Serving Our World is dedicated to improving the lives of neglected children in remote communities all over the world. It has been our experience that humanitarian relief seldom reaches the distant areas or village members, yet sometimes they are the ones who need it most.
The Mission of Serving Our World is to bring relief to all ethnic groups, especially focusing on orphans and abandoned children and families in remote areas of the world. Moving people toward a new vision and enabling them with the skills and resources for a brighter future.
For us, every individual counts, whether in an area of great media coverage or not, we believe that ethnic communities around the world would benefit from being a part of the Serving Our World Family.
Our focus on the community helps us to have a wider reaching impact in the lives of children and families made vulnerable through war, disease and circumstances beyond their control.
Serving Our World has several projects planned and in the process, we also work along side National Organizations to build safer communities for those affected in these rural areas.
Through experience, planning and careful research, we identify areas where change can be made through a little sacrifice and great vision. We visit these areas and assess the local needs and we work with the people and other volunteers to build a more sustainable life and future, by providing necessary skills training, education and the required facilities.
We spend quality time with the children, playing with them, reading to them and interacting to learn better how and what their individuals needs are so we can customize a response that will meet their needs and help to build a strong foundation for the future of each child.
Through different activities we share with them such things as balloons, ice cream or something fun to show them we care. Things that we so easily take for granted but to them it is like Christmas. At the end, when we are about to leave, they tug on us, their tiny arms wrap around our legs and their little hands pull at the bottom of our sweater, they beg us not to go, not to leave them, their smile becomes a reminder to us that what we sow into their lives means the world to them. They begin to ask and wonder when will they ever experience again the fun and love they enjoyed from the time we spent together, their eyes desperately communicating their desire to be loved, for 5 more minutes of our time, for one more hug or simply for a promise that we will return. For us it is one day out of our self consumed busy week, but for them it is a moment of hope, as they begin to feel valued and treasured from a simple thing such as a hug and the knowing that there is someone in this word that wants to be with them and wants to love them. We serve only through being who we are and that is often all it takes to make an impact so great.
Clinics Providing medical care, thus benefiting the whole community. In most cases, when living on the outskirts, the distance and lack of transportation to major cities to receive the medical help makes it difficult to get the proper care. Here is where SOW endeavors to continue to expand in order to provide those in need with accessible care.
Weekly outreaches that provide balanced meals, all day activities and educational opportunities. A fun filled day of getting to know the children and interacting with the community, thus providing an arena to better meet their needs.
Pre-schools Yes, everyday in designated areas, SOW is teaming up with others to fund and provide what is needed to help lay a foundation for a life that loves to learn and also to provide meals and loving care in a fun activated environment.
Resources In working and communicating with those in need or leaders of communities and partnering with like minded organizations, Serving Our World desires to customize programs and provide the resources to help whole communities and individuals to grow and become more self sustaining.
People Below the International Poverty Line
Average Daily Wage
Every 15 Seconds a Child Dies from Water-Related Diseases
Children Have Lost One or Both Their Parents
People Trafficked for Forced Labor or Sexual Exploitation
Children Per Year in Thailand are Sexually Exploited