Christ Faith Home for Children support

We have been support Christ Faith Home for Children (CFHC) for over 10 years. They support and empower parentless children, deserted women and people living below the poverty life. To help these individuals they run an orphanage, school and vocational training centre. We have supported them over the years and helped them improve their orphanage, build a vocational training building … Read More

Change the Game Open School

change the game open school

ORFL decided to Support Open School, a school in Portland Oregon that is trying to innovate education. They try to provide students education that suites them since traditional school did not help them and they were at risk of dropping out of school. Open School provides students with an environment that supports them and provides them what they need to … Read More

DiverseCity 2019 Summer Program

In 2019 ORFL decided to support DiverseCity with a donation towards their Summer Programs.   Who is DiverseCity? DiverseCity is a youth development organization that prepares tomorrow’s global citizens through health education and leadership training. The curriculum offers a fun and engaging outlet for physical activity and instruction in targeted interest areas (e.g., arts, music, sport, theatre), while simultaneously furthering … Read More

Mercy Corps Social Venture Fund

Mercy Corps started a Social Venture Fund (SVF). It aims to accelerate the growth of innovative, financially sustainable companies that are socially responsible and positively impact people in developing countries. SVF hopes to de-risk the companies it takes on and make them more attractive to later-stage investors. Since we started supporting the SVF they have made three impact investments Arifu, … Read More

USA Visit

This year I went to the USA from the 4th to the 13th of May 2018 to carry out due diligence on the projects we support and to explore some projects that we could support in the future. The projects ranged from education to skill training. I went to Haverford College a school in Philadelphia since we support an educational … Read More

Prayasam

Mission: Organise and develop children who live in slum areas to become empowered change agents. They also aim to eradicate mental and emotional poverty. Report: Prayasam started in 1996 with the vision that children are agents of change and that they can transform their local communities. Prayasam strength is through its empowerment of children and young adults, today these children … Read More

Gaza Sky Geeks

  In summer of 2017 we decided to support Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG). A start-up hub, incubator, accelerator and community centre for coders or learners of code in Gaza. Gaza Sky Geeks was founded in 2011 in partnership with Google and Mercy Corps.   The idea came about because Gaza has a highly educated population however because their boarders are … Read More

Renovating the multi-media room for Centro de Vivência Redentora

Fundação SEMEAR serves the poor in Brazil. It offers children and young adults a range of programmes to help them build self-esteem, learn new skills and deter them from falling victim to violence, drug trafficking or child labour.  Fundação SEMEAR built Centro de Vivência Redentora (CVR) to give it a space to serve socially vulnerable children and teenagers from favela … Read More

A new training block for the blind

In December 2016 with the help of our India team we decided to support Indian Association for the Blind (IAB). We have been supporting IAB for many years. They are a South Indian based non-profit that is helping in the education, employment and rehabilitation of visually challenged people. IAB mission is “To provide comprehensive education, rehabilitation and employment opportunities for … Read More

Mercy Corps projects

In May 2017 we went to see Mercy Corps. They proposed two new project so us, Gaza Sky Geeks and a Social Venture Fund (SVF). The Social Venture fund is investing in social ventures and for-profit companies with long term impact. Mercy Corps wants to partner with ORFL. The aim of their SVF is to improve the lives of 4 … Read More