Orphan Relief and Rescue is committed to transparency and ethical practices in all aspects of our work. We are dedicated to creating high-impact programs and applying every dollar with purpose and integrity.
The last year was our biggest yet. We partnered with Liberians to provide aid and assistance throughout the Ebola Outbreak, provided furthering education and trade skills to children aging out of orphanages, and expanded our Anti-Trafficking Initiative in Benin.
Orphan Relief and Rescue’s mission is to fight for justice in populations of children that no one else is serving by combating child trafficking, abuse, and suffering.
In 2014/2015, we partnered with Liberians to distribute aid and assistance throughout the Ebola Outbreak, provided furthering education and trade skills to children aging out of orphanages, and expanded our Anti-Trafficking Initiative in Benin.
Our amazing Liberian staff did an outstanding job during the Ebola Crises protecting the children we serve and maintaining day-to-day operations of our programs.
With dedication to health, sanitation, and safety no children under our care were infected with the Ebola virus.
In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, we worked alongside the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection to distribute clothes and food donations to children who had lost parents and family to the Ebola virus.
One of Orphan Relief and Rescue’s goals is to assist orphanage directors in developing self-sustaining orphanages. The Orphanage-Safe Home that we partner with in Benin continues to operate a farm complete with cows, goats, and seasonal crops to subsidize food needs for the home, as well as to incorporate practical agricultural skills into the children’s education.
One of our Liberian Orphanage Directors received training in Nigeria to expand production of soap making, poultry breeding, and garden cultivation at the orphanage.
Our partners opened a Hotelerie School on the campus of our Benin Orphanage-Safe Home to teach young adults skills relevant to the hotel industry – baking, cooking, catering, hosting events, etc.
Several young adults started a three-year apprenticeship program to learn a trade and receive their high school diplomas. Additionally, one young man in our program received one of the highest scholarship awards in the country for an elite military boarding school outside of the country and six young adults are attending University as part of our Greater Opportunity program.
The Anti-Trafficking Initiative in Benin has seen increasingly sustained change. Trafficking of children in five small villages has ceased and our Intervention project has successfully prevented 207 children from becoming the victims of trafficking.
Seven young women who were rescued from Nigeria were placed in our Sewing Program. By providing vocational training, these girls will be able to generate income for themselves and their families in the future.
Our Micro-Finance program provided loans to 154 parents in Benin.
The 2014/2015-year saw Orphan Relief and Rescue grow and expand in ways never seen before.
Our work is made possible through partnerships and your support. Thank you for making positive change possible!
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