you were born into a world
with endless opportunities?
you had a life with no choice,
opportunities, love or hope.
you're lucky enough to have
a family to provide for you?
you were abandoned because
your parents couldn't afford
to keep you.
you are so fortunate to have
many people who love you?
you were forced to live on your
own at age 16 with no skills,
education or a place to sleep.
There are over 700,000 orphans in Russia. Each year 15,000 children leave the orphanage as a requirement by reaching the age of 16 or by running away. Of these:
Orphan Advocates International (OAI) is a 501c3 volunteer based non-profit organization created to assist children living in orphanages through humanitarian aid, medical treatment, education, and post orphanage support.
Giving opportunities to orphans to learn and to provide life skills so that they have a better chance when they leave the orphanage.
Making sure each child in the orphanages we support has their basic needs met.
Understanding the needs of each orphanage and doing our best to help fulfill needs.
Making sure each of the orphans know that there is someone in this world that cares for them.
Providing a means for extra-curricular activities which help develop better attitudes towards leaning and reducing aggressive behavior.
Mentoring and supporting the oprhans after they are forced to leave the orphanage.