On April 18, the AGBU Young Professionals of Yerevan (YP Yerevan) donated computers, desks and other necessary equipment to renovate the computer room of the Nansen Orphanage in Gyumri, Armenia.
Last November, YP Yerevan organized a trip to Armenia’s capital for 70 orphans from the Nansen Orphanage and, later in the month, the YP group hosted a fundraising event for the orphanage at the Yerevan Puppet Theater, which raised more than $4,000 USD.
Established in 2000, the Nansen Orphanage of Gyumri was created to help parentless children who continued to feel the impacts of the 1988 Spitak. In 2002, the orphanage came under the administration of the Republic of Armenia’s Ministry of Social Welfare. Today, the Nansen Orphanage provides art, sports, dance, vocal and foreign language instruction to dozens of children.