“World Dignity, Inc. brings people together—rich and poor, strong and weak, young and old—to create a good world by sharing their wisdom, their skills, and their strengths.”
World Dignity, Inc. operates programs and supports activities that:
- Enhance the dignity and self-respect of givers and receivers.
- Build on the strength, resilience, culture, and wisdom of all people.
World Dignity, Inc.’s commitment emanates from its board members’ volunteer work in South Bend, Indiana and in Thailand.
WDI operates a variety of programs in Thailand’s Phangna Province: Dignity College Scholarships; Teacher’s Helper; Phi Sohn Nong – Students Tutoring Students; summer projects such as English and Science camps; and Dignity Teacher Sponsorships to provide teachers in underserved schools, including Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Past projects include: a Vision for Learning project to provide glasses for kids; Computers for Kids Learning in Koh Yao (OLPC: One Laptop Per Child); Emergency Assistance to Schools in Angthong Province after flooding; Anti-Smoking Campaign; and Student Environmental School Community Project.
WDI partners with the Auroville community in South India supporting Village development projects and a Education Revolving Fund to provide grants and loans to economically poor college students.
In January 2016, WDI established a Dignity Scholarship program for poor orphan girls in partnership with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Province in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In South Bend, Indiana, WDI operated a few programs, most recently the Read Baby Read program (RBR) which has been spun off to a local larger agency to provide it the means to expand.