World Human Accountability Organization Inc.

World Human Accountability Organization Inc.

Programs & Projects

TORCH FESTIVAL IN LIANGSHAN

Liangshan Area of Sichuan Province is the largest settlement of the Yi people in China. On June 24th of the lunar calendar every year, the Liangshan Yi compatriots must wear festive costumes, sing, dance, and host large-scale beauty contests. This day holds plenty of activities from horse racing and wrestling, to archery and other competitions. The tradition includes igniting torches in the wilderness to commemorate their heroes. It is believed that ghosts protect the safety of people and animals. The Liangshan Yi Torch Festival is one of the first intangible cultural heritage lists published in China. It is one of China's top ten folk festivals. It has been included in the “2010 World Intangible Cultural Heritage Approval Project” held by UNESCO. The chairman of World Human Accountability Organization, Mr. Youyu Zhu, and the head of the Butuo County Health Center, Ms. Deng, launched the Liangshan Workstation. Through this workstation, several orphans and mountain children will receive financial support until they complete their university studies. The Liangshan adoption program is one of WHAO’s many ongoing programs. WHAO hopes to expand the project through cooperation and provide assistance to a larger number of children.On July 18, 2018, on the eve of the Torch Festival, Ms. Deng visited children who lived in the remote orphan school in Butuo County, Liangshan. Ms. Deng noted that she had seen so many of the same children since her last visit. "These are the children of Luogu Elementary School we visited last time. Orphans, they can't go home after a holiday, just at school,” she said.“When I arrived at the entrance of the orphanage, I saw a small figure standing in the darkness and waiting quietly. When I saw it, I saw a child who was long-term adopted by WHAO. His name is Ji Huocong, a 10-year-old boy. When he was 5 years old, he was unfortunate enough to experience the death of his parents’” Ms. Deng recalled. She shared how the boy lived independently since he was young due to losing his parents at five years old. He kept afloat by helping neighbors do farm work, assisting with cattle and sheep, and living alone in a small room in Butuo County. Many children between the ages of six and nine have been found living alone under similar conditions. Soon after meeting him, WHAO adopted him when he was nine years old. He is currently attending Liangshan Luogu Primary School.(WHAO sponsors Jihuo Zicong since 2017, a 10-year-old boy who lived independently for almost 4 years from 5-9 years old)(Children from the WHAO's Adoption Program)Ms. Deng brought and distributed new clothes, school uniforms, living and school supplies, and fresh food to the orphanage.The next day, the day of the Torch Festival, Ms. Deng took the children to the hospital for a health class and taught them essential hygiene and civility skills. The staff of the WHAO Liangshan Workstation then presented the donated materials which included stationery, clothes, shoes and much more to the children.Ms Deng invited the children to have a meal and celebrate the Yi Torch Festival. She is like a mother to the children at the orphanage. She brings the children warmth and care and she constantly plants seeds of love in the young hearts that have been hurt.Ms. Deng dresses the children with brand new clothes and brought them to the city center, waiting for the performance of the Torch Festival with all the villagers of Liangshan. WHAO helps children to build new experiences, and let them feel equal to other children, learn about the cultural heritage in a festive atmosphere, and to feel the love and warmth of people from all over the world.
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2018-07-18

PARTNERSHIP - WHAO & LGW

In July 2018, the World Human Accountability Organization (WHAO) formally established a partnership with the Legion of Good Will (LGW). Both organizations signed a strategic cooperation agreement in New York City. The CEOs and team members of both organizations held several in-depth discussions on the original intentions, common goals, and future cooperation methods of both parties.The WHAO team was invited to visit the Legion of Good Will’s New York branch where the organization's CEO, Danilo, gave WHAO a warm welcome. He detailed his 70-year-old nonprofit organization’s past events, and current charity center housing renovation projects. After the pleasant meeting, the WHAO team invited Danilo to visit WHAO's New York headquarters located in the Chrysler Building.Legion of Good Will (LGW) or Goodwill Corps is a 70-year-old Brazilian non-profit organization. LGW was established in 1986 with the purpose of providing educational and social assistance programs to economically disadvantaged communities. LGW aims to eliminate poverty and its consequences by providing education, nutrition, health services and emergency relief activities with better opportunities. In New York, the organization has a liaison office with the United Nations, and consults with the United Nations/Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). LGW has been in contact with the United Nations for more than two decades.Both organizations reached a consensus on the future development direction and decided to cooperate to organize more public welfare activities, such as LGW's ongoing "Backpack for A Bright Future" and "Charity Round" projects. The Backpack project provides new backpacks filled with school supplies to children in homeless shelters and financially disadvantaged areas in New Jersey. The project happens every year in September, at the beginning of a new school year. The Charity Round project provides food, clothes, blankets and informational publications directly to the homeless and poor residents of the New Jersey and New York areas to spread positive awareness. Both organizations will soon expand the scope of social assistance in New York and New Jersey through more cooperation between non-profit organizations.
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2018-07-11

