Older OVC's Employment


The orphan crisis in Africa is entering a new stage of urgency.

There are now more then 16 million orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa.
They go out into a world with very few opportunities. Boys without job options may grow frustrated and turn to drugs or gangs.

Girls with no options often turn to prostitution, and the vicious cycle repeats.
Ujamaa, along with St. John’s Pumwani, is pioneering a new approach to helping this vulnerable group of young Kenyans.
Community apprenticeships which provide skills training AND employment are much more effective then pure vocational training programs.