Objective: Our preschool programs are a mobile approach that brings child-centered, arts based curriculum to four local preschools. Our play based programs offer young children in the Kenscoff community the opportunity to access quality, child-centered early childhood development and education services.
Objective: Summer camp experience for children and youth living with HIV. In partnership with SeriousFun Children’s Network, St. Damien's Pediatric Hospital and Ghesko Hospital, camp programming builds friendships, improves adherence to medication, and provides an opportunity for kids to be kids.
Objective: Support for school aged children from the community through quality academic support and youth development opportunities. Each day the program offers a broad range of educational, recreational (sport, hiking and field trips) and culturally age-appropriate activities to support positive youth development and academic achievement.
Objective: WWO evaluates and monitors all needs through a case management approach, engaging the families of children participating in programming. Home visits as well as developmental screenings are conducted and emergency support is provided in situations of extreme need when identified during these visits.
Objective: The Element of Play® Toy Library is integrated into the preschool program and provides a resource for children to become active agents in their own environment. Children aged 0-5 and up to 9 years of age, participate in prescriptive play programming that supports child development.
Objective: WWO is engaged in providing extra support to the youngest children living in four orphanges in Kenscoff. The program uses Toy Library, Music in Motion, and one-to-one playtime to support each child's growth and development targeting five areas: gross and fine motor, communication, problem solving, and personal-social.
Over our history of 20 years
We have brought life-saving drugs to orphans in Ethiopia and Vietnam, started a school for over 600 orphans and vulnerable children living in extreme poverty, and provided healthcare for thousands of children living with HIV in Ethiopia, Haiti, and Vietnam. We supported the education, development and psychosocial well-being of hundreds of children impacted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and helped to improve the developmental outcomes of thousands of institutionalized children (ages 0 – 5) in Bulgaria. In 2014, WWO’s EOP served 2,256 orphans and vulnerable children in Bulgaria, Haiti, and Vietnam. An additional, 1,799 children and their caregivers benefited from case management and support groups at Family Resource Centers in Vietnam. 352 children living with HIV participated in camp and camp follow-up activities in Ethiopia, Haiti, and Vietnam. 642 students attended K-8th grade at the WWO Academy in Ethiopia. 490 boys and girls participated in sport programs in Ethiopia and Haiti.