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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 university students
and partners, 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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Who Do We Serve

Teaching Children about Sports and Friendly Competitions

It was a great day for Anenii Noi orphanage as we held an event called “Fun Starts”, a friendly sports competition between children and volunteers.


Message From Dr. Tatiana Baeva

Here is a message from the AIYD Director of International Operations, Dr. Tatiana Baeva:


Celebrating Birthdays in an Orphanage

Birthdays are happy and impactful occasions. Children always look forward to their special day, because they know that it will be filled with gifts, surprises, and food that they can share with their family, friends, and loved ones.


Art and Theatre for Therapy and Building Connections

Earlier in the year during Allies’ first visit to theShovgenovskiyorphanage, a group of volunteers fromKrasdnodarplanned a theatricalperformanceentitled “Panchinello.”


3-Year Plan

The odds are stacked against Eastern European 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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How You Can Help?


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

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Come to our “packing parties” to prepare boxes of
donations to send to
Eastern Europe.

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Give Items

Donate new hygene items, school supplies, craft kits, new or gently used clothing, toys, games, and other items for the kids.

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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.


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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