OA also provides assistance to over 30 young adults who have spent time
in orphanages and were evicted at the age of 18. We assist them with
micro credits or stipends, with the end goal of being independent. We
also help them to finish their schooling, whether it is university or
OrphanAid Africa provides educational materials, such as chairs, desks, textbooks, as well as extra teaching staff and volunteers to improve the quality of education in various schools. We have also rehabilitated or constructed new buildings for schools serving low-income.
OA built and equipped the community school in the economically depressed village of Ayenyah, which began operating in July of 2006. It attends to both the children in living in the OA-supported foster families as well as the residents of the local village. Since it’s opening, there has been a significant improvement in the education level of the school's students, especially in English, mathematics, reading and writing. The school is also presumed to be one of the first in the country to have integrated classrooms for children with mental disabilities. The school currently serves more than 561 students and adults.
In line with our mission to provide vulnerable children with a positive environment to grow up in we have begun an extensive sports program serving underprivileged children. We believe that all children have a right to sports and recreation and that provision of sports will also help to solve many related problems around self-esteem, health, bonding between children and lack of integration in the community.