At 16, orphans in Ukraine “age out” of the orphanages and expected to go on to college, vocational school or find some means to be productive in life with little to no guidance. Most are afraid to leave the orphanage. Most will not find a future. Most will end up on the streets.
One Child Inc coordinates mentors and counselors to help the children get into colleges and vocational schools as well as teach them how to make good decisions.
We also have a growing network of professionals and businesses in Ukraine that are willing help train and even hire aged out orphans. We’re working with restaurants, mechanics, food processing and textiles businesses to help us train and guide aged out orphans.