Who are we?

Our Mission

Our Mission is to Educate, Professionalize and Empower needy orphanages and schools in rural areas in Africa (so far, in Kenya and Uganda but, more Country Partners to come) to change the current situation and prove that orphanages have the capacity to be acceptable, and sometimes superior alternatives, where children can thrive. 


In order to bring about this attitude change, we create awareness of the real needs of orphanages, as a distinct subset of the general population.  These residents in orphanages have exceptional needs: they are impoverished and they are traumatized.  AFAO will ensure that they will no longer be ignored.   Our duty is to do what it is necessary to ensure that orphanages are integrated into any and all governmental planning and funding procedures that will impact them.


We are Facilitators and we are Capacity Builders.  We are not a charity! We will provide assistance to help needy orphanages and schools locate funders, when possible but,  goal is the Diffusion of Ideas and Technologies to improve lives and opportunities. 

Our objective

Our Leaders all share the common Vision of raising the potential for each child in our orphanages and schools, to grow into happy, successful adults.  Our members agree to serve as volunteers, for the Good of the Children, until the day that their goals have been reached.


We find and share appropriate and relevant resources among ourselves and mentor each other.  We forge partnerships with: NGOs, Foundations, Governments, Corporations, Academic Institutions, Charitable Organizations and Individual Donors to create new outcomes and solutions.

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There are 17 SDGs, but AFAO concentrates on the following 10 SDGs.

Goal 1

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation

Goal 10

Reduce income inequality within and among countries