Orphans International Worldwide ("OIWW") is a New York state incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for- profit corporation founded by former investment banker Jim Luce in 1999 as a response to the global crisis facing orphaned children. OIWW’s mission is to ensure the physical survival of the orphaned children it serves, to help them reach their potential, learn to appreciate diversity, and to develop a capacity for leadership. Through a small-home family centered approach, OIWW helps children in need become healthy, contributing members of their local communities and citizens of the world.
OIWW seeks to benefit orphans through education and vocational opportunities that are coupled with a nurturing environment, proper nutrition, and healthcare. OIWW also monitors the children's education and provides after- school tutoring, computer classes, and English classes. OIWW intends to give each orphan support until graduation with a baccalaureate degree. OIWW does not place children for adoption, but rather seeks to help them live successfully in their native countries and cultures.
OIWW provides aid to the world's most disadvantaged children with the donated services of one hundred volunteers, on an annual budget of less than a half-million dollars. OIWW opened its first home in Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2001. It became active in housing orphans in Aceh, Indonesia, and Galle, Sri Lanka, after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Since 2008, OIWW has also supported foster care for tsunami orphans in Sri Lanka by supporting children living with members of their extended families. OIWW provides tutoring, English classes, and jobs training. In 2009, OIWW also served twenty-seven Aids-affected orphans in Moshi, Tanzania.
OIWW, a 501(3)(c) organization, is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.
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Orphans International Worldwide ("OIWW"), a division of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc., is a New York-based non-profit organization that endeavors to support global leadership through positive social change, by providing for youth, education, and social improvement in the United States and worldwide.
Nan has personally witnessed the selfless and ceaseless philanthropic efforts Jim Luce, founder of OIWW, has demonstrated for others. His personal mission to uplift the worst of humanity while celebrating the best of humanity is evident in his passion for the orphanages his organization supports.
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Your donation will support abandoned and orphaned children worldwide, providing much-needed housing, food, education, and fostering global leadership among future generations.
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