We inspire and equip traumatized children to become the transformational leaders that their communities need.

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what we do

Worldwide Orphans rehabilitates communities in areas of extreme poverty and disaster by equipping vulnerable children to thrive and become the transformational leaders that their communities need, and by providing certified professional development training for adults.

global commitment to all children

WWO currently works in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Serbia, Vietnam, and most recently, Orange, New Jersey. WWO conducts its work with an unwavering commitment to the rights of all children.


element of play

Play is central to learning, healing and development. Element of Play® – uses play to promote child development and school readiness, improve early childhood development knowledge for adults who interact with children, and engage communities through workforce improvement opportunities.


our curriculum

The rights of children to survive and develop to their full potential are embodied in Element of Play® and are implicit to the child’s right to participate in arts, music, dance, theater, reading, sport, play and imagination. Through our trademarked curriculum materials, we train adults from the community to be Element of Play® teachers. By facilitating the relationship between children and adults in the community through teaching and training, we are able to positively change the trajectory of the lives of the children and adults involved. Our vision is to implement thousands of Element of Play® sites around the world.