The leading cause of child abandonment is poverty. Poor families often feel that placing their children into an orphanage is the only way to ensure they receive proper education, food and other essentials.
WE DO NOT AGREE.
OAfrica’s programs support separated children by building strong families to eliminate child abandonment and create safe, stable and loving families and communities. With the right kind of support, we know that families can stay together.
OAfrica helps families of children at risk of abandonment and gives them secure futures within their communities. We work to strengthen families and communities so they can care for their own children. We believe that poverty and ill health are not reasons for separating children from their families and that children living in institutions should be resettled as soon as possible through family tracing and reunification or fostering.
To accomplish this, we implement the following programs: