Currently caring for more than 2,500 children and over 350 adults  

Established presence in the country since 2009.

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More than 20 programs throughout the country.

Since 2009, our small team of highly qualified local staff working with a vast network of partners and volunteers have been able to serve over 10,000 children and adults.


10,000 homegrown heros

Since 2009 we have served over 10,000 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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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.


WWO has installed more than 20 element of play™ programs throughout the country.


Bulgaria programs


WWO Academy 

Objective: A K-8th grade school providing quality education, health, psychosocial and nutritional support for children living in extreme poverty. 

Residential and Day camp 

Objective: A summer camp experience for adolescents living with HIV (partnership with SeriousFun Children’s Network) and for at-risk children who are not living with HIV

Youth clubs 

Objective: Peer clubs to enable youth to develop skills that promote resilience and positive youth development, with a focus on HIV prevention and knowledge. 



Objective: Youth soccer programs for children and adolescents (including orphans, homeless children, children in detention and other vulnerable children) to encourage a healthy lifestyle and positive youth development. 

Educational services/tutoring 

Objective: WWO operates educational assistance programs to improve academic achievement, address special education issues, and increase school performance and completion. 

Reintegration and reunification 

Objective: WWO is engaged in reintegrating orphans living with HIV into the community or reunifying them with family members. 


Over our history of 18 years

We have brought life-saving AIDS 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 benefitted 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.


help us to transform the lives of thousands 



With 20 USD per month you can keep a child from hunger


With 25 USD a year you can cover 80% of a child’s need for medical services


With 100 USD a year you can help a child perform better in school and prevent him or her from dropping out



With 270 USD a year you can provide an at risk child with comprehensive care to improve his or her quality of life


With 320 USD you can sponsor a child with a serious disease to attend a 5-day international-standard summer camp


With 1500 USD you can provide educational toys for a toy library for early developmental intervention