Helping Orphans in Africa
Orphanages in Africa can take many different shapes and sizes. Many have children as old as 18 and as young as babies. These children are in need of educational support, care, and friendship, which local staff are often to busy to offer them on an individual basis.
Your work in an orphanage in Africa will provide these orphaned children with the support and mental stimulation that all children need to develop healthy social skills and self-confidence. Volunteer work in African orphanages can make a large impact on both you and the orphans themselves. We recommend going for eight weeks or more if you are doing a project that involves social work. However, some projects can accommodate volunteers for as little as one week.
You can impact the lives of numerous orphaned children in Africa by donating your time and energy volunteering in an orphanage in Ethiopia, Ghana, or Tanzania. Our care work volunteers come during various stages of their life – gap years, university vacations, career breaks, and volunteer vacations. Volunteering in African orphanages offers a rewarding combination of the new, exciting, and life-changing.
"Working at the orphanage was my favorite part of my trip to Ghana. The wood market and bead market were nice to visit, however I really loved playing with all the children at the orphanage. Every day a Project Abroad staff member brought us to and from work. We never got lost, and the staff was always there to answer all of our questions. In the mornings, we worked to build a bathroom for the children at the orphanage. I really felt as though I was making a difference."