Children of Armenia Fund (COAF), a nonprofit organization whose goal is to better the lives of rural Armenian children, held its 7th Annual Summer Soiree on June 20 in New York.
Overall, 250 guests attended the event along with special guests including Tony Shafrazi, Patricia Field, Edward Barsamian, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Armen Keteyan, Massis Post reported.
The annual summer fundraiser raised over 80 thousand for a new high tech library, part of COAF’s SMART Initiative, intended to make a lasting impact on education in rural Armenia.
A SMART Center Library is an innovative open-concept area that houses technological educational resources and reading materials.
SMART Library will be equipped with latest digital media and global subscriptions, as well as access to a broad array of information, services, data, and audio-visual content. It will be a place to both read and think – where group discussions are fostered, research is done, and big ideas are born.
COAF’s SMART Initiative is predestined to improve education, health, recreational, social and economic conditions in rural Armenia.