“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead, anthropologist
An aerie is a nest in a safe place. Our Aerie Africa organization is a US-based program committed to providing a safe haven and loving support for Ethiopian children who are orphans.
The Ethiopian arm of the program is administered by the non-governmental organization (NGO) called Children’s Cross Connection (CCC). Aerie Africa currently supports 59 young children living in a roomy orphanage, as well as 4 young adults who are living in an Aerie Africa-sponsored transition program while they build life skills to dwell independently in the community of Soddo, Ethiopia and 4 others who are attending university.
Most of the children came into the program after their parents died of AIDS or malaria. Some were rescued from living in the streets, others were sent by relatives and friends who could not provide shelter and food. read more