* 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our long-term partnership with ``Orran`` is the evidence of the fact that we truly believe in ``Orran's`` mission and share its values. Indeed ``Orran`` has not only become a shelter for many children and seniors whose life has dramatically changed under circumstances and situations but it has given a feeling of a real home and has become a family for many. ``Orran`` helps people feel important and become courageous enough to struggle and survive, to live, to laugh, to believe and make things happen. With the help of ``Orran`` people are saved from the need to beg, or to face despair and indifference.
We are the creators of a better future for younger generations who should live in a better, stonger and kinder environment. the way to make it is to come together and prioritize important things in our surroundings. And to succeeed , sometimes we need to look at the things through the eyes and with the naivety of a child. Children see everything through their soul: they enter this world to be loved and to be happy. And when they get those emotions they grow up into loving people, knowing true values and being able to find their place under the sun.
Let's celebrate ``Orran``! The organization's mission and it's reputation of a reliable partner, are well in line with the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy adopted by VivaCell-MTS and we are proud of the years of successful cooperation with ``Orran``.
I have dedicated hours and hours of my voluntary time and hundreds of thousands of dollars of our personal finances to Orran beacause I know that Orran meets my tough criteria. Orran undergoes an audit by an international firm every year and publishes it on its website. Moreover, Orran's administrative cost is much lower than other charities because so much volunteer time is dedicated to its work. The children of Orran have gone on to colleges and universities, some have learned trades, and hold proper jobs today, and all of them have become respectable citizens. I hate to think where they would have been today if it was not for Orran. When I hear of the success stories of the children, when I consider the return on my ``investment`` I am more than satisfied. I am elated.