Otino Waa Children's Village
Otino Waa Children’s Village began in 2003 as a mission to rescue 78 orphans being targeted by the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) to be abducted as child soldiers. Today, Otino Waa houses over 300 orphaned children and has onsite medical and dental clinics, primary and secondary schools, vocational training centers, and a café that is open to the public. Children live in houses of 8 and are cared for by House Moms, who are widows from the community.
Children as young as the age of 5 are accepted each year, as space allows, and continue with us through graduation from secondary school. After graduation, many of our children continue on to our Elevate program, which aims to create economic opportunities for our graduates through advanced education, vocational training and microfinance opportunities. To learn more about Elevate, click here.