART Centers in all the regions of Armenia. The site for the next SMART Center and ecosystem of programs is our home region of Armavir. This $7 million project is significant in its scale and scope, and it is an opportunity for those of us in the diaspora to help. This will be our most ambitious project and most ambitious fundraising goal ever. Your involvement is indispensable to our success and to the future of Armenia’s rural children!