CHANGING LIVES THROUGH SELF-SUSTAINED EDUCATION

WE ARE MAKING A VIABLE IMPACT

Orphans Africa operates three schools according to a model of self-sustainability. Meaning, that once the school is operational, fully constructed, and registered with the government, it is capable of supporting itself. OA’s model combines tuition-paying students with fully-dependent orphan students. Tuition received from parents of non-orphan students covers the costs of teachers’ salaries, school operation, plus the room and board of the orphans. Also, by combining non-orphans with orphans, social stigmas and prejudices are reduced as opposed to being reinforced through orphan-only schools.

6,246

DONORS, VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS

22,432

LIVES CHANGED

1,967

ORPHANS SERVED (education, health care, housing, nutrition)

EDUCATION OF ORPHANS IN AFRICA

OUR MISSION

Orphans Africa envisions a world without poverty in which all persons have the freedom and opportunities to pursue happiness and maximize their potential.

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YOUR SUPPORT

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INNOVATIVE & PRACTICAL STRATEGIES

OUR PROGRAM

Orphans Africa believes in development, not aid, as development at the grassroots level empowers people to rise to their own giftedness and break the cycle of poverty.

ROOTED IN HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
MOVING PEOPLE AWAY FROM POVERTY
IT IS EVERY PERSON'S RIGHT TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT AND DETERMINE THEIR OWN DESTINY.

Orphans Africa (OA) is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization that began in 2007 with the coming together of three ordinary people whose desire was to build peace between nations...

PASSIONATE PEOPLE DOING PASSIONATE WORK

Our Founders

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

Carl Gann

Co-Founder, President

Carl Gann is a co-founder of Orphans Africa with his wife, Michele Torrey, and friend, Liza De Guzman.  He began donating his spare time in 2007 to help the orphans and widows in Tanzania.  This resulted in the creation of Orphans Africa in 2007.

Elizabeth (Liza) De Guzman

Co-Founder

At eleven years old, Liza moved from the Philippines to a small farm town in Iowa. She remembers the hard life living in a third world country and continues to support her relatives. Liza received her Master in Pastoral Study from Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. Her passions are traveling around the world and making a difference in the lives of people.

Michele Torrey

Co-Founder

Michele Torrey is a co-founder of Orphans Africa, along with her husband Carl Gann and friend Liza De Guzman. She is the author of twelve books for children and young adults, is a professional speaker and presenter, holds a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Washington, an M.A. in Religion from Graceland University, and is an ordained minister with Community of Christ.

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