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Orphan Support Africa

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: February 12, 2011, 5:03 PM

Description

We are a 501-C3 NGO working in partnership with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) throughout the poorest, rural areas of Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda with the objective of supporting Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) who have been left so by HIV/AIDS. Our aim is to promote 100% local ownership and participation by the communities with whom we work, and in that generate resilience, self reliance, and self respect among the community members as well as the OVC for whom they care.

OSA works in partnership with community-based organizations throughout the poorest, rural areas of Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda with the objective of supporting orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS.

We present community leaders the opportunity for three years of support and resources that will allow them to develop to the point of self-sufficiency. At the end of that period it is mutually understood that communities will have evolved the leadership skills and commitment that will allow them to continue on their own.

In keeping with this goal, communities themselves set their own priorities and allocate resources to innovations they feel will best lead to the improvement of the lives of their children. As we have learned from our prior experience, local challenges require local solutions; what works in one community may not work in another. The result is that each community based organization is unique, working from its own set of ideas to meet its own GOALS."

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    Caitlin Heim image

    Caitlin Heim

    Location:
    Princeton Junction, NJ, US
    Adrienne Purdy image

    Adrienne Purdy

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Details:
    Fan, Employee
    Kristin Caldwell image

    Kristin Caldwell

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Details:
    Employee
    Devin  image

    Devin

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Details:
    Fan, Member or student, Employee
    tanya image

    tanya

    Location:
    philadelphia, PA, US
    Details:
    Fan
    Tanya image

    Tanya

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA, US
    Details:
    Fan, Employee
    tanya image

    tanya

    Location:
    new york, NY, US
    Details:
    Fan

Contact information

Email:
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Website:
http://www.orphansupportafrica.org
Government ID number:
20-3072291
Phone:
212 595 0094
Fax:
215 689 0170
Address:
2424 E. York St, Suite 310, Philadelphia, PA, 19125, US
Date Founded:
2006

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