While our programs may differ according to a country’s needs, WWO is committed to long-term, integrated programming that includes physical and mental health, education, camp, and early intervention, offered in community settings and available to local residents and children from orphanages (which too often are located on the far edges of towns). In order to realize this commitment, many programs involve community and in-country capacity building, including:
Family Resource Center, Vietnam
To transform the lives of orphaned children to help them become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world. WWO currently has programs in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Serbia, and Vietnam.
We believe that institutionalized children must be integrated in their own communities and cultures, and to that end, all WWO programs include orphans and children from the local areas.
To accomplish this, we take the following steps:
Identify the unique needs of orphaned children in institutional and group settings around the world and address those needs through medical, developmental, psychosocial and educational programs that are respectful of cultural norms in each setting;
Nurture orphaned children with the love and attention that is every child’s birthright, so they may grow, learn play and, ultimately, lead productive, dignified adult lives.
Encourage strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations, both in-country and internationally, so WWO can extend its reach, use its resources effectively and ensure sustainability.
Whatever your age, you can help transform the lives of orphans around the world. Here’s some ideas to get started.
Dr. Aronson’s Journals (http://wwo.org/page.aspx?pid=494): Get informed and checkout Dr. Jane’s blog on Huffington Post Impact. Read and explore how Dr. Jane highlights the enormous hopes and challenges facing orphans and her fervent compassion to meet those needs. (
· Social Media: Stay connected to WWO! Like the Worldwide Orphans Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wworphans) page, follow @wworphans on Twitter (https://twitter.com/wworphans) and on Instagram (http://instagram.com/wworphans) for regular updates on our programs, kids and upcoming events.
· E-Postcard (wwo.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=382): Sign up for our email newsletter to be informed about WWO news and events.
· Count Me In (wwo.org/CountMeIn): Start your on fundraiser to support orphans! Turn any activity or personal challenge into a WWO fundraiser. We are here to help!
For more information please contact
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