Create 56 Opportunities for Orphans Nigeria

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Most orphans in Northern Nigeria today are unable to support themselves. This is primarily because they are not able to attend school and learn a skill so they can become a full member of the local economy. The Orphan Independence and Skills Program allows business owners to take in orphans and provide them with room, board and basic schooling. These orphans can then go receive skills training or apprenticeships over the course of 18 months from other participating businesses.

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This program will help to alleviate the plight of orphans. As it stands now, most are homeless, and unable to support themselves. Money raised for this project will go towards the launch of our 2015 program


This project will matching them up with an existing businesses. For example the owner of the cobbling shop, Danliti Abdullahi, is looking to take in several orphans- teaching them a skill while at the same time providing a stable home life for them to thrive in.

Long-Term Impact

Develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities. Project beneficiaries fill voids in the local economy while improving their families' health, education and financial stability. Previous leaders have sent their brothers, sisters and children to school, helped invest in new businesses within the community, offered new services to community members such as the disabled, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.


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Personal Stories of Orphans within the Program

Organization Information

Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Marshall Bailly
Washington, DC United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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