It is a time of great worry for everyone, no matter who you are, where you live, or what line of work you are in. Whilst you take care of your loved ones around you, we are out taking care of orphaned children and widows who have no one to look after them.
Following the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken several steps at Orphans in Need for the welfare of our stakeholders. Here’s what we’re doing to protect our beneficiaries, staff and supporters.
We have issued guidance to all of the carers of our children, promoting good hygiene and social distancing in line with local government guidelines. Our food parcel distributions for Ramadan will include increased quantities of sanitation products, in line with local availability.
Masks and sanitisers have been purchased for our children and staff in our orphan homes.
Personal Hygiene Grant for staff
Orphans in Need has issued a Personal Hygiene Grant for staff who work at our orphan homes. These grants will allow them to buy hygiene and sanitation supplies for themselves and their families. This will ensure safety and cleanliness amongst our front line staff, particularly as they are direct carers of our children.
In line with UK Government advice, arrangements have been made for essential staff to maintain social distance when travelling to and at work. Where possible, staff have been authorised to work from home.
In these times of uncertainty, we request that you bear patience with our staff and our call centre, who continue to work hard to help those most vulnerable around the world. We will strive to respond to all communications as soon as possible.
Orphans are supported each year across 14 different countries
Meals delivered each last year worldwide
Families were fed nutritious meals in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Providing a safer future for Widows and Orphans in need
To make it easier for you to donate we provide the option for one-off £30 donations or monthly recurring £30 donations that allow us to better plan for providing future support. Donors can also provide a one-off donation of £360 (less than a £1 a day) that will ensure a family in need is given food parcel support for an entire year (12 months).