Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. –Kahlil Gibran

World Centers of Compassion for Children International

Our Work

Our Work

Centers of Compassion for Children

We are determined to create comprehensive environments in which children’s tragic experiences become only distant memories and where hurt and hatred are replaced with skills and attitudes which fulfill their natural desire for peace and community

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” –Thomas Merton

Profile of a Center of Compassion

A Center of Compassion for Children is a place where children from war-torn countries, refugee camps, and other harmful situations can be safely housed and nurtured receiving:

  • Appropriate medical care (mind and body).
  • Education with specific emphasis on a 'peace curriculum'.
  • Job training to become functioning and productive world citizens – focusing on training for “green economy”.

Creating Centers of Compassion

World Centers of Compassion for Children International is prepared to guide the creation of centers in close partnership with a sponsoring government or NGO.

Currently the first model center is being created in the Region Basilicata of Italy.

Our goal is to have centers around the world based on our model center in Italy, shaping the futures of children and therefore the destiny of the planet.

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