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Reconciliation Village

Reconciliation Village was established as part of the Rwandan government’s initiative to heal the nation from the effects of the 1994 genocide. It was designed as a common place where victims and perpetrators would live and learn to forgive each other. The main source of income of the villagers is agriculture, they own a small… Read more »

Nyabitsinde Primary School

Only 15 minutes drive from the Ingagi Lodge, the Nyabitsinde Primary School is a new GCF partner school.  With over 1,100 students this government public school is lacking in some of even the most basic supplies. We immediately purchased books and other needed materials to allow the teachers to adequately do the job they love…. Read more »

Mizpah Primary School

Mizpah Primary School is located in Zimbabwes Matabeleland North, 32km outside of Victoria Falls town. The school currently has 336 students who are taught by 9 teachers. The economic situation in Zimbabwe allowed the facilities of this remote school to become considerably run down despite their best efforts.  Our first project was to fund the… Read more »

Lena Grochowska Foundation

When the war in Ukraine began in 2022, thousands of refugees fled to the safety of Poland and needed housing. We partnered with the Lena Gorchowska Foundation and funded $700,000 to renovate 6 buildings as housing, and provided 580,000 free nights of accommodation. At the end of 2023,  Lena Grochowska Foundation’s efforts to aid refugees… Read more »

Morocco Earthquake Relief

Saturday Sept. 9th, a devastating earthquake struck western Morocco, resulting in over 2,000 lives lost and widespread destruction. The regional OAT team sprang into action, providing help with the aid of OAT travelers onsite, purchasing critical supplies and delivering them to a local hospital. Likewise, Grand Circle Foundation immediately sent $10,000 to our Morocco Regional… Read more »

Lukhosi Secondary School

Founded by the government of Zimbabwe and opened in January 1984, Lukosi Secondary School serves 7 neighboring primary schools. With 360 students, 18 staff members in 10 classrooms – it is a large and sprawling suburban school located in the Matabeland North area outside of Victoria Falls.   One of our first projects at this… Read more »

Batoka Centres of Hope – Jafuta Foundation

Batoka Centres of Hope Situated 18kms from Victoria Falls itself this infrastructure provides the following: • Sport & Play – Two Multisport Courts; Football Field; Playground • Clean Water to Surrounding Villages & Nutritional Community Gardens • Tree Nurseries and Chaya Tree project And the following: Women and Youth Creative & Empowerment Centre – we… Read more »

Chidobe Primary School

  Chidobe Primary School is located 15 kilometres from the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North. The school was built by the local community in 1958 and has grown considerably to this day, with 280 students now attending. It serves a community of 10 villages with each village being made up of approximately… Read more »

Turkey Earthquake Relief

Monday, February 6th saw Turkey and neighboring Syria rocked by 7.8 earthquakes, destroying towns and killing thousands. Our regional leadership in Istanbul quickly jumped into action to deliver water, food staples, warm clothing and medical supplies. We are also collaborating with two trusted partners whom we have worked with on relief efforts in Ukraine. Our… Read more »

Wine to Water – East Africa

Women in Tanzania are the primary people responsible for collecting water in Masaai communities, often spending hours walking many kilometers to the nearest source.  Usually a stagnant watering hole, shared with animals so the risk of water contamination is very high.     When we learned that Wine to Water was expanding into Tanzania, there… Read more »