Losing a parent is traumatic for any child, anywhere. In countries where war, famine and poverty are common, millions of children are orphaned and left hungry and homeless. Staying with a compassionate relative helps orphans begin to overcome the trauma of losing one or both parents. Many orphans around the world are exploited as cheap labor when they are forced to fend for themselves. This lifestyle not only robs these children of their childhoods, but also limits their potential to grow and reach for a brighter future. For these children, time is running out. Millions of street children or urchins came out from these orphans and some times from extreme poverty. Although some children are with their families, they are not getting the facilities of education and proper treatment to them. Sometimes they are exploited by their close relatives and greedy guardians.
Worldwide Organization for Charity (WOC) is working to support orphans, underprivileged Children and Widows to make them self reliant. WOC fund responds to most vital needs of its beneficiaries by operating many support schemes:
- Educational scholarships
- Coverage of living expenses
- Counseling apprenticeship
- Medical Facilities/insurance
- Legal Support
- Social Business for widows
WOC is working now in 130 countries including Bangladesh.