WHAO VANCOUVER LOCAL CHAPTER ESTABLISHED

On June 28, 2018, World Human Accountability Organization (WHAO) officially established a local chapter in Vancouver.The Vancouver chapter will soon develop more public welfare activities in areas around Vancouver. We plan to continue to promote the sustainable development goals on a global scale. WHAO’s eight areas; improving global health care, eradicating poverty, creating economic opportunities, protecting the environment, fostering multicultural awareness, promoting education, striving for world peace, and giving back to society through philanthropy, will be at the core of all chapter initiatives.The World Human Accountability Organization (WHAO) is headquartered in New York and has been distributed throughout North America, Africa, and Asia to date. We hope to expand our organization around the world and inviting more people to willingly partake in philanthropic efforts, and actively serve the society in order to create a better tomorrow.
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2018-06-28

VISIT BUDDHA'S LIGHT INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (BLIA)

On June 19, 2018, Chairman of the Board of Directors of XDMS Group, Youyu Zhu, led WHAO’s team to visit the International Buddhist Progress Society in New York.The Buddha's Light International Association (BLIA) is a non-profit monastic organization that operates all over the world. It was established in 1992 and later received the special Consultative Status in United Nations in 2003, it has always been working towards building world peace.The founder of BLIA, Master Hsing Yun, still maintains a quiet and humble attitude towards life, and has led Buddhists across the country to form this association dedicated to serving society. The main purpose is to promote the life of the Dharma, advocate Buddhism in people’s daily lives as its goal, and to be involved in education, culture, charity, Buddhism and other work to purify people's hearts.During WHAO’s visit, Master Yong Gu, You Wang and several other masters warmly welcomed WHAO’s chairman and his team on behalf of BLIA.They also led WHAO to visit the exhibition hall of the International Buddhist Progress Society in New York, and then invited WHAO to experience a vegan cuisine. They shared their most recent educational projects, one being walking libraries.WHAO and BLIA exchanged ideas and projects for the benefit of mankind, and gained a deeper understanding of the Buddhism. The two parties reached a consensus on cooperation after this meeting. WHAO thanked and donated money to the Buddha's Light International Association and looks forward to the close ties that will happen in the future on the UN stage.
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2018-06-19

THE FOURTH TIME OF LIANGSHAN ADOPTION PROGRAM

On May 24, 2018, Chairman Youyu Zhu and Iris Bina visited Liangshan for the fourth time with Ruilian Yang, Libing Yang, and Chi Liu of XDMS Group. The main goal for this visit was to get to know the children and the elderly in the area, and provide support however possible.During Chairman Zhu’s journey, he emphasized that everything WHAO sets out to do should not be for attention or praise, but it should be to actually improve the lives of the those in need. His insight highlighted WHAO’s passion, helping those in need. His passion to make a positive impact to society led him to found the World Human Accountability Organization. Youyu Zhu, along with the president of Butuo hospitals, and the chair of XDMS Group help station Hongxia Deng, donated 50 computers to the local government and hospital. This donation was made in the hopes of improving the working conditions there, and to encourage the environmentally friendly option to use less paper. Along with education and the environment, the laptops were presented as a gift to thank the local governments for their unwavering support to charities in their area. It shows that the WHAO and XDMS Group always persevere and keep the mission at the core.Mr. Zhu visited various families that belong to the WHAO poverty alleviation project. He heard from every household to gain a deeper understanding of their situations. Each family has their own difficulties, and with that, a beautiful story to tell.Afterwards, the WHAO team met the first family we sponsored at the local health center.The frail mother and two of her young children were wearing relatively clean clothes to meet the WHAO team and the XDMS Group representatives. When the two children met our staff, they put down guards and treated us as their family.While most 16-year-olds spend their days focused on leisure and education, there are many children who are forced to fend for themselves and their families. The head of the XDMS Group Help Station, Hongxia Deng, offered a young girl an opportunity to join a crafts school. The girl worked tirelessly to keep her family afloat, but always had a dream of completing education. This opportunity is a chance for her to live her dream of being educated.The girl in blue is shy and polite, everyone in her community likens her to pure camellia. She is also one of the first to be sponsored by WHAO. She is constantly seen with a smile on her face, and is known to bring joy to whoever she interacts with. Many are unaware of the struggles she continuously faces. Chairman Zhu made sure to hug her and to encourage her to keep going.The chairman could not stop thinking about his last visit to the orphanage as many children did not get the chance to have dumplings.On a hot summer day, WHAO brought ice-cold watermelon and a big dinner for the children. The children expressed gratitude by singing a song to Chairman Zhu and the Communist Party in China.The WHAO team finished their journey on a beautiful summer night. The United Nations 2030 Agenda has kept us inspired to do all we can to make the world a better place for future generations.
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2018-05-24

“ Dedicated towards building a better tomorrow ”