Empowering At-Risk Children

Beyond the Orphanage provides at-risk children with a safe haven from dangerous circumstances, and enables local partner organisations to provide them with a home, food and education as they grow into self-reliant adults.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the lives of at-risk orphaned children, by placing them in a safe haven and providing them with homes and education as they grow into self reliant adults. Here's how.

Guardians instead of orphanages

We use a unique model of foster and kinship care that is tailored to the individual needs of each child. We partner with both children and their carers in a continuous and empowering way.

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Building self-sufficient programs

We partner with local vetted carers and provide training and mentorship to help them build self-sufficient programs for their future sustainability.

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Adhering to strict ethical standards

Both the children and carers that come to our programs undergo a strict selection process. We adhere to a clear Child Protection Policy and provide total transparency of all our financial accounts and procedures.

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With your help

In the last 10 years, we have helped over 1000 children around the world

Together, we can help 1000 more over the next decade

Making a difference:

Mariamawit’s story

Mariamawit was supported by the Beyond the Orphanage program in Ethiopia for 7 years. She has now ‘graduated’ from our program. This is Mariamawit’s story.

“My name is Mariamawit and I am 22 years old. I was with the Beyond the Orphanage program for seven years. Before this, I had a very hard life. I was miserable where I was living and it was not a nice environment. And losing both my parents was very painful.

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