In 2008, UNAIDS estimated that there were nearly 2.4 million orphaned children in Tanzania, at least 1.1 million of whom were orphaned as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. One Heart Source (OHS) was founded by UCLA students in January 2008 as a direct response to this crisis, with the goal of establishing a sustainable home for children orphaned or abandoned due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In the four years since then, OHS has expanded from a home center to community-based programs focused on education, health, and empowerment. These programs, staffed entirely by volunteers, comprise the educational arm of OHS.
Below, please view a visual representation of the seminal events in the development of OHS from its inception in 2008 to the present day.