Positively impacting the lives of street children in Kenya

February 18, 2019

Positively impacting the lives of street children is one aspect of the important work we do with our in-country partner, Alfajiri, in Nairobi, Kenya.Statistics about orphans and street children can be hard to comprehend. Consequently numbers can distract from the fact that we are talking about real people.This is Isaac (above). When we first met Isaac he...

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BTO graduates celebrate

BTO graduate hopeful for future

May 15, 2016

Koni Yimer, our Program Manager in Ethiopia, recently sat down for a chat with Kefer, a BTO graduate. During their conversation Kefer shared some of her life experiences, as well as her hopes for the future.Kefer, what was your life like before?I grew up in an orphanage and when I turned 18 I was forced to leave....

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Dreaming of the A-League

April 30, 2016

BTO Program Manager (Nepal) shares the progress Abhas has made over the past ten months.I have to study hard to make my future bright, and I will - AbhasLike many of the children we work with in Nepal, Abhas has suffered at the hands of child traffickers. Between the ages of four and eight, he...

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Edible Garden Project | Beyond The Orphanage

Educating with edible garden

January 20, 2016

Greg Donoghue, Beyond The Orphanage (BTO) Board Member, shares his recent experiences of our new edible garden in Ethiopia.The first thing you notice about the children in the BTO program in Ethiopia is their thirst for knowledge - it’s unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere. They take every opportunity they get to read and speak English, to learn...

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