Following the disastrous earthquake of 1998, the nuns of the Catholic Church of Armenia, led by Sister Arousiag Sajonian, returned to Gyumri to help the devastated population.

The Boghossian Family has contributed to the construction of their welcome and education centre for abused, disadvantaged and orphaned children. This day the centre welcomes 45 children from 6 to 20 years old.Each child has three meals a day and their presence is adapted depending on their school timetable.

The purpose of the centre is to provide care and familial education for underprivileged children and sometimes those who are victims of domestic abuse.

The nuns do not impose any religious orientation and give to all those in need of maternal warmth and human attention. Children can also learn many different subjects and disciplines such as singing, dancing, foreign languages, computer science, piano, zither, embroidery and intellectually stimulating games.

During the summer, the children spend their holiday in the centre of the Tsaghkadzor mountain town.