Currently caring for 400 children and 100 adults

Established presence in the country since 2015

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Pulling together all of our years of experience overseas

WWO has installed the Element of Play curriculum into the Orange Public Library, along with a mobile programing team for NY local daycares, food pantries and community schools.


500 homegrown heroes

Since 2015 we have served over 500 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 U.S.A. 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 the New Jersey area.


USA programs


A Modular Early Childhood Curriculum

Objective: Develop and pilot the EOP adult education curriculum in Orange in order to prove that our international learnings can be equally effective in local areas of need.

Children ages 0-5 will achieve their developmental milestones

Objective: All children ages 0-5 who come regularly will be offered a developmental screening (Ages and Stages Questionnaire – ASQ-3). The ASQ-3 is used to screen a child’s development in five domains – communication, fine motor, gross motor, problem solving, and personal/social skills. Screenings are conducted on a regular schedule based on the age of the child.

Children will be ready to enter kindergarten. 

Objective: Offer caregivers and adults the online Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA-3) to complete for their children. The assessment measures school readiness and provides a score. It also provides areas where the child may need further development. The Bracken is a well-established measure of school readiness. 


Children will be behaviorally well-adjusted. 

Objective: Offer caregivers with children scoring in the “delayed” or “to be monitored” range on the ASQ-3 an opportunity to complete the Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL). The CBCL provides information on children’s internalizing and externalizing behavioral adjustment. 

After school program for school-age children

Objective: An after-school program for school-age children in Orange. The program will include activities to enhance children’s academic achievement and psychosocial well-being. 

Adults will gain child development knowledge

Objective: A self-report measure to assess this indicator. The tool was developed by WWO in collaboration with partners and has been successfully used in other countries. Our target indicator for the project is 85% of caregivers and adults receiving WWO training will report significant increases in child development knowledge.


Beneficiary Population

The target population will benefit through improved school readiness and academic success, positive child development and psychosocial well-being. Accessing a richer community network of resources for children and families and better preparing adults who are able to engage children will assist in their development. High school age youth and adults will benefit through trainings and internship opportunities that build capacity and teach transferable skills to support employability.


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