OAfrica is a Non-Governmental Organinzation with a mission to empower children and young adults in need of care and protection because of institutionalization, abandonment, neglect, disability or abuse to become productive members of the community. They are able to accomplish this by strengthening families and reintegrating separated children whose rights have been compromised due to poverty, violence, trafficking, disease and discrimination into safe, stable and loving households.
In celebrating 15 years of continued support and commitment to solving issue related to children, OAfrica chose Sunday, 10th December 2017, which is World Human Rights Day, to make Joselyn Dumas its worldwide Ambassador. OAfrica chose Joselyn Dumas because the ‘screen goddess’ is very passionate about children as well as her personal believes falls in line with the mission and vision of OAfrica.
In the past 15 years OAfrica has supported children and young adults in Ghana: a co-creator with the Government of Ghana and UNICEF of the CARE REFORM INICIATIVE we have been tracing and reuniting children from orphanages by strengthening their extended families and giving the children scholarships. OAfrica is also committed to care reform and ensuring that children grow up in safe, permanent family settings with appropriate care and protection and with equal rights and opportunity.
OAfrica’s programs support 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.
Most importantly, OAfrica want to celebrate Christmas with the children Oafrica supports in community based foster care. Do well to support a worthy course.
“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 don’t agree: we think orphanages are often very abusive and that the best place for a child is in the family in their community. “ ~LISA LOVATT-SMITH, FOUNDER OF OAFRICA~