To transform the lives of orphaned children to help them become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world.We believe that institutionalized children must be integrated in their own communities and cultures, and to that end, all CWW (Crazup World Wide ltd) programs include orphans and children from the local areas.
Orphans have a tendency to play the victim, and use prior misfortunes as an excuse for present circumstances. They become negative and cynical, and blame others for their problems or see the world as “against” them. You can see how this would be difficult to overcome in fiction, because if playing the victim, one can never achieve heroism. Drug addicts and alcoholics are common shadow traits of an Orphan. They can develop an “us versus them” mentality, and be very protective of their own turf, to the exclusion of seeing people or situations clearly.
They learned independence and interdependence at a young age, and they pragmatically and perceptively face facts as they are, not as they wish they are. They can really rally after a set-back and have a natural resilience.
Since they want to fit in so badly, and belong to a group, family, or tribe of some sort, they might begin to lose themselves in their effort to blend in. An example might be an Orphan’s willingness to accept abuse in a gang or within a mob rather than be alone. Of course, these relationships they settle for are superficial, and establishing mature relationships is difficult for some Orphans. They might appear needy and clingy in theirdesperation to make sure other people won’t leave them.
Orphans don’t trust authority, and this can lead to looking to peers, not parents, for answers. Their idealism can also be a shadow trait, because when the world doesn’t measure up to their ideals, this leads to negativism.
To accomplish this, we take the following steps:
- Identify the unique needs of orphaned children in institutional and group settings around the world and address those needs through medical, developmental, psychosocial and educational programs that are respectful of cultural norms in each setting;
- Nurture orphaned children with the love and attention that is every child’s birthright, so they may grow, learn play and, ultimately, lead productive, dignified adult lives.
- Encourage strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations, both in-country and internationally, so CWW can extend its reach, use its resources effectively and ensure sustainability.