ORI is dedicated to helping orphans and other socially vulnerable young people in Rwanda pursue a university education and ultimately become leaders in driving economic development and social reconciliation.
Orphans of Rwanda, Inc. (ORI) works with local partners to make higher education a reality for orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda. More than 800,000 Rwandan children have been orphaned by the 1994 genocide and epidemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. Through close collaboration with orphanages, youth-focused community groups, and other organizations, ORI identifies motivated and talented children and young adults and enables them to achieve their educational goals. Working with our partners, ORI provides holistic support to students that goes beyond school and university fees to include healthcare, housing, mentoring and tutoring.