Orphans Aid International | Projects

The Abandoned Rescued

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Orphans Aid International | Projects

This is where compassion stirs our desire to help and we roll our sleeves up and start to work! Orphans Aid International isn’t limited by location or race – we recognise we’ve been handed a huge task and we’ve been able to help children in the countries listed below and have also had the privilege of sending resources to Thailand, Haiti, Peru and Uganda, as well as a long term project in Nepal which is now complete.

Rescue Report: Summary

Orphans Aid International exists to bring relief and care to orphaned children around the world, but we can’t do it alone. There are over 150 million children without parental care in the world right now!

It’s time for us to bring change & ensure orphaned children are cared & provided for. We have projects in Romania, Russia and India. We also provide for extreme needs in New Zealand.

Rebuild Nepal 2015 | Nepal Earthquake Appeal

We've been involved in Nepal since 2007 and are shocked and saddened for this region. We can all help be part of the rebuild this year. Nepal and India suffered badly after a devastating earthquake on April 25th 2015. The reports are flooding in. Communication is a problem in and out of Kathmandu. We have connections in Kathmandu and we are well placed to bring very real solutions to needs on the ground over the months and years ahead. This will need an enormous effort required by many groups. We can help Rebuild Nepal! Kia Kaha Nepal.

Romania | Romania's Forgotten

Rescue Report: Romania

Following Ceausescu’s dictatorship, which ended in 1989, the world saw the plight of thousands of orphaned and neglected Romanian children. Orphans Aid International became involved in 2004 through the establishment of ‘Casa Kiwi’. The problems may not be as widely publicised as in 1989, but the neglect of these children that live in Romanian hospitals and institutions is still just as real today. In many ways the need to help is more urgent as many wish to believe the problem has gone away. Therefore, few resources are being provided to address the poverty and abandonment of children. The situation has now extended to the next generation.
• Opened in 2004 with over 60 abandoned children placed in loving families
• Hundreds helped with surgery, gifts and food
• Casa Kiwi one of only a few foundations facilitating adoptions in Romania
• Has respect and influence with local Romanian authorities
• This project relies heavily on much needed regular sponsorships

Russia | The Auyshki Centre

Rescue Report: Russia

We have been working in Kostroma, Russia since 2005, and on Boxing Day 2009, we had the joy of seeing the centre officially opened. The Auyshki Centre is providing daily care for more than 20 children. The centre assists children who don't meet the criteria to live in a state orphanage or who are already part of the orphanage system. We've also helped hundreds with eye care and glasses, and hold annual camps for children in extreme need who otherwise would not have the opportunity.
• Opened in 2005, the Auyshki Centre has an amazing team of 19 volunteer staff, many of them specialists in areas of child development
The centre partners with and assists:
• Children with disabilities who live at a boarding school
• Children who live in extreme need
• Children whose mothers are in prison
• Children who live in institutions, orphanages and correction centres
• This project relies heavily on much needed regular sponsorships

India | ASHA Neketon

Rescue Report: India

If you have seen the movie Slumdog Millionaire you've seen the face of the children we serve in Kolkata, India. Since 2007 we have been funding a food and basic medical programme for children that live in the gutters, pavements and rubbish piles of Kolkata. These children are surviving because of practical help given to them via supporters providing the bare necessities such as rice and plastic sheets to sleep under. A country with such huge needs, it can seem overwhelming.

• Since 2007 we have been funding a feeding and basic medical programme for children that live in the gutters, pavements and rubbish piles of Kolkata
• Estimated 18 million children living on the streets in India
• Rat bites, malaria and starvation are everyday hazards
• Medical help and food for over 500 children in 11 slums
• Education and food for children living at the Bhutan border
• Looking to purchase ambulance
• Currently operating 4 schools, with a 5th being built in the north
• This project relies heavily on much needed regular sponsorships

Uganda | The Imuka Project

Rescue Report: Uganda

After some years working in the area, 2014 has seen the launch of the Imuka Family Strengthening project. Our team in Uganda are working hard to ensure children are kept in families if at all possible, and are supporting families with all the help they need to keep their children.

It’s a different model than those above – but already has local community support and is literally saving children’s lives.

• Reducing poverty through education
• Strengthening families to prevent abandonment from happening
Teaching skills for the community to care for their families and those around them
Coaching to better hygiene, water conservation and agricultural growing techniques
• Entrepreneurial business start up skills to provide for themselves and their families
Food support, emergency accommodation, medical intervention, long-term social work

New Zealand | Hardship at Home

Since the start of our New Zealand Opshops in 2005 we have been helping New Zealanders through keeping prices of our basic items such as bedding and clothing at very low prices and also providing basic items to families in need.

New Zealand | Christchurch Earthquake 2011

"On the 22nd of February 2011 Christchurch experienced an earthquake of such violence that it stole from us the lives of dozens of people, and dramatically altered the lives of tens of thousands more. All who were caught up in that earthquake, all who have seen the images and read the stories, have been horrified by it its scale and by its callous disregard for so much that we held dear. It felled buildings, destroyed roads, caused terrible injuries and tore up the very earth we walk upon. It has left scars that will never be erased from our land, or from our hearts." John Key, New Zealand Prime Minister.

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Heather Newell

CFRE, MComms Foresee Communications Limited

" As someone who has worked in philanthropy since 1993, I think I can confidently say that I would judge Orphan's Aid as one of the most worthy organisations which has now gained a reputation for the delivery of aid overseas. The organisation has a very clear mission, and objectives and has proved itself capable of maintaining income to sustain a regular contribution to various partner organisations overseas. I know you have a clear process and system for evaluating the capability of your overseas partners."

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