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
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Arrived 6:30 am at Lion's Beach. We found out that the plants we were suppose to plant another community already planted last night. Wendell spoke with Cenro and we received more baby plants. Take a look.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Today Irish, Wendell and Bernalita led the activities. We played Word MASTER. It's was fun, educational and required the teams to be united. Good Job Irish!!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Awesome! Cir Ron & the volunteers...your deeds are remarkable. Keep it up! God be with you always:)
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Yesterday Father Noi Noi informed me there will be changes at Gemma's pero I wasn't ready for it so quickly. Ako(I) came up the driveway and things were off. When Ako entered we planned to go forward with our activities that was already delayed. Thomas (8) then fell off the skateboard cutting his head and bruising his arm. I was shocked when he told me he didn't know his age and when his birthday was. I cleaned him up and 30 mins later he was fine. Micah was screaming because she had to go inside early.