Oasis responds to the local needs of 51 communities across the globe, which requires an enormous amount of support and resource.
Global partnering is one of the ways our academies can support the varying needs of country specific programmes. From providing funds and gifts in kind, to arranging visits during the holidays to offer more hands-on help.
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey is partnered with Oasis Zimbabwe and Oasis Kyrgyzstan.
Oasis Zimbabwe seeks to give impoverished children the best start in education they can, through establishing pre-schools in partnership with local churches in the high-density suburbs of Harare. These pre-schools also enable Oasis to improve the health outcomes of children.
In Epworth, the most deprived community in Harare, Oasis has an ever-expanding hub that utilises sports with youth to develop life-skills, reduce HIV and AIDS and encourage entrepreneurship. Oasis also provides practical and vocational skills training for vulnerable girls, and a safe home called Tanaka with rehabilitation for former street girls and an outreach programme for street based youth.
Oasis has been running projects in Kyrgyzstan since 2008, and walks alongside young people who have been raised in orphanages. By the time young people are ready to leave these institutions they are often alone and unsupported, and are extremely vulnerable to exploitation, trafficking and involvement in crime and prostitution. Oasis walks alongside these young people through the Care Leavers Support Project, helping them to become part of a close knit and supportive community.