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Who We Are
Worldwide Orphanage Relief Coalition (WORC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that focuses on sustainable aid for both orphaned and vulnerable children alike. WORC was legally founded in the fall of 2009 through the Minnesota Secretary of State by university student, Matthew Manning. He pursued a trip to serve the youth of Ghana in the summer of 2009 prior to his freshman year in college at DePaul University in Chicago. Little did he know that the harsh realities he would experience and the Ghanaian children would ultimately impact his life far more than he could ever reciprocate. WORC is the result of their impact on the young Manning.
Today, with a prospective staff of 100+ passionate individuals, college chapters in three different States, and partnerships in almost ten countries around the world, this coalition serves internationally to engage youth-based communities in action on education, empowerment, and sustainability. We believe in the power of youth and young adults to craft and implement tangible solutions to address issues that face the international orphanage system. By fostering relationships between individual youths, WORC helps create a global community of young people dedicated to improving the conditions of children in poverty.
To implement structures of education, health, art, and women's empowerment as a means to empower and to improve the standards of living for youth in all parts of the world who lack the basic human needs. With a deliberate emphasis on the self-promotion and self-sustainability of local and global communities, WORC seeks to target issues of poverty at their root, enabling a life of prosperity and opportunity. As a coalition mostly comprised of youth, our inspiration stems from the resilient eyes and radiant smiles of the children we serve - children who, like us, deserve a chance.
To better the world by providing a platform that allows the brilliance of children everywhere to shine through.
*Raising awareness about the general living conditions among our impoverished youth.
*Raising interests among our peers to actively help out in the cause.
*Bettering the conditions for struggling communities and orphanages worldwide based upon research surrounding the needs of the local community (NOT what we assume their needs might be).
*Making sure all children within the communities we serve have access to local education.
*Providing health care/insurance for all the children at each orphanage.
*Providing the necessary medical and school supplies. *Providing clothing, hygienic resources, and sleeping mattresses.
*Providing sporting and recreational equipment. Establishing clean running water.
*Fighting child deaths/illnesses.
*Educating those we serve about the dangers that threaten their way of life.
*Educating those we serve about external cultures.
*Educating ourselves about the communities we serve.
*Fighting the sexism, racism, and social injustices prevalent everywhere and anywhere we are able.