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strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass~
"I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the
greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be
shunned by everybody, to be just nobody (to no one)." Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)
HOW TO DONATE When a needy person stands at
God himself stands at his side. Hebrew Proverb
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Sertshang Orphanage Home in
and Donors needed for Nepal orphanage. Founded by the Tibetan doctor
Tashi Sertshang, the father of Choegyal Rinpoche, the orphanage's
mentor. Supported in part by a Swiss organization, this orphanage of 50
Tibetan children ages 5-17 needs kind volunteers and benevolent donors.
Before arriving at Sertshang most of these orphans experienced hunger,
abuse and violence. If you would like to sponsor a child or make a one
time donation to help with food or school fees, please contact us. We
have bios for each child. Plan a trip to meet them in person!
See these musical orphans perform;
TWO SISTERS WATER TANK (So. Africa)
$200 is urgently needed to purchase a water tank for the Orphans with
AIDS house which houses and cares for children dying from the HIV virus.
The house is positioned on a hill and has no running water. The
caretakers must walk miles and carry buckets when they should be
spending every minute with these children during their remaining days on
earth. Please help us!
TWO SISTERS WOMEN'S PROJECT (So.
CHILD IS DYING FROM AIDS. Two Sisters Orphanage helps orphans and
children dying of aids. These photos were taken on our last visit to
Two Sisters.If you can sew, make dresses, repair shoes,
string beads, make jewelry or any other sort of craft, you can help!
This orphanage actually cares for a large part of their township and
they have requested that we help them to set up a craft center at their
orphanage, to teach girls and women to make crafts they can sell to
support themselves. If you are going the Kruger National Park and would
like to donate a week or more to help these struggling orphan girls and
local women, please contact us or write directly to the orphanage
director, Patrick Chamusso. You may also learn more about his very
unusual orphanage project at
Carpenter’s Vision, Inc.
While the willingness of the CVI social workers to support the school
for indigent children continues, their own financial limitations
prevents the school from optimizing the effectiveness of its ministry
and even puts the continued operation of the school in a very insecure
condition. When the members of the CVI board met recently to assess the
school situation they determined that there is wisdom at this point to
solicit assistance from outside sources.
received by CVI will be subjected to strict auditing procedures. The
written details of the auditing procedure and the mechanism of funds
transfer may be requested by a donor. Please course all inquiries
through the World Wide Orphanages, or email to the CVI Executive
Director, Ms. Vily P. Gargoles at firstname.lastname@example.org more
WATER TANK FOR POSITIVE VISION SWAZI
44% of the children in Swaziland are orphans! The populace is dying
faster than babies are being born. Going to visit Swaziland on your trip
to Kruger National Park? Why not stop by and visit this small primary
school, right along the roadside, drop some supplies or leave a
donation. Over 22 of the 39 children who attend this school are orphans.
have no water, either at school or home in this mountainous area of
Swaziland. The teacher herself is a widow with six children and
receives no pay for her services at the school. The school was build by
a generous English woman who has since left Swaziland. Someone who
promised to help has since vanished. If you could send books or school
supplies, donate toward the water tank or offer some monetary assistance
to this school project that is carried out in the direst of
circumstances, it would be so helpful.
wonderful woman who works so hard for these sad children, really needs
some financial support as her husband died in 2007 and she has not yet
seen any of the annuity from the government, that she expected. it would
be fantastic if you could volunteer or make a one-time donation! While
we were there, we visited Beauty's little home and found that her and
her children were down to a few grains of mealy meal. We spent the day
with her at the food store (amazingly expensive for such a poor
country!) and paid her 8 month old electricity bill. That was in 2008.
