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 Oldham is partnered with Oasis India and Oasis Mozambique.
Oasis began its work in India in 1993 in Mumbai and now also works in the cities of Bangalore and Chennai and the rural community of Punganur. All work is either involved in the building of community hubs or in relation to human trafficking. Community hubs take an integrated approach to community transformation while the anti-trafficking work includes outreach, rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of those who have been trafficked.
Oasis have been working in Mozambique since 2002. We work in Beira, Mozambique's second largest city, and the surrounding villages. We have 3 Hubs in Beira, Manga Loforte, Ngupa and Ponta Gea where we run a number of projects.
Infant mortality is extremely high in the Manga area of Beira. At the Manga Loforte hub, Oasis Mozambique focuses on reducing infant mortality through improving water quality, sanitation and hygiene. Much of the work is done through 96 “mother leaders” who each educate a further 12 neighbours. In the 2013 monsoon season, there were no cases of Cholera reported in the community.
At the Ngupa hub we run our Early Childhood Centre (pre-school lessons are from 8am-12pm) where early years learning is provided to children between 3-5 years of age. Most of these children are underprivileged and their families cannot afford to pay for their fees. Children are provided with 1 meal per day as a way of addressing malnutrition. We are currently building our second preschool in Manga Loforte.
In our Ponta Gea Hub, we work with 185 youth and adolescent, in the Munhava and Ponta Gea Clinics, who are HIV+ to increase their adherence to Anti-Retroviral Treatment. Our committed staff and volunteers run monthly support groups, carry out home visits on a weekly basis as well as spend time in clinics to counsel youth on issues around sexual and reproductive health