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..

Friday, April 22, 2011

GOOD NEWS!! I will MATCH $2281.79. Please Sponsor us.

Hello Friends and Family,

GOOD NEWS!! The media is covering our Encouraging The World project in the Philippines this July-August. We also have a camera crew that will be filming our day to day ETW activities.

Please help me raise $2,281.79 and I WILL MATCH that amount from my own pocket. The money will be used to support orphanages and communities with food and supplies. It will also help ETW representatives with housing, food and travel. We really need your sponsorship to make this possible!

Go to our ETW blog for more details.
We will be volunteering at the St. Gemma's Orphanage Home and assisting the poor.

Please mail checks or money orders to:
Cirron Greenidge
Attn: Encouraging The World project Philippines
97-11 Horace Harding Expwy # 1E
Corona, NY 11368

ETW PayPal page is also available.

We thank all the churches in the Philippines, Holland and Israel that has given us support. Everyone who supports us will receive ETW video after our service is completed in the Philippines.


Cirron Greenidge
Project Manager

For I assisted the poor in their need
and the orphans who required help.
Job 29:12 (NLT)

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