What We Do
WHAT WE DO
We are a faith based sponsorship program that treats each student as a child of God. Our goal is that they not only develop mentally but also physically, emotionally and spiritually.
A basic tenet of the OA sponsor program believes in a positive and supportive relationship between Student and Sponsor. This is accomplished through letters, emails (and some of our sponsors actually journey to visit our program and their sponsored child in Ethiopia during our twice a year visits) with sponsors providing encouragement and guidance necessary for successful school performance. With sponsors, there are golden opportunities for our children to develop full and fruitful growth in all facets of their life. This relationship goes beyond monetary support to achieve a mentorship role for sponsors.
Our Ethiopian Social workers and staff monitor all children in the Out of the Ashes’ Program and support and oversee daily operations and success for the students in Korah.
We believe in a Hand up-Not a hand out. This is the OA program’s heart and represents the long-term solution to breaking the cycle of generational poverty in Korah. For as little as $3 a day you can sponsor and mentor a child and provide them with hope for a greater future.
WHERE WE SERVE
Out of the Ashes works with children from a “Trash Dump Village” located inside the city limits of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, called Korah. Korah is a former leper colony of over 200,000 people and is situated adjacent to the city’s trash dump. None of the children go to school. Without the support and aid of others, there is little hope for a different life. Out of the Ashes is committed to making a difference. We work to pull children “out of the ashes” of the trash dump to send them to school.