ETW Programs:


In 2007, Encouraging the World originated in the mind of its founder during a mountain hike in Cyprus. Since its conception, Encouraging the World (ETW) has worked in orphanages, juvenile homes, schools, and churches throughout the world.

ETW began in Bethlehem working with the Al-Harah Theater Group and Contacting the World. ETW choreographed and co-directed Facehook?!, currently touring the Middle East and Europe. This work aims to communicate the lives and struggles of Arab youth through music, dance, and drama.

ETW has launched several projects in the Philippines to serve orphan and juvenile communities, recruiting 50 volunteers from Thailand, Baltimore, Holland, and the Philippines. These projects included tree plantings, clothing drives, hosting a “Nutrition Month” for an elementary school, and feeding an indigenous community of 600 children and families.

In 2013, ETW was incorporated in Baltimore, Maryland and founded with a vision to offer youth volunteer community revitalization projects, awareness of global competence, international excursions, mentoring, youth leadership and conflict resolution programming.

In 2014, ETW Youth served The Childrens Light Ministries Orphanage, building their home, teaching the parent-less youth skills, sports, and english.

Encouraging the World was presented with:

2013 BMe Leadership Award

2014 Ambassador of Peace by the Universal Peace Federation


ETW International Service Program
ETW Youth Ambassadors engage in local community and youth delvelopment programing for 1 year.
2. ETWYA travel abroad for a 2-week international service enrichment excursion, facilitating youth -led activities for parentless children and receive leadership training.

Encouraging The World is a program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc..

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Francis Beltran - Just passed the Holy Trinity Entrance Exam (Philippines)

ETW reuniting with Francis Beltran. He has aged-out of the boys orphanage in the Philippines and we are meeting to discuss his University and work plans. He just passed the Holy Trinity University Entrance Exam. He wants to major in engineering.  

Noraleen, ETW Rep and native has been instrumental in setting up one of many meet ups since we started programming in 2011 at Saint Gemma orphanage. Daryl another mentor of Francis will also be joining us.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Men of Color Are Assets

Highlighting Men of Color Services and Bussinesses in their Communities 2015
ETW @ BMe National Conference - Washington DC



Sunday, May 31, 2015

Detrick Manning, Internship and off to College

Detrick Manning, Encouraging The World Youth Ambassador off to his internship in DC for the summer. Then off to college in CA!
Doing big things!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SOLD OUT!! ETW Youth Super Hero Training Workshop, ages 3-5 years old

Encouraging The World training young kids to be positive, creative and
sharpen their super hero powers.
1st workshop SOLD OUT at the Cheasapeake Arts Center in Maryland!!!
The parents were helpful and wanted their own class.