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A Letter From Olchoki Primary School

A Letter From Olchoki Primary School

Recently Janeth Shayo, teacher at Olchoki Primary School, reached out to us with a heartfelt message from the community. It was addressed to us, but we know that it was really you that helped students receive lunch at the school. Here is what she had to say: "Hello...

OBA Welcomes New Administrative Associate

OBA Welcomes New Administrative Associate

OBA is pleased to announce the addition of our new Administrative Associate, Aaron Bartholomew! Aaron brings many years of experience in education and a passion for development. He has held numerous roles in education throughout MN, having worked as a Reading Tutor,...

TAL Radio Interview OBA Executive Director

Our Executive Director, Jason Bergmann was interviewed by TAL radio recently to talk about what Operation Bootstrap Africa does for East Africa. TAL's vision is to make this world a better place to live. They wish to make it a...

“Water Needs” by Steven Lellelid

“Water Needs” by Steven Lellelid

For 16 years Steve worked to translate the Bible into the dialect of the Tandroy people of Madagascar. He is now working hard with OBA to ensure they have clean water, proper school and spiritual resources. Steve is keeping a record of his journey in Madagascar to...

Winter Dignity 2021

Winter Dignity 2021

Did you miss this quarter's Dignity Newsletter? If so, have no fear! Here is the Winter Edition of the Dignity. Catch up on the projects you love, and see what is new at OBA. Click Below to read the latest Edition of the Dignity! Winter Dignity 2021

Caring Bridge for Mark Jacobson

Caring Bridge for Mark Jacobson

It is with a very heavy heart that we share this Caring Bridge post.  Shortly after retiring from lifelong service as a Medical Missionary in Tanzania, Dr. Mark Jacobson was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Over the course of their life in Africa, Mark and his loving...

In Loving Memory of Bob Zapolski

In Loving Memory of Bob Zapolski

In honor of Bob Zapolski, Operation Bootstrap Africa is dedicating all the meals served at our five Madagascar Schools in loving memory of Bob.  Over the week of February 7-11th approximately 1,300 children will receive 6,500 nutritious meals honoring Bob.  In...

Give to the Max Day!

Give to the Max Day!

Today is the 13th annual Give to the Max Day, a celebration of generosity and a giant virtual hug to non-profits! Operation Bootstrap Africa develops programs that inspire our brothers and sisters in Africa to be the change they want to see in their countries. Giving...

OBA Covered in News Story

OBA Covered in News Story

As many of you know in January of 2020 we moved our offices. Due to the pandemic, we all experienced far less in-person interactions. It was so nice of CCX Media to ask us if they could come to the office to learn more about what we do. They made us feel truly welcome...