Educate an Orphaned Child: How You Can Help

a child writing in a notebook with classroom supplies

One in five children between the ages of 6 and 11 are unable to go to school in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe every child has the right to a good education. A child’s circumstances should not deprive them of a bright future. Education plays a significant role in empowering them to reach their full potential and fulfill their dreams.

Learning should start at a young age. Early childhood education is crucial to building a solid foundation for the child’s future.  It facilitates their cognitive and social development so that they grow up to become strong individuals. There are many ways you can help create educational opportunities for orphaned, vulnerable children.

Donate School Supplies

Countries struck by poverty and plague are often unable to provide their children with proper schooling. The situation is worse for children without families. The following are some school supplies that you can donate to help educate orphan children in Africa.


Books are one of the most important child learning resources. They tell stories and help children develop cognitive and creative skills. Textbooks build a child’s knowledge of various subjects like science, mathematics, language, and more. Children also require notebooks to revise what they’ve studied, make notes, and complete assignments.

School Desks

Schools in Africa usually lack proper infrastructure like roofs and desks. Sitting on the hot floor in roofless schools while attending classes is an obstacle in their learning. Donating to an orphanage like ours can help us arrange school desks for African children.

school desks in a classroom


These are basic but essential tools that facilitate learning. Students in the schools we help come from less privileged backgrounds. It’s up to the school to give them school supplies. You can help by donating pens, pencils, erasers, blackboards, and other classroom supplies for kids in Africa.

Science Tools

The best learning comes from practical demonstrations and hands-on experiences. Science experiments are fun ways children can learn about scientific concepts. Hence, appropriate science equipment is needed to ensure every child gets the best learning experience.

Donate to a Charity Organization

Education is a right for every individual but for most orphans it’s often a privilege. It can provide them with the same opportunities as everyone else.

Providing them access to basic rights like education, clean water, food, and shelter is possible through your donations. We gave several programs dedicated to this purpose. You can sponsor a child’s education through our Pencil for Poor Program (3P2). Our Desk for Children Program (DCP) is a child literacy project in Africa where we collect school maintenance funds.

Both of these programs aim to improve the child literacy and education environment for orphans. We at Orphan Life Foundation are committed to helping millions of less privileged children lead better lives. And this won’t be possible without your donations. Reach out to us or donate now to make a difference in a child’s life.