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Orphan For a Day

Who we are:  

The mission of Orphan for a Day is to awaken global awareness in western young people through experiential learning, and to provide avenues to tangibly love and serve orphans. Orphan for a Day is working to launch nationwide this fall.

Who we serve:  

Currently 1 out of 10 homes in Swaziland is headed by an orphan under the age of 11!

Through the work of OFAD, we directly impact these orphan headed households while engaging Western youth in making a difference. Orphan for a Day events provide an all-day interactive event simulating the challenges orphans and vulnerable children face daily.

It’s one thing to be told that children in other countries don’t have running water, it’s completely different to personally carry water up a hill. After experiencing Orphan for a Day, students have a larger, long-term personal investment in helping effect the welfare of orphans.

After finishing Orphan for a Day, Victoria, a 6th grader stated,

“I did not realize how much work it took just to get good water. It made me appreciate being able to turn on my faucet everyday when I need it instead of walking up and down hills for two hours! I am excited to earn money this year to pay for clean water in Swaziland."


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Recently from the Orphan For A Day Blog...

  • Video Curriculum is Coming!
    by admin on January 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    During Summer of 2015 a small team from Orphan for a Day (OFAD) went to Swaziland with the goal of making video curriculum. We set out to honor the life experience gained by each orphan we had the opportunity to film.  Our goal was to transform these stories into video curriculum that will help Orphan […]

  • OFAD Launch
    by admin on May 16, 2015 at 6:44 am

    We are so excited to be gearing up for an official launch in Spring 2016!  Check out our Razoo fundraising campaign (link on the right) to help us get started.  Our goal is to take OFAD nation wide using video curriculum.  We want hundreds of thousands of youth in the United states to experience being […]

  • First You Have To See
    by admin on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    First you have to see The weary woman Creases snaking through parchment skin Death stole her grown babies Wailing infant tightly attached Hungry screams The widow and orphan Their only provision each other She bends plunging rags that resemble shirts Into murky water Again and again   First you have to see The small black-eyed […]