80,000 homegrown heros
Since 2005 we have served over 80,000 children and adults, through the use of locally hired staff and volunteer effort.
the WWO approach
Identify the unique needs of orphaned children in institutional and communities settings in Ethiopia 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.
a holistic approach to address the needs of children comprehensively
WWO Ethiopia believes in good practices to ensure quality in our performance and fidelity to program interventions. As we invariably work in partnership with local service providers, the ultimate goal of our programs is the transition of intervention models and best practice. We also seek to empower our partners to lead in the efforts to affect positive change in vulnerable children and families and take full ownership of the intervention as WWO transitions to new areas of need. In order to facilitate the transition, an effective and fully functioning system of MEAL must be in place at the beginning of each partnership. Partners are expected to play an active role in the entire project cycle, including identifying needs, implementing and monitoring quality of interventions, and conducting periodical review and evaluation with support from WWO. WWO and its partners are fully committed to accountability for transparency, compliance and good governance of the programs.