Orphans Africa envisions a world without poverty in which all persons have the freedom and opportunities to pursue happiness and maximize their potential. OA believes in development, not aid, as development at the grassroots level empowers people to rise to their own giftedness and break the cycle of poverty. Our Values are: Education frees people from bondage; ignorance is disabling. It is every person’s right to be self-sufficient and determine their own destiny. OA does not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.