Children of Armenia Convey Message of Love and Patriotism to Soldier

August 28, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia

Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) – Yerevan Office
Inessa Grigoryan, PR & Communications Manager
1 Northern Avenue, Suite 24,=20
0001, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Contact: Inessa Grigoryan
Tel: (+374 10) 50.20.76; 53.34.12
Fax: (+374 10) 50.20.76
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Children of Armenia Convey Message of Love and Patriotism to Soldiers
of Artsakh

August 28, 2014 — COAF’s 20-member Interactive Theatre Group from
the Armavir province of Armenia held a series of inspiring patriotic
performances at a number of military bases in the Nagorno Karabakh
Republic (Artsakh).

The performance piece focused on the importance and necessity of
providing love to the elderly, to children and to the young men and
women proudly serving and defending their motherland in an effort to
secure peace for the present and future generations. The reciprocity
of support, encouragement, love, warmth, compassion and empathy toward
one another was the underlying theme being conveyed by the young

The performances were followed by meetings between the Interactive
Theater actors and soldiers. Military officers talked to the actors
about the critical role of the military in defending the country’s
borders. The actors expressed their deep gratitude to the servicemen
for their honorable role in protecting the citizens of Artsakh and

The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) approached the Ministries of
Defense of the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh Republic
with the idea of bringing the Interactive Theater performances to
servicemen in Karabakh. The performance’s underlying message
emphasizes the significance of solidarity and unity and demonstrates
how results and accomplishments can be achieved cohesively through
collective high morale and dedication toward the motherland.

COAF’s Interactive Theatre was launched in March 2013, allowing rural
youth to develop creative and analytical skills. The young actors have
learned how to identify and express various thoughts and feelings
artistically in regard to their personal, social, community life
experiences. The theatre group has performed on various stages since
its inception, including the “Pomegranate Grain” National Youth
Festival where they won a “Flight” Award. The Interactive Theatre
Group also staged a touching performance in loving memory of
philanthropist Gerard Cafesjian.

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About COAF

The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) is a non-profit,
non-governmental organization that employs community-led approaches
aimed at improving the quality of life in rural Armenia, with a
particular focus on children and youth. COAF’s target development
areas are education, health, social and economic development. COAF
launched its programs in 2004, starting in one village and expanding
to 22 villages in the Armavir and Aragatsotn marzes of Armenia. This
became the inception of COAF’s innovative cluster village model
approach. Eight of COAF’s beneficiary villages have undergone
intensive interventions, while selected development programs have been
carried out in the rest of the villages. Over 30,000 people have been
impacted by COAF’s work. Please see more at

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