Building Coalitions with Other Organizations

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Building Coalitions with Other Organizations



In 2021, the Armenian Educational Foundation in cooperation with Gyumri Information Technologies Center (GITC), launched the “Deep High School Transformation through Engineering” free educational program in the High School of NPUA Gyumri Branch.

This initiative was designed to provide mechanical and electrical engineering skills using a combination of hardware and software curriculum taught by instructors from Engineering companies that will commute from Yerevan to Gyumri on daily basis as part of this program. As a result of the AEF Deep Engineering Learning Laboratory and Program, students will be able to better prepare to receive higher education in the field of engineering, work in engineering companies and create startups.


Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) and Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) announced a new partnership aimed at offering eligible youth living throughout COAF’s 64 beneficiary villages in Armenia with access to scholarships for higher education.

COAF identifies students throughout its rural communities who qualify for scholarships based on academic performance and financial need. These candidates then guidance on applying for the AEF-funded scholarships, and are provided with mentoring and career development opportunities.

Competitively selected scholarship recipients receive tuition assistance from AEF, along with mentorship and internship opportunities offered by COAF. An emphasis is placed on training aimed at increasing employability, as well as advancement of English language skills and IT literacy.


In 2020, AEF, in cooperation with the American University of Armenia (AUA), launched 20 new scholarships for Master’s students. Over the next two years, students pursuing a Master’s degree in any of AUA’s nine graduate programs are eligible to apply and be provided with full funding for their tuition for the entire duration of their studies. With these scholarships added, AEF is expanding its reach of universities to include AUA.

Another strategic partnership AEF is funding is Armath labs in AEF renovated village schools. Since 2017, AEF has worked with Union of IT Enterprises for this project. AEF has funded 20 Armath labs (approximately $200,000) in Armenia and Artsakh. Students learn coding, programming and the use of 3D printers.


AEF has also formed s strategic alliance with Teach for Armenia (TFA), providing scholarships to prospective teachers receiving their degrees in education. These students then teach in remote village schools under TFA’s direction.