FAQ

1) WFC worldwide

 

The WFC is registered for the first time inIndiain August 2005. It aims to give special and total care to orphans and abandoned children. Moreover special efforts are made to improve the standard of living of poor families.

These efforts are not restricted to the state where we will start our campus. Our efforts have to reach the whole ofIndiaand at last the needy in the whole world.

WFC-India trust

B – 58 Vasant Kunj Enclave (behind Spinal Injuries Hospital)

Vasant Kunj

New Delhi 110070

India

Tel. : +91 (0)11 26139690

info@indiasorphans.eu

28456

Branches of the WFC have been established inEurope. The coordinating center for funds inEuropeisBelgium:

India’s Orphans vzw Belgium
Paalstraat 68, box 3
2900 Schoten
Belgium
Tel.: +32 498 600514  or   +31 6 13181521
E-mail: info@indiasorphans.eu

Rgtr nr.: 819 352 763

Accountnumber:

068-2512093-14 (Dexia)

IBAN: BE94 0682 5120 9314          BIC: GKCCBEBB

Also in the Netherlands, we have started a foundation:

Stichting India’s Orphans The Netherlands
Thyssestraat 16
2521 ZL Den Hague
The Netherlands
00 31 6 13 18 15 21
info@indiasorphans.eu

Reg. nr.:  27351369

Account number:  39 03 14 234    (Triodos Bank)

2) Which children are eligible for admission to the WFC?

Generally speaking, children up to ten years old can be admitted. Siblings may be older. The WFC admit children who have either lost one parent or both or whose parents cannot provide for them any longer for various reasons.

3) Who decides whether a child is admitted or not?

The WFC association of the respective country defines the criteria of admittance within the scope of the guidelines set up by the WFC and according to the economic and social situation within the country.

The decision whether to admit a child is made by a committee consisting of the village director, the WFC parents, social workers, and sometimes the national director, in co-operation with the authorities. This committee decides whether a child is physically and mentally fit to be admitted to one of our villages and whether the child is in need of a permanent home.

The child admission process ensures a careful and professional assessment of each child before placement in an WFC family. This makes sure that only children who can benefit best find a new home.

Priority is as follows:

  1. orphans
  2. children with only one parent
    a) children without mother
    b) children without father
  3. children whose parents cannot provide for them

Siblings have priority in any case.

4) How many children does one WFC family have?

The families in industrialized nations are usually smaller than the ones in developing countries. A typical family in an industrialized country consists of three to six children while families in developing countries usually have seven to ten children.

Contrary to many state-run children’s homes, WFC does not separate siblings. That is why some families might temporarily have more children.

5) According to which educational concept are the children brought up?

The children’s upbringing depends on their cultural and ethnical background, their religion and on the people involved in their education.

Children of the WFC will first be sent to nearby schools. As funds become available we will build our own school on the campus. That should provide quality education, not only to the children of the WFC, but also to poor children in general from outside.

6) According to which religion are the children brought up?

Each child is brought up according to the belief(s) he has taken over from her/his parents. If the parents’ faith is not known, the child is brought up according to the religion which is most common in the particular culture. In the area of Pauri, the most common religion followed is Hinduism.

If possible, the choice will be given to the child itself.

 

7) What are the criteria for the selection of WFC parents?

 

  • Age:      between 24 and 40 years
  • Education: if possible nine years of compulsory      education; In case that parents can not meet this requirements, they will      be given basic education (literacy) during a special training, before they      can take up their task.
  • Marital status: we prefer a childless couple, as      we believe that both sexes are necessary for a balanced psychological      growth of a child.
  • State of health: in good physical and mental      health
  • Aptitude for this kind of work and life
    (independent, practical, patience, optimistic, willing to learn,      self-assured and self-confident, cheerful, good at housekeeping, able to      cope with strain, capable of relating to others, showing possibilities of      further development…)
  • Willingness to deal with difficult children in a      loving and supporting way, and to take responsibility; readiness to be      there for the children practically around the clock for a long time

 

8) What kind of training do WFC parents receive?

 

The WFC will take the responsibility to provide theoretical and practical training for prospective parents in order to prepare them for their job. The theoretical training program should take at least three months with subsequent refresher and reflection courses (every other year at the minimum).

9) Are my donations tax deductible in my country?

Until now donations are tax deductible inIndiaandBelgium.

Efforts are made to expand the amount of countries where donations can be tax deductible. If you can help us with this, please let us know.

For other countries, we are unfortunately unable to issue receipts that would be recognized by tax authorities. If you require a receipt for tax purposes, please contact info@indiasorphans.eu stating your country of origin, before making a donation.