Orran is changing the lives of children in Armenia
Orran is changing the lives of children of Armenia in need one child at a time. The Austrian Development Agency, through Interkulturelles Zentrum is helping Orran to do so. In a program called "Speaking of Myself" disadvantaged children are gaining skills in leadership, journalism and drama.
Nare lives with her mom in one of Armenia's destitute neighborhoods. Her desk is a piece of wood panel that she puts on her knees when she needs to write her homework. She is now 15 years old and has been attending Orran, a center helping vagrant and poor children by providing them with a daily hot meal, medical, social, psychological, tutoring services and vocational training. Nare loves math and computers and has been participating in the special workshops Orran offers.
Nare is also embraced in the Speaking of Myself program. Nare enjoys her leadership seminars and has herself emerged as a leader. She now assists the computer teacher at Orran to teach computer skills to the younger kids
Being exposed to the IT world coupled with her training in leadership and journalism encourages Nare to think big. Her goal now is to become a Chief Executive Officer of a bank. Upon hearing of this story, one of Armenia's notable banks Credit-Agricole Bank offered Nare a full scholarship for her university studies upon graduation from high school. Nare is now one step closer to her dream thanks to the efforts of Orran, Credit-Agricole Bank and a far away people called Austrians.