From Bohemian Vagabond
“On April 12, the World of Children, an organization dedicated to setting the gold standard in child advocacy, hosted its annual 2016 Alumni Honors event emceed by Brooke Burke-Charvet at the Montage Beverly Hills. The event commemorated past honorees Ashok Banskota, Ryan Hreljac and Denisse Pichardo, who have continued their extraordinary efforts to change the lives of vulnerable children around the world. The event will directly impact the lives of children, to build wells for schools in Togo, provide orthopedic surgery and care for children in Nepal, and rescue and rehabilitate child victims of the sex tourism industry in the Dominican Republic.
For 18 years, the World of Children Award has identified and vetted some of the world’s most promising heroes leading programs for children and granted funds to advance their efforts. The organization’s exhaustive research and vetting of individuals has been hailed by leading philanthropic organizations. Since its founding in 1998, World of Children has raised $7 million dollars and allocated millions of those dollars in cash grants and program support to over 100 Honorees who are the driving force behind programs serving children worldwide. In 19 years, they have touched the lives of 30,000,000 children, while 100% of the donations go directly to the causes.”