Ebenezer Welfare Foundation (EWF), was founded and formally registered as a community based non-profit in 2018. However, our story truly begins many years before with the remarkable story of the Founder Otim Alfred.
Having lost a father at the age of 4, who was the head of the family, life turned around from that moment and it wasn’t an easy journey for him to make it through school since his father had passed on. It was a serious life struggle to see him go through school with his uncle and mother. After graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 2017, it was that journey that inspired him to begin thinking of other children passing through the same situation similar to the one he had gone through. Otim Alfred was the driving force that led to our organization’s development.
We proudly partner with individual partners who aid in supporting vulnerable and orphaned children with access to education and livelihood support. Together, we forged a bond that enabled us to care for the children who may have otherwise fallen between the cracks.
We currently have 10 registered children under our sponsorship program and all of them are less than 10 years old. We identify children from completely vulnerable backgrounds and none of their family has had a child who has exceeded a secondary level of education. It’s this kind of transformation that we want to see both in the children and the families they come from. Our dedicated sponsors have seen a few children from impoverished backgrounds supported from lower primary level and the mission is to see them go through secondary, vocational and/or their university education. In addition, we provide clothing, nutritious food, improved healthcare, counseling, life-skills development and more for these young people.