Join us at the 20th annual Lakes Area Walk!

Join us at the 20th annual Lakes Area Walk!

Join us at the 20th annual Lakes Area Walk next Saturday, October 6th! The walk begins at 11am at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN (registration begins at 10:30am). All are welcome!

This year we are raising funds to provide textbooks for students at the MaaSAE girls school in Tanzania. Up to 5 students share a single textbook. With your help we can give every student the tools they need to learn!

Charity Navigator Gives OBA 4 Out Of 4-Stars!

Charity Navigator Gives OBA 4 Out Of 4-Stars!

OBA is proud to have been recognized as a 4-star organization by Charity Navigator again this year for meeting the highest standards of financial health, transparency, and accountability. We are a mission-driven organization, committed to ensuring your support goes where it is most needed!

Welcome Our New Administrative Associate

Welcome Our New Administrative Associate

Please welcome our new Administrative Associate – Lauren Sekelsky – to the OBA family. Lauren has been working in nonprofits for 7 years, and recently returned from a 4 month backpacking trip around Africa. She is excited to be part of an organization that shares her love for Africa and strengthening communities in need.

Announcing Our New Executive Director

Announcing Our New Executive Director

OBA is excited to announce the hire of our new Executive Director – Jason Bergmann. Jason has been working in nonprofits for two decades, and has a strong educational and professional background in international development. He has also had the opportunity to study in Kenya and Tanzania, and was even able to visit the Maasae Girls School in its early days. Jason has been a longtime supporter of OBA and is excited to be able to share his expertise and passion with the organization.