Saving Orphans Through the Allies Mentoring Program

Did you know the life expectancy of an orphan is less than age 30? They age out of orphanages sometimes as early as age 15 without life skills or guidance. This reality is why orphans are at high risk for homelessness, addiction, suicide, and human trafficking. The Allies Mentoring Program (AMP) is the foundation of Allies in Youth Development to prevent orphans from becoming another statistic.

How Does It Work?

We created a network of area leaders who work with volunteer coordinators to organize groups of in-country volunteers to visit orphanages. These regular visits are a way to build friendships, provide healing, and teach orphans life skills they need for a successful future. This necessary human connection shows orphans they are not alone and gives them emotional, educational, and spiritual support.

Learn how our mentoring program paved the way to provide immediate aid to Ukraine when the war began in February 2022.

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Who Do We Serve?


  • 61
    COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE

  • 290
    ORPHANAGES

  • 23,009
    ORPHANS & VULNERABLE CHILDREN

  • 436
    ADOPTIVE FAMILY + FOSTER CHILDREN

  • 3,009
    CHILDREN IN SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES

  • 1,891
    IN-COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS
*2023 year-end numbers

Celebrating Success Stories

We're so excited to share some stories of our orphans finding the path to success! We invite you to read about them.


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Allies in Youth Development
engages orphans through nurturing friendships,
modeling biblical love, and providing education –

Empowering: Life Change

 
 

What is Life Like for an Eastern European Orphan?

Get a glimpse of the daily challenges children face in the orphanage.

 
 

Engage

By training and engaging in-country volunteers, we cultivate a culture of involvement that
benefits orphans in and outside the orphanage.

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Educate

Orphans need education, training, and opportunities. Proper skills development through our education
programs ensures their success and safety when it's
time for them to lead independent lives.

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Empower

Abandonment can lead any child down the wrong path. Restoring their motivation, self-worth, and dignity empowers them to make better choices, improves educational abilities, and forms a foundation for success.

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3-Year Plan

The odds are stacked against orphans, but Allies has a plan. Read how Allies is making a difference in the lives of thousands of orphans each year through human connection, education, and life skills and how you can be a part of it.

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Dreaming and Achieving at the Orphanage

This month at the orphanage in Russia, we embarked on an inspiring yet complex journey with the children—exploring the landscape of dreams and goals. We recognize that while dreams are the seeds of motivation, they need the right environment to flourish. That's where our dedicated team, including experts like Ira, a compassionate psychologist, stepped in. Our goal was not to clip the wings of their imagination but to provide a roadmap for turning their aspirations into attainable goals.

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The Story of Obedience and Hope

Abayomi, a devoted volunteer, recently brought the ancient tale of Jonah to life for a group of eager children. Using a projector as his canvas, he illustrated the vital lessons of obedience to God and the beauty of His mercy. Jonah's story resonated with the children, teaching them the value of following divine guidance and the endless capacity for forgiveness that we can all tap into when we stray from our path.

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The Journey of Sarah, Sam, and Joy with Allies

In the heart of Sironko, a teacher named Sarah discovered a new dimension to her life's work through the Allies program. This innovative initiative wove together the wisdom of the Bible with the pillars of education and life skills, reshaping the way Sarah—and many others—approached teaching and personal growth. The transformative power of combining faith with learning ignited a newfound passion in Sarah and a desire to delve deeper into the scriptures, finding applications in every lesson and every challenge.

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Inspiring Letter from Regional Director of Africa

It’s 2,000 new children! Our leaders actively participate in the lives of children in different areas of their lives, give them the most important and valuable things – knowledge of life, eternity, and our Creator, about the Heavenly Father who loves them!

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How You Can Help?

Donate

Your partnership provides mentorship, education, and physical necessities for the orphans and others in need.

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Volunteer

Come to our “packing parties” to prepare boxes of donations shipped worldwide to orphanages.

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Give Items

Donate new hygiene items, school supplies, new or gently used children’s clothing, shoes, underwear, and toys.

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Share

Spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Or help us with our corporate sponsorship program by letting your employer know about Allies.

 
Help Orphans Life Change

Through Education, Mentorship, Hope and Love

Read stories of recent orphanage visits by our team and what kinds of improvements the children are making because of love and attention from someone who cares.

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Allies In The News

A huge thank you to the wonderful reporters, news administrators, and hosts for helping spread the word about the mission of Allies and how Allies is providing relief during the conflict in Ukraine.

A Word From Our Director of
International Operations