History

OBK Children - Julius and Martina Otto - Kids

Julius Otto was living in Vancouver, Canada in 2005 when he had a vision to move back to his homeland in South Sudan to help children struggling in desperate need. OBK Children was given land by local elders who knew and trusted Julius. Monies were raised in Canada to construct a building and fund the start-up of the OBK Children’s orphanage. OBK Children has been operating since 2006 and has changed the lives of these beautiful children.  However, there is still great need.

OBK Children received Canadian charitable status in August 29th, 2009.

Premises

OBK Children - Kids Building

OBK Children is located in Magwi County of South Sudan near the border of Uganda.  The facilities include one building structure and an outdoor cooking area on 10 acres of flat land. A home for Julius and Martina is currently under construction within the compound. There is plenty of land available for expansion and increased farming activities.

The Need

OBK Children has been operating since 2006 and has changed the lives of these desperate children.  However, there is still great need.

– All 88 children live in one small building that doubles as their school.

– The children have no beds or mosquito nets.  Malaria is a consistent problem.

– There is one toilet facility on site.

– There is no electricity

– The children lack adequate clothing and footwear

– There is a lack of medical supplies

There is a lack of school supplies

This needs to change. Donate Here

The Goal

Our aim is to bring on monthly sponsors from just $0.99 per day ($30.00/month). These funds will be used to meet the operating budget. 100% of all monies donated will be sent to South Sudan because all overhead expenses incurred by OBK Children will be paid for by the Board of Directors.

We will also begin capital project fundraising campaigns to allow for the following:

  • An on-site home for Julius, Martina and their two children.
  • Improved toilet and shower facilities for the children.
  • The construction of a separate school building.
  • Solar power.
  • An open-air mess hall with attached food storage and kitchen.
  • Increased farming activities on the site
  • A second water well.