Element of Play® is a program developed by WWO to transform the lives of children and families in communities impacted by the trauma of conflict, disaster and poverty. The evidence-based program helps children meet developmental milestones in the areas of communication, social-emotional, fine & gross motor and cognition, and build the necessary skills to engage with their peers for both social and academic success. Through Element of Play® workforce development, adults employed from the community gain an increased understanding of child development and acquire transferable skills to further their education and career.
Worldwide Orphans works to transform the lives of orphaned children to help them become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world. More than 153 million children in the world have lost one or both parents. A child loses one month of developmental skills for every three months spent in an orphanage. By the time a child turns three, they are often a full year behind in development, and the disadvantages start to mount, including learning disabilities, motor delays and attachment issues.
Worldwide Orphans delivers programs focused on attachment, early intervention, health care, sport and the arts to communities and orphanages in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Serbia and Vietnam. By addressing the needs of the whole child, Worldwide Orphans giving kids strong bodies and the coping, social and life skills they need to be happy and successful in the future. 8
"Kids Wish Network is an international charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs." Click the following link to visit their website: www.kidswishnetwork.org