Tag Archives: Orphans

Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

New York, NY. 9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentors over the passing years, and recently burying my father and step-mother, death to me is no longer a stranger. My grasp of our human fragility stems from watching the […]

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Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for our Orphan Mentors

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The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l’Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane, 18 miles west of Port-au-Prince. Forty students, chosen from almost 200 applicants, are studying to be mentors to the orphaned children of OIWW Haiti. Each of these children survived the earthquake. In the […]

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Jim Luce on Orphans

Akanksha Foundation Wows NYC Crowd Clean Water for China’s Orphanages Madonna, Mercy and Malawi New Jersey 20-Year-Old Builds Orphanage in Nepal The Worst Orphanage I Have Witnessed Working to Serve AIDS Orphans These girls are orphans from Mumbende. . How Can We Help Orphans in Kenya – With 2.4 Million of Them? Janusz Korczak Helped […]

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How Can We Help Orphans in Kenya – With 2.4 Million of Them?

By Jim Luce with Rebecca Aikman. Becca Aikman was just reflecting a few weeks ago on the New Year with me. We were still feeling the happy glow of the past holiday season when we basked in the sunshine of close friends and relatives, ate too much of everything – sweet and savory – and […]

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Live Report: 200 Haitian Earthquake Survivors Interviewed for Ten Chinese Scholarships

Leogane, Haiti. We are 18 debris-strewn miles West of Port-au-Prince. I am leading an international NGO team in Haiti as part of the recovery and reconstruction here following the January 12 earthquake. Our objective is to provide post-disaster family-care programming for orphaned children living with their extended families in Leogane. In addition, we are involved […]

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Embracing Family Care For Orphans

New York, N.Y.  Ten years ago I envisioned helping orphans in the developing world by building small homes and hiring houseparents. It seemed obvious that the key to proper care for orphaned children was a strong substitute family. So I put my money where my mouth was and founded Orphans International (OI). I’ve learned since then that […]

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Addressing Phi Theta Kappa on Social Responsibility

Hartford, CT.  I was recently asked to give the keynote address of the New England Regional Convention of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Founded in 1918, this society has more than 1,200 chapters in the United States, recognizing over 100,000 exceptional students each year for their scholastic accomplishments. We gather this weekend at […]

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Column: Thought Leaders & Global Citizens with Jim Luce

Jim Luce has written on a wide breadth of issues in Huffington Post, New York Times, Daily Kos and BBC.  His stories are categorized below: Afghanistan Africa Animal Rescue Art Brooklyn Cambodia & Cambodian-Americans Children China Connectivity Corporate America & CSR Education Extremism Film France & French-Americans Gay & Lesbian Issues Germany Greece & Greek-Americans Haiti […]

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