​​​Giving Chances to Those Who Need Them Most​Your Support Enables Us to Continue with Our Mission

We serve the most destitute in the world through our programs.

Walk for Humanity

​​​Video Footage from the Grounds of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

"If you can't feed  a hundred people, then feed just one."   -  Mother Teresa

Sponsorship and Nurturing

Our Mission is Simple:


Starting in Africa, we have helped transform the lives of the most desperate children and families through interventions in areas such as nutrition, education, school supplies, water solutions and shelter. IGO works in co-operation with local NGOs in Africa to eradicate poverty, and end the needless suffering that so many children and families endure. In essence, we gain insight from the people we serve.

With support of amazing people like you, IGO has reached hundreds of children; yet there’s much more to be done. It is our hopes and prayers that after viewing the success of our efforts, you will be inspired to join us as we continue to work together to end World poverty. 


Founded in 2007, IGO was established to create awareness of Global Suffering as well as to find solutions to alleviate the hardships of many destitute children in Africa and other parts of the World.

IGO's Founder and Director, Velma Kirksey-Tarver on the grounds of Africa, visiting children, students and families who are enrolled in IGO's programs.

Footage taken February, 2020

This annual 5K run/1 mile health walk provides financial resources for IGO programs.

Help by Donating Today

Starting with only 30 sponsored children a few years ago, the Institute for Global Outreach (IGO) now supports over 800. Supporting our lifesaving work helps bring health and hope to vulnerable children and families in the neediest communities around the world.

What gives us hope at The Institute of Global Outreach (IGO) is seeing the difference that sponsorship makes in the lives of children

"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, its an act of Justice."  - Nelson Mandela

​​​Although the children highlighted in this video are now thriving, there are many more who are not. It is estimated that about 20,000 children die every single day due to poverty...For just $6.69 a week, less than the cost of a sandwich, you can save a life.

The children in this video are flourishing thanks to the generosity of their sponsors...If we are not a part of the solution, we are part of the problem.​Please Join Us!