Although we are contributing individually to try to help, the school
lacks everything from supplies to snacks. How this woman carries on is
is skinny as a rail and still in morning dress. She has six mouths to
feed with no income, yet she strives to do her part to make lives better
for the many orphaned children in her little district. We met her at a
farm where she goes to ask for donations. We cannot make any substantial
changes for this school or orphans here without your assistance. PLEASE
HELP! The school does have a bank account where money can be
transferred. You can contact Beauty (the teacher) at the following email
email@example.com Listen to Beauty! Write her or
write us to obtain her direct deposit bank information.
do great things in this world,
we can only do small things with great love."
Children are the
living messages we send to a time we will not see.
~John W. Whitehead, The Stealing of America, 1983
Sanghamitta Seba Sangha Residential School & Orphanage
Message directly from children to the world: "We are all 165 children living with
Malaria and Typhoid, we rely 100% 0n donation we have been together
for10 years as one like family, we are determined not to be separated
due to lacking of funding, we would like to take opportunities to tell
to all charities, that nowadays we are lacking of everything specially
daily food, so please give us a sympathy to help and support us. And we
are so grateful for your kindliness to support our living condition and
also we are unforgettable of your kindliness. Your supporting enables us
to earn a living, hopeful especially to prolong our life. And also we
are all would like to take opportunity to send our announcement to all
the people in over the World and countries please don’t be stigma and
discrimination to person with Malaria and let us participate in society
The children and His
Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero are facing difficult
circumstances; there are no regular funds to permit buying every day’s
provisions to prepare their food and buy their clothes while everything
depends on the charity of the poor population living in the same area.
The orphanage, like all the other villages, is located in a very
forgotten and isolated area that can be described as a seriously poor
and underdeveloped region of Bangladesh where even no NGOs or other
development organizations are operating.
These particular children have no one else to look after them except for
the Most Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero who has no resources and
is fully dependent on the charity of others. The roof of the Pagoda
where everybody is lodging is old and needs replacement, as during the
rains water is penetrating through the roof and many children suffer
from cold and humidity and easily get sick as they sleep on the earthen
floor. In addition, the two rooms to sleep in are just too small and
therefore overcrowded and the situation is far from happy, as they even
have no decent toilet facilities but to go into the nature.As there are
no sponsors supporting the orphanage there is no regular incoming money
flow and therefore the Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero and his
orphanage are surviving on their own, from day to day.
SANGHAMITTA SEBA SANGHA
Vill :- Taingkhali, 319, Rajvila Mouza
Bandarban Sadar, Bandarban Hill District.
Regd. No- B.Ban-156/2002
Ma Ning Ning
Sanghamitta Sebe Sangha. Liaision Office: - Maddhyam Para, Bandarban
Sadar, Bandarban Hill District, BD. Ph: 0088-036163055,
Mob-0088-01713622100. e-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org
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Help advance this effort by searching the web and sending us lists of
Volunteers can join our live conference call once a month to find new
Many people who cannot
afford the time to volunteer prefer to become a donor. Either a one-time
donation or monthly or annual contribution signifies the desire to
help orphans around the world. Donors levels range from full to
part-time, from contributory to supportive. Each donor must determine
their own level of involvement based on their desires and financial
abilities. WWO appreciates all contributions whether it's web research,
on-site volunteers or cash donors. There are so many un-sponsored
orphanages! With the right heart, you can begin a new life, a new reason
to live, by becoming a key sponsor at an orphanage. You are in charge.
We ONLY connect you to the orphanage and you run with the project. WE
FIND THEM - YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! You make this website project possible!
URGENT CAPE TOWN
When I was in So. Africa I was lucky enough to visit this wonderful
"home grown" orphanage near Cape Town
RAINBOW HOUSE. The woman and her husband, after
being asked to take someone else's baby, decided to dedicate their
lives, their home and their money to helping unwanted children. It's a
tough affair. Although registered with the state, she gets no financial
assistance. She keeps under 24 children. Without private donations,
she'd be in big trouble feeding all these mouths. I spoke with her at
length and found one of the most charming and sincere women I've ever
met. Her good heart radiated from her eyes. With some donor money, I
left her enough for a month of food. She doesn't know I'm posting this,
but she is a deserving recipient of my efforts and any donors
contribution. Abandoned children in So. Africa don't deserve to face the
world alone. With people like her, some of them can enjoy a real family.
