A majority of our projects fall completely in line with our key objectives. Orphan Life Foundation strives to maintain a mutually beneficial partnership with organizations, businesses and community groups belonging to the healthcare, welfare, and educational areas of the economy. Our projects are geared to tackle any and all issues concerning the wellbeing and future of every identified orphan child. We try and ensure that every essential need of such children, including their dietary and healthcare needs, is met.
As described in the OUR PROGRAMS section, we provide an extensive level of support in different areas to ensure a concrete, noticeable and favorable impact. Over the years, our workers and partners have dedicated their time and effort to fulfill a variety of projects as described below. The team effort showcased in each of these projects not only helps orphans in need of support, but also facilitates the rebuilding and remodeling process of an entire community.
Clothes for Orphan Project (COP)
The Clothes For Orphan Project (COP) is concerned with the collection of usable clothes/shoes and their distribution among orphan children. This project has been critical in serving several communities where orphans were deprived of appropriate articles of clothing in harsh weather conditions.
Pennies for Poor Project (3P1)
Several households have a substantial amount of currency in the form of coins, with little to no plan regarding their utilization. As a fundraising platform, our Pennies For Poor Project (3P1) collects Coins, Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters to improve the lives of those who need help and support. This project helps Orphan Life Foundation improve the living conditions in poor communities, improving their economic standing and providing them with the means to fulfill the essential needs of the children in their care.
Pencil for Poor Project(3P2)
The main aim of our Pencil For Poor Project (3P2) is to provide education material as well as basic school supplies to thousands of children. We commenced this project in 2008 with very little support. In the initial years, we were able to provide basic school supplies to hundreds of young children in need and still continue to do so till this day. The project is part of our vision to reduce economic disparity by providing education to fuel the change.
Roof for Rookies Project (2RP)
As part of our Roof For Rookies Project (2RP), we assist in the construction of additional classrooms or renovating existing ones to accommodate as many orphan kids as possible. Through this program, we aim to reduce educational disparity and eliminate the barriers to access to education among children of all ages.
In 2016, we plan to build 6 additional classrooms under the “Roof for Rookies” Project. To serve as justification for our plans, over 1,600 children are currently sharing 4 classrooms in the village of Didyr, Burkina Faso. That’s approximately 400 children per classroom, which as you can see in the picture, is very crowded.
Desk for Children Project (DCP)
This project’s goal is quite straightforward: To improve the overall classroom environment by providing desks for children. From 2011 to 2015, we were able to provide 450 school desks to accommodate hundreds of children that were using the floor of their classrooms as their study/school desk. This is an ongoing effort: We are continually partnering with different organizations in order to achieve this objective.