By Lindsay Wertman, WFCF Blog Editor on Jun 26, 2020
WFCF has enjoyed collaborating with Garry Brooks aka “Mr. Garry” and African Community Project for several years now and we were very fortunate to be able to learn a little bit more about him and his mission.
By Abdoul Amadou, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jun 26, 2020
According to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, there are nearly 9 million confirmed cases, and the number keeps growing on a daily basis.
By Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Director of WFCF on Jun 24, 2020
From Syria to Sudan, there are approximately 125 million people around the world who rely on outside assistance, and unfortunately during these times, these groups of people have been given less focus due to the urgency and necessity of dealing with COVID-19.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 14, 2020
According to the World Health Organization, the estimated incidence of Down syndrome is between 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 1,100 live births worldwide.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 14, 2020
More than 10 million babies are born each year with a serious birth defect.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 5, 2020
Recently, WFCF expanded its mission as an effort to not only support these children in need, but also the underprivileged communities that they live in.
By Saeed Otufat-Shamsi, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Nov 18, 2019
According to a UN report, more than 700 million people, or 10% of the world population, are living in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.90 USD per day.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Nov 12, 2019
The World Forgotten Children Foundation recently had the opportunity to support another repair project at the Jusarang Community Church, also known as the “Baby Box Church.”
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Sep 20, 2019
Some people take their mobility for granted, not realizing how much they are moving until something goes wrong or becomes increasingly difficult. For others, each day they struggle to achieve and/or maintain mobility.
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Aug 8, 2019
As human beings, hope is mentally engrained in us to help make present difficulties much easier to bear.
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jul 30, 2019
The consequences of neglect in the future could cause potential harm to the physical and emotional well-being of the neglected child as they grow older.
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jul 10, 2019
While disabilities can appear in many forms, it is no surprise that disabilities affect people in different ways.
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jul 2, 2019
Every year, thousands of babies, children, teens and adults are affected with cleft and craniofacial conditions in the United States.
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jun 19, 2019
Recently, WFCF had the pleasure of interviewing Luke McAuley about his experiences helping children in the rural parts of Kenya.
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jun 13, 2019
Did you know that humans, animals and even plants can have albinism?
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on May 30, 2019
In the U.S. alone, around 1,500 babies are born every year with spina bifida.
By Sara Nutaitis, WFCF Blog Guest Author on May 30, 2019
The Bamboo Project is the movement of American families adopting children with Down syndrome, from China.
By Josephine Dadeboe, WFCF Blog Guest Author on May 28, 2019
Whether mobility is considered a privilege or a right, some people don’t even have the chance to consider this notion in some parts of the world.
By Sara Nutaitis, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Feb 15, 2019
Unfortunately, even though those with their own biological children looking to adopt has become more prevalent, the overall number of adoptions in America, especially for international adoptions, has been declining.
By Abdoul Amadou, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Feb 15, 2019
Up to eight million children live in orphanages across the world, despite more than 90% having at least one living parent.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Jan 28, 2019
Once crumbled and cracked, the stairs leading up to the “baby box” at the Jusarang Community Church in Seoul, South Korea, can now be considered a “stairway to hope.”
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Nov 23, 2018
WFCF is inviting NGOs and not-for-profit organizations to submit their project for funding consideration.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Oct 11, 2018
Educational institutions worldwide are continually striving to create the most inclusive environments possible for their students.
By Sara Nutaitis, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Sep 21, 2018
When examining the quality of life and overall health and wellbeing of individuals with special needs across the globe, the one common factor that can greatly enhance their survival and quality of life is their access to mobility and assistive devices.
By Abdoul Amadou, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Aug 31, 2018
The world is witnessing more humanitarian crises than ever before. Children are being forced to become “adults” and take care of themselves and sometimes their younger siblings; at worst, they are ending up severely injured or dead.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Jul 9, 2018
During the month of June, the World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF) hosted its first-ever "Faces You Can't Forget – Month of Giving."
By Abdoul Amadou, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jul 3, 2018
Over the past several years, child mortality has started to steadily decline in virtually every country worldwide.
By Sara Nutaitis, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jun 22, 2018
POTS is a worldwide illness, affecting millions of people.