If we help, we can make the world a better place, one starfish at a
time. Rainbow House
Here is one story from RAINBOW HOUSE
Mita story: At the age of 7
her paternal grandparents went to social services and left Miss Mita
on the steps with a black bag of clothes. The grandparents told the
social worker that Miss Mita alleged father, their son, is in jail,
and they cannot see to her. They also told the social worker that
their son said that Miss Mita is not his child. the mother is a
heroin addict as well as a prostitute. Miss Mita was then placed with
us due to the fact that no family wanted her. Why? We only found out
later! After she had been with us for 6 months, two month old twins
were placed with us and within days these kids presented with bruises
on their faces and bodies. I suspected Miss Mita as I had seen her
temper when she couldn't get her way with the other kids. Anyway, to
cut a long story short, it was her who was beating up on the children
and according to the Social Worker who councils her this is exactly
what her mom used to do with her when she used to cry, in her words,
"my mom would beat me so that I couldn't talk!" she also told the
Social Worker that her mom would have sex with men in the same bed
with her! When Social Workers THEN went to interview family whom she
had lived with previously about why they no longer wanted her, her one
aunt wrote that she had feared for the lives of her children when Miss
Mita was around and especially when she was angry. The Psychologists
report read, "Miss Mita is an accident waiting to happen." Needless
to say the decision was taken to institutionalize her, but myself and
our Social Worker, decided against it. I had a peace in my heart that
I couldn't explain to anyone! I just knew that she had to stay and
that it would be alright. After all, I believe that is why Rainbow
House was created in the first place ! To save children from falling
through the cracks in our system. Two years down the line Miss Mita
is a lovely 9 year old who is bright and articulate at school. In
Grade two and doing very well. Continues to receive regular
counseling and other interventions. So you see, she will be at
Rainbow House for another two years after which she will either be
placed back with family or alternative foster parents as we believe
that each child deserves the individual love from parents. For the
next two years we will pay Miss Mita school fees.
from Home Trust was registered in May 2005 and much has been achieved
since this date. The Trust was set up by Jane Payne and Pippa Shaper,
who had both worked with this model of care for the past five years
and saw the profound benefits for orphans and vulnerable children.
Believing that this model of care provided a viable alternative to
institutionalized child-care, the Home from Home Trust was formed with
the support of other interested parties. Visit site.
Home From Home Orphanage
BAPHUMELELE Children's Home. In 1989,
Rosalia Mashale, “Rosie” to those around
her, a trained primary school teacher, was disturbed to see young
children going through the rubbish dump in search for food while their
parents were away during the day, either at work or in search of work.
She responded by taking children into her home, and together with a
group of women from the community, began looking after these
unsupervised children. Visit site. BAPHUMELELE
When a needy person stands at
God himself stands at his side. ~Hebrew Proverb~
A few coins each month can keep a child alive.
donate your spare change this month. Every penny donated to Worldwide
Orphanages goes directly to support orphans and orphanage projects. No
percentage is taken off for "administration." This is a completely volunteer
association working to improve the lives of children in dire situations
around the world. Any donations is greatly appreciated!
Warithang Orphanage School, Zadou, Tibet, China
A large orphanage in the heart of what used to be Tibet. This Tibetan
orphanage, owned and operated by a generous lama, houses over 100
His work is sponsored by several different organization abroad, but
volunteers and donors are always needed and welcome. We have seen for
ourselves the beautiful faces of these poor children when worldwide
orphanages sponsored a winter clothing project in 2008. A couple days
drive from Xining, the largest nearby city, the route is rough and
arduous, but for anyone wanting a truly wild, grasslands, cold yet
delightful experience, we suggest you make contact with the lama in
Zadou to visit the orphanage. There are beds for volunteers, but no
running water, electricity or normal bathroom facilities. Take oxygen!
