In 2016 “Koghb” Foundation together with the “Simonian” educational Foundation undertook the “TUMOxKoghb” project according to which TUMO center for creative technologies is being built in the frontier territory Koghb. The center, which is to serve the youth from Noyemberyan, Koghb, Berdavan, and more than 10 neighboring frontier communities, is designed for 1.000 students.
According to the memorandum, the total budget of the project (including operational costs until 2025) is equal to about 3 million USA dollars.
This center, where the itinerant coaches from all 4 TUMO centers as well as invited coaches from abroad are to teach, will follow the basic educational program of the TUMO center.
"Antares" NGO and "Koghb" foundation signed an agreement of cooperation in the frame of which the bestseller series of Nassim Taleb "Incerto" is to be translated to Armenian and published. The series includes:
𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐒𝐰𝐚𝐧
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐬
𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞
Prior to becoming a practical researcher in the areas of philosophy, mathematics and probability Nassim Taleb had been taking and managing risks for 21 years.
In October of 2020 "Koghb" foundation will celebrate the 7th anniversary of its foundation and activity. To celebrate this event about 7.000 forest, forest fruit, and decorative trees were planted on 5 hectares field in Zikatar state reserve, Koghb Community, Tavush Marz.
Fund benefactors, supporters, nature lovers, and wide public members participated in the event. Starting from July the participants were able to book their future tree and choose its exact location on a schematic map on the foundation’s official web page and to plant their personal or family trees already on May 1.
The project will promote afforestation in the RA as well as will endow the completion of Tumo center construction in Koghb with the project income.
On June 1, 2020, the Day of Protection of Children’s Rights, "Koghb" foundation launched a new educational project announcing an open competition aiming to create an entertaining educational videogame.
All creative individuals, teams, and companies are eligible to participate in the open competition by presenting the concept and script of proposed videogame till August 1 that would develop the following skills of children aged 10 and more:
✅ thinking and understanding
✅ decision making
✅ creation and building
✅ preserving nature.
Project details are available here.
In November 2019, "Koghb" foundation, in cooperation with "Boon" foundation, launched a new project, "Algorithm of Political Science " talk series. The project aims to understand and (re) establish what we know, because only in that case we will be able to use it for the sake of progress and sustainable development.
The speaker of the talk series is political scientist Manvel Sargsyan.
In November, 2019 "Koghb" foundation and "Boon" Scientific and Cultural Foundation launched a new series of lectures titled "Anatomy of Sovereignty". The speeches will touch upon various aspects of the issue of sovereignty. Sovereignty will be viewed from philosophical, political, anthropological, economic, cultural and educational aspects. The main question is to what extent people and societies will be able to become or remain sovereign in the age of algorithms and data.
Is it dangerous to think and act under total control? The problem is especially relevant in Armenia, where the idea of conspiracy theories woven around us is rooted, and everything happens within the framework of these theories. How to get out of this mess called "trained helplessness"? , a mindset when people do not believe that they and others can make a change.
The project coordinator is Serob Khachatryan.
The cooperation established by the Memorandum of Understanding signed between "Koghb" Foundation and "Boon" Scientific and Cultural Foundation in 2017 continued within the framework of the second series of lectures, "What to do? How to do?". The speech series aim to discuss the options to solve the problems that exist today through the practical application of values.
The revolution of values must be followed by the one of ideas, and consequently, the word about values must be followed by the word on specific area-centered ideas and proposals.
The project speaker is Arman Barseghyan.
The project of creating an agricultural incubator in Tavush province came to life as a result of the cooperation between “Koghb” foundation and “Refruit” LLC. The main goals of the project are:
✅To form a stable demand for agricultural food of frontier communities of Tavush province,
✅Through training and internships prepare young specialists equipped with corresponding knowledge and skills who in the future will be able to unite and create agricultural cooperatives or other establishments in their own.
✅ To organize a united system for marketing and the consumption of these products.
✅To finance the ongoing expenses (including the TUMO center construction in Koghb community) by the means accumulated in the result of agricultural incubator’s activity.
In 2017 "Koghb" foundation and "Boon" scientific-cultural fund signed a memorandum of understanding and started their cooperation in the frames of "Axiology" project. The project consisted of a series of 11 talk-discussions. The meetings aim to promote the creation and stable development of a value-based society. David Hovhannisyan, orientalist and diplomat, a founder professor of the chair of "Arabian studies"at YSU, is the coordinator of the project.
In the frames of cooperation with “Boon” foundation, we are happy to announce the results of one more project on “Boonus” educational platform. The outcome is an online video series of textbook “10th Grade Social Science” course (1st part: “Personal Finances”, 2nd part: “Business”).
Up-to-date and superb educating videos are available not only for each and every Armenian student regardless of their region, but also for our compatriots living abroad.
Out of 10 communities of the region, the foundation formed “Zikatar” football team which participated in the RA Junior football league. Last year the team became the champion of its subgroup leaving behind a number of well-known football teams from the capital, and reached the Premier League of players under 16.
Samvel Adamyan, the ex-coach of RA Youth Team, now trains “Zikatar”.
Due to “Koghb” foundation about 90 educational and cultural projects were financed in Armenia and Artsakh with a sum of 100 million AMD. Not only were our applicants given the opportunity to start or continue their education at Armenian educational establishments but also at the best international universities of the world such as Oxford, Berkeley, Sorbonne, etc.
On November 16, 2019 "Koghb" and "Boon" foundations celebrated two years of cooperation, launching two new series of lectures: "Anatomy of Sovereignty" and "Algorithm of Political Science". The two-year cooperation of the foundations gave rise to a new cooperation with "Aram Khachaturian House-Museum".
The first fundraising event organized by “Koghb” foundation took place in 2017 at Cafesjian center. The financial means raised during the event were directed to launch "KoghbxTumo" project held in frontier territory of Tavush province.
On June 6, 2017 the ceremony of placing the first stone for construction of “TumoxKoghb” project took place. The event was organized by “Koghb” foundation and “Simonian” fund. RA president Serzh Sargsyan, Minister of Defense Vigen Sargsyan, Tavush province governor Hovik Abovyan, the founder of “Simonyan” educational fund Sam Simonian, the Director of “Ucom” company Hayk Yesayan, guests from Armenia and abroad were present at this epoch-making event.
The presentation of the Armenian translation of Nassim Taleb's "Incerto" bestselling book series "The Black Swan" and "The Bed of Procrustes" was held on June 27, 2021, at Aram Khachaturian House-Museum. The event started with the author's special video message to the Armenian reader. This was followed by a discussion of Taleb's concepts and their manifestations in our reality. The invited speakers of the discussion-presentation were Serob Khachatryan, Vahagn Khachatryan, Tigran Mansuryan.
We invited our volunteers from the Tavush region, who are always ready to support us, to Yerevan, in order to spend 3 days together from the summer holidays. 🤗 After arriving in Yerevan and having a short rest, the children spent the rest of the day visiting the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.
On the second day of the visit, in the morning, the children visited Matenadaran, then "Antares" printing house, where they got acquainted with the entire process of creating a book - from printing to organization. 📚The children spent the evening at the Cafesjian Museum, admiring the Yerevan horizons from the Cascade, and before their Chinese-style dinner they watched already favorite cartoon "Olympius".
On the last day of the visit, our volunteers visited the house-museums of Hovhannes Tumanyan and Martiros Saryan, further enriching their stock of knowledge and impressions. 🤗 Then the children visited Yerevan zoo, and before parting they received certificates of appreciation for the invaluable support of the Kohb Tree-planting project.
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