Our mission is to support orphans and vulnerable people globally. We believe that all children should be given the opportunity to learn and grow equally, regardless of their background, family situation or geopolitical environment. We strive to provide access to food, education and medicine to the children and vulnerable people in the regions we work.
We make a point of running our activities in person, as we believe everyone deserves attention and support, even in the most remote or difficult areas.
Our main objectives are to support orphans and vulnerable children with regard to education, nutrition and health. By extrapolation, it also supports the right for basic healthcare for vulnerable populations and the fight against poverty and injustice in general. We help communities fight poverty as well as corruption, and we offer volunteers and donors a chance to contribute for the greater good without all the administrative (and financial) overhead. Whatever is donated benefits directly the children and vulnerable people that our various projects support.
We base our activities on 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Bring Kids Back UA
Ukraine's stolen children
Orphans Feeding Foundation is working with the Ombudsman of Ukraine and the Presidential Office of Ukraine to find and return those children, as well as increase awareness on the topic, so that those crimes are recognised by international institutions and brought to justice at the International Criminal Court soon.
Ukraine Humanitarian Aid
Medical supplies, antidotes, cloths, meals
As soon as the crisis in Ukraine escalated in February, we have activated our network to raise funds, coordinate expatriation of refugees and provide medical/food supplies to hospitals and orphanages in Ukraine.
Thanks to the great support of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Netherlands and members of the Ukrainian parliament, we have been able to react fast and coordinate work on the ground within days to support the healthcare system. Our support and our international and local network have not stopped growing since.
Daily Food Program
Providing food on a daily basis
Since our intervention in Western Kenya in December 2010, our foundation provides daily food to 3 orphanages of the region.
It is a great pride for us to see children eat food that we consider as basic for us (e.g. rice, fruits…) and not have to work in fields to raise the minimum wages to help feed their vulnerable parents.
Building a school for the community
Our first ever project in 2010, and the very reason we created Orphans Feeding Foundation. In December 2010, Mariam and Samuel visited the Ebulonga community in Western Kenya. There we have coordinated the local help to build a new school up from the ground. We are happy to say that we have now built 4 classrooms where the 92 children from the community are able to follow courses provided by volunteer teachers.
Zanzibar Hospitality School
Hospitality School construction
In July 2021, our foundation visited several schools and orphanages in the Zanzibar. Thanks to our local network, we have liaised with the resort Le Mersenne to work on the construction of a hospitality school on the East coast.
The goal of this school is to provide high end education in the various hospitality careers, to young Tanzanians who wouldn’t have had the opportunity to attend such school. We aim to give them a chance in life, with strong skills that they can apply directly in contact of experienced staff of the Le Mersenne resort.
Viva For Life
Running to fight poverty
In December 2020, in the middle of the Covid crisis hitting Europe and the world, Mariam has raised €4,379 by running 144km, symbolising the distance between The Hague (our headquarters) and Brussels, where the RTBF is organising a week-long operation to raise awareness and money for the children living under the poverty level in Belgium.