September 18, 2023

The Stars Foundation – World Orphans Day Summary

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world-orphans-day-nairobi-kenya world-orphans-day-nairobi-kenya-governmental-officials un-special-representative-deputy-special-representative-of-the-secretary-general-waldemar-vrey senator-geraldine-doe-sheriff-and-orphans-concern-liberia pastor-cornelious-wod-india pastor-cornelious-wod-india-2 amicaall-proclomations-2 2016-children-peace-prize-winner-abraham-keitaAn Ebola orphan, 16 year old West African orphan, Abraham Gayeah, brings an appeal to the United Nations for a UN sanctioned World Orphans Day in Monrovia, Liberia, while Sevierville, TN, USA hosted the filming production for the television series, Hearts on Fire, to advocate on the plight of the 153,000,000 orphans worldwide. Liberia’s
proclamation ceremony will be included within the international broadcast.

The World Orphans Day West Africa Forum and Proclamation event was held in Monrovia on November 14, 2016.

The United Nations sent the Deputy Chief Special Representative of the Secretary General-Liberia Waldemar Vrey, who signed the proclamation for support of a UN Sanctioned World Orphans Day, along with the Honorary Chairwoman, Parliament member Geraldine Doe-Sheriff, and Ambassador of Goodwill, Miss Brigitte Rouhana,
Miss Liberia 2012. Miss Rouhana is now serving as an Ambassador of Goodwill for World Orphans Day West Africa for Orphans Concern Liberia and The Stars Foundation.
Amos Sawboh, Chairman of the World Orphans Day West Africa event reported over 400 attendees for the World Orphans Day Proclamation Ceremony. The stellar event was also joined by 25 orphanages that participated in the Monrovia, Liberia Proclamation Ceremony. United Nations Radio reported on the event along with numerous
other national media outlets globally.

World Orphans Day, founded in 2006 by The Stars Foundation CEO, Cheryl Robeson Piggott, and was designed to not only build awareness for millions of children without families worldwide, but also provide a platform for organizations serving orphan and displaced children to raise funds for their programs to help these children.
Celebrities from the Nashville, NASCAR the American Basketball Association (ABA) and Hollywood industries have supported the advocacy work initiated by The Stars Foundation each year since 2009.

screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-1-27-55-pmAMICAALL UGANDA-(Alliance of Mayors & Municipal Leaders Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at Local Level), one of World Orphans Day’s most dynamic partnerships, has a longstanding relationship working with the United Nations for HIV/AIDS awareness and has taken a leading role in promotion of World Orphans Day.

AMICAALL Uganda was the first country to bring over 450 mayors and municipal leaders to support and proclaim World Orphans Day in 2015. As the immense numbers are overwhelming of these children in need, so are those growing numbers of organizations that are coming together to change their lives for the better.

This year in Uganda, James Titus, AMICAALL Country Director for Uganda and the Uganda Honorary Chairman for World Orphans Day, hosted the Chairperson and the Country Director of AMICAALL Namibia as well as a Director of the South African Local Governments Association (who will be launching an AMICAALL Chapter for South Africa) at a AMICAALL Forum that weekend. World Orphans Day was a featured session. Discussions are ongoing for additional Country AMICAALL organizations to join in with The Stars Foundation to proclaim the Second Monday in November each year as World Orphans Day, so that more fundraising can be done by churches, civic groups,
corporations, and sports organizations around the world for the orphans.

World Orphans Day East Africa in Kenya, led by Sonnie Gitonga, Chairwoman, had a tremendous event that included a parade of luxury vehicles carrying banners marking the day while empowering the 200 young orphaned heroes, the “stars” of our future. BBC Africa was a strong promoter of the event.

NRB TV (National Religious Broadcast Network) has been a major sponsor of World Orphans Day in the United States and will be showcasing the global campaign to an American Christian television audience topping more than 50 million households.

The American Basketball Association (ABA), Ministry of Light, INews in the Cayman Islands, Samaritan’s Feet, as well as SOS Villages, the largest orphanage organization in the world, advocated on behalf of the day in various countries. Thousands of churches joined in prayer for the orphans throughout the world Sunday through Monday,
November 13th-14th, 2016 with India praying in massive vigils for the 26,000,000 million orphans in their country alone.

Currently, World Orphans Day is recognized in more than 40 plus countries with 2017 expansion into Europe, Asia, India, South America and in the Middle East.

For more information on how you can join in the campaign
to help the orphans of the world, kindly visit:

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  1. This is a fantastic piece, we have high hopes of promoting World Orphans Day in Eastern Africa and Africa in general through the Alliance of Mayors (AMICAALL)

    • Titus, We are so grateful for your support each year! Through the Alliance of Mayors in Africa, we are looking forward to continuing our relationship to help the orphans. Keep opening the doors as you have been doing so wonderfully!

      We are so blessed by the advocacy work the Alliance of Mayors as well as ieye News in the Cayman Islands does for World Orphans Day each year! Colin Wilson and James Titus, we thank you both!

  2. Greetings in the name of our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
    I am Nehru Naik, I am native of small and backward village
    , Nalagonda District, telagana .st India. I am
    born in a very poor family, my parents were daily wage labours. I
    belong to Schedule Tribe community which is most neglected community
    in the society.

    Voice calling me ” I NEED YOU MY SON”, I looked here and there but no
    one was there. I opened the BIBLE, God spoke to me through the
    scriptures, Nahum :1:15. According the Scripture I decided to search
    the Gospel to the unreached areas of our society. And started
    preaching the gospel in the year 1992 till now preached 96 villages of
    our surroundings after taking Bible Training in collage and
    established achurch, where saints are worshiping regularly.

    One day while mediating the God’s word, God spoken with me by the
    Scripture James 1:27 to care of orphan children. Hence, we have
    started small orphanage with 13.orphans by providing food, shelter,

    We request you to kindly pray for these children as they need of
    school books, bags & fees. We love you to invite you to come to our
    children home whenever you visit India.

    With much love &

    • Cheryl R Piggott says

      Blessings to you Pastor Nehrunalk, It is Heroes of Humanity like you who the Lord will use to take care of the orphans. Blessings to you and continue to seek His voice and His will for your ministry. He supplies all of our needs.

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