This orphanage is at about 12,000 ft. Well worth the experience.
WARITHANG GETS LIGHT!!!!!!!! -
YUSHU EARTHQUAKE 2010
(Tibet, China) UPDATE ON
WARITHANG The 2010 Yushu earthquake struck on April 14, 2010, and registered a
magnitude of 7.1. It originated in Yushu, Qinghai, China, at 7:49am
local time. According to the Xinhua News Agency, 1,706 people have been
confirmed dead, 256 missing, and 12,128 injured of which 1,424 are
severely injured. I spent a couple of weeks in Yushu's Gyêgu town in
2008. This video shows Tibetan people I met, people I have photographs
with! The epicenter was located in Rima village, Upper Laxiu
township of Yushu County, in remote and rugged terrain, near the border
of Tibet Autonomous Region. The epicenter is about 30 km from Gyêgu
town, the seat of Yushu County, and about 240 km from Qamdo. The
epicenter was in a sparsely populated area on the Tibetan plateau that
is regularly hit by earthquakes.
buildings near the town of Zadou were made unsafe for occupancy from the
earthquake. The children were not killed, but they are
currently sleeping outside. This is very sad because these were nice,
seemingly solid buildings (I slept there for several weeks!). The
surrounding villages have also been hit hard making it very difficult
for the transportation of supplies into the orphanage. Over 100,000
Tibetans are without food and water. It will take a lot of volunteers to
restore any sort of semblance of normal life. It will take millions of
dollars from donations to rebuilt these villages and cities over the
next many years. Every dollar counts. Every hand helps.
Please help these kids.
Donations and volunteers are sorely needed. Please
SCHOOL FEES FOR TIBETAN ORPHAN
became an orphan when her father died. In China, although it is
"communism", school is not free. In fact, at $300-$400 per year it costs
more than most Tibetans annual income! Her grandfather had been selling
off his goats to put her through school until now. He's out of goats.
She desperately wants to go to college, but she has to graduate high
school first. To her, this seems highly unlikely. She sees her future as
a "struggling to eat" enterprise. She knows she will need to support her
other family members, but without an education, a Chinese education,
she'll be lucky to get a job growing rice. Because she is very bright, a
Tibetan I know asked me to find her a sponsor. It's about $800 for the
next year to get her out of high school. There is no obligation, but the
donor would obviously wish to begin a relationship with this student and
we hope she might make it through college and enjoy some opportunity. If
you'd be interested, I can put you in direct contact with my Tibetan
friend who knows this girl and he can get her to email you. There is
email available in most towns in China (what used to be Tibet), although
regulated. Please contact me if you would like to help this girl.
TIBET ORPHANAGE PROJECT On
the outskirts of Xining there is an operation set up by a Tibetan
teacher to provide shelter and schooling to Tibetan orphans. They call
it an orphanage, but it operates out of a few run down buildings with
only one donor to get rice for the children. The children work at
harvest time and also make Thankas to sell in order to get money to
survive. Sponsors are urgently needed. Also any volunteers who could
fund raise for money for a building, or volunteers who could go there
and teach English. Xining is very cheap to stay. There is a great hostel
not too far from the orphanage. Even volunteers who could paint or just
entertain the children would be greatly appreciated.
PLEASE HELP US FIND ORPHANAGES WE CAN FEATURE:
If you have personally visited or worked in any
legitimate orphanage that you can recommend to others, please email us
the details and/or website link, along with any urgent projects for that
orphanage. Thank you for helping children.
ATTN: TRAVELERS: On this site, you
can contact many orphanages direct and find out how you can help. Check
out our "FEATURED"
orphanages first. These we have personally checked out one way or
another. There are scams out there. Be careful!