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.



Who Do We Serve?

  • 61

  • 290

  • 23,009

  • 436

  • 3,009

  • 1,891
*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.



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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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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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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Thank You to All Who Sent a Child to Summer Camp 

Camp has begun!!! We received our first Allies report from a camp director in Ukraine!! Even war cannot stop God’s plan for camp!!! Thank you so much for caring to give them this lifetime experience! ♥️


A Special Message From Allies Regional Director of Africa

Grace and Peace from God our Father be multiplied to you all, my friends. I am Chief Melvin Fillie, Regional Curator in Africa, working with 12 Leaders, 757 Children, and 88 Volunteers across eight countries: Namibia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, Algeria, and Cape Town, South Africa. Last year, we witnessed significant life-changing developments for both children and volunteers.


Journey of Faith and Learning

In Bugesera, Eastern Province, the inspiring story of Nkundimana, a dedicated professional teacher and servant of God, unfolds. With over 12 years of teaching experience, Nkundimana found a renewed sense of joy and fulfillment working with the children in the Allies in Youth Development program. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn reignited his passion for teaching, filling him with a profound sense of purpose.


The Inspirational Stories Behind Our Mission

In the heart of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, the inspiring story of Maria unfolds. Born into poverty and orphaned at a young age, Maria's life could have taken a very different path. Thankfully, her loving grandmother took her in, providing the support she needed. Despite the hardships she faced, Maria's determination never wavered. Through relentless effort and dedication, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse.


How You Can Help?


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

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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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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