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Partnerships... Smarter, Cheaper, Kinder

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

At the end of the day, being alone and isolated is not a viable way to live. Humans are not constructed to be successful without interdependence and independence... not just one or the other.

Abyssinian Princess on Horseback: Inspiration for all Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I cried with joy for her and those like her who have a permanent family through adoption. And I cried with a deep longing and yearning, for those who have none of this and who deserve it.

Reunifying Ethiopian HIV Orphans With Extended Family

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The task of reuniting orphans living with HIV with their family was daunting from so many angles. To have their families take them back into their hearts is a gargantuan achievement.

Monley's Parents Are Dead, But Is He Really an Orphan?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

My recollection of Monley, a 6-year-old Haitian boy, is that he was trapped under rubble and curled up inside a metal stand for nine days after the Haiti earthquake.

The Conflicted Role Of Religion In The 'Rights' Of Children

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Making child rights into something that helps the children who need them most means hard, collaborative work by often unlikely partners.

Moving Beyond "AIDS Orphans"

Mark Canavera | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Mark Canavera

Popular American conceptions about so-called "AIDS orphans" are based largely on well-intentioned but ultimately inaccurate portrayals of children.

Visit to WWO Programs in Varna, Bulgaria on International Children's Day

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The Bulgarian psychologists at Varna had revealed how wonderful and improved the development of the children had been due to services provided starting at six months of age.

Effectiveness of WWO's Bulgarian Granny Program

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Emptying institutions -- although desirable -- cannot happen carelessly and swiftly. It must happen with loving care and strategic planning over a decade.

Accelerating Progress to Help the World's Orphans

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am reminded painfully of how children essentially can end up lost in rhetoric and good intentions. Agencies are well-meaning, but slow-moving and bureaucratic.

Notes From Uganda: A Win, Win, Win for Kids!

Vivian Glyck | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Over in Uganda, the interconnectedness of children comes into full relief. They're not just getting school supplies, they're learning about what's happening on the other side of the world.

Ethiopian Orphans Are Growing Up With a World of Possibilities

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am aware of how these healthy and proud children are growing up to be outstanding Ethiopian citizens. They need our love and support. It can't be 39 or 39,000 -- it must be all of them.

Bulgaria: Changing Orphans' Lives

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Yet, in the midst of such poverty, there is hope for orphans. The government, NGOs and other charitable community-based organizations are supporting smart plans to help children in need.

What Does a Bar Mitzvah Have to do With the Fate of Orphans Around the World?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 07.27.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

How is it that we still have a world filled with children (18 million double orphans and 413 million in extreme poverty) living in degradation, without dignity and the rights we promise to them daily?

On the Road to Educational Equality

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

Town Hall at Harvard Law School highlights the intersection of foster care and education.

What's AIDS Got to Do With It?

Vivian Glyck | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

I ask, "What's AIDS got to do with it?" because the chances of meeting a person with AIDS in Uganda is far greater than meeting someone here in the States.

Three Cups of Bitter Tea

Ken Wong | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Small nonprofits can easily go under if funding becomes scarce. And it's hard enough in good times to fundraise. In order for any nonprofit to get your donations, we must gain your trust.

The Tree of Life -- Not Just a Movie

Heather Paul | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Heather Paul

There are as many different kinds of families as there are classrooms of life.

What If There Were a Springtime for Children?

Heather Paul | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Heather Paul

What if children of all ages rose up and marched in unison to their government capitals, demanding their rights -- human rights to a home, a family, education and a childhood?

Making A Meaningful Impact In Malawi Schools

Ken Wong | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Education isn't about how much science or math you know, nor is success about grades, diplomas, or moving on to university. The next best step here in Malawi is for youth to learn to love learning.

For-Profit Orphanages Keep Haitian Families Apart

Jennifer Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Morgan

Orphanages that promise a better life for children may appear attractive to poor families, but there is often no way of knowing whether the children are treated well and given access to health care and education.

Changing my Medical Practice to Make Room for A Vision

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am leaving primary care pediatric medicine to pursue a larger calling, to help a lost generation of children living without families in desperate settings.

Volunteer Trip To Nepal Turns Into A Life Of Service

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When 29-year-old Conor Grennan decided to move home to the United States after eight years in Europe, he opted to take a year-long detour around the w...

Jane Russell, Right-Wing Republican and Good Ol' Gal (1921-2011)

Danny Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Miller


Baby Samuel Finally Comes Home

James Peron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Peron

Samuel Ghilain's crib sits empty. It has never been used. Now, it's too small for him anyway. His toys sit in the empty nursery still waiting for him to play with them.

True Stories, Maybe...

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Ouch Sok is a lovely man. Thirty-seven years old, dark skin, a few scars, that gaunt look common in people recovering from AIDS.