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6 First Yekmalyan street,
375002 Yerevan, Armenia


+374 10 53 51 67


+374 10 53 86 72



4/1 Tigran Metz Avenue,
2001 Vanadzor, Armenia


+374 32 24 55 98

Strategic Plan - Past and Future


Orran's mission is to:

  1. Divert children from the streets and engage them in academic, cultural, and extra-curricular activities.
  2. Fight the concept of beggar children as the principal breadwinners of their families.
  3. Help families "in crisis".
  4. Assist the lonely and needy elderly.
  5. Identify and develop children's interests and talents toward a working career.
  6. Prevent the spread of destitution and begging among Armenia's children and elderly.

Vision for a new Center in Vanadzor Successfuly Achieved

Having demonstrated a successful 5 year operation in Yerevan following the opening of its Yerevan Center in 2003, Orran set a strategic goal to build a new center in Vanadzor within 4 years. The project was launched at the Yerevan Marriott August 2008 Gala when Krikor and Anna Krikorian donated a check for $250,000 to kick-start the $1.1m project. At the same Gala, a further $130,000 was received in donations. In 2009 Orran secured a $300,000 funding from CISP in Rome towards the construction costs. It took an additional 2 years to secure more funding before construction could start in June 2011. The project was completed on time and within budget with the new center opening on 23 October 2012. 

The centers are run by competent professionals who are dedicated and believe in Orran's mission. Orran is to be a model local NGO working with the government and cooperating with different NGOs, local and international. Orran is to remain to be the leading organization in assisting children on the street. It is to expand its activities to offer an enriching academic and social program. By the end of 2015, Orran has already helped over 6000 children. 

Goals & Strategy

GOAL: Eliminate or dramatically decrease the number of children begging on the streets of the capital and in some regions.

STRATEGY: Ensure that the Orran psychologists and other invited professionals conduct training sessions for Orran Board of Directors, staff and children to give them the tools to better incite street children to come to Orran. 

Offer better programs to keep the interest of children in Orran. For some children, individual programs should be designed. 

GOAL: Increase the number of donors and the amount of incoming donations. 


  1. Improve the web site
  2. Send periodic newsletters
  3. Increase media coverage
  4. Prepare better brochures
  5. Cultivate better and more cooperation with donor groups 
  6. Create Friends of Orran in 10 countries
  7. Send end of year thank you notes to donors (children's cards)
  8. Find easier ways for donors to donate such as creating a charge account on the web
  9. Implement the concept of "Sponsor a Child" 

GOAL: Have a more competent and dedicated staff. 

STRATEGY: Organize retreats for staff. Develop a closer relationship between staff and board members. Bring in diaspora volunteers who can partner up with local staff. 

GOAL: Increase the number of services being provided to children and their families. 

STRATEGY: Find available grants for parent training, domestic violence, vocational training. Speak with other NGOs for possible partnerships.