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 Baltimore Youth served The Children's Light Ministries Orphanage and facilitated programming to support the build their home extension, hosted a youth sexual education workshop, and taught English to children 5 - 18 years old. ETW Baltimore Youth were empowered by facilitating and sharpening their leadership skills.

Encouraging the World was presented with:

2013 BMe Leadership Award

2014 Ambassador of Peace by the Universal Peace Federation


ETW Youth Board
- ETWYB consist of 8-10 youth. Supports ETW with decision making, youth engagement, and programming.

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

ETW Time
- Safe space where youth and community can discuss, create, and form relationships. Produce media, art, speeches, and performance art related works about their lives. Monthly community chosen chats about social, economic, race, arts...


1. ETW Youth Board - To empower a selected group of youth to provide pathways for their peers to engage in positive relationships and opportunities.

2. ETW International Service Program - To expand and provide the ambassadors with a heighten awareness of global affairs and international economies by traveling.

3. ETW Time - To provide a safe space where youth and community can discuss, create, and form relationships. Produce media, art, speeches, and performance art related works about their lives.

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

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nashville, TN - Sponsor is in! and Samir's Uncle

I've built relationships in TN over 6 years ago and I'm excited to announce that Mr. Bolton is helping ETW in the Philippines.

Samir' s Uncle is also helping him get to the Philippines.

Thank you!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thanks from Ms.Ruiz

Re: Congrats
CirRon.....Thank you for extending your assistance for the incoming retreat. I am most honored by your gesture. And yes, I am most willing to volunteer for the incoming 'orphanage work' this July. Again, I am deeply encouraged for the sponsorship. Kindly keep in touch with Ms. Paniero for further details. God bless! ....Ms. ruiz

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Encouraging The World!!!!!!! The Video

Our website is COMING SOON! We have already raised 750 Euros for Samir.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Please spread the WORD and the word. Thanks

From our sponsors

In at € 750 our goal is € 2,500 for Samir.

Thank you for you generous contributions. This will allow us to make a positive impact on many people. Your prayers are still needed as we continue to look for sponsors and fulfill Encouraging The World Project. We are going by Faith and will keep you updated with all the details.

For I assistand the poor in their need and the Orphans required help.
Job. 29:12 ( New Living Transilation )

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ETW New Logo!

Our New Logo: by Joshua Allen Donini

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Orphaned Philippine children - Research

Below are just a few of the needs facing people in the Philippines

Philippine children under 5 years old who are underweight

Orphaned Philippine children

Population living below $1 a day

Philippine children aged 5-14 in the workforce

Infant Mortality Rate
21.2 deaths/1000 births2

People who have lost their homes because of government conflict

1Statistics courtesy of UNICEF
2Statistics courtesy of CIA World Factbook

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Behind the scenes mission video - Missions July 2011 Philippines

For I assisted the poor in their need
and the orphans who required help.

Job 29:12 (New Living Translation)

We NEED Sponsors this month in order to book the cheapest tickets. We will serve orphanages in the Philippines. For more information email

Thank You!

Friday, March 4, 2011

We have more support from Mr. Santos - Church in General Santos

March 4 at 7:55pm Report
Hey Bro,
I appreciate your heart in doing your mission and we'll be glad to support and help you. I know you already have St. Gemma’s Orphanage in mind so I'll check it out and give you more infos. I already inform our leaders here about your plans and they're excited as well. Well bro see you soon!

Mr. Santos

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A gift for Ms. Ruiz - ETW project

Ms. Ruiz,

Congratulations! Encouraging The World is honored to be able to sponsor you to participate in the 1st Mindanao Singles Retreat on April 21-23, 2011 in Davao City, Philippines. I’m personally excited because the singles retreat is the first-ever outdoor spiritual and physical adventure. Please enjoy your retreat “Breaking Down the Wall”.

Encouraging The World ask that you take pictures, video, and submit a summary of what you learned to be posted on our blog Get your friends involved and have fun!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Okay everyone!! Summer is coming and I'm going to continue practicing pure religion in the Philippines. This is one of my inmost desires. I will work with an orphanage in General Santos. Then I'm planning to make my way back to Israel and visit the orphanage, Home of Lazarus and The Jersusalem - Bethlehem Church.

I recently found out that a teen that I started studying with in Israel wants to join me. He is now in Holland asking for prayers and sponsors. I'm so inspired.

I will soon have more details. I will need some sponsorship as well. I'm starting a fundraiser. If you know any companies or anyone who can help send them my email address and attention it Encouraging the World Sponsor.