Project Life: World Orphan Rehabilitation Program

Aiding child victims of natural disaster and war since 1997

  • Orphans from Southeast Asia, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Chechnya
  • Ages 9-12
  • High socio-economic, psychological, and emotional needs

Program Goals

  • Provide peace and support for rest and recuperation
  • Improve physical and psychological health
  • Build trust and confidence
  • Give children a chance to just be kids
A volunteer-run program
  • Dedicated to alleviating suffering and restoring the human spirit
  • Based in Western New York
  • Summer travel to Toronto, Canada
  • Program of World Life Institute, 501(c)3 organization USA
  • Part of World Life Institute, Canada, a registered charity
Tax-deductible donations accepted in US and Canada

World Life Institute
Project Life, Box 167
13302 Stillwater Road
Waterport, New York 14571
Ph: 585-682-0730
Fax: 585-682-0174

World Life Institute
Project Life
157 Carlton Street Suite 206
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5K 2K3
Ph: 416-920-0043


A program that works to rebuild children’s lives

Every new conflict and natural disaster around the world creates thousands of innocent victims. Children suffer the worst effects of disaster and human conflict through loss of family, homelessness, hunger and other kinds of injuries.

Project Life is an intensive, volunteer-based program that works to restore the lost childhood of innocent victims of disaster. Our program brings orphans from Bosnia, Chechnya, Afghanistan for a three month respite. They recover in the peaceful countryside of Western New York. These children, ages 9-12, are welcomed into the homes of local families and benefit from a therapeutic program of education and recreational activities. They make new friends, recover their health and learn new skills. They get a chance to just be kids again, free from the anxiety of catastrophe.

The children return to their homes with new strength, new skills, greater confidence, and a special kind of hope that comes from knowing they have friends here who care deeply about them. Following their rehabilitation orphans return to their home countries. Project Life volunteers retain long-term contact with the orphans and their extended families by visiting them annually in their homes overseas.