ORRAN means HAVEN in the Armenian language.
Since April 2000, this is what Orran has been to tens of thousands of families and people in need throughout Armenia & Artsakh.
Twenty years ago the Yerevan center started with 16 children, but within 6 months, it had grown to embrace more than 26 at-risk elderly and 40 vulnerable children, some of whom were orphans. In 2009 the second Orran center was established in the city of Vanadzor (3rd largest city of Armenia, 128km from Yerevan), named after its benefactors Krikor & Anna Krikorian.
Overtime the number of our beneficiaries have grown, and today we have over 100 elderly and 300 children -ages from five to sixteen years of age