Currently caring for 650 children and 500 adults

Established presence in the country since 2010


Deeply rooted in the community with an extensive partner network

Since 2010, WWO has cared for over 3,000 children and adults by creating a community network that includes schools, orphanages, NGOs and health centers.


3,000 homegrown heroes

Since 2010 we have served over 3,000 children and adults, through the use of locally hired staff and volunteer efforts. 


the WWO approach


Identify the unique needs of orphaned children in institutional and community settings and address those needs through medical, developmental, psychosocial and educational programs that are respectful of cultural norms.


Nurture orphaned children with love and attention, which is every child's birthright, so they may grow, learn, play and, ultimately, lead productive and 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 Haiti 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 practices. 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.


We currently operate element of play™ in Haiti. Programming includes early childhood development and afterschool programs; women’s groups and microcredit; and positive youth development.


Haiti programs


Preschool Programming

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. 

Residential Camp 

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.

Afterschool Program

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.


Family Support

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.

Toy Library 

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.   

Orphanage Project

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.


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