By Nicole Elliott, WFCF Blog Guest Author on Jun 18, 2018
In Russia, nearly 30% of all children with disabilities are in state orphanages, while 95% of all orphaned children in the country have at least one living parent.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on May 23, 2018
After a long winter, the staff at IGI Global decided to take advantage of a nice spring day and gathered together outside for a picture wearing their World Forgotten Children Foundation polo shirts.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Apr 24, 2018
Every child deserves to sleep comfortably and soundly. For many children of the world, falling asleep is a constant struggle, especially for those with Cerebral Palsy.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Apr 12, 2018
WFCF has registered with several giving sites, providing us with more ways to communicate with and engage the online community.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Apr 11, 2018
Social unrest, conflict, and tensions are on the rise all over the world, creating detrimental living conditions for children and adults.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Apr 4, 2018
WFCF and ICC are helping to provide the services and equipment needed to improve the quality of life for disabled children in China.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 21, 2018
This year, WFCF celebrates 15 years of service to the disabled orphans of the world—the forgotten.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 21, 2018
For the children of the Zimba Community Forest, mobility agents are nothing short of a blessing.
By Saeed Otufat-Shamsi on Aug 1, 2017
In a beautiful fall afternoon in an afﬂuent neighborhood of West Vancouver where the typical conversations are around business transactions, luxury houses and cars, and lavish trips, I met with a young couple that had a very speciﬁc concern.
By Gary James on Feb 1, 2017
In our own ways, all of us give thanks.
By Charles L. Kern on Aug 1, 2016
As the years have come and gone, I sometimes look back at my life so far, and the life of friends and others that I have known, and ask the question, "What Is the Meaning of Life?"
By Rev. Michael Gingrich on Feb 1, 2016
“But every child around the world deserves that kind of care and support. Every child around the world deserves to see light in the circumstances of his or her life.”
By Saeed Otufat-Shamsi on Aug 1, 2015
The integration of a disabled child is not the norm in many cultures.
By Gary James on Feb 1, 2015
Meeting the basic needs of suffering children who are disabled and orphaned requires more of us than giving our time and money.
By Charles Kern on Aug 1, 2014
In many of the world’s cultures, especially in the cultures that are served by WFCF, just surviving from day to day is a struggle.
By Rev. Michael Gingerich on Feb 1, 2014
There are far too many children around the world who don’t have that support nor the excellent care they need to thrive, to be strong or to grow into their potential.
By Saeed Otufat-Shamsi on Aug 1, 2013
Not all the children are receiving the care and attention that they require.
By Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Director on Aug 1, 2013
There are many children around the world who are born into loving families, but regrettably, this is not always the case.
By Kristin Klinger on Aug 1, 2010
For populations around the world lacking technology, the gap of the have’s and have not’s is deafeningly clear and carries with it serious repercussions to the people of less fortunate regions.
By Gary James on Apr 1, 2010
When we see that everything in our universe in connected, even levels that we cannot perceive, we realize living separately is fiction.
By Rev. Michael D. Gingerich on Aug 1, 2009
I serve on the board of WFCF to be a voice for so many other children whose stories need to be told, whose lives need to be touched.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 1, 2009
As the realities of the worldwide economic downturn become more apparent with each passing day, it is often a challenge to look for the positive aspects of our lives and the world around us.
By Tom Campton on Feb 1, 2009
The following excerpt is from an article written by Dr. David Vader, a member of Messiah College’s Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.
By Dr. Mohammad Dadashzadeh, Oakland University on Aug 1, 2008
Never underestimate the power of one.
By Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Director on Aug 1, 2008
In a world where many children are dealing with poverty and despair, handicapped orphaned children in third world countries are among those who are facing the most difficult and cruel realities of life.
By Gary James on Apr 1, 2008
From children being sold into sex slavery in Vietnam to victims of racial and ethnic cleansing in Africa and Europe, one might conclude that our human existence has never been devalued to such an extent.
By Rev. Michael Gingerich on Aug 1, 2007
The late Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers, to generations of children and their parents, had a simple, yet deeply profound way of teaching about life’s most important and vital lessons.
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on May 1, 2007
The mission of WFCF is to provide medical care and treatment to orphaned and abandoned children in third world countries. Why do it? Why do we do it? Why should you do it?
By Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Director on Nov 1, 2006
The Axis of Goodness refers to three major components of all kindness and compassion provided to those around the world. These components are referred to as “Supporters,” “Providers,” and “Facilitators.”
By Beth A. Peiffer, Past President on Feb 1, 2006
“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 1, 2006
Charitable giving can benefit both the recipient and the donor.
By Beth A. Peiffer, Past President on Sep 1, 2005
When we stop to reflect upon this reality, we realize how fortunate we are to have food, clothing, shelter, family, jobs, infinite opportunities, and most importantly, our health.
By Gary James and Rev. Michael Gingerich on Sep 1, 2005
HIV/AIDS is decimating Africa and help is needed urgently to begin to stop this pandemic from destroying the present and the future of this great and beautiful continent.
By Beth A. Peiffer, Past President on Apr 1, 2005
There is an unimaginable degree of joy in seeing a smile on the face of a child, particularly if that child happens to live in an unequipped orphanage home for physically or mentally challenged children.