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..

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Field Of Dreams Gift

Sent a Gift to Field of Dreams for the holidays!! Please come back to see the pictures. We volunteered at FOD earlier in the year. One of the best experiences I've ever had! - Cirron Greenidge

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Encouraging The World joins in on Hope Worldwide's Senior Citizen Event in Baltimore, Maryland

Encouraging The World joins in on Hope Worldwide's Senior Citizen Event in Baltimore, Maryland.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ETW visits Libi Elementary students and Alcantara Foundation hosts Malaria Day

 Teachers Jen, Noraleen and Student
 Security and Community
 Cute girl under the house
 Friendship Braclets
 School Supplies
 Cirron Greenidge and Jean Delos Santos Alcantara Foundation
Went to Rancho, Philippines to visit Libi Elementary students from last years Nutrition Project we sponsored and hosted in 2011. We personally distributed some school supplies, toys and accessories. Alcantara Foundation hosted Malaria Day at Rancho.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Orphanage Visit April 21, 2012

We arrive at the Orphanage and was informed that the child we met last year ran away.
We have many memories of him from the former Orphanage he lived in. Our hearts were saddened and concerned. We brought "tamis" sweets and decided that we would encourage the boys that helped us locate the house parent.

We played "Sword of Death". Sounds crazy? It's a physical and exciting game for kids. They were laughing and leading the game after Noraleen and Cirron gave them the rules to the game.  One boy remembered Cirron from last year and he recognized him. There was excitement in the air. The heavens dropped rain on us and we relocated having snacks and soda in a hut.

Pray for the orphans.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Brian - Sponsored by ETW

ETW Sponsored Brian to retreat in Surigao, Philippines from Gensan.
 Relationship building and personal development.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Manila - Pasig Toy Donation

                                                   Having Fun!
 Metro Manila Church of Christ - Pasig Toys donated by J. Greenidge

 Henry Hosted me in Manila 
Time to get to work!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Project: Transitional Home and Educational Center 2012

Encouraging The World will head to the Philippines for 2 months to meet with local NGO's, government, and the community to build a Transitional Home & Educational Center.

Place: General Santos, Philippines
March 28th - May 29, 2012
Project: Transitional Home and Educational Center 2012

Mission: To provide housing and educational services for children and young adults.
Purpose: To develop, train and transition young leaders primarily from orphan homes into the real world.

Friends & Family,

We are going to build this from the ground up and we need your support. We are in the process of creating a database with your contact info and area of interest. Please email me for more information and anything you can contribute to this project.

Yourself - Time
Supplies - Send us materials
Architect - Need your design
Grant Writers -Funding
Join our Donation List - Future funding list send email at
Relationships - Who can you connect us to?
Mentors - Advice, Business

Check out what we did last year in the Philippines.
Encouraging the World - Orphanage, Public School & Rehab Volunteer Service Project 2011

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy New Year!!! Philippines Project 2012 - Transitional Home & Education Center


All Aboard! 

March 29, 2012 - May 28, 2012

Philippines Project 2012  

Transitional Home & Education Center 

Stay tuned!