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Thanks to our Wonderful Supporters, we are able to sustain a fruitful partnership with First Baptist Church of Indio and PREP Centers, Coachella Valley. Both are highly invested in the overall well being of our area youth, and place a priority on developing them spiritually, culturally, socially, and academically. Donations from our Donors continue to make Youth Development Programs possible that support Black and Brown Youth in these important areas.

We Value Our Youth!

Proudly Partnering With

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Located In Coachella Valley, CA



BRAAF  (Building Resilience In African American Families) is an Africentric Youth & Family Rites of Passage Program. See                      

This program embraces and teaches the skills and knowledge necessary for positive academic and social development. Vela is pleased to support and celebrate those students who complete their annual rites-of-passage requirements.Vela strongly believes that this model program should be replicated in other communities where

black youth academic and social enrichment is needed. We greatly all financial and technical support we can receive toward this endeavor.

 South African Alliance

VELA has a charitable alliance with citizens of the MPUMALANGA Province, South Africa. Our charity is helping 50 families struggling to take care of orphans who lost their parents through HIV, COVID, and other diseases. VELA provides these families with Food Parcels to help sustain the health of the children. 

Food Distribution                                                    Combined With Church Service
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  if you wish to help us in this effort.

This important project is coordinated by VELA's  South African Representative, Shirley Kgaladi. As a mother and church member, who works in the health care system, Shirley has a real heart for children, and has been a leader in her community in that regard.

We are thankful to Shirley for her work, and we are happy to assist our brothers and sisters in MPUMALANGA, South Africa.

 Nkolbot School - Cameroon, Africa

VELA Youth Fund is very happy to have established a new partnership with the Nkolbot School in Cameroon, Africa.The school serves 185 boys and girls; ranging from ages 6 to 15 years. Community Leader, Pastor Julius Tengfeh, strongly advocates for the needs of these students, which include school fees, textbooks, manipulatives, exercise books, and a wide variety of other learning materials. Unlike in the USA, many African Children 

of this age group would be unable to attend school without outside assistance. VELA is overjoyed to be able to provide a donation to support this very important work.


The Nbolbot School Partnership is coordinated by VELA's Cameroonian Representative, Mr. Jean Kalvin Voumdi. He interacts with the school's leadership and community to make VELA's support as effective as possible. Jean Kalvin, who is also a brilliant artist, has a zeal for community organizing that will further develop and educate children in Cameroon, Africa.

If you would like to support any of our

partnerships devoted to helping children,

please visit our"DONATE" Tab on this site. 

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