Orran About us

Our Mission

* Divert vulnerable children from the streets and engage them in academic, cultural, and extra-curricular activities

* Fight the concept of beggar children as the principal breadwinners of their families

* Identify and develop vulnerable children's interests and talents toward a working career

* Help families "in crisis"

* Assist the lonely and needy elderly

* Prevent the spread of destitution and begging among Armenia's children and elderly

Hearty Meals

Six times a week, the elderly and children lunch at the centers, giving them the opportunity to interact with one another and the staff.
The elderly arrive just before noon to be served their homemade meals, consisting of soup/salad, a hot, nutritious main course and dessert, and finish in time for when the children arrive after school for their meals.

The menus are designed by the staff nurses to ensure that they all receive well balanced meals which are prepared by the dedicated Chefs and their assistants.

Academic Assistance

After their meal, the children start on their homework with the assistance of professional teachers at each center. A group of capable national and international volunteers assist with both tutoring and homework supervision, ensuring that each child receives the individual attention that he or she requires to be well prepared for the next day at school.

Medical & Psychological Assistance

Every child undergoes a medical checkup on admission and on a regular basis by the on call nurses. If any problems are detected, they are refered to a specialist and treated through the Orran support program.
Also on admission, our psychologists evaluate every child and work with them on an individual or group basis, and if the need arises also on a family basis.

Social Services

The social workers are present at the centers for interaction and intervention with the children and visit their schools and homes, identifying and addressing problems that are affecting the children's behavior.
The social workers also organize the distribution of locally and internationally donated clothing and shoes to the children and their families, as well as to the pensioners.

Vocational Training

Orran strives to identify and develop children’s interests and talents towards a working career. The children engage in courses in macramé (hand weaving), woodcarving, pottery, sewing and needlepoint, learning skills to become honest breadwinners of their families when they grow up. In addition to developing children’s artistic skills, these courses serve as an important source of building their self-confidence.

Cultural Enrichment

We believe that spiritual and cultural enrichment are also important aspects for a child's development. In this regard, field trips to churches, museums, historical sites, monuments, theaters, and amusement parks are organized on a regular basis. The elderly also partake in these theatrical and musical performance outings. For the most part, these outings are sponsored through donations, from supporters like yourself.

A Word From Our Sponsors

Read some of the testimonials from our sponsors to know who we are and know that your donations are not wasted.

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