It’s important that we point out that there are many other sponsorship programs and organizations out there, such as World Vision and Compassion International. We love the work they do, and do not view ourselves in competition with them. They are serving parts of the world where we are not, and we are serving parts of Africa that they are not. We are all functioning to serve those in need and having an incredible impact on the world.
One of the aspects of Yaaka Afrika that some people might find appealing, is that we are smaller as an organization than other non-profits. This allows us to be more flexible with how we operate. For example, if someone wishes to get to know their student, it is considerably easier to go on a mission and get to actually spend time with your student while they are there than some organizations.